Community-focused waterside living
Situated within the prestigious Al Raha Beach Development in Abu Dhabi, Al Bandar is a mixed-use island development designed and masterplanned by Broadway Malyan for developer ALDAR. Reached via a causeway, the flagship scheme comprises 511 luxury residential apartments, 5,000m² retail and commercial space set among landscaped gardens. Also featured are swimming pools, tennis courts, an exclusive clubhouse and a public marina. The entire island is pedestrian-friendly with cars entering the 900-space underground car park as soon as they arrive on the island, and an extensive water-taxi transport system provided to link with the wider community.
Residential accommodation on the island is divided into two distinct areas, one a gated community of family-orientated apartments in a garden setting with leisure amenities, and the other a trendy neighbourhood of loft-style apartments and duplexes on a promenade which links the water taxi terminal to the entrance of the development.
Three sleek apartment buildings project into the water giving the impression of ships leaving port. Designed to reflect ripples of water, the folded facades create balconies giving each apartment a view of the water.