The Shams project will be developed on Reem Island in Abu Dhabi by Sorouh Real Estate and occupy approximately 25% of the island. It will occupy 1.32 million square meters of which, 90% will be dedicated to residential buildings and has a potential of developing 22,000 residential units which will house around 100,000 people whereas the rest will be available for commercial use and recreational facilities.
The entrance will be marked by The Gate Shams Abu Dhabi, which consists of 8 buildings. It will also contain one of the largest parks in the UAE covering an area of a million square metres. It will be linked to mainland Abu Dhabi by two bridges. It will be developed in numerous phases and the first phase is expected to be completed by 2009 and the whole project by 2011.