Qetaifan Projects Company, a subsidiary of Katara Hospitality, was established to develop and manage Qetaifan Island North. The company is fully owned by Katara Hospitality—a leading global hotel owner, developer, and operator based in Qatar. The foremost objective of Qetaifan Projects is to build cities of sustainable and intelligent infrastructure to support Qatar’s long-term economic vision. The first main development of Qetaifan Projects is Qetaifan Island North, which is a distinct island featuring world-class facilities that make it a modern, globally competitive community with unique designs. This thriving waterfront hub represents a thrilling new way of life and aspires to transform itself into an internationally recognised landmark location.
Qatar’s future iconic destination
Qetaifan Island North features all elements to attract a warm and welcoming community that is seeking a vibrant lifestyle. Located off Lusail city, Qetaifan Island North spans approximately 1.3 million square metres, and the project area on the island extends to approximately 830 thousand square metres. Inspired by the rich culture and nature of the region, the island is uniquely designed with state-of-the-art features that include exciting entertainment attractions, waterpark, diversified waterfronts, distinct neighborhoods, private beaches, luxurious hotels, pedestrian-friendly streets, living gardens, saltwater canal with F&B and retail outlets on both sides, world-class accommodation, retail and festival plazas, school, and medical centre. Along with adrenaline-fueled water activities, visitors will also be able to enjoy fishing, boating and a whole range of other activities.
Qetaifan Island North’s main attraction is the state-of-the-art waterpark. Spanning over an area of approximately 160,000 square metres of the island, the waterpark features more than 10 attractions. Each attraction comprises two to three rides including an edutainment ride which has a unique design, inspired by the Qatari culture—complementing the oil and gas industry’s theme. That said, the Icon Tower which is a distinct zone in the waterpark is the world’s highest tower of its kind. It is 80 metres high and located on a small island Opposite to Qetaifan Island North and also linked to a causeway. The journey to the Icon Tower is by a specially designed train that passes through the causeway. The premier ride includes a 26-metre-tall rotating water slide, which is the first of its kind in the region. An elevator is also available for all floors within the tower.
Qetaifan Island North also features a Beach Club, that will be operated by Rixos International Hotels. The Beach Club comprises all the facilities of a 5-star hotel, with a gross floor area spread across 4,300 metres and the beach approximately 12,000 metres. The club is recognised as the waterfront attraction of the island, featuring a white sand beach, infinity pool, restaurant, cabanas, spa, gym and kids area. That said, the Linear Park forms a link between all zones on the island. An artificial Salt Canal stretching 1.2 kms is linked to the sea for visitors to enjoy fishing, boating and similar activities. Community facilities such as retail, F&B, sports and entertainment outlets are spread by the canal side.
For the residential community and FIFA fans
The island also caters to the residential community with first-class beach villas characterised by spectacular waterfront views, in addition to residential apartments and penthouses. Phase 1 and 2 of residential villa plots were sold out in 2020. They included waterfront villa plots, beach access villa plots and garden villa plots. The beach villa plots were launched in phase 2, marking the first in the Middle East, with access to an exclusive five-star operated beach. Qetaifan Projects will also be launching a new real estate development in early 2021 within the South Mid-rise buildings on the marina.
It is worth noting that some of the most exquisite suites for stay are in Qatar. Discover some of the most elegant hotel rooms in Qatar on Qetaifan Island North, 350 keys designed to offer guests absolute comfort and supreme luxury. Qetaifan Island North features a 5 star luxury resort to offer comfort to all visitors and tourists, in addition to the distinctive sea view and private beaches, chalets, rooms design. The Hotels will surround the Waterpark to ensure a unique experience for hotel guests. Guests will also have access to the retail plaza for a unique shopping experience during their stay. The gross floor area of the retail plaza is 8,000 meters and it will be operated by Rixos. Moreover, the hotel will also host events, leisure activities, services and facilities that will attract tourists.
More importantly, Qetaifan Island North will be an attractive destination for all during the Fifa World Cup 2022. It is close to Lusail city where the Lusail International Stadium is located for hosting the premier sporting event. The stadium will host the final game of the tournament on December 18th, 2022, which marks the National Day of the State of Qatar. Qetaifan Island North will also feature a temporary accommodation for the FIFA World Cup fans.