Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Amwaj Islands, Bahrain

Amwaj Islands is another spectacular Bahrain Mega Project. Amwaj consists of 6 man-made islands located off the northeast coast of Al Muharraq Island. Amwaj is a mixed use residential and leisure development that will cover an area of 2.8 million sqm (30 million square feet) and provide 9.5 km (5.9 miles) of beach front land. The islands are connected to the mainland by a 3 km (1.86 mile) highway and are only 15 minutes from Manama, capital of Bahrain. The project is being developed by Ossis Property Developers at a cost of $1.5Billion. From Ossis:

'With a unifying architectural theme, a smart city environment, a fast new road network, medical and educational facilities, and all the sports and entertainment amenities required in today's high-tech lifestyle, the Amwaj Islands have brought a new standard of living to Bahrain. Under Bahrain's real estate laws, properties on Amwaj Islands can be purchased freehold by expatriates - this has lead to a tremendous demand for the luxurious seafront homes to be found here. The Amwaj Islands development has certainly lived up to the developers' promise - 'out of this world , but within reach.'

I will now cover the 6 islands that make up Amwaj:

1.) Najmah. The major developments of the Amwaj Islands are located on Najmah. Najmah houses a variety of residential, commercial and hospitality developments including:

- Meena 7 Towers. Meena 7 overlooks pristine waters, golden beaches and verdant greenery, It will comprise 7 blocks of apartments and will include swimming pools, advanced health club & spa with Jacuzzis, seafood restaurants, round-the-clock security, the Novotel Hotel and many more modern amenities.

- Al Marsa Floating City. The Floating City will have a total of 375 houses, apartments and condominiums.There will also be a small marina at Al Marsa for use by residents.

- The Dragon. This development has twelve luxury beach front villas, each with their own swimming pool and garden, and forty luxury beach front flats, with an associated swimming pool and health club.

- Lagoona. Consists of 8 modern Bauhaus style townhouses, in different sizes, with 3 bedrooms, 2 halls, 2 kitchens, a terrace and swimming pool. There is 24-hour security and covered parking.

- Amwaj Homes. Three superbly designed residential complexes, Amwaj Homes will offer its residents an exceptional, tranquil lifestyle experience out of the fast lane - the ultimate luxury island home for the discerning owner.

- Amwaj Marina. The circular marina accommodates a total of 141 berthing bays of various sizes. It also has a 140m super-yacht jetty and 85m large boats jetty facing the Marina Retail Centre.

- Marriott Renaissance Hotel. A 5-Star, 14 floor beach front hotel with 323 sea facing rooms. The hotel will include 5 restaurants and lounges and a conference center.

- Other developments on Najmah include; Nuetel Communications, Safeena Residences, Saraya Al-Bahar Residences, Zawia Towers, Amwaj Plaza 1 and The Lagoon Bahrain.

2.) Tala. This island, shaped in a sweeping curve, offers a variety of villa options each with individual beach access to a calm lagoon. The Tala Island comprises apartments, villas, townhouses, gated and exclusive developments, sports club, pools and many other upscale features.

3.) Wardeh. An entirely residential Island, Wardeh will feature the Fay Beach Villa Development, Orca Residential Complex and a large variety of homes from Amwaj Homes.

4.) Hamama. This island will be home to The Loft, a group of 12 exclusive loft-style homes overlooking a beautiful lagoon.

5.) Dalphene. An island totally devoted to entertainment that will offer a theme park, water park, bird sanctuary, beach club, family resort and botanic gardens.

6.) Farasha. An island whose major themes will be education and medicine.

As you can, see Amwaj Islands is a truly incredible man-made Island Mega Project. Bahrain never ceases to amaze me with the scope and grandeur of their Mega Projects and I always look forward to what they will come up with next!

Here are two YouTube Amwaj Islands videos:



This link takes you to the Amwaj Islands website:


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