Abu Dhabi’s Aldar launches $653m waterfront development

Water’s Edge is located on Yas Island’s eastern shores



Abu Dhabi developer Aldar Properties has announced the launch of a new Dhs2.4bn ($653.4m) master waterfront development on Yas Island.

Water’s Edge comprises 2,255 units on Yas Island’s eastern shores adjacent to the upcoming Sea World theme park.

It includes exercise and recreation facilities, restaurants and cafes, retail space and a waterfront promenade.

Aldar said it would release one of the 13 apartment buildings at the development for sale at the Cityscape Global conference in Dubai next week with prices starting from Dhs480,000 ($130,000) for studios.

The towers also include one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments with private balconies and will be surrounded by private courtyards, landscaped areas, pools, multipurpose courts and a mosque.

Work on the project will begin in December with the aim of phase handovers between June and December 2020.

A number of apartments will be reserved for the developer’s growing leased residential portfolio.

“Water’s Edge is the latest chapter in the Yas Island story – bringing high quality waterfront living to the emirate. We are confident that Water’s Edge will complement our existing residential portfolio, and draw a positive response from customers,” said Aldar CEO HE Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak.

Aldar has 3,500 residences under development on Yas Island including West Yas, Mayan, Yas Acres and Ansam, with the latter due for handover later this year.

Read: Abu Dhabi developer Aldar says on track to handover Ansam project this year

It is also working on the Dhs12bn ($3.26bn) South Yas development, which includes a new campus for media authority twofour54.

Read: Abu Dhabi’s Aldar wins deal to develop Twofour54’s new freezone in Yas Island

The company reported a 5.6 per cent dip in net profit to Dhs620m ($169m) in its second quarter financial results last month

Read: UAE’s Aldar Properties Q2 net profit falls 5.6%

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