Saadiyat island Aerial Tour, Abu Dhabi





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Uploaded on Oct 13, 2011

Just 500m off the coast of Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island is poised to become a truly special place. A timeless place born out of collective inspiration, Saadiyat will be a destination experience of rich depth and diversity, uncommon in our modern world.

In its essence, Saadiyat is a multi-faceted island destination offering a great variety of attractions to many different people. A buzzing business hub for international commerce; a relaxed waterfront home for residents; a cultural magnet for arts aficionados; the home of dazzling architectural icons; a pristine beachfront tourism destination and a focal point for compelling sporting experiences, such as the Gulf's first tidal and ocean golf courses. It will also be the only place in the world to house architecture designed by five individual Pritzker prize winners. Saadiyat will be an irresistible magnet attracting the world to Abu Dhabi -- and taking Abu Dhabi to the world.

This unique place will offer an entirely unique invitation to the discerning traveller. The island is infused with a richness that serves its visitors and residents cultural, social, emotional and environmental needs, Indeed Saadiyat is positioned to become a desirable international destination, a flagship for Abu Dhabi, and a treasure for the world.

Spread across 27 sq km, Saadiyat will have seven distinct districts and a developed area of 2600 ha. More than 145,000 people will call it home.

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.

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, whilte 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.

Saadiyat is just a five-minute drive from downtown Abu Dhabi, 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and one hour from Dubai. It can be reached by two major highway bridges linking it with the mainland.



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