Qatar reveals first water park residential tower

A Qatari developer has announced plans to build the country’s first water park into a residential tower in Doha.

Amwaj Suites and Residences will include several swimming pools, an artificial wave pool and water rides at the base of a tower likely to be 29 levels high, Al Bandary Real Estate general manager Maen Al Haj told CW’s sister title Arabian Business.

The firm has signed a management agreement with WhiteWater, the Canadian company that also runs The Atlantis on The Palm Jumeirah and Yas Waterpark in Abu Dhabi.

Al Haj said only “very selected people” would be chosen to purchase property in the luxury development.

“It will be the most luxurious tower in Doha,” he said.

“Our [Al Bandary Real Estate’s] identity is going to be here.”

Construction is due to begin this year and take three years.

Al Bandary, which already has several residential and retail developments in the Doha also has announced a 28-floor residential tower called The Dream, to be built within the Lusail City master-plan, overlooking a marina.

All of the residences will be duplexes of one, two or three-bedrooms, with swimming pools on each balcony.

Al Haj said the Doha residential market was “booming” and Lusail city, located north of the Doha city centre, would become a satellite capital.

“Lusail City is the future,” he said. “We have a different kind of vision there.”

The privately owned developer also is building the new Doha Souq and already has completed Al Kheesa Gate Villas within Lusail City.