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Crystal Lagoons announced the operational launch of the phase of its Meydan mega lagoons project. Part of the high-profile District 1 community at the upcoming Mohammad Bin Rashid City development, the initial phase has been completed as part of a mega lagoon project covering a total of 40 hectares.
A joint venture between Meydan Group and Sobha Developers, phase one also includes a housing project with nine test homes, which, together with the lagoon, serve as a showpiece for the development.
The next phases of the lagoon project, approximately 8 hectares in total, will be delivered in 2016, with an additional 9 hectares to be completed by 2017.
"The initial phase of the lagoon at Meydan is just the precursor to what will ultimately be the world's largest connected crystalline lagoon when all 40 hectares are transformed into an aquatic playground for water sports, poolside relaxation and family fun," said Kevin P. Morgan, CEO, Crystal Lagoons. “And our pioneering concept and state-of-the-art technology allows for the cost-effective construction and operations of lagoons of any size and in any location- whether ifs in the middle of a harsh desert environment or up in the remotest mountain community.”
The company also announced eight new developments added to its portfolio in the Middle East. The new projects include the Radmis Egypt lagoon, the second development for the company in Egypt. The company will also be venturing into Saudi Arabia for the first time, with two major developments under construction in Jeddah.
"With ongoing investment into tourism infrastructure in key markets across the region, from Oman to Saudi Arabia, and a positive economic outlook for a number of GCC nations specifically, this really is an exciting time to be at the forefront of leisure development in the Middle East," said Morgan. "In bringing this kind of revolutionary technology to the market, we are supporting key tourism players and government bodies in further positioning the region as a hub for unique, quality-driven leisure experiences.”
The company's global portfolio of 300 projects located in 60 countries now includes eight operational or under development sites in the Middle East, including those in Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oman and the UAE. Its technology makes it possible for people to enjoy an authentic beach experience in previously unimaginable locations, such as the desert or in the centre of major cities, with the potential to add economic value to tourism destinations.
Designed to be self-cleaning, the lagoons use up to 100 times less chemicals than traditional systems, and only 2 per cent of the energy required by conventional filtering technologies, making them incredibly sustainable.
Source: Property Weekly