Abu Dhabi To Get A Stunning Waterfront Destination This Ramadan

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by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
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Abu Dhabi will soon get a new entertainment destination complete with apartments, theatre, and the regions largest aquarium. Developed by Al Barakah International Investments, Al Qana is set to open after Ramadan this year. 

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Al Qana Will Be Home To Middle East’s Largest Aquarium

Developed by Al Barakah International Investments, the waterfront destination stretches across 2.4 km. That’s not all! It will also be home to Middle East’s largest aquarium. So, that’s another new attraction in Abu Dhabi you must look forward to.

Credits: rmi.ae

Credits: rmi.ae

That aside, the project will also have a cinema hall, dedicated areas for indoor and outdoor sports, jogging and cycling tracks and a delectable range of restaurants. Three and four floored furnished luxury apartments, are also part of the massive project.

Moataz Mashal, Managing Director of developer BII said: “Al Qana will offer a new lifestyle for residents through exciting dining destinations and convenient facilities. It will also be an attractive place for tourists, in close proximity to many of the most famous landmarks in the city.”

The project aims to make Abu Dhabi a major hub for tourism, business and lifestyle.

Also read: Sea World Will Be The Next Attraction To Open On Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island

Other Attractions Opening Soon In Abu Dhabi

1. Club Social

One of the biggest music fest in the region, Club Social will be back with a bang from 12 to 14 March. While the exact location and schedule is yet to be confirmed, we hear there will be two international acts as well as the Battle of the Bands – where UAE’s upcoming musicians will compete in front of a a live crowd. Plus, there will be loads of food trucks, entertainment, water sports and much more so you can hang around for an entire day.

2. Snow Abu Dhabi

The world’s largest snow park is coming to Abu Dhabi. The property is the brain child of Al Farwaniya Property Developers, Majid Al Futtaim Ventures and Thinkwell and will be docked at the Reem Mall. When it opens it will offer one-of-its-kind entertainment and leisure spread across 125,000 sq ft.

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The park is said to feature over thirteen rides, spread across several designated zones. Blizzard’s Bazaar, Snowflake Garden and Flurries’ Mountain are some of the rides guests can expect at this world-class snow park. Right before entering the park, visitors can also stroll around the Blizzard’s Bazaar- a store that sells winter clothing, postcards, hats and other souvenirs you can take back. The park will also have a Snowflake Garden, where visitors can play in the snow, and build their own snowman.

Construction for the park is in full swing and once opened, the park will maintain a temperature of -2° C, with a snow depth of 500mm. Lastly, the park will also house 450 stores and 100 dining options as well as a range of entertainment venues.

3. Reem Mall

Abu Dhabi will have yet another fascinating spot for shopaholics. The Reem mall on the Reem island will be a shoppers paradise- decked with over 450 shops. Shopping aside, the mall will also be home to the world’s largest snow park, a multiplex cinema, and 85 food and drink outlets.

4. Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi will soon be home to an art museum – Guggenheim. Reflecting the Islamic and middle-eastern cultures, the museum is said to be an imitation of the Guggenheim Foundation in New York. Tourism Abu Dhabi, recently confirmed that work is well under progress. However, a launch date has not been finalised as yet.

Credits: Guggenheim.org

Credits: Guggenheim.org

5. National Aquarium

The largest aquarium in the Middle East- The National Aquarium is all set to open in the capital city. The new Aquarium is all set to enthrall the marine enthusiasts with its 10-zone gigantic structure measuring over 7000 square meters. With its expansive structure, it is expected to host about a million visitors every year. Visitors will witness an exorbitant 33,000 marine creatures with 250 species on display, including UAE’s largest reptile- a seven-metre long python.

7. Flamingo Observation Tower

This year, you can catch a glimpse of the pink birds at Al Wathba Wetland Reserve from a height, thanks to the stunning new observation deck. For the uninhibited, the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve is a collection of manmade and natural waters, comprising wetlands, salt flats, fossilised sands and dunes. The reserve is home to over 250 species of birds, plant life, aquatic species and dragon flies. However, the main attraction remains the 4000 flamingoes that makes it their home ever spring. The tower is expected to open sometime this year.

