Saadiyat Island
Just seven minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport, the 27 square kilometre Saadiyat Island is undergoing a remarkable transformation into a world class leisure, residential, business and cultural hub of global proportions, housing the world's largest single concentration of premier cultural assets. These will include the Zayed National Museum, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi - all designed by Pritzker prize winners.
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Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi

About Saadiyat Island

Beachfront golf course
White sandy beaches
Premier hotels and residences
World-class educational offerings

Economic appeal Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi

Saadiyat Island is a promising development project, well located just 5 minutes from the center of Abu Dhabi. You can get to it by the bridge connecting the island with the mainland. At the moment, the island is in the process of development, there are planned a lot of commercial, residential, and leisure projects that will make this island one of the most attractive regions in the UAE for recreation, accommodation and investment. In addition, it is becoming the cultural center of Abu Dhabi - it is planned to open eight museums here, some of which are already working - for example, Louvre Abu Dhabi and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.
Saadiyat is one of the most economically attractive places in the region, for many reasons. This place is very attractive for tourists: the local beach is considered the best in Abu Dhabi.

Saadiyat has 3 important advantages. Firstly, there is the open sea (Persian Gulf). The water is not stagnant, like on all the other beaches of Abu Dhabi. There are no bulk islands on the horizon, no other shore is visible. Secondly, the island connected to Abu Dhabi by a bridge. You can easily and quickly get from the hotel to the city or come to the beach from the center. A taxi ride takes only 5-10 minutes. A bus also goes here. Thirdly, all the hotels on the island are five-star, luxury. Resorts are located on the first line; each hotel has a large green area and its own beach.

Good location and tourist attraction make this island a great place for both commercial projects and investment in residential construction. Real estate under construction here is guaranteed to increase in price and bring excellent income.

Easily and fast the island has become one the most in demand area in Abu Dhabi for non-residents, as well as for locals looking for extraordinary and luxury real estate. Quite apart from the fact, that the prices for properties are higher than average (for such a class), still in 2019 Saadiyat Island was notified as a very popular place for acquiring villas (due to the Bayut's report for Abu Dhabi). The same refers to prices for rent; many expats find this place extremely attractive for living.

In context of housing construction Saadiyat Island comes on like a low-rise development basically. Quite many villas are set over there indeed, but there are mid-rise apartment blocks as well. Take, for example, 13 buildings of Water's Edge community. Construction of different residential complexes across the island is ongoing, and gradually the landscape is being transformed.

The most popular communities in terms of off-plan purchase and rental requests stand for Saadiyat Beach, Hidd Al Saadiyat, Cultural District, Soho Square and Park View.




Development Projects

The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority-held Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC) oversees project development. Thus, all facilities being built on the island comply with the master plan approved by this company.

Among the most interesting projects, it is worth highlighting Mamsha Al Saadiyat - a complex of residences, from one-bedroom apartments to spacious lofts and townhouses. The objects are located on the first line, near the beach, and have excellent views of the sea, as well as all the necessary amenities. Within walking distance, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is located.

Saadiyat Reserve is another project complementing Mamsha Al Saadiyat. It offers 306 luxurious plots for villas ranging from 600 to 1400 square meters. A different area allows owners to build unique personalized villas, depending on their needs, in accordance with the general approved community guidelines.

Jawaher Saadiyat is the other interesting project, a unique community consisting of 83 modern villas and townhouses, of different sizes and layouts, equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable life. The area is equipped with a gym, playgrounds, golf course and much more.

These are just a few of the many unique property for sale on Saadiyat Island.


Saadiyat Reserve is set in the heart of Saadiyat Island, home to Abu Dhabi's cultural district and landmark destinations includng Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Beach Resorts, New York University and Cranleigh Abu Dhabi. Saadiyat Reserve complements the existing Mamsha and Jawaher developments on Saadiyat Island.


From 4 bedroom modern Jawaher Saadiyat townhouses to 4, 5 and 6 bedroom luxury villas, that features bold geometrical styles accented by the premium glass, stone, and wood that imbue the spacious indoor and outdoor areas with a remarkably modern aesthetic.
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From AED 2,4M
Mamsha Al Saadiyat Abu Dhabi offers a range of 1-bedroom to 4-bedroom apartments, as well as limited lofts and townhouses. Set on prime beachfront property on Saadiyat Cultural District, the Mamsha Al Saadiyat Aldar residences are within walking distance of Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum.


Handover Date: July 2019
Nestled in a unique location accented by a contemporary Arabian culture and flare, Nudra is a fully integrated residential community situated on the coast of Saadiyat's cultural district. Existing within a masterplanned community means that amenities are always within reach, whilst leisure opportunities allow for encompassing experiences.


From AED 619K
The first mixed-use project in 'Makers District' is Pixel. Pixel's seven towers, incorporating residential apartments, co-working office space, F&B and retail, will form a key part of an exciting new neighborhood and a unique urban living destination built in the UAE capital. 'Pixel' will offer 520 residential units within 7 mixed-use residential towers.


Handover Date: July 2019
Saadiyat Grove will come in phases. The 1st phase is going to be handed over in 2022. It comprises 606 residential units and about 200 retail units, accompanied by pools, gyms, play areas, gardens and a running track, that will go through the whole community. Zayed National Museum is already under construction and Guggeheim Museum is yet to be start.


Soho square in Saadiyat's University Neighborhood is a medium rise, mixed – use urban development that encompasses commercial, retail and residential elements. Soho Square embraces the focus of the surrounding landscape by attracting its sense of openness and transparency into its core design.


Park View is a project located in the multifaceted Saadiyat Island, opposite the world-renowned New York University campus, and will feature a stylish collection of contemporary residences and hotel apartments, as well as hospitality, retail and F&B components.


On the edge of paradise just minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi you'll find Hidd al Saadiyat, a private estate for those inspired by the art of living. HIDD Al Saadiyat is located on the eastern end of Saadiyat Island and boasts many amenities and luxuries. The community is full of elegant villas that come in eight different variations. Residents of HIDD Al Saadiyat have easy access to schools, hospitals, parks.
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Market trends


At Saadiyat one may rent a studio, 1-4-bedroom apartments, townhouses or villas featuring 2-7 bedrooms. An average price for a studio amounts to USD 17.424, AED 64.000, RUB 1.236.429. A 1-bedroom flat rented for AED 84.000, USD 22.869; RUB 1.622.813. A villa with 2 bedrooms is available for USD 56.084; AED 206.000; RUB 3.979.756. In communities with a privileged set up near seaside (e.g. Saadiyat Lagoons) the sums are significantly higher.


Saadiyat Island homes are designed to meet the demands of increasingly sophisticated investors. A rich collection of ready and off-plan properties is available for booking right at the moment. On average a 2-bedroom villa is sold for USD 977.894; AED 3.592.000; RUB 69.394.577. A studio goes for USD 203.909; AED 749.000; RUB 14.489.558. An apartment with 1 bedroom priced at USD 508.821; AED 1.869.000; RUB 36.156.186.

Return On Investments

The Emirati real estate properties produce a sizable return on investments, especially compared to the European market. At Saadiyat Island an investor will be catered to a very appealing 8,3% ROI for studio. Buying 1-bedroom unit it is possible to get 7,2%, and a bit less for 2- and 3-bedroom flats estimating 6,5 and 6,4%. ROI for 2 and 4-bedroom villas reaches 5,1%-5,2%

Many different and unique units are available for purchase on Saadiyat Island. Here are some of them.

Imkan Pixel

The unique and luxury project contains 7 residential towers with 525 units from studios to 1-3 bedrooms apartments. Prices start from AED 619.000.


The new residential community offers 32 villas and 5 plots and all the facilities and amenities you could ever dream about. Prices start from AED 9,017,000.

Saadiyat Grove

It is one of the biggest projects on the island with a total area of 60 000 sqm Saadiyat Grove. And 3 076 residential units and commercial spaces.

HIDD Al Saadiyat

The community contains 464 villas with 8 different layouts. The types of HIDD include 4-bedroom, 5-bedroom, 6-bedroom and 7 bedroom villas.

Bloom Park View

The unique project Park View by Bloom Properties with the high standards of living offers 207 residential units and 217 hotel apartments.

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Things to do in Saadiyat Island

Saadiyat Island has a wealth of cultural and commercial sites worth visiting. Museums, shopping centers, luxury hotels - all at your service for spending unforgettable leisure time.

Among the hotels with the best service and beaches, it is worth highlighting: Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Rotana Resort.

Also on the island, there are a huge number of restaurants that will take you to the world of the best Italian, Middle Eastern and modern international cuisine. And don't forget about the bars, many of which boast not only a large assortment of drinks, but also excellent views of the island and the sea. Keep in mind that many restaurants and bars are very popular, so it is better to call and reserve a table in your favorite institution in advance.

For lovers of cultural attractions, this island is necessary visit. It is planned to open 8 museums here, as well as to hold various exhibitions and other events. Now, several museums are already working. The Louvre Abu Dhabi deserves special attention. It's collection includes exhibits from various eras and civilizations, including paintings by Leonardo da Vinci ("Savior of the World"), Picasso, Gauguin, Manet, Magritte, Bellini and many others. Museum opening hours are daily from 10-00 to 22-00.

Saadiyat Island Location
Saadiyat Island occupies an area of 27 000 square kilometers. The island is a mix of residential and commercial projects, cultural objects, and a lot of projects are still under construction. When completed, the island will be home to 160,000 residents and for more than 220 000 workers. And there will be 29 hotels, 3 marinas with a total of about 1000 berths and 2 golf courses.

The island's master plan includes a few different districts, each of them has its own purpose:Saadiyat Beach, Saadiyat Cultural District, Saadiyat Lagoons, Saadiyat Marina, Saadiyat Promenade, Saadiyat Reserve and Saadiyat Retreat.

The master developer of Saadiyat island is The Tourism Development and Investment Company (TDIC), and the island is its flagship project. TDIC was founded in 2005 in Abu Dhabi with the aim to manage investment zones in the city.

5-star Hotels

Onsite resort hotels with famous names deliver exceptional amenities and services both for their guests and public. One may hit the links at the St. Regis Resort's golf club or drop in Ryxos for fine dining, but first having chosen from 11 restaurants and cafes. Jumeirah al Saadiyat Island Resort, Park Hyatt invite to their immaculate beaches with water sports venues, tennis courts and children's entertainment club. Saadiyat Rotana Resort and Villas offers exclusive villas set right on the beach and owning private pools.

Culture, Sports & Education

Arts center Manarat Al Saadiyat hosts to many events, from temporary expositions of modern art, performances and concerts to smaller-scale happenings, like master classes or movies screening. It includes 3 galleries, the photo studio and an outdoor terrace.

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club considered to be the 1st one with an ocean 18-hole course. It is apt for amateur players and professionals. Golf competitions and related events conducted all the year round attract many visitors.

Saadiyat Island development implies a particular focus on caring for families with children. Redwood Nursery, implementing Montessori system, accept little kids up to 5 years old. Cranleigh School, one of the best educational establishments, admits children 7+ and has the divisions to Preparatory and Senior School. New York University Abu Dhabi – a private institution providing higher education has placed its campus on 160 000 m. area on Saadiyat Island.

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