The site is located between the existing Madinat development and Wild Wadi waterpark, close to the Burj al-Arab hotel.
The construction work involves building a 435-room resort hotel with 400 parking bays, three speciality restaurants, lounges, bars, a business centre, swimming pools and a turtle lagoon. There will also be a laundry, plant rooms, chillers and cooling towers to support the hotel.
The client representative is the local H&H. The development manager is South Africas Mirage Mille.
The earlier phases of the Madinat development, which included two hotels, a souk and a convention centre, were completed in 2004.