Saadiyat Island Facts
Abu Dhabi is the capital city of the United Arab Emirates and the largest of the seven emirates federation. Abu Dhabi is the city that welcomes the modern 21st century and staying true to its traditions and heritage.
Saadiyat Island will be well connected with 12 km of highways, 10 km of light rail network and 3 inter-island bridges. A state of the art communication network will help people keep in touch on the Island.
Saadiyat is a multifaceted island offering a great variety of attractions to many different people. With seven distinct districts Saadiyat Cultural District, Saadiyat Beach, Saadiyat Retreat, Saadiyat Reserve, Saadiyat Marina, Saadiyat Promenade, and Saadiyat Lagoons.
It is a thriving business hub for international commerce, a relaxed waterfront home for residents, a cultural magnet for arts aficionados, a home for dazzling architectural icons, a pristine beachfront tourism destination, and a focal point for compelling sporting experiences.
With major institutions designed by some of the world’s most renowned architects—Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Norman Foster, Tadao Ando, and Zaha Hadid—Saadiyat Island will be an irresistible magnet attracting the world to Abu Dhabi.
The island’s infrastructure has been thoroughly thought out and planned. It is powered by one grid station and six primary sub-stations. Three district cooling plants serve the museums and hotels, while potable water is provided through a central storage facility.
In line with the environmentally-sensitive philosophy of Saadiyat, waste water will be treated by two plants and used for irrigation purposes.
Manarat Al Saadiyat literally means ‘the place of enlightenment’. It is a 15,400 sqm visitor centre, designed to bring the vision of the island to life through the Saadiyat Story.
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