Crystal Lagoons opens Jordan resort
Amman, May 19, 2012
Crystal Lagoons, the creator of world's largest crystalline lagoons, has joined hands with real estate company Sama Jordan to launch the first resort giving an unprecedented turn to the Dead Sea local tourism.
'Dead Sea Lagoon,' located 31 km of capital Amman, has been built at an investment of $160 million. The resort includes a three-hectare lagoon surrounded by white-sand private beaches, palm trees and 1,000 home units.
The project is the first of a real estate revolution that Crystal Lagoons is developing in Jordan, including more than 40 projects in the entire Middle East region, said a statement from Crystal Lagoons.
'Dead Sea Lagoon' will give an unprecedented turn to local tourism that until now was only focused on the therapeutic benefits of the Dead Sea, which is 10 times more salty than any other ocean and doesn't have the necessary conditions for developing beach life.
Crystal Lagoons, which boasts of immense crystalline lagoons such as Guinness world record-holding swimming pool San Alfonso del Mar, said it is developing several projects in the Middle East region such as $5.5 bbillion real estate project 'City of Stars Lagoons' developed together with Citystars Holding and Pyramids Plaza in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.
This project includes 30,000 home units, 6 five star hotels, museum, golf courses, shopping center and 10 giant crystalline lagoons that bring together 100 hectares of crystalline water in the middle of the desert.
This project will exceed San Alfonso del Mar, in Chile, which has 8 ha of surface area and 1 km in length, said the statement.
The company, which has offices in the US, Egypt, Dubai and Chile is developing other projects in the region including at Egypt, Pakistan, UAE and Oman.
Currently, Crystal Lagoons is present in 180 urban, recreational and public developments in 45 countries which an associated investment of $100 billion.-TradeArabia News Service