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Top 7 upcoming residential projects to watch out for in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi’s real estate market continues to impress with high-end developments catering to discerning buyers. Hence, we have put together a list of 7 upcoming projects offering luxurious apartments, villas, and unparalleled amenities

Top 7 upcoming residential projects to watch out for in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, a city renowned for its opulence and cutting-edge architecture, continues to enhance its skyline with some of the most prestigious real estate developments globally. According to Bayut, sales prices for high-end apartments and villas in Abu Dhabi’s prime neighbourhoods have seen a significant increase of up to 13% in 2023. To illustrate this trend, Whitewill, a luxury real estate agency with a global presence in the UK, USA, and UAE markets, has curated a list of seven upcoming residential projects to keep an eye on in Abu Dhabi.

SHA Residences, Al Jurf

Scheduled for completion in 2026, SHA Residences introduces a luxurious and wellness-focused living experience in the peaceful enclave of Al Jurf. Starting at AED 4,600,000 for apartments and reaching up to AED 29,900,000 for villas, this development presents a range of housing options, from intimate apartments to expansive three-level villas. Each home exudes sophistication and environmental awareness, incorporating premium materials such as marble, stone, and indigenous woods. Villas feature private pools and beautifully landscaped gardens, perfect for those in search of a tranquil retreat. Beach Villa residences offer direct access to the bay, catering to those with a penchant for the ocean.

Reem Hills, Al Reem Island

With a handover scheduled for Q2 2027, Reem Hills will focus on comfort and seclusion. It features a two-phase development of apartments and villas across six buildings unified by a shared podium and a design philosophy that layers living spaces with verdant touches. Residents can choose from a variety of homes, including 1, 2, and 3-bedroom apartments, as well as larger 5 to 7-bedroom villas and 3-bedroom townhouses. The complex provides extensive amenities: a rooftop pool, lush gardens, indoor retail spaces, and sports facilities, including a tennis court and a state-of-the-art gym, complemented by a sauna and steam room for post-exercise relaxation.

Mayyas at the Bay, Yas Island

The Mayyas at the Bay apartment complex is set to be completed and ready for occupancy in the fourth quarter of 2026. With units available from AED 846,000, this development features 270 lots spread across eight stories. The architectural style is minimalist, with a multi-level façade that subtly resembles the shape of a ship. Residents can choose from a variety of living spaces, including cosy studios, spacious one to three-bedroom apartments, and larger two or three-bedroom townhouses. All units are finished with top-quality materials. Amenities in the complex include a temperature-controlled swimming pool, a modern playground for children, and a well-equipped gym. With these offerings, residents can enjoy a comprehensive lifestyle without ever needing to leave the comforts of home. 

Ramhan Island

Scheduled for handover in Q4 2026, Ramhan Island is a breathtaking natural island development off the coast of Abu Dhabi, with prices starting at AED 12,800,000. This ambitious project features a global consortium of builders from the USA, Belgium, Canada, and the UK. The development is segmented into four luxurious sub-communities: Marine Island Villas, Breeze Island Villas, Cove Island Villas, and Views Island Villas.

With 120 hotel rooms, 120 serviced residences, 900 apartments, and 1,800 private villas, Ramhan Island offers a variety of living spaces, including exclusive villas with three to seven bedrooms in eight distinctive styles. Each villa features a modern design with private terraces, swimming pools, and panoramic views of lush greenery and the surrounding bay. Amenities include a world-class marina, yacht club, luxury boutiques, and direct access to private beaches, catering to a life of unparalleled luxury and convenience.

Ohana by the Sea, Ghadeer Al Tayr

Anticipated for a Q2 2025 handover, Ohana by the Sea is an exclusive community comprised of luxury two-storey villas between Abu Dhabi and Dubai, with prices starting at AED 7,200,000. This bespoke development allows buyers to customise their villas, ranging from 4 to 9 bedrooms, to suit their individual styles and needs. Each villa features luxurious amenities such as private swimming pools, jacuzzis, gardens and direct beach access, ensuring a premium living experience.

Gardenia Bay, Yas Island

Gardenia Bay, expected to be completed by Q2 2027, offers a refreshing approach to urban living with its low-rise buildings priced from AED 910,000. Situated on Yas Island, the development mirrors the curves of the coastline with sand-coloured facades that harmonise with the natural environment. Residents can choose from studios to three-bedroom apartments, enjoying amenities like a co-working area, spa, gym, tennis courts and a cinema within a breathtaking landscape park.

The Source, Saadiyat Island

The Source, scheduled for handover in Q4 2026, is an upscale 9-storey residential complex with two buildings that together offer 200 apartments at prices starting from AED 2,600,000. Residents can enjoy spectacular views of the Zayed National Museum and the dancing fountains area, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of their living space.

Apartments are available in 1, 2, or 3 bedrooms, finished in either light or dark themes using environmentally friendly materials and adorned with artistic elements. The Source is designed to cater to those who value privacy and a focused lifestyle; it offers a rooftop garden with yoga and meditation areas, an infinity pool on the podium floor for relaxation, and a fully equipped gym and fitness centre for health enthusiasts. Families will appreciate the children’s play club, providing a safe and fun environment for kids.

Abu Dhabi: On the path of growth

These developments in Abu Dhabi promise opulent living spaces while offering a comfortable lifestyle that blends nature, culture, and modern amenities. Each project is a testament to Abu Dhabi’s commitment to providing world-class living experiences, making it an ideal destination for those seeking the pinnacle of luxury.