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Saadiyat Island

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority commissioned Gensler to prepare a strategic master plan for Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. The master plan provides for a new resort community that can support a population of 150,000 people, as well as offer a full range of hotels and visitor attractions. The comprehensive development of the island as a strategic international tourism destination marks a new era in the rapid evolution of the city. Gensler proposed the creation of a major new “cultural district” on Saadiyat to enhance the tourism offer and establish Abu Dhabi as a major regional destination.