With less than 80 days to go until the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar, the West Bay North Beach Project is among new tourism openings scheduled to launch ahead of the tournament.
This was highlighted by Qatar Tourism on social media, noting that the project is a sprawling new tourism development, covering 40,000 square meters of premium beachfront in the heart of Doha.
“The public and private beach areas will offer three distinct beach experiences with a wide variety of food and beverage offerings, to create an exciting city and beach experience for all to enjoy,” said Qatar Tourism.
According to a recent report by the local Arabic daily Arrayah, the Qatar Supervision Committee for the Beautification of Roads and Public Places is working on the project, which is located along Doha’s commercial district and is just 10 minutes from the station. from the West Bay metro and next to a series of important shopping centers, parks and hotels.
The Surveillance Committee will install cafes on the beaches with a unique and modern design with an outdoor space overlooking them.
Inside each service building there will be restrooms, changing rooms, separate prayer rooms for men and women, and showers to serve restaurants and beachgoers. The project also includes children’s play areas and beach games areas such as volleyball and beach soccer. The distinctively designed lighting network and quiet night lighting are supported by advanced technology, including surveillance cameras and Wi-Fi.
The area combines a public beach and 12 private beaches operated by a series of hotels in one place in an area of 60,200 square meters, along 1.5 km. The total length of the sandbank is 1.2 km and it is divided into three main parts, including designated places for practicing beach and marine sports, and beach bathing areas. All beaches also include direct entrances to many restaurants and service kiosks, including changing rooms and showers.
The West Bay North Beach project will be characterized by the presence of three service buildings and nine open plazas. There are 900 parking spaces, in addition to 305 parking spaces along the service road to serve bathers and residents of the area. There are 60 bike racks, plus 35 racks for people with special needs.
The West Bay North Beach project will provide visitors with facilities to walk, jog or bike using pedestrian and bike paths along 2 km. Along this route, a total of 100 bicycle parking spaces will be set up, in addition to shaded paths with natural planting and green spaces. In addition, the beach has a 1.5 km long and 8 m wide walkway, which includes rest areas and is directly connected to restaurants, showers and changing rooms.
West Bay North’s distinctive beach location was chosen to be an attractive tourist destination. The beach is connected to two main streets that include many hotels, some of which do not have beach access. Visitors to these hotels and people visiting the area will be able to enjoy beach services through the West Bay North Beach Project, as it will provide public transportation service to and from the beach through 36 stations.