AD Ports Group has announced the launch of KIZAD Communities Development & Services Company, a project that aims to champion the staff wellbeing across the full value chain. KIZAD Communities will provide integrated solutions for staff residential communities, including new developments, new services, and property management solutions.
As a global enabler of trade and logistics, AD Ports Group is already playing a significant role in transforming the concept of workers’ residential communities through its subsidiary, ZonesCorp. As part of the Industrial Cities & Free Zone Cluster of AD Ports Group, the operator of purpose-built economic zones oversees the largest portfolio of employee accommodations in the emirate with more than 40 fully developed communities providing full amenities, facilities, and services to residents in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain.
The new project will take on the operations of the existing processes and expand on this concept.
Abdullah Al Hameli, Head of Industrial Cities and Free Zone Cluster – AD Ports Group, said: “The launch of KIZAD Communities comes as part of AD Ports Group’s support towards Abu Dhabi’s economic development and the growth of its ecosystem. The move aligns with the UAE's wise leadership vision for Operation 300bn, the UAE's industrial strategy that aims to grow the industrial sector and enhance its role in stimulating the national economy.
“By providing integrated services utilising the latest technologies at an attractive location and competitive prices, KIZAD Communities is set to introduce a new reimagined concept for employee residential communities. In addition, the project further elevates the UAE's attractiveness for foreign direct investment, optimizing trade across Abu Dhabi’s entire value chain, and better connecting the Middle East to the rest of the world.”
Mohamed Al Khadar Al Ahmed, Chief Executive Officer, ZonesCorp, said: “One of the main goals of KIZAD Communities is to further smart partnerships while championing staff well-being across the value chain. With a full range of accommodation services for companies and their employees, including advanced technology solutions, KIZAD Communities will increase the business environment attractiveness and the returns for the emirate’s industrial and commercial businesses, as well as it will support the growth and expansion of Abu Dhabi’s economy and its reach into new geographies and markets.”
Through KIZAD Communities, AD Ports Group will offer integrated services to companies from different sectors to accommodate their workers and introduce exclusive options with unique sale propositions across the UAE and GCC region. Furthermore, the Group is collaborating with key partners to introduce smart applications and sustainable solutions to diversify offerings, develop high-end housing options for workers, as well as to enhance the overall operations of the employee housing facilities.
By leveraging its technical expertise and understanding of the market and business needs, KIZAD Communities will also facilitate and develop new investment opportunities in staff accommodation by evaluating the viability of assets, strategic planning, project management, and consultancy to further offer opportunities for start-ups and SMEs, especially in facility management, subcontractors, ancillary services, laundry services, and catering, amongst many more.
The specialised team of the Group’s Industrial Cities & Free Zones Cluster brings over 15 years of diversified knowledge and experience. AD Ports Group’s staff accommodation services have attracted more than 1,700 companies for housing solutions for their employees in Abu Dhabi.
The team will also capitalise on valuable insights from in-depth market intelligence captured from collaboration with local and international entities across more than 40 cities covering the full development cycle: from planning, designing, construction to operation management.