Official inauguration of Danet Abu Dhabi site
Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Presidential Affairs, was the guest of honour of Eng. Salah Bin Omeir Al Shamsi, Chairman Al Qudra Holding, today for the celebration of the ground breaking ceremony for the landmark project of Al Qudra Real Estate, the Danet Abu Dhabi project. They were joined by the Board Members of Al Qudra Holding; dignitaries; developers; shareholders and members of the press.
The ground breaking ceremony was held in a luxurious marquis on the site of Danet Abu Dhabi. Images of the project were displayed along with a model of the whole project. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan cut the ribbon marking the official opening of the site and cemented a break as a symbolic gesture.
Al Qudra Real Estate, a subsidiary of Al Qudra Holding PJSC, announced their first project, Danet Abu Dhabi, in May 2006 and it sold-out off plan a mere 45 days after its launch. Construction has started on Danet Abu Dhabi which promises to provide a new urban community in uptown Abu Dhabi and will be ready for residents to move in by early 2009.
“We are committed to developing a world class real estate project with Danet Abu Dhabi,” said Eng Salah Al Shamsi. “We are now handing over the land to our investors and we anticipate construction work will be completed within two and half years.”
Danet Abu Dhabi is a complete community and will feature a spectacular 210 room Holiday Inn which will provide the city with an international-standard hotel fully equipped with restaurants, a health club, swimming pools, meeting rooms and other luxury amenities.
“Abu Dhabi is an important market for business hotels. Holiday Inn is a powerful international brand that will help us achieve our objective of attracting a share of the domestic and international business and leisure travelers.” Said Eng Salah Al Shamsi.
Danet Abu Dhabi will be a real community within the heart of Abu Dhabi and will also be a fully interactive Smart Digital Community. The ground breaking ceremony displayed an example of how Danet Abu Dhabi will offer its tenants a comprehensive value-added e-service experience from the comfort of their homes. These include:
o Direct links to Danet’s E-Storefront and delivery services allowing tenants to access Danet’s retail channels and restaurants to virtually tour shops and purchase items & groceries through the TV set and handheld devices
o Distinctive E-Banking facilities allowing tenants to instantly connect to their bank accounts and transfer money online
o E-Concierge offering residents an online virtual tour of the Property Facilities as well as outing suggestions and reservations.
Al Qudra Real Estate has appointed Maunsell Consulting Services to design the whole project’s infrastructure utilizing the expertise of EUDO – an Autsralian based company and Emirates Utilities Company Holding (EUCH) to implement the proposed work. The demolition and paving of the project’s foundation has been completed and executed by TASK General Contracting and Road Works. Al Habtoor Engineering was appointed to carry out the water drilling and consolidation activities expected to be completed by November, 2006 under the management of 3 D/I+PI, another subsidiary of Al Qudra Holding. 3D/I+PI is a Company that manages and develops projects. It emerged as a result of a strategic alliance between Al Qudra Holding, the American 3DI and Projacs Company. The Company supports and manages all of Al Qudra Real Estate’s projects. 3D/I+PI also manage other important projects in the region. Furthermore, Q Active will implement and interactive Smart Digital Community.
For the construction development of Danet Abu Dhabi’s landmark, Holiday Inn Hotel, Al Qudra Real estate has appointed Architectural Engineering Consultants (AEC) as the Project Architect.