• Project reaches major milestone, fully flooding its iconic central lagoon

Amman, Jordan – August 17, 2016; Meeting a key project objective that began at the end of last year, Saraya Aqaba recently announced the completion of its centrally located lagoon, giving its residents, guests, and the surrounding local community the ability to see the exquisite lifestyle on offer at the master-planned mixed-use tourism and leisure destination in the heart of Jordan’s port city of Aqaba.

The lagoon, covering an area of 60,000 square metres and holding a total of 350,000 cubic metres of sea water, serves as a continuation of the Red Sea and adds approximately 1.5 kilometres of coastline to Aqaba’s shores. Built in good environmental conscience, it features a constantly operating circulation system that is able to replace all contents within 48 hours and that ensures temperatures are equal to those of the sea so as not to harm any sea life.

Building on a number of other achievements recently reached, including the launch of an on-site sales centre, opening of furnished mock-up units, and release of an exclusive selection of its residences for purchase; the filling of the lagoon is one of many key project goals of Saraya Aqaba as the first phase of its development comes near its end in 2017.

Commenting on the milestone, Alaa Batayneh, CEO of Eagle Hills Jordan – the real estate development and investment company managing Saraya Aqaba – said: “Completing Saraya Aqaba’s lagoon is as much important to the project’s ongoing development as it is symbolic of our commitment to providing the local community of Aqaba, as well as interested homebuyers, with a proof point of our progress. The full flooding of the lagoon will provide a more complete picture of the integrated lifestyle that is offered at Saraya Aqaba. At Eagle Hills Jordan, we are dedicated to complete transparency of our project operations, and as such, are excited to continue sharing updates and news with all concerned stakeholders, building on this chapter of development that we have successfully finished.”

Situated on the idyllic shores of the Red Sea, Saraya Aqaba offers its residents a refined, luxurious lifestyle with a surrounding vista that embodies the profound joy of living on the coast. Set to redefine standards in the port city, Saraya Aqaba will feature 850 upscale residential units, including grand villas, villas, grand townhouses, garden townhouses, apartments, beach club duplexes, and lofts. Upon the project’s completion, its residents and guests will have access to a variety of retail shops, restaurants, a water park, an amphitheatre, a residents’ beach club, and various other leisure and business venues, all located within a contemporary city that is layered with traditional Arabic culture and architecture.