UAE Purchases American Land for $55 Million to Build Compound

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) reportedly purchased 18 acres of land along the Potomac River in northern Virginia for $55 million with the intention of building a compound.

Report from Breitbart:

Three adjacent lots; 1019, 1049, and 1079, located in McLean were purchased by the UAE government in 2022, according to a report from the Washington Business Journal (WBJ). Currently, there are no buildings on the land besides an outhouse.

The properties were bought from a trust linked to Richard L. Adams Jr., the founder of UUNet Technologies, a commercial internet service provider.

At the beginning of May, paperwork was filed with Fairfax County Department of Planning and Zoning to allow “a single diplomatic residence” to be built on each lot of land for government officials from the UAE to “host a significant number of family members” and friends.

The diplomatic residence located at 1049 would be roughly 23,947 square feet and would host around 13 to 17 rooms, while the diplomatic residence located at 1019 would reportedly be the largest and have “two wings.” The diplomatic residence located at 1079 would be the smallest, according to the documents filed.

An “arrival court” would connect all three properties and the properties would be surrounded by a cart path, according to the paperwork.