Pearl Rating System Process

The Pearl Rating Systems introduce three stages of certification:

  • Design Rating is awarded upon completion of design and provides recognition of the sustainable measures incorporated during the design phase. The Design Rating is only valid until construction is complete, at which time projects will proceed to the Construction Rating.
  • Construction Rating is awarded upon completion and verification that the construction activities on the project have achieved the design intent and have incorporated the measures awarded in the Design Rating. The Pearl Construction Rating is valid for two years, at which time projects will proceed to the Operational Rating.
  • Operational Rating is unique to the Pearl Rating System. The Pearl Operational Rating verifies the operational performance of a development to ensure the design's intent has achieved its stated objectives.

There are four types of rating systems:

  • Pearl Community Rating System 
  • Pearl Building Rating System
  • Pearl Villa Rating System
  • Pearl Operational Rating System

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Plan Maritime

Abu Dhabi's mainland coastline is approximately 2,435 km long and its waters include around 215 islands and a diverse and rich marine environment, which includes fragile wetlands, mangroves and an internationally important dugong population. These marine areas will become increasingly important contributors towards the diversification of Abu Dhabi's economy, as they will help to attract greater numbers of tourists.

Plan Capital

DPM has developed Plan Capital to optimise the city's development through a comprehensive urban evolution program. In doing so, it is laying the foundations for a socially cohesive and economically sustainable community that preserves the Emirate's unique cultural heritage. This foresight to plan for infrastructure ahead of time is a key example of a visionary governance.

Plan Al Ain

Al Ain is the soul of the Emirate. Its spirit emerges from the unique conjunction of Jebel Hafeet, the nurturing oases and the majestic desert that have sustained continuous settlement over 5,000 years. It now exemplifies both the ancient Bedouin traditions and the modern aspirations of the Emirate.