Reem Island is new expat hotspot in Abu Dhabi

Published:  10 Jan at 6 PM
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Accessibility, an attractive setting, green spaces and high-end amenities are all reasons why Reem Island is Abu Dhabi’s fastest-growing expat community.

Located just a short drive from the city’s commercial district, Reem Island’s waterfront accommodation, chic new mall and steel and glass highrises are all drawing expats to its sophisticated ambience. New residents appreciate the already-established expat community, and familiar Western high-street supermarkets such as Waitrose make shopping easy.

The district is divided into separate, deliberately-planned neighbourhoods, with Marina Square at its centre. Its setting just a few metres off the coast is the island’s strongest draw, as it’s the only place in the emirate where expats can buy properties.

The highrises are connected by walkways, with 25 restaurants and 85 retail outlets scattered around the development. Shams district is expanding at the fastest rate at present, with its soaring penthouse bridge home to 21 luxury apartments boasting their own swimming pools and fabulous views.

Beauty salons, spas and fitness clubs come as standard, and the pretty parks with outdoor and indoor cafes are popular with families. The entire development is planned so that residents need only leave the vast complex via a choice of two land bridges to work in Abu Dhabi’s nearby business district.

Healthcare and medical facilities have been set up to the highest Western standards, and the Abu Dhabi branch of the famous British public school, Repton, ensures that children get the best in education. For degree-level studies, a campus of the Sorbonne University in Paris has already been established.
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