Saturday, March 15, 2008

Bahrain World Trade Center

I must say that the Bahrain World Trade Center(BWTC) is one of the most beautiful Mega Projects I have ever seen. In fact, all of the Bahrain Mega Projects are stunning! Situated on the Manama waterfront, the BWTC comprises two 50-storey sail- shaped office towers. The towers are the first of their kind in the world, using wind energy to provide approximately 11 - 15% of the electricity needed to power the buildings. Wind power will be harnessed by three massive turbines, supported by bridges that span the distance between the two towers. In addition, the towers will feature the most advanced SMART technology available anywhere in the world!

BWTC will also be home to the ultra luxurious MODA Mall. This mall will contain 40 of the most high-end brands in the world including: Emporio Armani, Cartier, Chopard, Gucci, Hermes, Dolce & Gabbana, Furla, Christian Lacroix, Just Cavalli, Vertu, Ermenegildo Zenga, Kenzo, Rolex, Tiffany, Agent Provocateur, Fendi, Versace, Bottega Veneta, Loewe, Mathew Williamson, Valentino and more! Moda will also feature some of the finest gourmet restaurants in the world. This is what Duaij Al Rumaihi, Associate Director of DTZ Bahrain, the leasing and managing agents for the BWTC development, and Center Manager of MODA Mall, had this to say about MODA:

"The BWTC complex has provided the ideal location for these well-known brands to enter the Bahrain market and expand their presence in the Gulf region. The BWTC and MODA Mall represent the highest standards and an element of exclusivity that is unmatched in the Kingdom, which will allow it to fill a unique niche and help to meet the growing demand in Bahrain and across the Gulf region for luxury fashion brands. MODA Mall is set to emerge as a leading fashion destination for discerning shoppers as well as those looking for a cosmopolitan venue with a diversified offering of restaurants and cafes."

BWTC will also offer:

> A 5-Star Sheraton Hotel,
> A variety of leisure attractions including a new state of the art fitness club,
> A sky-lit garden court,
> Restaurants of all kinds...and much more!

Commenting on BWTC at the Property Arabia 2007 Expo, Claire Hughes, of DTZ, said:

"We are pleased to take part in this successful industry event, Property Arabia 2007. We have been overwhelmed by the interest in the project from a vast number of local, regional and international companies looking for distinctive projects and properties such as the BWTC. The event also presents the ideal opportunity to highlight the development's other facilities such as MODA Mall, which is set to become the Kingdom's first ultra high-end shopping center, housing the largest and most exciting array of top luxury retailers."

As noted earlier, the BWTC is located in Manama, the Capital of Bahrain. Manama was rated the TOP CITY 2006/07 in 'Foreign Direct Investment Magazine's Middle Eastern Cities of the Future Ranking.' Dubai ranked number two, so Bahrain actually BEAT Dubai! Here is a quote from the magazine:

"Strong economic potential, good human resources and security, plus a high standard of living and A STRING OF MEGA PROJECTS, have catapulted Bahrain's capital city, Manama, to the top of 'Foreign Direct Investment Magazine's Middle East and North African Cities of the Future 2006/07' contest."

BWTC has it all! Fantastic location. Fantastic architecture. One of the finest malls in the world. The most advanced SMART technology. This Mega Project will become an icon for Bahrain and all of the Middle East!

Here is the link to the BWTC website:


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