Musanada is quickly becoming one of the most important organisations in Abu Dhabi. Since 2005, the government has been keen to improve the quality of its services by taking work such as construction and facilities management away from state departments so they can focus on their core business.

The government aims to improve the cost-effectiveness and efficiency of these services by centralising them under the management of Musanada, and thereby improving their provision by the organisations Musanada supports. The firm does this with a small team of 150 people, who engage and manage private sector service providers.

As a government-controlled entity, Musanada’s priorities reflect those of the government. So far, most of its work has been focused on two key areas: education and housing.

The challenge for Musanada in the housing sector is huge. It has to complete the Shamkha South project and then start the even larger Al-Wathba North. These projects, together with other housing developments that the executive council has charged Musanada with delivering, should mean that construction will continue to be the company’s priority for at least the next five years.