Abu Dhabi:

Nearly 3,000 private residential plots will soon be created for Emiratis within Al Khrair area in Al Ain, the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) announced in a statement.

A masterplan for the development of the area was revealed yesterday (Wednesday).

Of the 3,000 proposed plots, one-third have already been handed over to Al Ain Municipality for distribution. Each residential plot in Al Khrair spans about 30 square metres.

When the development of the entire area is complete, nearly 25,000 people are expected to live there.

Al Khrair is located in the eastern sector of Al Ain region, on the road of the Mezyad crossing with UAE-Oman border.

“Residents will have mosques and parks within walking distance, schools, and petrol stations within their community and other community facilities to provide a high quality community,” said Falah Al Ahbabi, general manager at the UPC.

The arrangement of the housing plots is intended to maximise the efficient utilisation of scarce land resources, while also establishing major roadway corridors throughout the neighbourhood.

In collaboration with t Al Ain Municipality, an urban growth boundary and a greenway network will also be provided in Al Khrair area to ensure that the environment is protected, and that the area is well connected to its surroundings.

An accessible pedestrian network will also be created.