Jubail island, which sits between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island to the north west of downtown Abu Dhabi, is set to be transformed by Jubail Island Investment Company (JIIC) in a £1 billion programme that will eventually see the development of 800 homes in six distinct ‘villages’.
Masterplanned by Broadway Malyan and earmarked as Abu Dhabi’s ‘nature and nurture’ centre, Jubail is Abu Dhabi’s next development icon to sit alongside the culture of Saadiyat, entertainment of Yas and innovation of Masdar.
Uniquely, the development has been designed to fully integrate with the existing natural habitat of the island including the coastal mangroves, delivering an ecologically positive development that will promote diversity and protect indigenous species around the island.
James Rayner, who leads Broadway Malyan’s global masterplanning team, said: “From the very beginning of this project we have been led by environmental constraints to create a plan that both celebrates and works in harmony with the local environment.
The development will be broken down into six village clusters that were inspired from in-depth built form studies of local, regional and global villages although each has been independently designed with their own character and identity, layouts and densities.
Overall it is planned that 800 homes will be built along with a marina, two schools, a beach club, sport centres, five mosques, two hotels, four community clubs and office space. However, building heights will be restricted and all shops will be within a high street rather than a mall.