International Media Outlets Announce Crystal Lagoons Plans for Qatar18 January, 2017 / News
The company, which holds the Guinness World Record for the largest artificial lagoon, has organized a series of meetings with Qatar-based real estate developers.
The firm is confident that its patented man-made lagoons, which offer features such as reduced water consumption and the ability to use any kind of water, will find favor among Qatar’s development community.
Commenting on the strategy, Carlos Salas, Crystal Lagoons’ regional director for the Middle East, said: “Many developers throughout the region are looking for a point of difference, and features such as Chrystal Lagoons’ ability to bring the idyllic lifestyle of the beach anywhere in the world not only add to the aesthetic appeal of a destination, [but] also provide practical recreational leisure facilities – such as paddle boarding, sailing, and kayaking – at low construction and maintenance costs.
“Essentially, we offer a sound return on investment, because developers can charge a premium for properties overlooking – or even in the proximity of – our lagoons.”
According to the Qatar Tourism Authority, the country is on course to welcome between seven and nine million tourists annually by 2030.
This growth forecast, up from an estimated 4.3 to five million visitors in 2022, will be facilitated by $40bn (QAR145.6bn) and $45bn (QAR163.8bn) of investment in the tourism sector.
Crystal Lagoons is an international innovation company, founded by scientist Fernando Fischmann, which has developed a patent-protected technology that allows the construction and maintenance of unlimited-size crystal clear lagoons at very low costs.