Majid Al Futtaim will develop a 70,000 sqm lagoon at its new flagship mixed-use community in Dubai, Tilal Al Ghaf.
Chile-based company Crystal Lagoons will supply its patented water treatment technology for the Lagoon Al Ghaf which will be shared by residents and guests.
The lagoon will feature more than 400 metres of sandy beach and 1.5 kilometres of waterfront promenade.
“The centrepiece of Tilal Al Ghaf’s masterplan is shaped around active and passive spaces. The swimmable Crystal Lagoon adds a new dimension to community living standards, giving residents and visitors a genuine resort lifestyle experience,” said Hawazen Esber, Chief Executive Officer – Communities at Majid Al Futtaim – Properties.
“The vision is to create a shared space that everyone can use, where families can enjoy meaningful moments together, and where friends and neighbours can meet and relax in an engaging setting.”
The first Crystal Lagoon opened in 2006 as part of the San Alfonso del Mar resort in Chile, and the company now has more than 600 projects in 60 countries worldwide in different stages of development and negotiation.
Spanning three million sqm at the intersection of Hessa Street and Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, near Dubai Sports City, Tilal Al Ghaf is a phased project that will include more than 6,500 freehold homes when complete by 2027.
As well as Crystal Lagoon, there will be around 355,000 sqm of landscaped open space, 18km of walkable trails and 11km of cycling paths.