The Pearl, also referred to as "Pearl of The Gulf" and described as the Riviera
Arabia, is a US$ 2.5 billion (QR 9.1 billion) man-made island being built off the coast of the West Bay Lagoon area in Doha, Qatar.
The 988 acre (4 million square meter) island is shaped like a string of pearls and diamonds and will be linked to the mainland by an
4-lane, palm-tree lined super highway. The islands will provide over 40 kilometers (24.9 miles) of new coastline and will be located
20 kilometers (12.4 miles) from Doha's international airport.
The Pearl-Qatar is being built on a reclaimed pearl diving reef in the Arabian Gulf and will have a Riviera-style theme
that will encompass 7,600 freehold residential units that will accommodate 30,000 residents. The residential units will be contained
in twenty-one 20-storey towers with 3,116 apartments and 410 town houses/detached villas. The Pearl will also contain 10 themed districts
(Porto Arabia, Viva Bahriyah, Costa Malaz, Isola Dana, The Quartiers, La Plage Villas, Bhari Villas, The Grand Cruz), three luxury hotels,
four marinas that can accommodate over 700 boats, leisure facilities, and 60,000 square meters (645,800 square feet) of luxury retail
and restaurant space.
The Pearl is Qatar's first international
real estate venture and the country's first freehold
development. Development began on The Pearl on
the 5th April 2004 and the first phase of development
is scheduled to be completed by late 2006. Property
owners of The Pearl will automatically receive
Qatari residency visas and will be granted unrestricted
freehold titles to their property.
Located on The Pearl's largest harbour, Porto Arabia, Sabban Towers will be located near the entrance to the island. It will offer freehold
luxury apartments and penthouses with Mediterranean-style with contemporary architecture, each with a harbour or sea view.
Expected Completion Date - Late 2009 Real Estate Developer - United Development Company (UDC) Location - Doha, State of Qatar