Dubai developer Union Properties has revealed plans to build its first project in Abu Dhabi.
The project was announced during a meeting with Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in Al Dhafra Region, state news agency WAM reported.
Union Properties chairman Naser Butti Omair bin Yousef said Al Dhafra Beach will be a multi-use residential project with a total area of around three million square metres.
He said it will include a luxury 5-star beach resort surrounded by villas and residential buildings, as well as health, education and entertainment facilities, and a canal with water from the Arabian Gulf running through it.
The project also includes open spaces allocated for parks and other green spaces and its own shopping centre.
Union Properties said it aims to create a "unique residential and tourism destination in Abu Dhabi, which will attract visitors from around the country and the region".
In September, the company announced plans to further diversify its operations and revenue sources by opening two new fully-owned subsidiary companies - Union Malls and Al Etihad Hotel Management.
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