Dubai set for largest manmade lagoon

Dubai set for largest manmade lagoon

Multinational Crystal Lagoons will mark its return to Cityscape in Dubai with the launch of its latest and grandest project to date, which once completed will be entered into the Guinness Book of World Records.

The developer of giant crystalline lagoons has signed a deal to construct the world’s largest manmade lagoon, covering 40 hectares, almost four-times bigger than the world’s largest existing lagoon.

Located in the upscale Mohammed Bin Rashid City – District One residential community, located in the heart of Dubai, the lagoon will form an integral part of the US$7 billion project.

Mohammed Bin Rashid City – District One is a prestigious joint venture between Dubai-based Meydan Group and Real Estate developer, Sobha Group.

The new lagoon with its expansive custom-made beaches, which offer unlimited scope for swimming, water sports and other water based leisure activities, will be a core amenity within Mohammed Bin Rashid City - District One’s 47 million square feet of freehold land.

This expansive development will feature luxury residences, green parklands, waterways, a high end shopping and dining pavilion and large recreational spaces creating one of the lowest density developments in the heart of any international city. 

“Caribbean landscapes are no longer exclusive to tropical destinations.

“Our pioneering concept and state-of-the-art technology, which allows for sustainable, swimmable, turquoise lagoons of unlimited sizes to be built and maintained at low cost anywhere in the world, is proving extremely popular with our growing list of partners across the Middle East,” said Kevin Morgan, chief executive, Crystal Lagoons.

“Dubai gives us an outstanding strategic position in the Middle East, and the opportunity to participate in a world-class development that adds prestige to our current project portfolio,” he added.

Mohammed Bin Rashid City (MBRC) is a planned mixed-use development containing four components; family tourism, retail, the arts and entrepreneurship and innovation. One interesting feature will be a public park larger than Hyde Park in London.

Crystal Lagoons’ global portfolio of 250 projects located in 50 countries includes five high-profile Middle East based developments.

The company has completed two lagoons in the popular Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh - including currently the world’s largest lagoon at 12 hectares – and another completed project in Jordan, along with two other projects under development in Oman and the UAE.