Bahrain’s biggest property schemes in the pipeline
Bahrain has a number of exciting developments underway at the moment in the capital city Manama
The $1.5 billion Amwaj Islands is a mixed used real estate project which consist of a series of man-made islands, reclaimed off the northeast coast of Al Muharraq Island. \nIt consists of beachfront residences, four and eight storey apartment buildings, 30 office towers, a large waterfront shopping mall, Amwaj Islands also includes 4 and 5 star hotels, amusement park, aquapark, cinemas, bowling alley, health clubs, restaurants, marina club, 6 serviced apartment buildings, central lagoon, and a 140-berth, 240 meter diameter circular marina.\n Amwaj Islands have 4 main residential islands, 1 theme park island and 1 educational-medical island. The mixed use development covers an area of 2.8 million square meters (30 million square feet) and provide 9.5 kilometres (5.9 miles) of beachfront land. Amwaj Islands is surrounded by a broad crested breakwater reef divided into a series of 11 breakwaters, each 300 metres long and 75 metres apart. The breakwater reef will be 340 meters away from the edge of the island and it was constructed to reduce wave heights by approximately 60% from impacting on the development. The islands are connected to the mainland by a 3 kilometre (1.86 miles) highway and it will be approximately 5 kilometres (3 miles) from the Bahrain International Airport. Bahrain Bay is a $2.5 billion development which will form a man made island in the Arabian Gulf, connected to the city of Manama by two road bridges. When complete, the development will include business, retail and residential areas, all designed to create a coherent and integrated community. The 450,000 sq m Bahrain Bay development will include 40 buildings and a total of 1.450 million sq m floor area. \nDuring cityscape, Dubai, Bahrain Bay Development announced a new investor, Bin Faqeeh Real Estate Investment Co. which have purchased three land parcels for its new residential complex project titled ‘Water Bay’ the first of its kind to be constructed in the landmark development of Bahrain Bay. Water Bay will feature three distinct 10-storey residences with around 600 luxury apartments, a retail floor and a common basement car park extending below the buildings and also the roads between the parcels. Design is well underway and construction will start later in 2015. The first of the three residences has an expected date for completion in 2017 and the development will be enhanced by a host of leisure facilities such as swimming pools, gymnasium, saunas as well as a wide range of supporting and restaurant outlets. Located on the north shore of the Bay and separated from the Bay only by the Bahrain Bay promenade, the apartments in Water Bay will have spectacular views onto the Bay, including the Four Seasons resort, the new Avenues development and the Bahrain World Trade Centre. Diyar Al Muharraq will be home for Dragon City which will be built on 115,000 square meter of land with 55,000 sqm retail and wholesale area. The project will include Chinese retailers and whole suppliers of various materials and it will be the second Dragon city in the Middle East. Diyar Al Muharraq is a $3.18 billion mixed used real estate project surrounded by 40 kilometres of waterfront and beaches, making it longest waterfront in Bahrain. It comprises 7 islands with a total of 12 square kilometres of reclaimed land, and a mixed-use urban residential development creating a community that embraces the social and cultural fabric of the country. Diyar Al Muharraq will offer a high quality lifestyle with the most modern facilities and infrastructure, with close links to the heritage and vibrancy of the Kingdom, and will hold a number of architectural landmarks for visitors, reflecting the openness and cultural richness of Bahrain. It also incorporates a number of residential and commercial properties that meet both personal and investment interests and needs. The $6 billion Durrat Al Bahrain development is a joint development owned by the government of Bahrain and Kuwait Finance House (Bahrain). Located on the south coast of Bahrain, this 21 square kilometres master development will offer more than 1,500 beachfront villas, 3,600 executive apartments and offices, luxury hotels and spa resorts, parks and entertainment precincts, mosques and international schools, premier retail malls and restaurants. Located on the south coast of Bahrain, Durrat Al Bahrain is a 21 square kilometres master development that will offer more than 1,500 beachfront villas, 3,600 executive apartments and offices, luxury hotels and spa resorts, parks and entertainment precincts, mosques and international schools, premier retail malls and restaurants. The $6 billion Durrat Al Bahrain development is a joint development owned by the government of Bahrain and Kuwait Finance House (Bahrain). The $6 billion Durrat Al Bahrain development is a joint development owned by the government of Bahrain and Kuwait Finance House (Bahrain). Durrat Marina the $1.3 billion development will cover an area of 700,000 square metres, provide berthing space for 400 boats and yachts. It will also host the Ras Al Barr Development, which is located to the south of Durrat Al Bahrain resort. The development will offer a range of waterfront housing options, themed hotels, retail and souqs, public waterfront and beaches, as well as community facilities, schools, parklands, and sport facilities. The Durrat Marina development will offer a range of waterfront housing options, themed hotels, retail and souqs, public waterfront and beaches, as well as community facilities, schools, parklands, and sport facilities.