‘Meryal’ revealed as the official name of Qetaifan Island North's Waterpark

‘Meryal’ revealed as the official name of Qetaifan Island North's Waterpark

By QLNews

Qetaifan Projects, a real estate development company, fully owned by Katara hospitality and the developer of Qetaifan Island North has unveiled the name and a live visual of the waterpark during the 10th edition of Cityscape Qatar, scheduled to run until June 22 at the Doha Convention and Exhibition Centre (DECC).

The unveiling was chaired by His Excellency Sheikh Nasser bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani - Managing Director of Qetaifan Projects, in the presence of: H.E Sheikh Nasser Bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Hesham Sharaf COO and Qetaifan Projects team.

The Waterpark's emblem and name are inspired by Qatari culture, while the design pays homage to the history of oil and gas exploration in Qatar. The waterpark's name is easy to pronounce despite the language difference.

His Excellency Sheikh Nasser bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani, Managing Director of Qetaifan Projects, said “The name Meryal comes from our love to the Arabic language, it showcases our history and culture that we take pride in, and it carries a word from the Qatari dialect to the World, which we hope will resonate worldwide with the promising future of Qetifan Island North as a touristic heaven, and the waterpark as an entertainment and a cultural landmark added to Qatar’s landmarks.” 

“The dream of Qetaifan Island North is about to become a reality, a project that started as a development of a waterpark that reflects our culture and history of the oil and gas discovery to the world, as well as contributes to the exposure of our identity that we take pride in,” he added. 

He expressed, “we are truly happy with what we have accomplished so far, especially given the challenges we have faced over the past couple of years. On behalf of Qetaifan Projects, we are proud to be working on this huge national project and we aspire to compete with and promote this distinct real estate project to international levels as the first recreational touristic destination that contributes to the promotion of our culture as well as working to serve the country’s different sectors, perhaps the most prominent of which is the tourism and hospitality Sectors.”

With an area of approximately 281,000 square meters, the waterpark includes 36 waterslides, the Icon Tower - which is 85 meters high with 12 waterslides, including the world's tallest waterslide in Guinness World Records. 

The waterpark will also feature a 3D display and augmented reality game that will transport visitors on a journey through Qatar's oil and gas history and let them experience it first-hand. Furthermore, for the first time ever, there will be a section designated for visitors with special needs.

Sheikh Nasser bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Head of Business Development at Qetaifan projects, said, “The design of the waterpark was inspired by the history of the oil and gas discovery in Qatar, adding to it a historical and a cultural aspect, and establishing the identity of the waterpark. The colors used in the waterpark are “rusty”, that is to give the visitors an idea and the feel of the oil and gas fields, but in the form of a waterpark. There is no doubt that there is nothing better than the history of the discovery of oil and gas in Qatar, which is actively contributing to the development of our country as well as promoting and showcasing our history and culture.”

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