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Nine Yards is a dynamic, innovative real estate development company, established in Abu Dhabi as a partnership between Ethmar International Holding and Al Nahda International Holding.






    About us

    We are a dynamic and innovative real estate development company, established in Abu Dhabi as a partnership between EIH - Ethmar International Holding and Al Nahda International Holding.  

    We aim to be at the forefront of shaping the nation’s future lifestyle, creating beautiful state of the art projects in some of the UAE’s most iconic locations.  

    What We Do

    We create beautiful state-of-the-art projects at some of the country’s most iconic locations. At Nine Yards, we fulfill the market demand for ultimate livability. 

    We continuously strive to incorporate modern design and construction concepts and we are consistent in innovating and developing beautiful homes for our discerning clients

    Latest projects

    Sea La Vie is located at Yas Bay, an exceptional waterfront destination located on the globally recognized Yas Island, a renowned destination with world class choices of entertainment, dining, and retail, all available just a few steps away from the community. Sea La Vie has a sprawling land area of around 30,000 square meters, offering a total of 668 exquisite units. Our residents can choose from a wide array of luxurious home options, ranging from cozy 1-bedroom apartments to spacious 4-bedroom apartments, trendy lofts, charming townhouses, elegant duplexes, and opulent penthouses.The waterfront development is inspired by, and reflects, a harmonious blend of nature and modern city living brought into focus through its uninterrupted waterfront panoramic views, incorporating tranquility, style and convenience.There is no doubt that Sea La Vie is located in a prime location that suits every lifestyle from the aspirational to the adventurous.

    Looking towards the future, at Nine Yards, we have multiple projects in the pipeline constantly being worked on. Through these upcoming ventures, we aim to be a positive contributor to Abu Dhabi’s long-term development as a sustainable, diversified, and globally integrated economy.  Beyond architectural excellence, we aspire to play a vital role in shaping the future lifestyle of Abu Dhabi and the nation, reflecting its distinguished status on the world stage.

    Latest News

    Sea La Vie Wins Five Prestigious Five Star Awards at International Property Awards 2023-2024


    Further showcasing Nine Yards’ unwavering dedication to world-class quality and innovation, the company’s flagship project, Sea La Vie, has recently scooped up five international awards from the regional arm of the prestigious International Property Awards, namely the Africa & Arabia Property Awards.  An Abu Dhabi-based real estate development partnership between “EIH Ethmar International Holding” and “Al Nahda International Holding”, Nine Yards has made an astounding entry into the local and regional real estate landscape with this iconic flagship project that pushed the boundaries of property excellence to new heights, thereby putting it in hot contention for industry awards, and entitled it to these highly esteemed awards. Sea La Vie has won five awards in five distinct categories: Apartment/Condominium for Abu Dhabi, Apartment/Condominium Development, Architecture Multiple Residence, Residential High-Rise Architecture, and Residential High-Rise Development. Part of the globally established International Property Award (IPA), the Africa & Arabia Property Awards represent the pinnacle of excellence in the regional real estate industry.  In response to the awards, Mr. Ahmed Selet, Nine Yards CEO, stated, “We are thrilled to have received recognition in five diverse categories. We were keen on developing a remarkable landmark in our capital, Abu Dhabi and when you do that, usually recognition follows suit and, of course, we feel glad to see our commitment pay off.”  Strategically nestled in Yas Bay on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, the luxurious 4-tower residential complex is distinguished by its triangular design that maximizes stunning sea views. It offers a variety of stylish 1–4 bedrooms apartments, including lofts, townhouses, duplexes and penthouses. Sea La Vie also houses world class lifestyle amenities, with a strong emphasis on safety, security, and sustainability.  The property is a highly attractive investment opportunity for both private residents and commercial investors alike thanks to its proximity to Yas Creative Hub, which is poised to draw thousands of international professionals in the next few years.  “We wanted to create a real estate icon in Yas Bay which is rapidly attracting regional and global attention as a creative hub, housing around 600 media and gaming companies that draw elite professionals from around the world. The five awards come to recognize our efforts to make Sea La Vie an added value to the real estate sector in our attractive capital,” Mr. Selet added. The renowned Africa & Arabia Property Awards were launched 29 years ago to celebrate the highest levels of professionalism in the real estate sector. Properties are rigorously judged by an independent panel of over 90 industry experts chaired by Lord Caithness Lord Best, and Lord Waverley, members of the UK’s House of Lords. Their evaluations consider various factors, including design quality, innovation, originality, and commitment to sustainability.  Commenting on these factors, Mr. Selet said, “In the UAE, such factors have long been established and stressed thanks to our visionary leadership. Therefore, competition in this context must have been fierce, and we are proud to have emerged with these five awards. This positions Nine Yards as a pioneering developer locally and regionally.” The awards ceremony is scheduled to take place in Dubai on 19 October 2023. The event will be attended by leading property companies and industry luminaries from across the region. 

