By Staff writer
90% percent of Al Qana's aquarium - which will be the largest in the region - has been finished
Abu Dhabi’s upcoming Al Qana destination is on track for completion by the end of Q4 2020, with 90 percent of the Middle East’s largest aquarium already completed, the company has announced.
Al Qana is being developed by Al Barakah International Investment.
In a statement, Al Barakah said that 80 percent of the facility’s cinema is completed, along with all four pedestrian bridges and basement parking facilities.
Additionally, all of Al Qana’s entertainment attractions have been leased and fitted out.
Once completed, Al Qana will include the region’s largest aquarium, a lifestyle and wellness hub, the largest standalone cinema in Abu Dhabi, a virtual reality zone, an e-sports arena, and a 4,000 square metre entertainment and activity centre.
To date, more than AED 1 billion has been spent on Al Qana’s construction.
“Al Qana will support the transformation of Abu Dhabi’s landscape. It’s a destination for the whole family where the great diversity of the capital will be celebrated,” said Fouad Mashal, the CEO of Al Barakah International Investment. “The project has a clear plan and timeline in place despite the pandemic.”
“By following guidelines from the relevant authorities, we have also successfully maintained very high health and safety measures for our office and construction site workers,” he added.
Stuart Gissing, Al Qana’s general manager, added that “we have managed to adapt to the situation and found new modes of working to ensure that there is continuity for the project’s construction and operations management.”
“Now, more than ever before, Al Qana will be more relevant to the situation post Covid-19 as people seek safe outdoor spaces and healthier lifestyle choices,” he added.