Abu Dhabi will soon get a new entertainment destination complete with apartments, theatre, and the regions largest aquarium. Developed by Al Barakah International Investments, Al Qana is set to open after Ramadan this year. 

Al Qana Will Be Home To Middle East’s Largest Aquarium

Developed by Al Barakah International Investments, the waterfront destination stretches across 2.4 km. That’s not all! It will also be home to Middle East’s largest aquarium. So, that’s another new attraction in Abu Dhabi you must look forward to.

Credits: rmi.ae

Credits: rmi.ae

 

That aside, the project will also have a cinema hall, dedicated areas for indoor and outdoor sports, jogging and cycling tracks and a delectable range of restaurants. Three and four floored furnished luxury apartments, are also part of the massive project.

Moataz Mashal, Managing Director of developer BII said: “Al Qana will offer a new lifestyle for residents through exciting dining destinations and convenient facilities. It will also be an attractive place for tourists, in close proximity to many of the most famous landmarks in the city.”

The project aims to make Abu Dhabi a major hub for tourism, business and lifestyle.

Other Attractions Opening Soon In Abu Dhabi

1. Club Social

One of the biggest music fest in the region, Club Social will be back with a bang from 12 to 14 March. While the exact location and schedule is yet to be confirmed, we hear there will be two international acts as well as the Battle of the Bands – where UAE’s upcoming musicians will compete in front of a a live crowd. Plus, there will be loads of food trucks, entertainment, water sports and much more so you can hang around for an entire day.

2. Snow Abu Dhabi

The world’s largest snow park is coming to Abu Dhabi. The property is the brain child of Al Farwaniya Property Developers, Majid Al Futtaim Ventures and Thinkwell and will be docked at the Reem Mall. When it opens it will offer one-of-its-kind entertainment and leisure spread across 125,000 sq ft.

Credits: Gulf news

 

The park is said to feature over thirteen rides, spread across several designated zones. Blizzard’s Bazaar, Snowflake Garden and Flurries’ Mountain are some of the rides guests can expect at this world-class snow park. Right before entering the park, visitors can also stroll around the Blizzard’s Bazaar- a store that sells winter clothing, postcards, hats and other souvenirs you can take back. The park will also have a Snowflake Garden, where visitors can play in the snow, and build their own snowman.

Construction for the park is in full swing and once opened, the park will maintain a temperature of -2° C, with a snow depth of 500mm. Lastly, the park will also house 450 stores and 100 dining options as well as a range of entertainment venues.

3. Reem Mall

Abu Dhabi will have yet another fascinating spot for shopaholics. The Reem mall on the Reem island will be a shoppers paradise- decked with over 450 shops. Shopping aside, the mall will also be home to the world’s largest snow park, a multiplex cinema, and 85 food and drink outlets.

4. Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi will soon be home to an art museum – Guggenheim. Reflecting the Islamic and middle-eastern cultures, the museum is said to be an imitation of the Guggenheim Foundation in New York. Tourism Abu Dhabi, recently confirmed that work is well under progress. However, a launch date has not been finalised as yet.

Credits: Guggenheim.org

Credits: Guggenheim.org

5. National Aquarium

The largest aquarium in the Middle East- The National Aquarium is all set to open in the capital city. The new Aquarium is all set to enthrall the marine enthusiasts with its 10-zone gigantic structure measuring over 7000 square meters. With its expansive structure, it is expected to host about a million visitors every year. Visitors will witness an exorbitant 33,000 marine creatures with 250 species on display, including UAE’s largest reptile- a seven-metre long python.

7. Flamingo Observation Tower

This year, you can catch a glimpse of the pink birds at Al Wathba Wetland Reserve from a height, thanks to the stunning new observation deck. For the uninhibited, the Al Wathba Wetland Reserve is a collection of manmade and natural waters, comprising wetlands, salt flats, fossilised sands and dunes. The reserve is home to over 250 species of birds, plant life, aquatic species and dragon flies. However, the main attraction remains the 4000 flamingoes that makes it their home ever spring. The tower is expected to open sometime this year.

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