Nareel Island

Nareel Island

Are you in search of a specific area to live or invest money in Abu Dhabi? Nareel Island might be the right place for you. This is a unique development on the coast of Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi. Nareel Island is located near Al Qubeira district in Abu Dhabi. It aims to become an amazing area for everyone to live and travel.

The island is named after several coconut trees located inside the locality, giving it a tropical feel. This island offers a mix of residential and tourist alternatives. All these things make it an attractive vacation spot for those looking for a luxurious lifestyle.

Nareel Island

A leading property development company, Aldar, along with the National Corporation for Tourism and Hotels (NCTH), proposed turning this island into a full-fledged vacation spot in 2007. The plan is to build luxury homes and resorts with top-notch amenities.

These include elite residential villas, luxury hotels, a yacht club, and a spa center. Currently, Nareel Island is an investment option only for UAE nationals, allowing Emiratis to buy plots of land to build luxurious homes.

Nareel Island is designed as a peaceful yet active neighborhood. It is only a 10-minute drive from the city center of Abu Dhabi, making it very convenient for residents. The island’s location is one of its biggest selling points, attracting many investors. The island consists of two connected parts: North Island and South Island.

The North Island is smaller than the South Island. Key features include outdoor lagoons for swimming, open parks, a clubhouse, private beach clubs, and large green spaces. 

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Nareel Island will have 160 plots of land, varying in size from 1,000 square meters to 5,000 square meters. These plots can be combined to create larger mansions within this exclusive residential development. A standard residential plot costs around AED 8 million.

There are around 74 plots offering waterfront views, private berths, and access to the marina. These plots are arranged in five groups based on their size and views:

  • Plots ranging from 1,000 sq. m. to 1,500 sq. m. are along the main Residential Avenue.
  • Plots in Group 2 offer partial sea views with a covered area of 2,000 sq. m.
  • Group 3 and Group 4 are waterfront plots with covered areas from 3,000 sq. m. to 4,000 sq. m.
  • Some exclusive corner plots, secluded from other areas, have waterfront access and span around 5,000 sq. m.

If you are considering buying property on Nareel Island, you can look at the residential plots for sale. Initially, the price for a standard piece of land was AED 8 million. Currently, the lowest expected sales price is around AED 4 million to AED 5 million.

This makes it an attractive investment for those looking to own property in a prime location in Abu Dhabi.

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Transportation And Parking

Once completed, Nareel Island will have a network of roads connecting it to nearby areas. Residents with private vehicles can easily travel to neighboring communities. Each plot has enough space for dedicated car parking.

For larger mansions, combined plots offer more parking space. The properties can be designed by modern architects following Abu Dhabi’s construction rules. this ensures that the development will be both modern and in line with the city’s standards.

Amenities, Schools, And Healthcare

Nareel Island does not have supermarkets yet. However, it will have shops and restaurants over time. For now, visitors and residents can go to nearby outlets such as Waitrose and Seven Days Mini Hypermarket, which are about 7 to 9 minutes away.

In the future, Nareel Island might have a few mosques. The resorts and hotels being built may also include prayer halls to accommodate residents and visitors.

Several schools are near this island, including Dubai Transactions, Al Ghazali School, Etihad School, and Al Bateen Primary Modern School. These schools are located within a 5 to 8-minute drive from the island, providing easy access to education for families living on the island.

For medical emergencies, residents can go to the Gulf Diagnostic Center Hospital on Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street in Al Bateen. This hospital specializes in general medicine, orthopedics, pediatrics, and gynecology, and it is about 8 to 9 minutes away from the island.

Nearby Areas

Nareel Island is part of Al Bateen, near Emirates Palace. It is close to Al Ras Al Akhdar and Al Khalidiyah. Residents and visitors can easily access key areas in Abu Dhabi, including Yas Mall, the World Trade Center, and Abu Dhabi International Airport. 

This proximity to important locations makes this community a convenient place to live and visit.


Al Bateen Mall is approximately 9 minutes away from Nareel Island. In the future, there will be many retail outlets on the island.  

The island’s resorts and hotels will have beach clubs, restaurants, and bars. Some nearby dining options are Chamas, The Bagel Bar, No. Fifty-Seven Boutique Cafe, and Ozo.

Nareel Island has its free beaches. Marina Al Bateen Resort is just 7 minutes away. Additionally, Al Bateen Beach, a popular tourist spot, is nearby, offering more options for beachgoers.

Nareel Island

Leisure And Outdoor Activities 

Once fully developed, Nareel Island will feature residential buildings with sea views, including views of Etihad Towers and Emirates Palace. The island is near key landmarks such as WTC Mall and Abu Dhabi International Airport.

It is also close to major attractions on Yas Island, including Yas Mall. This makes it a prime location for leisure activities and visiting notable landmarks in Abu Dhabi.

Nareel Island will be a perfect vacation spot for families, offering many facilities such as private lakes, public parks, sports facilities, beach clubs, and recreational areas. 

Hotel guests will also have access to gyms, skate parks, cafes, and restaurants. These amenities ensure that there is something for everyone, promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

If you are interested in buying valuable properties, consider plots on this island. While it is more of a holiday destination, there are no schools on the premises. However, schools can be found in neighboring areas, ensuring education is accessible.

Nareel Island offers a unique blend of luxury, convenience, and exclusivity, making it a sought-after location for investment and living.


Nareel Island presents a unique opportunity for Emiratis looking to invest in a prime location in Abu Dhabi. With its luxurious amenities, beautiful surroundings, and excellent connectivity, it is set to become a top destination for both residents and visitors.

Whether you are looking to build a family home or invest in a holiday property, Nareel Island offers an unparalleled lifestyle experience.

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