From desert to tropical island? Dubai to create largest artificial lagoon
The city of superlatives is all set to add yet another feather to its cap – the world’s largest man-made lagoon.
The project said to be the latest and grandest yet by Crystal Lagoons Corp, the patented technology developer of giant lagoons, will be launched at the Cityscape Global 2013 which kicks off on October 8 in Dubai.
Upon completion, the lagoon will be entered into the Guinness Book of Records, said a statement released by the company on Wednesday.
The project involves the construction of the world’s largest manmade lagoon, covering 40 hectares, nearly four times bigger than the world’s largest existing lagoon.
To be located in the upscale Mohammad Bin Rashid City – District One residential community, the lagoon will form an integral part of the $7 billion (Dh25.69 billion) project.
The new lagoon with its expansive custom-made beaches will offer unlimited scope for swimming, water sports and other water-based leisure activities and will be a core amenity within Mohammad Bin Rashid City – District One’s 47 million square feet of freehold land.
The expansive development will also feature luxury residences, green parklands, waterways, a high-end shopping and dining pavilion and large recreational spaces.
Crystal Lagoons has completed two lagoons in the popular Egyptian resort of Sharm Al Shaikh - including currently the world’s largest lagoon at 12 hectares – and another project in Jordan, while two other projects are under development in Oman and the UAE.
Kevin P. Morgan, CEO of Crystal Lagoons, said, “As the only company in the world offering this concept and technology, we continue to expand globally and revolutionise the real estate market.
“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.”
With the announcement of its new Dubai project, Crystal Lagoons is also on the way to securing its third Guinness World Records title for the world’s largest man-made lagoon, building on the success of its San Alfonso del Mar, Chile, and Sharm Al Shaikh, Egypt, locations.