Located at Qatar’s new Lusail City, Qetaifan Island North is an eco-friendly, luxurious choice for families to enjoy quality time together. The exclusive island has the latest smart technology in exclusive villas and apartments, allowing for the ultimate in comfort and relaxation.

History of Qetaifan Island:

The sales launch of the first phase of mixed use and residential plots began in late 2019, while the second phase was launched in November 2020. HE Sheikh Nasser Bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, Managing Director of Qetaifan Projects, said at the launch that there was high demand of Qetaifan Island North’s Phase 1 villa plots, launched last year during the Cityscape exhibition. After studying the market and by offering competitive prices and payment facilities to owners and investors, and in continuation of the company’s success, the sales launch of Phase 2 villa plots was announced, consisting of 51 plots including beach access villas, waterfront villas, and garden villas.

HE Sheikh Nasser Bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani commented:

We have launched a new real estate product for the first time in the Middle East, which is 10 villa plots with access to a five-star operated beach, at competitive prices, and financing facilities for either owners or investors.’

HE Sheikh Nawaf bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani, Chairman of Katara Hospitality and Qetaifan Projects, stated that the demand for investment in phase 1 of Qetaifan Island North is a clear reflection of the position the company has in the local real estate development market, and that the project represents a starting point for Qetaifan Projects towards developing more projects and serving various state sectors.

Qetaifan Island North

Investors will be able to benefit from the returns of the Qetaifan Island North project via the safe environment achieved by the state to encourage and attract foreign investment and create new opportunities. This will positively affect the local market, encouraging competition and boosting many sectors. 

According to HE Sheikh Nawaf bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani, Qetaifan Island North is an important part of the plans to host the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022TM. The project has the capacity to accommodate a large number of hotels, retail outlets, restaurants, and unique recreational facilities such as the waterpark and the vast green spaces. Not only this, it represents a commitment to investing in the development of the tourism industry and strengthening the hospitality sector in Qatar. Katara Hospitality aims to change the world of hospitality through investment and innovation, leaving a prominent legacy for future generations in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.

About the island project:

The island is the first and main project of developer Qetaifan Projects, a limited liability real estate development company founded in October 2017 and fully owned by Katara Hospitality, a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar. Qetaifan Projects aims to support the country’s long-term economic vision by building cities with sustainable and intelligent infrastructure.

Qetaifan Island North is a unique project spanning approximately 1.3 mn sq m with 830,000 sq m of vibrant attractions and entertainment facilities. It will feature seven beaches, making the island an important part of Lusail City’s distinct waterfront. 

Luxury hotels on the island, with all the usual high-end facilities, will allow visitors to fully appreciate and immerse themselves in the view and comfort on offer. For the residential community, beachfront villas and well-appointed apartments will be available, and amenities will include a school, medical centre and mosque. 

Hotel guests, residents and visitors will be able to enjoy a number of retail services, including a retail plaza and souq. The latter will overlook Linear Park, the main artery of the island and which will link all the various zones together. Running through the park will be an artificial Salt Canal, linked to the sea, for activities such as fishing and boating. 

Watersports can be also found at the family-friendly Beach Club, which is the proposed first element to be completed on the island. Visitors will have access to a clubhouse, a beach and infinity pool, and a restaurant, gym and spa.

Activities are not restricted to the water though, as the island will have ample boardwalks and lush gardens and lawns to stroll along, as well as tennis courts.

One of the main attractions is a state-of-the-art waterpark, with rides inspired by Qatari culture and telling the remarkable story of the oil and gas industry. The Icon Tower is the highest of its kind, reaching 80 m, and is on a smaller, adjacent island, linked by a bridge and approached by a train. A contract has been signed with Sarner International to implement the edutainment ride at the water park, while Severn Lambs will manufacture the trains to connect the water park to the Icon Tower island.

Other new partnerships include Just Real Estate as the sales agent, and Al Boraq Automobiles Co WLL for the supply and construction of electric charging stations for electric cars, as well as a showroom highlighting the benefits of using electric cars and their impact on the environment, located in the beach club.

For more information about Qetaifan Island North, visit qetaifanprojects.com

Author: Sarah Palmer

This feature is an editorial from the ‘Infrastructure’ e-Guide and the Infrastructure section in Marhaba – Issue 79 (December 2020).

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