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Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi inaugurates the first phase of the North Bani Yas housing project

The first phase of development will include a total of 1,365 villas featuring a mix of traditional and contemporary architectural styles

Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi inaugurates the first phase of the North Bani Yas housing project

H.H. Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and the Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has officially launched the first phase of the North Bani Yas housing project. Accompanying him were Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Housing Authority (ADHA); Saif Saeed Ghobash, Secretary-General of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; Hamad Hareb Al Muhairi, Director-General of ADHA; and Maysarah Mahmoud Eid, Acting Director-General of Abu Dhabi Centre for Projects and Infrastructure.

This initial phase consists of 1,365 new villas designated for UAE nationals, with a total value of $844 million (AED 3.1 billion). Covering an expanse of 3.1 square kilometres, this project aligns with the guidelines set forth by President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

H.H. Sheikh Khaled has designated the larger undertaking as the Al Mizn neighbourhood. Covering an area of 9.06 square kilometres, the project will encompass 3,453 new villas that incorporate modern designs inspired by Emirati heritage. The total investment for this development is $2.5 billion (AED 9.3 billion). The villas, featuring five to six bedrooms, will range in size from 425 to 602 square metres per unit, on plots measuring 1,080 square metres each.

The first phase of development will include a total of 1,365 villas featuring a mix of traditional and contemporary architectural styles. Additionally, the community will boast 17 parks and recreational spaces, a school, five commercial hubs, 15.5 km of bike paths, and 89.48 km of pedestrian walkways.

His Highness highlighted that the Al Mizn neighbourhood, along with other housing initiatives across Abu Dhabi, reflects the leadership’s commitment to building integrated communities that provide essential amenities to meet the needs of Emirati families and further enhance their well-being.

He also noted that the project ensures a high quality of life for citizens within a nurturing community that contributes to advancing the nation’s development across various priority sectors, unlocking broader progress.

Since its inception in 2012, the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority (ADHA) has played a key role in the advancement of government housing for UAE Nationals within the Abu Dhabi Emirate. With responsibilities including the allocation of over 40,000 residential plots, the authority has successfully overseen the completion of 16,000 homes and the approval of 49,000 housing loans. Moreover, over 4,000 citizens have received housing loan exemptions totalling more than $40.57 billion (AED 149 billion).