H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, on Sunday, 27 May 2018 opened the Hudayriat Island Recreational Beach.
The beach is located on the 3,000-hectare Hudayriat Island, which is south-west of the Abu Dhabi main island.
Hudayriat Beach, features four football fields, four volleyball courts, four basketball courts, four tennis courts, two beach football fields, two beach volleyball courts, and an open garden.
At the opening ceremony, H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian Foundation and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, was offered a guided tour of the beach.
Falah Al Ahbabi, Chairman of the DPM, who attended the ceremony, said, "The opening of Hudayriat Recreational Beach is part of the vision of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to build a modern city and strengthen Abu Dhabi’s urban development.
"It is also in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, following his recent visit to Abu Dhabi Municipality."
During the opening ceremony attended by several government officials, Falah Al Ahbabi added that Abu Dhabi Municipality in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed completed the infrastructure work on the island before the start of summer.
With the aim of attracting large numbers of tourists, Hudayriat Recreational Beach will help put Abu Dhabi on the world map as a top tourist, leisure and luxury destination.
Also speaking, Saif Badr Al Qubaisi, General Manager of Abu Dhabi Municipality, said, "Infrastructure work on the island started in mid-March 2018 and was completed by the Abu Dhabi General Services Company, Musanada, at the beginning of May.
"The Hudayriat Beach project aims to provide a new recreational destination, complete with a variety of leisure, sports, shops and restaurants that meet everyone’s needs, making the beach an ideal location for tourism and entertainment throughout the year. It is also perfect for hosting many world sporting events on the island."
At the opening ceremony, attendees included Abu Dhabi Government officials Jassem Mohammed Al Zaabi, Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Office; Saif Mohamed Al Hajeri, Chairman of the Department of Economic Development; Major-General Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Commander-in-Chief of Abu Dhabi Police; and Sheikh Abdulla bin Mohamed Al Hamed, Chairman of the Department of Health.
Other officials in attendance were Awaidha Murshed Al Marar, Chairman of the Department of Energy; Mohammed Saeed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director of the Abu Dhabi Distribution Company; Mariam Eid Khamis Al Muhairi, Director-General of the Abu Dhabi Government Media Office; Saif Saeed Ahmed Ghobash, Under-Secretary of the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi; and Dr. Ali bin Tamim, Director-General of Abu Dhabi Media.
Attendees also included Dr. Yousef Al Shaibah Khamis Al Shuraani, Acting Under-Secretary of the Department of Education and Knowledge; Suwaidan Rashid Al Dhaheri, CEO of Musanada; Aref Hamad Al Awani, General Secretary of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council; and Humaid Al Mansouri, Acting Director of the Abu Dhabi Government Communications Office at GSEC.