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A rendering of the upcoming project

Al Qana to bring a new world of entertainment, leisure to Abu Dhabi

ABU DHABI, April 2, 2019

A new entertainment, dining and leisure destination is set to open in Abu Dhabi by the end of 2020, located on the Khor Al Maqta waterway.

The waterfront development, spread over seven districts spanning over 2.4km, will offer a unique collection of attractions from waterside eateries, cinema experiences, the Middle East’s largest aquarium, yacht marina, a wellness hub, and much more.

The project, named Al Qana, is being developed by Al Barakah International Investment (BII) and Abu Dhabi Municipality and will be in a prime location for both residents and tourists.
Al Qana’s features are aimed at encouraging social interaction and providing a healthy, balanced lifestyle, and contributing to the happiness of residents and visitors. This aspect of the development is essential as happiness and well-being rankings are rising in importance as measure of a city’s health, prosperity and success. To ensure that quality lifestyle, Al Qana is also focused towards recreation and fun for all, with over 50 per cent of the leasable area being assigned to entertainment.

To underline the significant steps taken towards 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.
Moataz Mashal, managing director of Al Barakah International Investment, said: "Al Qana will offer a new lifestyle for residents through exciting dining destinations and convenient facilities, whilst also being an attractive place for tourists to visit, in close proximity to many of the most famous landmarks in the capital.”
Stuart Gissing, general manager of Al Qana, said: "Our distinctive districts 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, vibrant mix of complementary commercial services and facilities that bolster the value to investors, tenants and customers.”
He added: “We have been looking for the best experts in their fields and made key hires as we remain committed to creating a quality multi-excitement destination that will keep pace with ever-growing need to offer entertainment and memorable experiences at every level, with the requirements of visitors, whilst also reflecting Abu Dhabi’s multicultural society.”

Al Qana is a landmark that will be positioned prominently in the social fabric of Abu Dhabi, nearby the heart of the new city. It will also be close to other major developments and attractions such as Warner Bros, Ferrari World and Louvre Abu Dhabi, with a direct eye-line view of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which attracts millions of visitors a year. - TradeArabia News Service


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