[ Ras Al Khaimah, UAE ]
Emaar Properties has announced plans to develop various mixed-use facilities on man-made Al Marjan Island. All told, the facilities could include two million SF of hotel, retail, and residential development.
Al Marjan Island is the first man-made “archipelago” project in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. The cluster of four coral-shaped islands is designed to be a tourism and leisure hub. The island group consists of Breeze Island, Treasure Island, Dream Island and View Island. Development efforts began in 2013.
In 2013, soccer club Real Madrid announced plans to create a soccer-themed resort on Al Marjan Island although it failed to go forward due to lack of funding.
Shown below, an aerial view of Al Marjan Island (at left of image), as it exists today. The land development is administered by Al Marjan Island Company.