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Bahrain ramps up efforts to transform into tourism hub

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Edamah is aiming to develop the Bilaj Al Jazayer beachfront into a tourism hub for Bahrain.

The Bahrain Real Estate Investment Company, otherwise known as Edamah, has announced two beachfront projects at Bilaj Al Jazayer, located in the southwest of Bahrain. Called the Bilaj Al Jazayer Hotels and Beach Club, the project will feature two four-star boutique beachfront hotels and a beach club for day visitors.

Mohammed Salahuddin Consulting Engineering Bureau (MSCEB) will act as the lead consultant for the Bilaj Al Jazayer project, undertaking design and supervision of the project, a press statement from Edamah said. 

Edamah is the real estate wing of Bahrain’s sovereign wealth fund Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company. It is tasked with the responsibility of managing and expanding a mixed real estate portfolio in Bahrain, including leisure, entertainment and industrial sectors.

The hospitality properties will create new opportunities for Bahrain’s economy through diversified lifestyle offerings, MSCEB Managing Director Architect Thamer Salahuddin said.

THE BILAJ AL JAZAYER BEACHFRONT PROJECT IS THE FIRST OF ITS KIND IN THE AREA

Edamah is currently focused on upgrading the Bilaj Al Jazayer beachfront into a prime tourism destination with opportunities for lodging, leisure, and sustainable shopping. The Bilaj Al Jazayer beachfront project is aimed at transforming the southwest region of Bahrain into a centre for tourism, and is the first of its kind in the area. 

The move is aimed at turning the Bilaj Al Jazayer beachfront project into an attractive tourist destination for both Bahraini locals as well as GCC nationals and visitors. It follows the lead of Bahrain’s 2030 vision to preserve public waterfront spaces and promote sustainable tourism in the country.

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According to Edamah CEO Amin Alarrayed, “The Bilaj Al Jazayer development is one of the most exciting projects in our portfolio, which will transform Bahrain’s much-loved beach into a world-class waterfront destination and tourist attraction.”

“With the nearby Bahrain International Circuit and other attractions, the area offers significant tourism potential, and this development will set the stage for future investment in holiday residences and commercial, retail, and entertainment facilities adjacent to the property,” Alarrayed also said.

Initial plans for the 1.5 million square metre-wide Bilaj Al Jazayer community feature an upgraded beach and a beachfront boulevard with room for offerings in the space of hospitality, retail and F&B. So far, work on the first stage of the three-kilometre-long beachfront project has been completed, with design work currently ongoing for the second stage.

 

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