The new social dining and entertainment destination, Al Qana in the capital of Abu Dhabi is likely to open its doors to visitors in Q4 of 2020.
Al Qana is located on Khor Al Maqta, the waterway bordering the mainland in close proximity to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. The prime location attracts both residents and tourists with a number of five-star hotels in the neighborhood.
It is the first-ever project being implemented on the build-operate-transfer (BOT) model by the Abu Dhabi Municipality (ADM).
International Construction Contracting Company (ICCC) is the lead contractor in charge of the development of the project.
The project comes within the framework of one of the most successful public-private partnerships in the emirates.
The project is set to boast a unique collection waterside eateries, cinema experiences and Middle East’s largest aquarium to mega leisure projects such as the yacht marina, a first-of-its-kind wellness hub and the UAE’s debut VR park.
It will also feature a kids’ action zone, outdoor skatepark, and landscaped community spaces focused to encourage social interaction with an unparalleled modern lifestyle.
Al Qana has set aside 50 percent of the leasable area for entertainment with its main focus on “recreation and fun for all”.
In line with the capital’s vision for 2030, the new landmark destination will play a key role in supporting the government to realize its vision of enhancing Abu Dhabi’s status as one the world’s most popular destinations for business, leisure, lifestyle and entertainment.
Al Qana depicts itself to be a landmark that will be positioned prominently in the social fabric of Abu Dhabi such as Warner Bros, Ferrari World and Louvre Abu Dhabi, with a direct eye-line view of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which attracts millions of visitors a year.