Al Gurm ... a luxurious and secluded waterfront community on the south-west of Abu Dhabi’s main island.

Aldar Properties has announced the launch of the second phase of its Al Gurm development, a luxurious and secluded waterfront community on the south-west of Abu Dhabi’s main island.  Construction work on this development is due to begin this month, with handovers expected to commence in March 2024.

The beach-facing land plots at Al Gurm, which sit amongst the natural mangroves and open water, are exclusively available for purchase by UAE nationals, says Aldar.

A total of 71 new plots are available at Al Gurm, which comprises a series of archipelago-style islands over a total of 105,000 sq m – a unique concept within Abu Dhabi. Each plot will have access to exclusive beaches and picturesque sea views. Plots range in size from 900 to 4,400 sq m, distributed across three distinct areas: The Beach, The Canal, and The Island.

Chief Commercial Officer Rashed Al Omaira says: “A private community with direct access to the heart of the city, Al Gurm is one of Abu Dhabi’s most exclusive and desirable locations. The masterplan is designed to provide a world-class beach resort lifestyle, where residents can unwind and relax in their bespoke homes right by the water.”

“With limited plots available for this unique product, we expect to register strong demand amongst interested UAE nationals,” he states.

Sustainability plays a key role at Al Gurm, with Aldar providing solutions across the community, as well as enhancing the natural mangroves that surround Al Gurm. Sustainable initiatives range from the selection of recycled materials to the use of native and adaptive plant species to minimise maintenance and irrigation requirements, states the developer.

Residents are also encouraged to consider sustainability measures when building their villas, including the use of LEDs to minimise light pollution and increase energy efficiency, and the installation of solar panels for water heating, it adds.

The first phase of Al Gurm was completed in 2010, with residents and visitors enjoying the dedicated retail facilities, supermarket, and a gym within the community.