Al Reem Island is a natural island located 600 metres (2,000 ft) off the coast of the Abu Dhabi island . It is a mixed-purpose community, featuring both residential and commercial developments, as well as a variety of retail outlets, leisure facilities, and schools. It is also one of the designated freehold areas in Abu Dhabi , where expats and foreign investors can own freehold property . The residential and commercial development of Al Reem Island is currently under construction on a natural 633-hectare island , close to Abu Dhabi city . It offers a fulfilling cosmopolitan lifestyle , with a bounty of dining outlets, cafe, malls, beaches, schools and more.