By Sam Bridge
Jubail Island, which is located between Yas Island and Saadiyat Island, spans 400 hectares and will feature six investment zone villages
Jubail Island Investment Company (JIIC) has awarded an AED80 million infrastructure works contract for Jubail Island to Gulf Contractors Company (GCC).
Works on the 18-month first infrastructure package have commenced on two of the six villages that are part of the AED5 billion ($1.36 billion) project – Marfaa Al Jubail and Souk Al Jubail.
With overall infrastructure works on Jubail Island amounting to about AED600 million, JIIC said that to date a total of AED120 million in infrastructure contracts have been approved.
The GCC contract scope comprises the construction of a 3km public loop road circling around Souk Al Jubail to provide road connectivity and access to the neighbouring villages, and the construction of 5km of internal roads in Marfaa Al Jubail.
Works also cover utility infrastructure development, including electricity, water, sewage, irrigation, telecom and gas networks, as well as street lighting.
Jubail Island, which is located between Yas Island and Saadiyat Island, spans 400 hectares and will feature six investment zone villages – Marafaa Al Jubail, Nad Al Dhabi, Seef Al Jubail, Ain Al Maha, Souk Al Jubail and Bed’a Al Jubail.
Jubail Island will offer plots ranging from 1,500 to 5,000 sq m as well as villas ranging in size from 300 to 1,200 sq m.
Once completed, Jubail Island will be home to between 5,000 and 6,000 residents.
Mounir Haidar, managing director of JIIC, said: “Following the completion of the enabling works, we are delighted to confirm the start of phase one of infrastructure works on Jubail Island, demonstrating our commitment to on-time delivery of plots as early as Q3 2021.”
He added: "Jubail Island is well on track to emerge as the most desirable community in Abu Dhabi and will present an attractive investment opportunity for those with a keen eye for a quality portfolio. Upon completion, the 400-hectare island will offer a unique natural setting in an unusually low-density community, surrounded by a wildlife conservation area.”