Cranes, bulldozers, and lots of dust It’s virtually impossible not to notice all the construction happening in Bahrain. So what’s happening?
The specialist hospital in Jaffair, the new water park near Askar, The Formula One track, the 3 major resorts. What does this all mean?
Durrat Al Bahrain Aqua Park is expected to open this summer. The BD6 million water recreational park built on the southern
tip of the island will be the first of many attractions planned for this area.
It will boast 13 state of the art computerized rides, a wave machine including a flow rider simulator for surfers, a family wave pool, a children’s pool, and a crazy ride. The park has already received an initial Class A rating from the US based World Water Park Association. The centre plans to be open daily and offer a free daily shuttle from Manama and several key locations around the island. There is also ample parking.
The BD10 million Novotel Al Dana Resort is planned for a soft opening in October 2002. The resort is being developed along the Sheikh Hamad Causeway between Muharraq and Manama.
The 180 rooms and suites promise up-market 4 star facilities and have been designed to resemble a Bedouin village and reflect traditional Bahraini architecture. There will be another 25 floating chalets and full resort activities as well as a business centre. The location is close to both the airport and city centre.
The $1 billion (BD378m) Amwaj Island is well ahead of schedule and on its way to completion. It ‘s being developed north east of Muharram and plans have been finalized to develop the island into a Smart City. US based Cisco Systems and Oracle will be overseeing the initial infrastructure for multi-service networking. The most advanced technology will be incorporated to create a state of the art business and private communication service.
The complex will offer round the clock security, swimming pools, gyms, marinas, jetties for individual boats, restaurants, coffee shops and more. The creation of 9.5 km of beach front is already underway. 1,200 plots with private beaches are on offer and 300 plots have already been sold. Properties are available for purchase by international investors and non GCC citizens.
The BD300 million Durrat Al Bahrain is under construction on the southern tip of the island and also offers a foreign property ownership scheme. It is eventually planned to have as many 5,000 residential units and property owners have the option of designing and building their dream home within this exclusive complex.