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    Abu Dhabi Residents Office partners with Nine Yards to boost real estate investment


    ABU DHABI, 21st September, 2023 (WAM) -- Nine Yards, an Abu Dhabi-based real estate developer, has announced the signing of a strategic agreement with the Abu Dhabi Residents Office (ADRO), a part of the Abu Dhabi Economic Development (ADDED), to boost the real estate investment sector and support Nine Yards’ clients.The agreement aligns with ADRO's strategic goals of facilitating the affairs of Abu Dhabi residents, retaining and integrating them into society, and developing smart services and benefits that enhance their lifestyle. It will also help to attract top talent, investors, and their families from across the world to Abu Dhabi, which is one of the world's most preferable cities to live and work.The partnership further enhances Abu Dhabi's attractive position as an investment hub, particularly in the real estate sector, which is a vital economic element that influences investors' trends and plans in the mid and long term.Commenting on the agreement, Hareb Al Mheiri, Executive Director, ADRO, said, “We are excited to join efforts with Nine Yards Real Estate Development, reflecting Abu Dhabi’s efforts towards economic diversification while forming a model community. These efforts aim to enhance the emirate’s high quality of life and attract and retain top talent, investors and their families in Abu Dhabi. The agreement offers a diverse package of services and programmes that aim to create exceptional and unmatched investment opportunities fostering the emirate’s position as a preferred destination to live and grow.”Ahmed Selet, Nine Yards CEO, said, “This step comes in response to the vision of the UAE’s wise leadership which aims to attract investment and develop a distinguished and unique work environment for investors and entrepreneurs. By nominating eligible investors for the Abu Dhabi Golden Visa, we contribute to our clients’ stability and convenience, which would ultimately provide further support for the capital’s diversified and sustainable economy.”Selet added, “We fully appreciate ADRO’s efforts to promote Abu Dhabi’s position as a unique global destination. Such efforts will consolidate the UAE’s economy and persistent efforts for sustainable development.”The Sea La Vie project, located on the waterfront of Yas Bay on Abu Dhabi's Yas Island, offers luxurious living with a fantastic array of entertainment options and amenities. The project consists of four towers housing 668 residential units, comprising a range of luxury apartments, lofts, townhouses, duplexes, and penthouses.Sea La Vie boasts an exceptional location that offers its residents and visitors breathtaking views. The project also features a variety of amenities, including an Infinity Lagoon, swimming pools, a children's play area, a panoramic viewing platform, a fully equipped modern gym, a sauna, paddle tennis courts, and running tracks.Investors who purchase a property for more than AED 2 million in the Sea La Vie project are eligible to apply for the Abu Dhabi Golden Visa, a 10-year long-term residence visa. This provision aligns with ADRO's vision of encouraging investment in the capital.The Abu Dhabi Golden Visa is offered to investors and distinguished talents from around the world, including professionals, researchers, physicians, scientists, inventors, talented individuals, creative people, athletes, start-up owners, and real estate investors.Overall, the Sea La Vie project is a luxurious and desirable place to live, offering its residents and visitors a world-class living experience. The Golden Visa benefits offered by the project make it an even more attractive investment opportunity.

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    Nine Yards Real Estate Development breaks ground on Sea La Vie the luxurious residential project on Yas Bay


