The largest and the wealthiest emirate in the UAE, Abu Dhabi is also considered one of the richest cities in the world with a GDP of approximately AED 688.3 billion (US$187 billion) in 2009 and a per capita GDP of AED 404,705 (US$109,974) in the same year.

Oil wealth has been wisely utilized to build a sound trade and commerce infrastructure within a healthy atmosphere. The promotion of tourism and various tourism related projects will elevate Abu Dhabi to an outstanding status in the region.

In the wake of its robust economy, Abu Dhabi has become one of the fastest growing cities worldwide. The rapid increase in residential and commercial growth in Abu Dhabi has been one of the key drivers in the conception and development of Reem Island, which will contribute to the further expansion of Abu Dhabi. The government’s development of the Abu Dhabi Plan 2030 has already charted the course of steady and measured growth that will see development of all aspects of the cultural and economic landscape of the emirate.

While the airport is expanding to accommodate 30 million passengers by 2012, the government has plans to spend 20 per cent of its budget on tourism over the next five years.

The creation of a major ‘up-scale cultural district’ on Abu Dhabi’s Saadiyat Island is already under way, with plans for a Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum and the prestigious Louvre Museum. Yas Island launched the Yas Marina Circuit, which showcased the inaugural Abu Dhabi Formula One in 2009.

Reem Island

Life without boundaries

Reem Island – a vision shared by the three developers – offers the unique combination of a vibrant, urban metropolis and a relaxing getaway that only a private island can embody. Spread 891 hectares, the development holds the distinction of being the largest in Abu Dhabi mainland. It is also the first development of its kind in the region to be executed on a natural island.

Natural Habitats of Reem Island

The shores of Reem Island is complimented with natural habitats,Terrestial Flora and Fauna.

The mangroves enriches the landscape and provides opportunities for recreation and environmental education and awareness. Mangroves are highly valued because they support high biomass of plant and animal life. The Avicennia marina is the only species of mangrove that grows in the Arabian Gulf.

Land Development

Al Tamouh is responsible for developing 60 per cent of Reem Island, while Aldar Properties and Reem Developers are responsible for developing 20 per cent each.

Less than a kilometre away from downtown Abu Dhabi and only 20 minutes from the capital’s international airport, Reem Island is a world-class, waterfront, lifestyle development that will enhance Abu Dhabi’s role as the country’s capital and a tourist destination to contend with.

The mammoth development will include purpose-built spaces for business, commercial and residential areas, turning the island into a luxurious ‘city within a city’. Facilities such as schools, golden beaches, mosques, public parks ,lush landscapes, shopping malls, recreational centres, health care facilities, world-class infrastructure and commercial space will make it ‘the’ place to live, work and relax.

Community Facilities

• Schools
• Healthcare centres
• Civil defence
• Petrol stations
• Mosques
• Parks
• Universities