The Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) has approved several projects for the fourth quarter of 2016-17 Development Plan, including a range of important commercial, residential and tourism projects in the capital. Twenty-four development projects were approved for the fourth quarter, showing an 18 per cent increase compared to the third quarter in terms of numbers of approved projects. One of the projects approved was the Shams Marina Residential Project on Al Reem Island, a multi-purpose project by the Al Dar Real Estate Company. The UPC also approved the Rexus five-star hotel project at Saadiyat Island, to be developed by the Tourism Development and Investment Company.