Estidama and Urban Development
Planning permission from the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council
(UPC) is required for all strategic developments in the Emirate.
The Development Review Process ensures individual developments knit
together and advance Vision 2030, and at the same time are aligned
with the Estidama requirements. For more information on the UPC's
Development Review Process please visit UPC &
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.