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The private sector plays a vital role in growing the economy in Abu Dhabi and the UAE.
The Musataha concept was introduced to better support investors in delivering extraordinary projects and allow them to take control over their development with clear rights and responsibilities.
The Government has identified Partnership Projects as a method of accelerating infrastructure investment, accessing private finance and improving the delivery and quality of public assets and services.
Well-structured Partnership Projects have benefitted economies around the globe by creating jobs, fostering sustainable economic growth and stimulating private sector investment.
Why Musataha Partnership Projects?
A Musataha is a specific type of Investment Partnership between the public and the private sectors, granting an investor Musataha rights to develop a particular plot of land for a defined time period (usually long term and up to 50 years) in which the design, build, finance, operations and market risks are transferred to the private sector.
A Musataha right is a real property right, which allows its holder to develop upon and make use of land belonging to the other party.
A Musataha Partnership Contract is similar to a Build, Own, Operate, Transfer (BOOT) delivery model, between an investor and a government entity.
A Musataha right permits the holder of the property right – the Musateh – to own the assets, operate a project and maintain it for a definite period. As part of the project, the Musateh may also construct facilities, lease them, and mortgage the property.
After the agreed period, the ownership of the project assets and land is transferred back to the Government.
Outside of the emirate’s investment zones, a Musataha right can only be held by UAE nationals and companies wholly owned by UAE nationals.