Under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, has inaugurated the Sweihan housing project as part of the integrated Emirati Neighbourhood initiative, providing 204 new homes to citizens in Sweihan at a cost of AED572.1 million.
During the inauguration, His Highness was briefed on the infrastructure, building specifications and architectural design features of the project. He also reviewed the interior and exterior finishes of the villas, which meet the needs of citizens and enhance their quality of life in line with the highest international standards.
The project was developed with the aim of creating a tightly-knit and integrated community offering high-quality facilities. The project was built according to the latest specifications to provide an integrated residential community that is characterised by authenticity and modernity, involving the construction of separate villas that share public outdoor spaces. The designs of each villa reflect Emirati national identity, culture, and heritage in order to meet citizens’ needs and enhance their quality of life, as well as match the increasing urban expansion of the Sweihan area.
The Sweihan housing project, covering more than 80 hectares, includes 204 villas for citizens, two mosques, two malls, a community centre and 21 green spaces and parks, as well as allocated plots of land for commercial and community facilities. Each villa includes two majalis, dining and living rooms, five bedrooms, and other facilities. The Sweihan housing project is the first to be implemented in line with the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority's Integrated Neighbourhood Directory - a set of standards and guiding principles for the interior of government housing in Abu Dhabi that ensures homes meets the needs of Emirati families.
His Excellency Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Housing Authority, said: “The inauguration of the Sweihan housing project confirms that citizens’ wellbeing, stability and growth are a top priority for our leadership. It is also an impactful addition to the housing projects already completed by the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority, which provide homes that meet citizens and their families’ needs, and secure them a safe and stable social life in an environment that is conducive to continuous economic growth.”
His Excellency Hamad Hareb Al Muhairi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority, said: “Our leadership’s directives reflect their commitment to meeting the housing needs of citizens and their families. The Abu Dhabi Housing Authority is making every effort to develop housing projects that meet the needs of citizens and offer them integrated communities that include all public facilities and infrastructure.”
His Highness was accompanied by His Excellency Mohammed Ali Al Shorafa, Chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority; His Excellency Saif Saeed Ghobash, Secretary General of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council; and His Excellency Hamad Hareb Al Muhairi, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority.
The Abu Dhabi Housing Authority (ADHA) is responsible for developing and implementing several housing programmes for citizens to meet the needs of Emirati families. Since the ADHA was established, it has provided over 38,000 plots of land, more than 11,000 new homes and over 45,000 housing loans; and issued exemptions from 3,700 housing loan repayments. The total value of housing benefits delivered so far is AED131bn.