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Abu Dhabi’s entertainment hub Al Qana on track for 2021 launch

Developer says project is a realisation of a seven-year vision from Al Barakah that will positively refresh Abu Dhabi’s reputation

UAE-based Al Barakah International Investment has said that more than 90% of the work have been completed on Al Qana, Abu Dhabi’s latest entertainment destination, which is due to open this year.

Revealing some of the progress milestones of the project’s components, Al Barakah said that 95% of the aquarium is completed at the project whereas 85% of the cinema has already been built. Additionally, 85% of the landscaping is completed, while the food and beverage outlets are gearing up to take handover of their units.

Elaborating on the project, Al Barakah International Investment also stated that 85% of construction work on The Bridge Wellness hub is completed whereas The Marina and its berths are 100% installed.

A premium waterfront project, Al Qana will offer visitors access to state-of-the art facilities and exciting dining and entertainment activities for families and children, according to a statement from Al Barakah International Investment.

Commenting on the progress, Fouad Mashal, CEO of Al Barakah International Investment, said: “Al Qana is our ultimate touristic project that will provide a very unique experience we all envision for the Entertainment and Tourism sectors in the UAE. As the tourism sector recovers from the travel restrictions due to the pandemic, Al Qana would be ready to receive visitors in 2021.”

“We are almost there, and it will be worth the wait! 2021 is the year we and the UAE celebrate the country’s 50th anniversary.”

“Our top priority is to adapt to the new social norms in place to ensure the safety of visitors coming to this special social destination. Our team is working on new protocols and procedures with the relevant authorities to ensure the required guidelines are applied fully at our premises. There are exciting times ahead of us and Al Qana will be a unique contribution to this,” he stated.

Meanwhile, Stuart Gissing, general manager of Al Qana, pointed out that there were high expectations for Al Qana, a cornerstone development for the future of the UAE.

He added that it’s the realisation of a seven-year vision from Al Barakah International Investment that will positively enhance Abu Dhabi’s reputation.

“We are committed to bring to the market a new way of experiencing entertainment. We are not a mall but a vibrant lifestyle destination of entertainment for all age brackets,” he concluded.

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