New Al Raha plan includes tram, water taxis



UAE-based Aldar Properties recently revised the master plan for its Al Raha mixed-use development to include a public tram line connecting to Abu Dhabi rail and public transport system, as well as water taxi stations along the canals.

The Al Raha Beach mixed-use development, which has now been approved by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, is being constructed on Abu Dhabi Mainland, close to Yas Island.

The development consists of reclaimed land along the coast with a series of canals and islands interlinked by boulevards creating a unique waterfront community stretching over 20 kilometres.

The development has been designed to accommodate a future public tram line that will connect to the wider Abu Dhabi rail and public transportation system, as well as numerous water taxi stations along the canals.

Reclamation and infrastructure works commenced in 2006, today Al Raha Beach has iconic developments such as Aldar HQ and real communities in Al Bandar, Al Muneera, and Al Zeina. Al Raha Beach East is the first phase of the overall Al Raha Beach development and will provide over 3,000 apartments, townhouses and villas as well as 50,000 sq m of prime Grade A office space.

Future phases include Al Raha Beach West and, overall, an estimated residential population of approximately 60,000 is planned. More info