BTEA reveals plans to lease out two of five key plots at Bahrain Bay Beach Development

Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA) has announced plans to lease out two of the five plots of land within its Bahrain Bay Beach Development, one of the authority’s key projects in terms of developing the Kingdom’s tourism infrastructure.

BTEA said the Bahrain Bay Beach Development covers more than 170,000sqm and stretches from the northern coast of Bahrain Bay to the south coast of Al Saya and has a 600m-long coastline. It explained the project is made up of five main allotments, including a 200m-long public beach that will open at the end of this year and account for 28% of the overall area of the project. The beach will be developed by BTEA and there will be a zone for public facilities and 425 public parking spaces, the statement explained.

According to BTEA, the two plots being leased will include private beaches that will be developed by Wyndham over 9,137sqm and Solymar on a 9,045sqm plot. The projects will feature a variety of tourist services and facilities, such as hotels, restaurants, and cafes, as well as recreational facilities, said CEO Dr Nasser Qaedi, following the signing of agreements with Ahmed Mahmoud Mohamed Al Qaed of Wyndham Hotel and Kyriakos Zarkadas of Solymar.

“These two leasing agreements mark the beginning of the development of two plots of the Bahrain Bay Beach project, which account for 40% of the project’s waterfront extension, while the authority continues to develop the public coast that includes green areas, gardens, playgrounds, and places designed for walking and exercising,” Dr Nasser Qaedi said.

“Today we have reached a major milestone in the implementation of this ambitious tourism project, which will be a valuable contribution to Bahrain’s overall tourism sector,” he added.

BTEA is keen to increase its collaborations with the private sector to develop tourism projects that contribute to the development of the national economy. “We would shortly offer a third plot for the Bahrain Bay Beach project through the tender board,” he revealed.

Dr Qaedi also pointed out that the development of quality tourism sector facilities would help BTEA in achieving the goals of the kingdom’s tourism strategy for 2022 – 2026. Other BTEA projects to support the strategy include Bahrain Exhibition World and the waterfronts in Galali, the statement concluded.

In April 2022, Diyar Al Muharraq announced the completion of infrastructure works, while in August 2021, it was announced that the Phase II expansion of The Avenues – Bahrain was to begin soon. Earlier, in February 2021, Phase One of the Sa’ada development in Bahrain was open to public.

 

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