Union Properties has revealed that it is planning to develop its first multi-residential project in Abu Dhabi. The Al Dhafra Beach development will be built on an area spanning three million square feet, and it will include a luxury five-star beach resort with villas and residential buildings, plus a school, health centre, entertainment facilities, and open green spaces.
Abu Dhabi continues to grow in popularity among international tourists, and the recent opening of the Louvre museum—after a delay of several years—is sure to give the city an even higher profile. Additional museums are in the planning stages, and numerous hotels and resorts are opening in the city, each offering a unique experience of Emirati culture.
Jannah Hotels and Resorts has is celebrating the success of one of its properties in the Middle East. The luxurious Jannah Burj Al Sarab hotel in Abu Dhabi has been recognised by the International Hotel Awards - Africa and Arabia, scooping three prestigious awards. The hotel has rooftop swimming pool and fitness centre, as well as an all-day dining venue, shisha lounge and free parking.
The Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index for 2016 was recently released. The Index revealed that Abu Dhabi is the fastest-growing city in the Middle East and Africa, with a projected increase of 4.5 percent in visitor figures. The city came out ahead of other leading Middle Eastern cities Riyadh, Tehran, and Dubai.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi is scheduled to finally open its doors to the public this November, after several years of delays. The museum city has been designed by Pritzker Prize winning French architect Jean Nouvel and is located beneath a huge dome structure. The museum will be the first in the Arab region to focus on its civilisations and culture through shared human stories, and it will have a programme of events and performances.
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