His Highness Sheikh Khaled bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Council, inaugurated Iskan Abu Dhabi, a new housing ‘one-stop shop’ that offered all governmental housing services for citizens from a single location at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC).
The center offered support and guidance to citizens, making it easier to find a high-quality home that best suited their needs.
Following the inauguration, His Highness Sheikh Khaled reviewed the available services, which included housing grants, loans, loan exemptions, exchange services, and plot purchasing. Additionally, he reviewed the services offered by strategic partners, including the Department of Municipalities and Transport, First Abu Dhabi Bank, Teyaseer, and the Abu Dhabi School of Government.
The launch of Iskan Abu Dhabi followed the recently updated housing benefits policy, which supported low-income citizens through increased housing loans, free-of-charge grants for ready-built homes, and waivers for monthly installment payments, regardless of the date of housing loan approval, as well as exemptions for senior citizens from repaying their housing loan.
“Abu Dhabi’s leadership was committed to launching initiatives that enhanced quality of life, ensured families’ stability, and strengthened community cohesion by providing citizens with high-quality homes in connected communities across Abu Dhabi,” said Mohamed Ali Al Shorafa, former Chairman of the Department of Municipalities and Transport and former Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority.
Iskan Abu Dhabi’s services were complemented through the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority’s digital app, which initially allowed users in the first phase, with pre-approved applications, to complete their housing journey.