    The project reflects sustainability practices in its entire life-cycle from planning to development and construction The project will provide 668 luxury home options, including 1 to 4-bedroom apartments, lofts, townhouses, duplexes and penthouses Abu Dhabi, UAE, 31st May, 2023: Nine Yards Real Estate Development has broken ground on Sea La Vie the iconic AED 2 billion development at Yas Bay. Sea La Vie’s site covers an area of 30,000 square meters at Yas Bay on Yas Island, one of the leading destinations for leisure and luxury in Abu Dhabi. An official ground breaking ceremony took place at the construction site in the presence of senior officials from parent companies Ethmar International Holding and Al Nahda International Holding, in addition to the executive management of Nine Yards Real Estate Development. Nine Yards, a joint venture between Ethmar International Holding and Al Nahda International Holding, is committed to crafting cutting-edge projects in some of the UAE's most iconic locations. The company’s goal is to not only create stunning architectural masterpieces, but also to contribute positively to Abu Dhabi's long-term development as a sustainable, diversified, and globally integrated economy. This vision extends far beyond architectural excellence, it aspires to play a positive contributing role in shaping the future lifestyle of Abu Dhabi and the nation, reflecting its distinguished status on the world stage.Speaking on the ground-breaking, Ahmed Selet, CEO of Nine Yards, said: “We are delighted to officially begin the works on developing the luxurious residential waterfront project, Sea La Vie. We will be working closely together with contractors and suppliers to ensure that the sustainable characteristics of this project meet the country’s long-term vision. Sea La Vie is strategically placed at the iconic Yas Bay on Yas Island, which will help us deliver our vision to develop healthy, happy and vibrant communities.”Also speaking at the VIP ceremony, Eng. Hassan Shimy, Head of Development and Projects at Nine Yards Real Estate Development said: “We are extremely proud to officially start works on this project which will provide 668 luxury home options, including 1 to 4-bedroom apartments, lofts, townhouses, duplexes and penthouses, all built around a unique infinity lagoon. With the support and collaboration of our partners, we are determined to provide perfect residences in this highly sought-after location that suits every lifestyle from the aspirational to the adventurous.”Eng. Shimy added: “The Sea La Vie development is inspired by a blend of nature and modern city living. The project will combine high-tech design with contemporary architecture, superior quality of build and the use of sustainable materials in support of environmental sustainability, thus contributing to the UAE’s long-term development as a sustainable, diversified, globally integrated economy.”

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    On Growth Path: Nine Yards To Award Construction Contracts For $544mln Abu Dhabi Project Shortly


    Abu Dhabi-based developer Nine Yards, a joint venture Ethmar International Holding and Al Nahda International Holding Group will soon award the enabling and main construction contracts for its two billion UAE dirhams ($544.53 million) waterfront project at Yas Bay on Yas Island, Ahmed Selet, Chief Executive Officer, Nine Yards, told Zawya Projects. Sea La Vie, designed by architectural and engineering consultancy firm MZ Architects, will have 668 luxury housing units and is slated for handover in 2026. The developer has two to three projects in the pipeline in the UAE, and is exploring opportunities both regionally and internationally, Selet revealed.  Nine Yards is a joint partnership between Ethmar International Holding and Al Nahda International Holding Group. Excerpts from the interview with Ahmed Selet What market factors compelled you to launch Sea La Vie in Abu Dhabi? The world is returning to business after more than two years of grappling with the COVID pandemic. The UAE proved itself to be one of the most resilient nations in terms of economic recovery from COVID, while the rest of the world is still recovering. Thanks to its quick-thinking, innovative and visionary leadership, the UAE is leading the world as a future-proof nation. Therefore, there is no better time to launch this project. The real estate market in Abu Dhabi and the rest of UAE is witnessing a massive increase in demand from local, regional and international buyers and investors, with luxury-minded customers showing an interest in buying properties. With Sea La Vie, we offer interested buyers precisely that - a vibrant community at one of the most sought-after destinations on Yas Island. Finally, the government’s incentives have been amazing, with golden visa grants, ease of doing business, more relaxed labour and family laws, and more visa options for foreigners - the options are endless. Could you share more details on Sea La Vie? When do you intend to start construction? Sea La Vie will span a total land area of approximately 30,000 square metres, and offer 668 luxury residential units, including 1 to 4-bedroom apartments, lofts, townhouses, duplexes and penthouses. We will be awarding the enabling followed by main contract works soon. The handover is scheduled for 2026, three years from now. What will be the sustainable elements of this project? Sea La Vie’s architect is MZ Architects, a firm led by Marwan Zgheib. They have designed prominent projects with a commitment to utilising sustainable systems and methods and integrating aesthetics without compromising on cultural and historical significance. We are determined to incorporate sustainable practices through Sea La Vie’s development, construction and maintenance phases of its life cycle to actively contribute to UAE’s pursuit of achieving global net-zero targets. We plan to localise the supply chain wherever possible, generating ‘in-country-value’ from breaking ground to handing over the keys, minimising CO2 emissions every step of the way. Most importantly, materials and sustainable elements of every aspect of the residential towers will be strictly in compliance with Estidama and LEED for Homes. What are the biggest challenges you see in the coming years? The biggest challenge is inflation. Globally, inflation raises the cost of construction, making off-plan properties more expensive. This becomes a hurdle for homebuyers because their power to spend or rent weakens, especially those who have to make mortgage payments. Additionally, inflation can also eat up one’s savings. That’s why individuals need to diversify their investments and spread out their savings to hedge against inflation and other unforeseen circumstances. We encourage investors and homebuyers to put their money into diversified real assets, such as real estate. Through property investment, the value will appreciate over time. Property owners can choose to generate recurring income by renting out the property or by profiting from the value of the investment by selling the property once it has been handed over and the value has appreciated. The UAE has consistently topped global rankings in terms of a safe haven to live, work, invest and thrive. Abu Dhabi’s economy is one of the most proven resilient worldwide, especially during turbulent times. Are you looking at launching new projects in the UAE this year? Yes, we have two or three projects in the pipeline. Are there plans to enter other markets in the Middle East? We are planning to expand into buoyant markets and one of those is Dubai. We are also exploring opportunities both regionally and internationally. UAE provides us with a strong base to look for opportunities elsewhere. The construction industry faces headwinds regarding rising interest rates and persisting supply chain challenges concerning construction materials. What steps have you taken to overcome these obstacles? Rising interest rates impact many economic sectors, not just construction and real estate. This is why we have chosen to be extremely diligent with our partners who we are choosing to work with. Through partnerships with well-established companies, we are assured that we will not face any obstacles to delivering the planned best-in-class projects. What is your outlook on Abu Dhabi’s real estate market? Similar to all other forecasts by consultancy firms that cover the real estate sector, we foresee that the UAE in 2023 will enjoy steady growth. The sector in the country is resilient and will thrive despite macroeconomic volatilities impacting the global real estate landscape.

