The Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities has issued new legislation to regulate the construction of private housing in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi aimed at reducing construction costs for landowners.
The Department worked on drafting these constructive legislation to enhance the competitiveness of the Emirate in line with the “Tomorrow 21” program of development accelerators adopted by the Government of Abu Dhabi in addition to being in response to the observations and demands of the owners of the land calling for the provision of more flexible and effective legislation such as reducing the minimum areas of some elements and internal dimensions and facilities Residential villas like bedrooms, kitchens, dining rooms, boards, warehouses and toilets.
The new legislation exempts landowners from building the previously mandatory distribution vacuum in new designs, the lack of a minimum height of the fence on the facades overlooking a street, and the reduction of the side walls from six to four meters.
The new legislation also allows for the attachment of annexes of various uses and the possibility of building such supplements on the walls of the facades overlooking a street, which reduces the cost of construction.
In this regard, the Department collaborated with a group of engineers and experts in the field of urban planning in the municipalities of Abu Dhabi, Al Dhafra and Al Ain, and strategic partners, through a series of workshops.
Commenting on the new legislation, HE Mohammed Al Khader Al Ahmed, Executive Director of the Strategic Affairs Sector at the Department of Urban Planning and Municipalities said: .
“Compliance with the new legislation will help stimulate the business environment, investment, community development, lifestyle and competitiveness of Abu Dhabi.”