Members of the media were recently invited to a site visit of the Qetaifan Island North, the first and main development of Qetaifan Projects, a real estate development company, fully owned by Katara Hospitality.

The island is currently under development and will soon be home to a state-of-the-art waterpark, luxurious hotels, unrivalled accommodation and world-class facilities that make it a modern, globally competitive community with a unique design that is inspired by the rich culture and nature of the region.

This thriving waterfront hub represents a thrilling new way of life, as well as a symbol of vision, insight, and aspiration to develop into an internationally recognised landmark location and Qatar’s future iconic destination.

Learn more about the luxury island here: Qetaifan Island North 

Qetaifan Island North

Overall Information:

  • Island area 1.3 million sqm
  • Average 7,000 labours onsite working 24/7
  • 15 million working man-hours
  • Average 3,000 cars/vehicles entering/exiting the site every day
  • Five different contractors working on the project (CCC, JTC, QBEC, REDCO)
  • Design and construction supervision by Atkins

Beach Club

  • Plot Area 31,500 sqm
  • 100 parking bays
  • Visitors 150 – 250
  • Office persons 60
  • Ground Floor, Mezzanine Floor, First and Second Floor


  • Four beaches
  • Canal length 1.2 km
  • Canal width varies 20 to 65 m
  • Depth 3m
  • Height from canal bed to the top of canal wall 6 m
  • Three concrete structure road bridges
  • Three steel structure pedestrian bridges
  • Three stepped walls
  • Two mangroves
  • One mangrove island
  • One floating stage
  • Three abra stations
  • Three temporary access bunds
  • Two temporary cofferdams
  • 15 navigation aid
  • 87 fibreglass reinforced plastic safety ladders
  • Surrounded by linear park and promenade


  • Plot area 250,000 sqm
  • 21 towers
  • 26 buildings
  • 15 pools
  • Icon Tower 85 m high
  • Icon Tower with 12 slides
  • 45 Cabanas
  • 4 Food & Beverage
  • 5 Train Stations

Icon Tower is registered for two world records attempts:

  • Tallest waterslide
  • Most waterslides from a single tower

The water park also boasts a Wave Pool Bar, an Italian restaurant, a Beach Bar and an Icon Island restaurant!

Infrastructure and Landscape: The Linear Park has shade structures, cycling tracks, an outdoor gym area, greenery areas, and kids play areas.


  • Plot area 68,000 sqm
  • 335 keys
  • 10 chalets, two bedrooms in each
  • One private beach
  • Souq Building
  • One mock-up building that includes 40 sqm typical room, 60 sqm deluxe room (8), 80 sqm suite room (6)
  • 400 Parking spaces located on the ground floor and basement
  • Three ramps to basement
  • Three pools – main pool, family pool and kids pool
  • Basement floor, ground floor, Mezzanine 1, Mezzanine 2
  • Typical floors 1-5 – 4,000 sqm each floor – 67 guest rooms each floor
  • One substation
  • Three restaurants – All day dining – Turkish (GF), Fine dining and Bar (M2) and Specialty dining – Argentinian (M2)
  • Visitors 1,500
  • Employees 400
  • Guest Room Management System (GRMS)
  • Guest Room Automation System enables hotel owners to provide their guests with the convenience of controlling multiple functions in their room including lighting, temperature, drapes and audio/video systems using automated interfaces.

Retail Plaza 

  • Plot Area 43,000 sqm
  • Total of 13 buildings
  • Total of 335 parking bays on the ground floor and basement


  • Plot area 15,000 sqm
  • Built-Up Area 3,800 sqm
  • GFA 2,800 sqm
  • 160 parking bays
  • Worshippers 2,500

Festival Plaza 

  • Waterfront – Nine blocks
  • Arabian Souq – Six blocks
  • Total 15 buildings
  • Total 1,100 parking bays on the Ground Floor and on Basement 1 and 2


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