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Al Hudayriat, the ecotourist’s haven, set to blossom in Abu Dhabi next month

Thu 15 Oct 2020    
| 2 min read

Hudayriat Island, a 3,000-hectare waterfront community on the south-west of the Abu Dhabi main island, is all set to launch next month. 

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, toured the site on on Wednesday, calling it “an important addition to Abu Dhabi’s entertainment and tourism sector.”

“We aim to develop inclusive and unique projects, which encourage a healthier lifestyle for the whole community,” His Highness said in a tweet.

The Hudayriat Recreational Project is the second such leisure destination after the Jubail Mangrove Park announced late last year as part of a series of entertainment schemes aimed at representing a shift in the leisure offerings within the emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Sheikh Mohamed, during the tour, underlined Abu Dhabi’s determination to develop unique environmental projects and increase green spaces across the emirate in a way that  boosts social bonds, attracts visitors and tourists and turns the emirate into a haven for ecotourism. 

The project homes 10 leisure facilities as part of this initiative, including the ‘Stars Gate’ which provides a unique destination for camping; ‘321 Sports Village’, which encompasses sports playgrounds and jogging and cycling tracks; ‘Challenge Village’; and ‘Hudayriat Heritage Walk’ which extends along the waterfront and provides the visitors with a cultural background of the island and the history of pearl diving in the UAE.

‘Marsana’, which represents the waterfront marine located in the heart of the project and includes a lineup of restaurants, an ice rink, and a kids waterpark, is also set to provide a six-month rent exemption for shop owners and mobile food caravans in the island .

“Al Hudayriat project and other similar developments represent a qualitative addition that reinforces Abu Dhabi’s status on the global tourist map,” Sheikh Mohamed said, noting the importance of continuing to introduce such projects in convenient locations that are easy to reach for the public, while fulfilling the divergent needs of the society.

[Sourced from Agencies]