His Highness Tamim bin Hamad Al Zani, Emir of Qatar, paid an inspection visit on Friday, July 3, 2020, to the construction site of one of the major tourist infrastructures on which the country is embarking. It is the Salwa Beach Resort and Villas, a leisure complex of spectacular dimensions. It occupies 3.2 million square metres on the southwest coast of Qatar and includes 115 villas and chalets, a marina, a five-star hotel with 246 rooms, a shopping and conference centre, a dance hall, spa, diving centre and a themed water park.
Amusement Logic played a relevant role in the development of the project, after being chosen by the local company UCC. Thus, the company was responsible for the design, architecture and engineering of the leisure part of the complex. This consists of the themed water park, both in the covered and open areas, a canyoning, a diving centre, a karting circuit, as well as a Family Entertainment Centre and a shopping and F&B area.
Salwa Beach Resort and Villas is part of a group of investments being made by some of the most prominent powers in the Middle East such as Qatar, in a race to climb up the list of world tourism destinations. In 2014, Qatar already inaugurated the modern Hamad International Airport. At the same time, the construction of highways does not stop, and at the moment the subway of Doha, the capital, and several long distance railroad lines are being built. Another of the country’s strategies to project itself as an international destination has been the organization of global events. Thus, in 2006 it hosted the Asian Olympic Games and in 2022 it will become the first Arab country to host the FIFA World Cup.
Here we leave you with a gallery of images of the design made by Amusement Logic for the recreational part of Salwa Beach Resort and Villas: