Dubai is to become home to the world’s largest man-made lagoon, the developer of Crystal Lagoons has announced.
The project will be constructed in Mohammed bin Rashid City’s District One residential community, a joint venture between the Dubai-based Meydan Group and real estate developer Sobha.
The new lagoon will be four times bigger than the world’s current largest lagoon, covering almost 40 hectares, and will be entered into the Guinness World Records once completed.
The lagoon will have custom-made beaches, luxury residences, green parklands, waterways, a high end shopping and dining pavilion and large recreational spaces.
“Caribbean landscapes are no longer exclusive to tropical destinations. Our pioneering concept and state-of-the-art technology, which allows for sustainable, swimmable, turquoise lagoons of unlimited sizes to be built and maintained at low cost anywhere in the world, is proving extremely popular with our growing list of partners across the Middle East,” said Kevin P Morgan, CEO, Crystal Lagoons.
“Dubai gives us an outstanding strategic position in the Middle East, and the opportunity to participate in a world-class development that adds prestige to our current project portfolio,” he added.
Crystal Lagoons’s global portfolio of 250 projects, located in 50 countries, includes five Middle East-based developments. The company has completed two lagoons in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh and a project in Jordan, while two other projects are currently under development in Oman and the UAE.
Morgan said that the company is also involved in discussions for a number of tourism projects in Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE and Egypt.
“As the only company in the world offering this concept and technology, we continue to expand globally and revolutionize the real estate market by partnering with international developers and resort operators to improve overall sales prices, velocity, and project densities,” said Morgan.
“Based on our track record in the Middle East, we have proven that our technology can add value to a top destination, making beachfront real estate a reality anywhere in the world.”