Al Raha Beach Development is a beachfront project being built in Abu Dhabi, along the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway and will be located opposite to Al Raha Gardens. The AED 54 billion (US$ 14.7 billion) development is being built on reclaimed land at Al Raha Beach complex occupying an area of 6.8 million square meters (73.2 million square feet), with a total built-up area of 12 million square meters.
Al Raha Beach Development will be a new city district that will serve as the new gateway to Abu Dhabi city and accommodate 120,000 residents with its arrangement of 60-storey towers to low-rise developments. It is being built in eight residential and commercial districts, each with their own distinct personality and appeal.
Khor Al Raha - Situated at the East side of Al Raha Beach, Khor Al Raha is a luxurious gated community of freehold apartments, townhouses and villas set in an exclusive residential enclave on the waterfront. Khor Al Raha is divided into two distinct areas - the mainland development and the exclusive private residential Islands - connected by a tree-lined boulevard, delightful canal walkways and busy promenades.
Al Bandar - Occupying a significant area of Al-Raha Beach, Al Bandar is one of the focal points for marine, leisure and family activities in the community. Set around an expansive central water feature, Al Bandar consists of luxury apartments, townhouses and villas embraced by waterside restaurants, cafes, shops and a leading luxury hotel.
Al Seef - Al Seef represents the social heartbeat of the Al Raha Beach. Here, a dazzling variety of contemporary apartments, family townhouses and prestigious villas effortlessly converge onto a broadwalk promenade bursting with energy and life. A large resort island with direct beach access lies just off the coast as part of Al Seef. It is home to a leading luxury hotel, courtyard summer houses, designer boutiques, dining precincts and rejuvenating spas.
Al Wateed - Al Wateed is the stylish business component of the Al Raha Beach development. Designed around a central marina, it is the civic heart of the development, and the major transit centre for ferries, jet cats, water taxis and abras. The architecture at Al Wateed is contemporary, clean and highly imaginative - a combination of iconic office towers with busy waterside promenades, international dining facilities, serene floral walks and a public quay for private vessels.
Al Rumaila - Al Rumaila is a series of residential 'peninsulas' stretching into the waters of the Gulf, creating an atmospheric 'wharf-style' environment for those living here. It is positioned around a series of private marinas and waterways for the exclusive use of residents. Al Rumaila is relatively traditional in its look, the 40-storey glass structured tower in the centre lends a grandiose and contemporary landmark touch.
Al Lissaily - Al Lissaily is a uniquely considered design that encapsulates the water features of Al-Raha Beach and formalizes them to create a truly wonderful series of heritage waterside homes. Although very much a premium residential area, the Al Lissaily is situated so that all other areas of AlRaha Beach are easily accessible - all the facilities, attractions and amenities of the development are just a short journey away either by foot or by motor launch from your own private jetty.
Al Nakhel - In keeping with the environmental priorities embraced by ALDAR in all their developments, Al Nakhel embodies a harmonious ideal - a place where human aesthetics and nature are crystalised into one. Here, geometry, physics and cultural philosophies join seamlessly to create an inspired array of walkways, landscapes and exhibition buildings.
Al Razeen - Al Razeen at Al Raha Beach is built on the site of an existing theatre - inspiring the artistic theme behind this part of the development. Designed to cater for those of a creative nature, the homes here are built around a central marina comprising 8-14 storey waterfront apartment towers with stunning panoramic views. Amenities include local cafes and restaurants, recreation clubs and swimming pools.
Al Raha Beach Project Subdevelopments Dolphin Towers - Three tower structure will contain 400 one, two, and three bedroom condominiums as well as 10 townhouses located at the east end of the development and is being built by Damac Properties, to be completed by the end of 2008.
Expected Completion Date - In 2007 Real Estate Developer - Aldar Properties [Aldar Properties Projects] Location - Al Raha Beach, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates