Mixed use development unveiled in Bani Yas city

An artist’s impression of a villa at Bawabat Al Sharq

BaniYas Investment and Development Company (BID) has launched Bawabat Al Sharq, a 108 hectares mixed use development in Abu Dhabi’s Bani Yas city.
The project will encompass modern residential, retail, entertainment and sporting facilities and will include the new headquarters and facilities for the Bani Yas Sports Club, featuring a FIFA standard football stadium with a seating capacity for over 20,000 spectators.
Phase 1 of the project, due to be completed during the first quarter of 2010, is the first of many pioneering projects due to be announced by BID. Bawabat Al Sharq will also house a shopping centre spread across 134,409 sq m, and a parking lot for over 2,200 vehicles.
Jawaan Al Khaili, BID chairman said, “Bawabat Al Sharq will enhance the leisure and tourism appeal of Bani Yas. The project will provide an impetus to the economy of the region and create an unparalleled attraction – setting a new benchmark in the residential and retail landscape. Bawabat Al Sharq will extend the perfect balance between luxurious living and an active lifestyle in an integrated community that has everything to offer.”
Amenities include a choice of retail, schools, a medical centre, health club, specialty training clubs and the sports stadium. It will also include an international hypermarket operator as an anchor tenant in the mall, 16 food court outlets and other community amenities such as banks, pharmacies, cinemas, bowling, snooker and coffee shops.