UAE-based Al Barakah International Investment (BII) said work on its new social dining and entertainment destination, Al Qana, in the capital Abu Dhabi, was progressing as per schedule and the touristic waterfront project was likely to be open to visitors in Q4 of 2020.
Al Qana is located on the historic natural Khor Al Maqta, the waterway bordering the mainland in close proximity to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The development is in a prime location for both residents and tourists with a number of five-star hotels in the neighbourhood.
It is the first-ever project being implemented on the build-operate-transfer (BOT) model by the Abu Dhabi Municipality (ADM) along with BII.
International Construction Contracting Company (ICCC) is the lead contractor in charge of the development of the project. The project comes within the framework of one of the most successful public-private partnerships in the emirates.
Al Qana is a unique waterfront destination bringing a new definition of social dining and entertainment in Abu Dhabi. The development is one of the much-anticipated touristic landmarks in the capital featuring seven anchor destinations spanning over 2.4 km of scenic and picturesque waterfront walkways.
Once ready, the project will boast a unique collection of attractions from waterside eateries, cinema experiences and Middle East’s largest aquarium to mega leisure projects such as the yacht marina, a first-of-its-kind wellness hub and the UAE’s debut VR park.
It will also feature a kids’ action zone, outdoor skatepark, and landscaped community spaces that are aimed at encouraging social interaction.
According to BII, the touristic waterfront project will offer visitors an unparalleled modern lifestyle experience in Abu Dhabi.
To ensure a quality lifestyle, Al Qana has set aside over 50 per cent of the leasable area for entertainment with its main focus on “recreation and fun for all”.