UPC reveals new masterplan

UPC masterplan

Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) has unveiled the Baniyas-South Wathba Revitalisation masterplan, which covers one of the oldest Emirati communities in the UAE.

Developed by the UPC, in close coordination with Abu Dhabi Municipality (ADM), the masterplan is said to be aligned with the principles of both Vision 2030 and the Capital 2030 Urban Structure Framework Plan.

Currently, 69,000 residents live in Baniyas-South Wathba, with over 7,000 existing homes across an area spanning 6,500 hectares.


The main aim of the Baniyas Revitalisation Master Plan is to create a sense of community. According to UPC, this will be achieved by developing a hierarchy of district, neighbourhood and local centres to provide services for existing and future residents.

Integrated community facilities and a range of public spaces will also be provided.

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