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    Newly established Abu Dhabi based real estate developer “Nine Yards” launches “Sea La Vie” a two billion Dirham project at Yas Bay


    Nine Yards formed as a collaboration between Ethmar International Holding and Al Nahda International Holding Creating cutting edge residential projects in Abu Dhabi Offering a range of luxury homes from 1-4 bedroom apartments, lofts, townhouses, duplexes and penthouses. Abu Dhabi, UAE, 20 March, 2023: Nine Yards, a real estate development partnership between Ethmar International Holding and Al Nahda International Holding, enters the UAE’s real estate market launching a unique AED two billion waterfront project, located at Yas Bay on Yas Island.  Driven by strong government incentives and the recovery of the economy leading sustainable growth post COVID across the UAE and Abu Dhabi, real estate is riding the waves of a buoyant market which is need of exciting new projects, and Nine Yards is ideally placed to fill the gap in the demand for luxury homes. Speaking on the announcement, Ahmed Selet, CEO of Nine Yards, said, “Nine Yards will be at the forefront of shaping the nation’s future lifestyle, creating beautiful state-of-the-art projects in some of the country’s most iconic locations. We are constantly thinking about how communities, society and families evolve, grow, interact and live together and we believe deeply that our developments will ultimately lead to healthy, vibrant and happy communities.”  The company revealed its first real estate project, Sea La Vie located at Yas Bay, at an exclusive event attended by a number of distinguished guests. The development will be purely residential with a range of luxury home varieties from 1 to 4 bedroom apartments, lofts, townhouses, duplexes and penthouses. Inspired by a blend of tranquility, style and architecture in an exceptional waterfront destination, perfectly placed at the heart of the capital’s iconic Yas island, indeed a prime location close to the city but set apart by its unique design, ambiance and facilities. Through its up-coming developments, Nine Yards aims to be a positive contributor to Abu Dhabi’s long term development as a sustainable, diversified, globally-integrated economy.Selet concluded, “The real estate market in Abu Dhabi and the UAE is witnessing a huge increase in demand from local, regional and international buyers and investors, with luxury-minded customers from around the world showing keenness to buy properties in the UAE, but these home-buyers aren’t only looking for extravagant options, they are also seeking added value from a genuine community vibe, where they can find comfort and style with their families. At Nine Yards, we are designing our legacy through our commitment to create projects and developments that satisfy the overall need for a better life.”

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