Special Reports
Insight Into Plan Abu Dhabi 2030

Abu Dhabi Property, UAE
May 14, 2008

President of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has a
vision for his sheikhdom. Developed by his vision with the help of an
international planning task force, Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 will govern the growth of
Abu Dhabi over the next 20 odd years to develop the city by means of regulations
that control land use, transport plans and the height of buildings.

The plan is divided into individual segments that informs about controlled ways
to growth Abu Dhabi into a city of 3 million people by 2030 without loosing its
appeal of modern and comfortable living it has now.

The whole context of the plan is to place a lot of weight onto environmental
issues making sure that despite the imminent building boom the Emirate and city
stay in touch with nature and all aspects of it.

The building block development incorporates new roads, urban living, villages,
ecology, education, infrastructure and much more. Basically the vision of the
Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 is to create a natural harmonic community that appreciates
the environment while having at their fingertips the best of modern living with
all the trimmings.

The Urban Planning Council will endeavour to work with both developers, local
council and public and private sectors to make sure that the plan is being
executed at its utmost best.

The plan has also been developed to inhibit certain objectives that endanger
many popular and fast growing cities, such as:

a loss of components of the traditional Emirati family lifestyle
a loss of the unique Abu Dhabi civic identity
intrusion of development into key natural areas
a loss of natural connections and nature’s amenities in the core of the city
potential stagnation and neglect in the core of the city

The plan will also ensure that locals are provided with plenty of affordable
housing to ensure that they are not driven from their homes by overzealous developers.

The whole idea really is ingenious and we wish that more trendy cities would
incorporate such strategies to further their growth in a positive manner.

What do you think? Do you feel that the Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 is justified, or is
it simply another means of attracting more interest?


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