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Top 5 projects for buying luxury villas in Abu Dhabi

The capital of the UAE offers a large number of elite villa communities. Complexes are usually remote and are situated away from the hustle and bustle of the emirate’s centre, which provides residents with privacy. Luxury villa residences in the capital are distinguished by their direct access to a white-sandy beach, private swimming pools, lush green areas and open-air cinemas. The top 5 best residential projects for purchasing elite villas in Abu Dhabi comprise Beachfront Residences, Water Villas, Royal Marina Villas, Nudra and HIDD Al Saadiyat.

Top 5 projects for buying luxury villas in Abu Dhabi

Big families with children will appreciate the spacious layouts of villa residences with an abundance of air and light. Family-oriented amenities within villa complexes are normally presented by gardens, BBQ zones, 24-hour security, and patios, just to name a few. As of Q3 2023, the below-mentioned projects are ready to move-in.

Beachfront Residences

Beachfront Residences is a residential community with strategic location on the beautiful Nurai Island. Nurai Island is one of the most highly in-demand communities in the UAE, which features a serene and healthy living environment and plenty of watersports to enjoy on the beach.

Properties in the neighbourhood are presented by high-end villas with 4 and 6 bedrooms. The average plot size of the residences in this community constitutes 18,000 sq. ft. Units are distinguished by their elegant design with high ceilings, spacious terraces and palm-fringed gardens. Beachfront residences are divided into ‘Shoreline’ and ‘Seaside’ villas, depending on the location within the community.

The layout of units include huge entertainment rooms, where all family members can gather and spend time with each other. Villas also offer an elevated dining area that overlooks the Arabian Gulf.

The main feature of Beachfront Residences is an abundance of lush green areas, which are ideally suited for walking with children. All villas will provide residents with access to individual private beaches. Other amenities of the community comprise patios and BBQ areas.

The starting price for a 4-bedroom villa for sale in Beachfront Residences is AED 27M (USD 7M).

Water Villas

Water Villas is another residential community on Nurai Island off the coast of Abu Dhabi. The complex offers spectacular standalone villas, which are surrounded by 11 hectares of pristine white sandy beaches. Residents can reach the shimmering Arabian Gulf in just a few steps right from their backyard.

Water Villas with 4 bedrooms offer light-filled living spaces, which are suitable for families with children, and are distinguished by their panoramic windows that provide amazing sea views. Water Villas have generous living areas constituting 10,000 sq. ft.

The residential complex is ideally suited for those who want to immerse themselves into the beach lifestyle with access to five-star hotel facilities. Nurai Island, where Water Villas are located, provides numerous entertainment amenities for family recreation. These include an open-air cinema, rooftop BBQ zones and an infinity edge swimming pool. Sport lovers will appreciate a fitness centre, a gym, a yoga club, a water sports complex, as well as volleyball and tennis courts.

The initial cost of a 4-bedroom Water Villa for sale is AED 19M (USD 5M).

Royal Marina Villas

Royal Marina Villas is part of the prestigious neighbourhood of Marina Village. The community is located on one of the most popular areas in Abu Dhabi — the island of Al Kasir.

Royal Marina Villas are presented by sophisticated waterfront villas with 4–6 bedrooms. Living areas of residences range from a very generous 8,000 sq. ft. to an enormous 20,000 sq. ft. The layout of units include large balconies, from which you can enjoy stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and the marina. Residences are equipped with jacuzzi and saunas, and each villa features a swimming pool and two private parking spaces.

Residents of Royal Marina Villas benefit from various facilities and amenities, including a community swimming pool, a clubhouse, tennis court and public parking. The family-oriented neighbourhood also features a children’s playground and a park. The gated residential community provides a high level of security, which is ideally suited for families with children.

The minimum price of a residence in Royal Marina Villas constitutes AED 22M (USD 6M).


Nudra by IMKAN is an exclusive community located on the coast of Saadiyat’s only private beach. The project has a strategic position between Saadiyat’s cultural and beach districts with a developed surrounding infrastructure. Residents of the complex can easily reach Abu Dhabi’s iconic cultural attractions, such as Louvre Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat and the Abrahamic Family House.

Properties in Nudra are presented by just 32 villas with 4–7 bedrooms, which are delivered as ‘shell and core’, which enables real estate owners to design and fit-out the interiors according to their own preferences. There will be a team of selected professionals available to assist you with interior design and the fit-out of your property.

Residences are available in two types: Beach Villas and Dune Villas. A third-level or the ‘penthouse’ is an integral element that is included in all units, providing a private family space. All villas come with elevated views of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. Plot sizes range from 8,956 sq. ft to 13,498 sq. ft.

The community of Nudra is ideally suited for those with children due to plenty of family-oriented amenities, such as an open lawn, two children’s play parks and a swimming pool. For sport lovers, there is a Fitness Club and tennis court within the complex as well.

The starting price of villa for sale in the project of Nudra is AED 21M (USD 5.7M).

HIDD Al Saadiyat

HIDD Al Saadiyat is an elite residential community with an advantageous location on one of the most unique coastal environments in Abu Dhabi. Residents of the neighbourhood have private access to an uninterrupted natural beach within Saadiyat Island.

Properties in the elite community are presented by 464 villas with 4–7+ bedrooms, with generous living areas starting from 4,725 sq. ft. Residences are specifically designed to integrate seamlessly with the unique seascape setting.

Villas feature large terraces and panoramic windows, where owners can enjoy flawless views of the surrounding area and the Arabian Gulf. Residences are equipped with a Smart Home system, an outdoor swimming pool and a private backyard.

The community is distinguished by a well-developed infrastructure, including stores, community clubs, a 5-star beach resort, shopping centre, as well as a marina with 110 berths. HIDD Al Saadiyat is suited for those with children as there is a school within the territory of the community. The complex provides round-the-clock security and video surveillance for the maximum comfort of residents.

The initial cost of a 4-bedroom villa for sale in the complex of HIDD Al Saadiyat constitutes AED 10.5M (USD 2.8M).

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