Construction of phase one of US $190m Al Houara project in Morocco is set to be completed by the end of 2018 with the opening scheduled for the beginning of the second quarter of 2019.
According to Abdullah Bin Hamad al-Attiyah, CEO of Qatari Diar, the project covers 234 hectares including 60 hectares of protected forest and 2.5 kilometers of a waterfront international beach resort. It is located on the Atlantic coast between Tangier and Asilah in Morocco. Phase 1 of the project includes a Hilton Luxury hotel and an 18-hole golf course.
The project combines authentic Moroccan culture with European culture, and comprises hotels, residential villas, a health club, an international golf course, shops and multi-service facilities. It also has 250 rooms and 150 apartments of coastal land. Certain to be a top tourist destination, Al Houara will draw visitors from Europe, The Middle East and North Africa.
According to minister of Tourism, Air Transport, Handicrafts, and Social Economy Mohamed Sajid, the project will be part of Qatari Diar’s strategy to promote continuous development. “The Moroccan government will exert every effort to co-operate with Qatari Diar to make this project a success” he added.
Qatari Diar Real Estate Company was established in 2005 by the state-owned fund Qatar Investment Authority to support Qatar’s economy and to “coordinate the country’s real estate development priorities.” The company is headquartered northeast of Doha.