Shams Abu Dhabi, which can be translated into English as 'The Sun of Abu Dhabi' or 'Abu Dhabi's Sun', is one of the three project developments being built on Al Reem Island. The estimated AED 25 billion (US$ 6.9 billion) project will occupy approximately 25% of the island, occupying 14.2 million square feet (1.32 million square meters) and is to house around 100 thousand residents.
Shams Abu Dhabi will have residential living areas that occupy 90% of the project, while the remaining 10% will be used for commercial and recreational areas. It will contain around 100 skyscrapers, 22 thousand residential units, and a million square meter (10.8 million square foot) park. The entrance of the development will be marked by The Gate District, an 8-building development, while other developments in the project include the 83-storey The Sky Tower, the 5 million square foot Abu Dhabi Towers, and The upper Village. The first phase of Shams Abu Dhabi's development will be completed by 2009 and Damac Properties will be developing the 34-floor Oceanscape.
Expected Completion Date - In 2011 Real Estate Developer - Sorouh Real Estate Location - Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates