What's happening with Abu Dhabi's Al Qana development?

Abu Dhabi’s newest waterfront destination is starting to take shape

What's happening with Abu Dhabi's Al Qana development?

When Abu Dhabi's latest waterfront destination Al Qana was first announced it’s fair to say that we were excited.

Bringing new experiences and attractions to Khor Al Maqta, we’re already sure it will be a hit when it opens in 2020.

With the Middle East’s largest aquarium, the largest stand-alone cinema in the capital, a virtual reality zone and a skate park all part of the plans, we can’t wait to visit.

Along the 2.4km of panoramic waterfront, a host of restaurants and shops will also be taking their place as the project begin to take shape. 

Expected to open before the end of next year, residents will be excited to see it for themselves and so are we.

Stuart Gissing, general manager of Al Qana, said: “We are making strong progress to delivering the Al Qana project by the end of next year.

“One of the most important aspects is to provide a variety of spaces that cater to the community and those visiting the destination.

“This means there are a range of options available for businesses looking to locate in Al Qana and be part of this exciting new addition to Abu Dhabi’s cultural, dining, entertainment and social scene.”

The development team at Al Qana have been doing tours of the site with interested food and beverage outlets, including 15 never seen before in the UAE, and more than half of the spaces are now signed over.

One of the visitors was US celebrity chef Todd English, who already has Todd English's Olives  at the Venetian Village at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal.

He says: “I’m excited by places that bring people together and offer something different. Al Qana does just that and we’re thrilled at the opportunity of opening a new concept on the waterfront.”

You’ll be the first to know more as Time Out Abu Dhabi will share more developments and announcements as the project progresses.

For more information visit www.alqana.ae

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