Dr. Naeema Al Hosani
Geography & Urban Planning Department Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Assistant Professor of Cartography University of United Arab Emirates (UAEU)
Assessment in Urban Development
in Al Ain City
Dr. Naeema Al Hosani
Geography & Urban Planning Department
Assistant Dean for Student Aﬀairs
Assistant Professor of Cartography
University of United Arab Emirates (UAEU)
Email: [email protected]
October 14th–17th, 2015
• Al Ain, which means 'the spring' in Arabic, holds many of the emirate's
greatest cultural assets and called soul of the Emirate.
• Covering an area of 1,270,000 hectares, With a population of 0.6
million (2014) .
• Al Ain is rich in areas of archaeological and environmental importance,
characterized by the diverse landscapes of sweeping dunes and
alluvial planes, along with agricultural activity and animal husbandry.
• City is also an important economic and social hub.
• According to statistics released by the Statistics Centre-‐Abu Dhabi
shows that Al Ain residents who are growing the oldest and living for
three years longer with others.
population growth and its associated population spatio-‐
temporal dynamics (migration), which is a widespread national
and international issue of importance and interest. This
importance is based on the facts that associated and important
landscape modiﬁcations occurred as a result of many migration-‐
• This study includes several speciﬁc research objectives. Among
these, the following were be considered to be the primary
• To investigate the socio-‐cultural impact among educators (UAEU)
in Al Ain city land use map, and how satisﬁed are they with Quality
of services oﬀered by Al Ain city
• To examine the people’s (UAEU) opinion of the major changes in
landscape elements, their importance, methods to meet the
increased multicultural needs of the population.
• To identify new developments in this city in order to best
accommodate the increasing cultural diversity of its population.
• Plan Al Ain 2030 comprises a regional and urban structure framework
• This plan was developed to evaluate current and future development
challenges in Al Ain and support the evolution of the city into a model
• 2030 Urban Structure Framework Plan, released in 2009, covers the
City of Al Ain.
• Plan Al Ain Region 2030 Regional Structure Framework Plan covers the
20 settlements of the Al Ain Region.
• This long-‐term plan is part of the overall vision for the region of Al Ain.
• Plan Al Ain 2030 promises special treatment for the city’s oases,
ensuring that they remain at the heart of the community for
generations to come.
• It supports traditional Bedouin living too.
• The Urban Structure Framework Plan began creating a regional
development strategy for the settlements located in Al Ain region.
• The Al Ain Regional Structure Framework combine together with the
Al Ain City Urban Structure Framework Plan
• This plan was design for much-‐needed balance between conservation
• It explores the need to conserve ground water resources and protect
was carefully balances between facing globalization, on the
one hand, and local/ethnical identities on the other.
• Using a traditional approach it combines a strategic
consideration based on local identity with a structural
framework, intended to foster the authentic Arabic identity of
Al Ain while supporting continuous evolution and growth.
• Data was collected using a mixed-‐methods approach that combines
both quantitative and qualitative forms. Primary data was collected
through key informant through interview among educators (UAEU) in
Al Ain. Second data was collected from Al Ain Municipality sector such as
professions from Al Ain Town Planning section and a questionnaire
• The collected data was coded and analyzed using Excel program.
• The data is presented using graphical techniques like charts.
• Plan Al Ain aims to present an intelligent and achievable framework for
expanding Al Ain into an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable
• Through a balance of conservation and development, Plan Al Ain 2030 will foster
the authentic Arabic identity of Al Ain whilst supporting a continuously evolving
• Plan Al Ain 2030 strikes a delicate and much-‐needed balance between
conservation and development
• Plan Al Ain 2030 was developed to make a modiﬁcation for Al Ain's future
generations by designing structures that can improve sustainability of various
aspects of the city.
• The author wishes to THANK all the UAEU staﬀs and Faculties who
participated in this study for their great eﬀorts in the study's