The project is planned for a site spanning over 200,000sq m on Al Maha Island in Lusail City. It is set to include a theme park, beach club, sports venues and a range of entertainment facilities, alongside restaurants and cafes.

Lusail City was launched in 2005. The self-contained city is set to spread over 38sq km, including four islands. The ultimate aim is to build 19 multi-purpose districts – residential, entertainment, commercial and mixed-use and the overall population of the city is set to stand at around 450,000 people – 80,000 of whom will be visitors.

“Lusail City is the largest single development to be undertaken in the State of Qatar,” says Qatari Diar on its website. “It also embodies Qatar’s National Vision 2030 in the field of real estate development.”

Lusail City has also just announced it is offering villa plots for freehold ownership in Huzoom Lusail, an integrated residential community project in North Lusail.

Al Maha Island sits directly opposite the Marina district with its waterfront hotels and boardwalk. It is also home to Tarfat Lusail, the city’s hub for attractions, including Place Vendôme, the one million square metre luxury retailtainment complex. The Parisian-style development was inspired by Rue de la Paix, the high-end shopping street. It combines two five-star hotels, a mall with 600 retail outlets (including a wing dedicated to designer labels) and a central entertainment hub).