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Al Raha Beach. Abu Dhabi. United Arab Emirates

Aldar Properties PJSC
Building Construction Engineering ExpertiseDfMA and Offsite Manufacturing
2006-2012 (Initial Stage)
Project partners
Esquisse Design Studio, Cansult Maunsell

Al Raha Beach. Abu Dhabi. United Arab Emirates

Al Raha Beach. Abu Dhabi. United Arab Emirates

Al Raha Beach. Abu Dhabi. United Arab Emirates

Al Raha Beach. Abu Dhabi. United Arab Emirates

Full project details

The creation of an interwoven, dynamic community that draws together the best features of a city and uses them to adorn the water’s edge.

A success story in motion

Laing O'Rourke is the programme manager and delivery contractor for this award-winning, mixed-use development. Al Raha Beach will offer stunning, intricate and innovative environments within 11 diverse precincts. Already we have completed Al Bandar, Al Zeina and Aldar HQ – the striking, iconic landmark in the heart of Al Dana. 

Design assured

To ensure standardisation, manage expectations and achieve consistent quality throughout, we assembled a core team of 'design guardians' to guide the consultants and audit, unify, advise on and troubleshoot the design process. 

A high-quality, cost-effective solution

We successfully implemented offsite manufacturing despite its limited exposure in the UAE - installing modular bathroom pods, prefabricated plantrooms and risers, and precast concrete and wall systems. 

Revolutionising worker welfare

Our approach to welfare has raised standards within the UAE and industry wide. We offered the best facilities possible for a peak workforce of over 30,000 – achieving high employee satisfaction and boosting productivity. We also established contractors' forums and training centres to enhance health and safety awareness. And to help optimise logistics in 'real time', we issued each worker with a radio-frequency identification tag (RFID) and fitted each transport bus with a GPS/GPRS system.


  • The Aldar HQ building was voted the Best Futuristic Design by The Building Excahnge Conference
  • The Al Bandar residential building won the Best Apartments Award at the Arabian Property Awards 

Project facts

Pioneering standards in health, safety and welfare

23 million hours worked without a reportable injury

Over 1,700 residential units, landmark commercial developments and major infrastructure delivered to date

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