New waterfront leisure hub

Within the framework of the public-private partnership, Al Barakah International Investment (BII) and Abu Dhabi Municipality, continues the progress of their joint waterfront development, Al Qana. Open to visitors in Q4 2020, the project will offer a modern lifestyle experience in Abu Dhabi.

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Al Qana is developing seven key districts spanning over 2.4 km of scenic and picturesque waterfront walkways. The project offers a unique collection of attractions from waterside eateries, cinema experiences, the Middle East’s largest aquarium, yacht marina, first-of-its-kind wellness hub, first to the UAE VR park, kids’ action zone, outdoor skatepark and landscaped community spaces that are aimed at encouraging social interaction. Al Qana is located on the historic natural Khor Al Maqta, the waterway bordering the mainland in close proximity to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Adjacent to the neighbouring five-star hotels, the development is in a prime location for both residents and tourists.

Moataz Mashal, Managing Director, BII said, “This new landmark destination will play a key role in supporting the government to realise its vision of enhancing Abu Dhabi’s status as one of the world’s most popular destinations for business, leisure, lifestyle and entertainment. Al Qana will offer a new lifestyle for residents through exciting dining destinations, whilst also being an attractive place for tourists to visit, in close proximity to many of the most famous landmarks in the capital.” Over 50 per cent of Al Qana’s leasable area is being assigned to entertainment. To underline the significant steps taken towards the completion of the project, Al Qana has brought on board a key partner, The National Aquarium of Abu Dhabi, which will be the largest of its kind in the Middle East.

Stuart Gissing, General Manager, Al Qana said, “Our distinctive district’s concept and ideal location are already attracting major regional and international concepts, including food and beverage, leisure and entertainment brands looking to become part of the city’s next waterfront lifestyle hub. Since the launch of the project, our team of experts have been working closely with the authorities and our partners to ensure a unique mix of complementary commercial services and facilities.”

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