Khalifa reviews Al Sowwah Island development plan


The President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler of Abu Dhabi, was briefed on the development of Al Sowwah Island. He expressed satisfaction, saying "efforts should be stepped up to develop the UAE on a par with developed countries".

Sheikh Khalifa called on authorities to encourage more facilities, resorts, as well as provision of easy transport while observing the natural environment to make the UAE a "cultural, commercial, economic and tourism centre as per world-class specifications".

Khaldoun Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, briefed Sheikh Khalifa.

The 105 hectare island, with Mina Zayed and Al Reem Island, is at the core of the new Central Business District – a major part of Plan Abu Dhabi 2030.

It will be home to the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and the first Cleveland Clinic in the region. (Wam)