Planning permission from Urban Planning is required for all strategic developments in the Emirate.
The Development Review Process ensures individual developments knit together and advance the Abu Dhabi Plan, and at the same time are aligned with the Estidama requirements. For more information on Urban Planning's Development Review Process please visit Urban Development and Estidama Sector in Urban Planning offices.
After a project receives Detailed Planning Approval, then the full requirements of the PRS Design Rating become applicable. Achievement of the Design Rating is required before obtaining building permits with the Municipalities.