Modon Properties unveils masterplan to develop Abu Dhabi’s Hudayriyat Island 

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Modon masterplan Hudayriyat Island

Modon Properties, a real estate company developing vibrant communities, unique hospitality and lifestyle experiences, and world-class sports facilities, has unveiled the masterplan for Hudayriyat Island in Abu Dhabi.

Hudayriyat Island is a first-of-its-kind of groundbreaking project, in terms of size and area. The attractiveness of this huge integrated development, which stretches over 51 million square meters, is its prime location and exclusive landscape.

Hudayriyat will also feature top-notch sporting facilities, making it the go-to place for those seeking unrivaled sports and entertainment experiences. The mega project is expected to boost the richness of the emirate’s urban offering and provide a highly desirable living environment for residents and visitors, by following an emerging global model of sustainable living.

Mr. Jassem Bu Ataba Al Zaabi, Chairman of the Department of Finance, Abu Dhabi as well as Modon Properties, said that projects like these will be crucial in helping Abu Dhabi to solidify its global status as a top destination to live in and visit and as a world-class sports hub for citizens, residents, athletes and tourists.

Jassem Bu Ataba Al Zaabi_Modon Properties unveils Hudayriyat masterplan
Jassem Bu Ataba Al Zaabi
Chairman – Modon Properties

“Hudayriyat Island project is a milestone in Abu Dhabi’s journey of innovation and progress, as it embodies the city’s futuristic vision for sustainable urban planning, building vibrant communities, and developing a diversified economy that boosts the emirate’s competitiveness in all fields.”

This project also comprises high-end residential communities with panoramic 360-degree views of Abu Dhabi city and the waterfront, from its elevated positioning on and surrounding two hill communities, 45 & 50 m high respectively.

The plan expands the city’s coastline by 53.5 km, including 16 km of beaches, reinforcing Abu Dhabi’s status as the best lifestyle destination that connects tourism, leisure, sport, and urban access.

Exciting destinations within the Al Hudayriyat Island project will also include Velodrome Abu Dhabi, Surf Abu Dhabi, a wide range of sport, commerce, and leisure amenities, the largest urban park in the Emirate, and a 220-kilometer-long network of cycle tracks. Hudayriyat Island is already home to Bab Al Nojoum glamping resort, Marsana Beach, OCR Park, Trail X, Bike Park, 321 Sports, and other offerings.

Surf Abu DhabiSurf Abu Dhabi


Surf Abu Dhabi, set to open by the end of 2023, will be the biggest and most advanced artificial wave facility in the world. Designed in partnership with Kelly Slater Wave Co., the landmark destination will offer a high-performance surfing experience, featuring the world’s longest ride, biggest barrel, and largest man-made wave pool. 

Underscoring Abu Dhabi’s sporting and leisure credentials, the exclusive surfing complex seeks to attract everyone from beginners to pro-surfers. Surf Abu Dhabi will provide an ideal location to host major international events and will play a major role in developing the surfing community locally, regionally, and globally.

Velodrome Abu Dhabi

Hudayriyat Island masterplan

Scheduled to launch in 2025, Velodrome Abu Dhabi will feature the first UCI Category 1 indoor cycling track in the region, suitable for international championships. 

In addition, there is a rooftop track, connected to the ground via a 600-meter cycling ramp winding around the outer walls, giving 360-degree views of Hudayriyat and Abu Dhabi Skyline. Hi-tech support facilities will cater to cyclists of all levels, whether professional, intermediate, or amateur and further cement Abu Dhabi’s position as the first Bike City in the region.

Largest Urban Park

Urban Park at Hudayriyat

Spanning more than 2.25 million square meters, the park included in the masterplan will be the largest urban park in the Emirate. Once completed, the nature-centric project will provide a space for individual adventures and outdoor encounters. 

Modon stated that the destination will feature a variety of areas, such as an elevated cycling track, an eco-tourism platform, and Mangrove Walk. It will also be home to an eco-farming space, food and beverage outlets, playgrounds, and events valley, it stated.

Over the next 18 months, Modon Properties will be focusing on the construction of enabling infrastructure for Phase 1 in line with the approved plan for the project.

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