A Maldivian-style resort in Qatar is set to open in July
Banana Island Village Resort & Spa, a Maldivian-style resort located in the Arabian Gulf is near completion for its soft launch.
Located 3.5km from Hamad International Airport, the resort features self-sufficient luxury villas constructed along the perimeter of a once uninhabited curved island.
A project of UrbaCon General Contracting (UCC), Banana Island resort will open doors to its visitors in July or August, said the COO of UCC Glyn Thomas. “As you can imagine, there is a lot to do from a design-and-build point of view. We really only got the go-ahead on the concept in about mid-March , so the detailed design itself took about four to five months,” said Thomas about the 18-month project, which is spread across an area that is 100m long and 117m wide.
Qatar properties such as The Pearl Qatar, constructed with strong design inspirations from Venetian architecture, are primarily residential in nature, which makes Banana Island Village Resort & Spa the first of its kind. Considering the dearth of recreational sites in Qatar, “the island would act as a great getaway for many without having to travel, and likely to capture the interests of many of the local residents,” offers Khalifa Al Misnad, a Qatari real estate company owner.
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