Published on : Monday, January 9, 2017
As Qatar looks to capitalize on a growth in tourism numbers and estimated revenues, Crystal Lagoons, the multinational water innovation company and developer of the “world’s top amenity”, has held a series of meetings with prominent Qatari real estate developers.
To quote Carlos Salas, Regional Director, Middle East, Crystal Lagoons, “Many developers throughout the region are looking for a point of difference and features such as Crystal Lagoons ability to bring the idyllic lifestyle of the beach anywhere in the world not only add to the aesthetic appeal of a destination, it also provides practical recreational and leisure facilities, such as paddle boarding, sailing and kayaking, at low construction and maintenance costs. Essentially, we offer a sound return on investment (ROI), because developers can charge a premium for properties overlooking or even in the proximity of our lagoons.”
Qatar aims to welcome between seven and nine million tourists annually, according to Qatar Tourism Authority. Approximately, three million visitors arrived in 2015.
With its towering skyscrapers and ultramodern architecture, Qatar has the potential of becoming one of the most exciting tourism and real estate markets in the world. It is investing heavily in residential units like apartments, villas and condominiums, range of hotels, business parks, medical facilities, universities and schools, retail offerings and cultural centers.
To quote Salas, “We have developed our patented technology and a proven business model to ultimately add significant value at a very low cost. Our ultrasonic filtration system means we use less than 2% of the energy required by conventional filtration systems, half the water of a park of the same size and 30 times less water than a golf course.” A new film-based evaporation technology has also been unveiled in Doha, which reduces water-waste rates by up to 70%, further enhancing Crystal Lagoons’ sustainable credentials.
Tags: Qatar Tourism