Jubail Island launches in UAE capital

Jubail Island

Abu Dhabi has embraced Jubail Island – a residential sanctuary designed to appeal to wellness and nature enthusiasts.

Developed across 400 hectares and valued at an estimated $1.4 billion, the diverse and meticulously planned low-density community – designated as an Abu Dhabi investment zone – will comprise a mix of serviced plots and high-end and mid-range properties that cater primarily to the requirements of nationals and the rental market.

Set to feature six investment zone villages – Marafaa Al Jubail, Nad Al Dhabi, Seef Al Jubail, Ain Al Maha, Souk Al Jubail and Bed’a Al Jubail – Jubail Island is strategically located between Yas Island and Saadiyat Island. With a pristine 13-kilometre waterfront and a stunning natural setting surrounded by mangrove forests teeming with wildlife, Jubail Island offers plots ranging in size from 1,500m2 to 5,000m2, as well as villas ranging in size from 300m2 to 1,200m2.


The development is within a 15-minute drive from downtown Abu Dhabi and only a 50-minute drive from Dubai Marina. It also offers seamless access to key attractions such as Louvre Abu Dhabi, Yas Mall, Al Maryah Island and Abu Dhabi Island.

Comprising 400 single-family and 400 multi-family homes, the project is slated for completion in Q4 2022. Once completed, Jubail Island will be home to between 5,000 and 6,000 residents.

In the heart of this environmentally conscience and sustainable community will be the Town Centre, an intimately cosmopolitan hub featuring apartments, an office park, office villas, and a hotel. Facilities will include F&B outlets, a beach club, a business centre, a sports centre, schools, supermarkets, nurseries, a community club, specialised clinics and other commercial establishments.

Jubail Island Investment Company (JIIC), the developer of the project, has appointed Lead Development as the development management firm, with US-based Arquitectonica, Spain-based Ramón Esteve and the global practice Broadway Malyan making up the consortium of international architects and planners.

Managing director, JIIC, Mounir Haidar declared: “Jubail Island will cater to families, wellness, wildlife and nature enthusiasts, as well as offering a unique quality of life for homeowners and visitors alike. With its wide variety of residential, retail, hospitality, entertainment, and education offerings, the project is poised to become an important contributor to the Abu Dhabi real estate market, in line with the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.”

Haidar continued: “The breathtaking development will significantly enhance the capital’s market offering for quality properties. Jubail Island will offer investors well-priced and sizable plots in a low-density community surrounded by spectacular natural elements, such as waterfronts, beaches, mangroves and neighbourhood parks. A five-hectare heritage site, where pottery and other relics of early civilisation that have been discovered on the site will be on display, is set to be another key attraction.”

With a Pearl Rating from Abu Dhabi’s Estidama certification system, Jubail Island is also set to significantly enhance the island’s natural ecosystem through planting new mangrove forests, as well as adding over 10 kilometres of canals and other new marine habitat that will be home to migratory birds, fish populations, sea turtles, and gazelles.

The development will also boast generous outdoor areas to include parks, hiking paths, kayaking stations and cycling routes for nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts.