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Abu Dhabi starts handover of 1,400 homes to Emiratis

Abu Dhabi Municipality says keys to 60% of total 1,463 residential units handed over as part of national housing plan

Abu Dhabi starts handover of 1,400 homes to Emiratis

Abu Dhabi Municipality has started handing over more than 1,400 homes to Emirati citizens as part of a national housing strategy, state news agency WAM announced.

During the first day of the handover, keys for more than 60 percent of 1,463 residential units and 2,432 plots of land in Abu Dhabi were given to residents.

UAE ruler Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan as well as Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Executive Chairman of Abu Dhabi City Municipality oversaw the ceremony.

The municipality said it had allocated free parking spaces for residents of the new dwellings, and also deployed a fleet of electric buggies to transport them from the parking area to the customer service lounge to collect their keys.

Musabbah Mubarak Al Murar, general manager of Abu Dhabi City Municipality, said: “In compliance with the path laid down by the late founder of the UAE, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who had initiated the practice of providing accommodation to citizens.

“Accordingly, Emiratis are at the top of priorities of all development projects, and the Emirati family has been the subject of superior care and support from our leadership to provide them with the means of living, including a modern accommodation, and paving way for all sorts of family values.

He added: “Empowering Emiratis will remain a foremost state strategy.”