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Project Description

Mubadala’s Al Maryah Island is set to become a dynamic Central Business District (CBD) as designated by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council. 

Al Maryah Island is a vibrant, 24-hour commercial, leisure and entertainment hub with premium office accommodation, comprehensive transport infrastructure and convenient connectivity. 

In addition to providing a pedestrian-friendly public realm, the destination hosts luxury business hotels, a unique residential neighbourhood, retail offerings as well as community facilities, public amenities, parks, open spaces and extensive food and beverage outlets. 

The Island occupies a unique location between Abu Dhabi’s existing downtown district, the upcoming developments at Al Reem Island and Mina Zayed, and the new cultural options on Saadiyat Island. 

Developed with a phased approach, phase 1 of the Al Maryah Island includes: 

- Sowwah Square that comprises four international grade ‘A’ office towers, with a total of 180,000 m3 premium commercial space:
Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) – the iconic new HQ building of the ADX
- Rosewood Abu Dhabi – a landmark business hotel
- Four Season Hotel Abu Dhabi, and
- The Gelleria, Sowwah Square – Abu Dhabi’s next retail destination
- Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
- Investment Plots – leading local financial institutions, etc.


NMDC was awarded the site preparation work which paved the foundation for subsequent projects . The scope included; dredging, reclamation, segregation of material and installation of Quay Wall construction. The dredged materials (about 6 million m3) was used to reshape the Island and as fill material for the construction. Approximately 1,450 meters of precast Quay wall was installed.


Project Details

Client Mubadala
Location Abu Dhabi , U.A.E
Period 2008 – 2010