Aldar’s primary activities are based within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, where it owns a significant land bank and diversified real estate property portfolio. The activities of the Group are split into two main areas, Development Management and Asset Management.
We use our experience and knowledge of the Abu Dhabi real estate market to create long-term shareholder value through the development and monetisation of our land bank and through maximising the value of our asset management business.
Aldar is the largest developer within Abu Dhabi, and since inception, has completed approximately 26,000 residential units across the emirate. As at 31 December 2018, a further 8,000 residential units were under development.
Aldar owns a significant land bank of 75 million square metres across Abu Dhabi that provides optionality throughout the cycle to address specific segments of the real estate market.
Aldar owns and manages a diverse asset management portfolio of AED 20 billion of assets, all within Abu Dhabi. The portfolio is predominantly split across four main real estate asset classes: residential, retail, office and hospitality.
It also comprises of a number of adjacent businesses, that provide strategic synergies for the wider Group such as schools and property and facilities management.
Aldar predominantly sells residential property through its development business, where it actively launches in-demand off-plan residential developments on payment plans to buyers.
Aldar has developed a substantial retail footprint within Abu Dhabi that addresses both destination retail, such as Yas Mall and Al Jimi Mall, and the convenient community-focused retail located around our residential developments.
Aldar has developed and in more recent years, acquired a high-quality, predominantly Grade A commercial office portfolio that attracts top-tier tenants.
Aldar owns a unique cluster of hotels on Yas Island that benefit from their proximity to the airport and continued activation of Yas Island as the leisure and entertainment centre of Abu Dhabi, which most recently included the opening of Warner Bros. World, Abu Dhabi in July 2018.