Residential compounds reserved for single, male expats will be built on seven plots of land across Al Ain. The move forms part of Al Ain Municipality's effort to clear family neighbourhoods of bachelors living in shared accommodation, The National's Arabic-language sister newspaper Al Ittihad has reported.
The project will be implemented under the supervision of the Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, with funding from Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank.
Dr Matar Mohammed Al Nuaimi, director general of Al Ain Municipality, said the presence of single, male expats in family neighbourhoods where Emiratis live had a "negative effect".
He said the new project would provide bachelors a suitable alternative.