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The Qatar Banana island

By NimbuPani

The Qatar banana island will be transfered by the end of 2013 to 5 stars resort called Anantara.

Has anyone seen this island?? Where is it ? Is it near to Corniche ?

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By IAM READY• 3 years 4 months ago.

anybody can advice me how to go there and how i will get the boat we have 17 people anybody have contacts number

By WarnerF• 3 years 8 months ago.

I've heard there are many luxury resorts in the Islands already. The Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara is supposed to be especially luxuriant. Has anyone here been there?

By Barca_forever• 5 years 3 months ago.

It will take about half hour journey in boat from Wakra beach. I dont think it will be done this year. -_-

By MANAT2010• 5 years 3 months ago.

first lets build building in land don't dream about I land... qatar is the slowest working project in world.

By Lucky_gal• 5 years 3 months ago.

Has potential of being a nice spot to have a relaxin beach day provided it won't be over priced like pearl

By coolnab• 5 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 4/5

Anyone who’s taken an afternoon dhow cruise here has likely stopped by Banana Island, some 11km off Doha’s eastern coast, for a swim.

But the 120,000 square meter strip of land has been under construction since the middle of last year, being transformed from a simple umbrella-speckled beach to a “5 star island resort property.”

Banana Island Resort Village, as the project is called by developer UrbaCon General Contracting (UCC), will be filled with 11 luxury waterfront villas, 34 chalets, and a 72-room hotel, according to Hotelier Middle East.

UCC’s Glyn Thomas recently told Construction Week Qatar that they expect the resort to be completed this summer, and that “there will probably be some sort of soft opening between now and the end of the year,” although project completion dates are rarely reached on time in Qatar.

The project falls in line with Qatar’s recent efforts to boost tourism in the country.

What do you think - would you visit when it’s done?

Credit: Images via UrbaCon General Contracting UCC

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By GodFather.• 5 years 3 months ago.

yes fubar exactly! Funny they allowed people back on the Palm Tree island for National Sport day!

By fubar• 5 years 3 months ago.

I wonder why all the recreational facilities on Palm Tree Island were demolished, and now at great expense they are building new facilities on Banana Island.

Seems kinda strange.

By petjack100• 5 years 3 months ago.

banana?? it luks more like a fetus!

By GodFather.• 5 years 3 months ago.

Banana Island was created from the Dredged Material of NDIA same as the Island opposite the Pearl was created from the dredged material from the pearl.

By dota• 5 years 3 months ago.

it looks like a shrimp ;)

By alex brod• 5 years 3 months ago.
alex brod

How it came called banana island?...

By timebandit• 5 years 3 months ago.

Why there? I have enjoyed many visits to the island, and was under the illusion that it was there for everyone to enjoy. I could be wrong, but it would seem that it is probably going to be out of bounds to casual visitors in future.

On the flip side, the island is man made. So I guess whoever made it must have had a good reason to pop an island right next to a massive new shiny international airport, and this is probably it. In which case, the owners can do what they like with their island. Well there ya go, I have answered my own question.

By NimbuPani• 5 years 3 months ago.

May be it will only be for the rich so that the poor families are separated from such enjoyment.

By Molten Metal• 5 years 3 months ago.
Molten Metal

Spoilers always come if there is something ready to be spoiled ..

By ABDUL-RAUF• 5 years 3 months ago.

Lol , it will spoiled soon

By fubar• 5 years 3 months ago.

Will it still be free to visit the island or will it change from bring free for everyone to another expensive place only for the rich?

By NimbuPani• 5 years 3 months ago.


By achougle• 5 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 3/5

In front of NDIA.30 min by speed boat from Corniche.Construction is going on since a year.

By NimbuPani• 5 years 3 months ago.

That needs to be answered by

By anonymous• 5 years 3 months ago.

Does it have any monkeys on banana island?

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