Qatar's Banana Island resort nears completion

Qatar-Doha-Banana Island ResortUrbaCon Trading & Contracting (UCC) is on track to complete the Banana Island Village Resort & Spa by July or August, COO Glyn Thomas has told Construction Week Qatar.


The 12.9ha island, which is 1,100m long and 117m wide, is 3.5km due east of the New Doha International Airport, and 11km east of Doha itself.


“There are some additional works and changes … There will probably be some sort of soft opening between now and the end of the year,” says Thomas.


The total construction period is 18 months. “As you can imagine, there is a lot to do from a design-and-build point of view. We really only got the go-ahead on the concept in about mid-March [2012], so the detailed design itself took about four to five months.”
UCC MD Ramez Al Khayyat tells CWQ that this project is of particular significance to Qatar’s development as a regional tourist destination.


Qatar-Doha-Banana Island Resort


“Banana Island is the first of its kind in Qatar, the first island resort to be developed in this country,” said Al Khayyat. 


Qatar-Doha-Banana Island Resort 


Project Name     : Banana Island

Location           : Qatari Eastern coastline off Doha Bay and 3.5 km due east of the new Doha Airport


Plot Area          : 120,000M2


 Qatar-Doha-Banana Island Resort




Banana Island Resort Village is an uninhabited offshore island situated approximately 3 -1/2 Kilometers from new Doha International Airport (closest main land point) and 11 Kilometers east of Doha City. The proposed project is to construct, develop and operate a 5 star island resort property. 

This island will require leveling in preparation for the construction. The resort is based on totally self-sufficient luxury villas dotted along the perimeter of the island to maximize the scenic sea view. 

The Island is intended to be a recreational resort to capture the following:


  • Spa
  • Glamour
  • Leisure
  • Family
  • Romance
  • Beach
  • Couples
  • Dolphin Experience


Support Infrastructure will include the following:


  • Desalination Plant
  • Sewage Treatment Plant
  • Waste Management
  • Staff Facilities
  • Landscaping

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