An Island
in the Sun

An Island
in the Sun

An Island
in the Sun

Qetaifan Projects is creating one of the most astonishing real estate developments in the world. We took a look at the extraordinary Qetaifan Island North project in Qatar.

The scale of the Qetaifan Island North is staggering. Located off Lusail City, it will create 1.3m sq m (around 14m sq ft) of development which will include a 129,296 square meters water park and seven private beaches.


Around 6,500 daily visitors are expected at the water park, which will also feature 21 different rides including a 26-metre-tall rotating water slide.

The island is family-orientated and will feature distinct neighbourhoods, luxurious hotels, pedestrian friendly streets, living gardens, and world class facilities that will make it a modern, globally-competitive community with a unique design that is inspired by the rich culture and nature of the region.


The main artery of the island, linking all zones together is the Linear Park. An artificial lake linked to the sea, allowing visitors to enjoy fishing, boating and plenty of other family-friendly activities. Spread over the lakeside are community facilities, such as snack stalls, prayer rooms, seating, as well as meeting rooms, game rooms, and a kid’s club. Phase one of the project is planned for completion in 2021 before Qatar host the FIFA Football World Cup the following year.


Sheikh Nasser bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, Managing Director of Qetaifan Projects and Vice Chairman of Katara Hospitality, comments: “This thriving waterfront hub represents a thrilling new way of life, as well as a symbol of vision, insight, and aspiration that will create an iconic destination”.


The developer was founded in 2017 which is fully-owned by Katara Hospitality; a leading global hotel owner, developer and operator based in Qatar.

Our primary objective is to build cities of sustainable and intelligent infrastructure to support Qatar’s long-term economic vision - Sheikh Nasse

We want to be one of the world’s leading real estate development companies. We’re redefining real estate development through our commitment to good living, diversity, life-long experiences, and sustainability.

Qatar recently changed its freehold property law to allow non-Qatari investors to buy land in the country.

Sheikh Nasser comments: “There is no doubt that the freehold law allowing ownership for non-Qataris on Qetaifan Island North will contribute to increasing opportunities for foreign investment in the real estate sector”.


To see more about the Qetaifan Island North project, please view the video below.

Qatar recently changed its freehold property aw to allow non-Qatari investors to buy land in the country.

Sheikh Nasser comments: “There is no doubt that the freehold law allowing ownership for non-Qataris on Qetaifan Island North will contribute to increasing opportunities for foreign investment in the real estate sector”.


To see more about the Qetaifan Island North project, please view the video below.

Different Magazine | Issue 14