In MENA Crystal Lagoons is developing 15 new Public Access Lagoons™ and real estate projects - Crystal Lagoons

In MENA Crystal Lagoons is developing 15 new Public Access Lagoons™ and real estate projects

The growth of Crystal Lagoons in the MENA market do not stop there as it has now agreed to develop 15 new projects, which will be developed under the successful Public Access Lagoons™ (also known as PAL™ complexes) and real estate models.

This firm is consolidating its rapid expansion in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) through a partnership with major regional investors and foreign equity funds that are interested in this unique and highly profitable amenity. Currently, the multinational innovation company has ongoing initiatives at different stages of development in countries like Egypt, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Morocco, Jordan, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and Kuwait.

Egypt is a benchmark for the company, having become in the most important market in the MENA region for Crystal Lagoons, accounting for almost half of its project portfolio, with 16 developments at different stages of development. Its flagship project is Citystars Sharm El Sheikh, in the middle of the Sinai desert, with a 12.5-hectare crystalline lagoon. Now, the multinational is moving forward with five new complexes for next year, which will be located at the Red Sea (Abu Soma) and in Cairo and be built in association with the same developers of the Sharm El Sheikh (Sharbatly) and Fouka Bay and Mount Galala (Tatweer Misr) projects, on Egypt’s Northern Coast.

Interest in Crystal Lagoons® technology is also increasing in Dubai. One of the most recognizable projects is Meydan, a complex with the most expensive square meter in the United Arab Emirates. Its centerpiece is a magnificent 40-hectare lagoon that is soon to be extended to 60 hectares, which will ensure it breaks the record as the world’s largest crystalline lagoon for the third time. The company is negotiating a master agreement –exclusive license agreements for specific geographical areas and a significant number of PAL™ projects- in Dubai for five Public Access Lagoons™. These complexes will be in partnership with a prestigious German-African real estate fund.

Meanwhile, the luxury Tilal Al Ghaf residential development will expand its 7-hectare man-made lagoon to 13 hectares after seeing extraordinary sales figures. This will position Tilal Al Ghaf among the top five best-selling off-plan projects in Dubai. The resort is being jointly developed with Majid Al Futtaim, a major firm with a presence in 13 MENA countries.

Lastly, the multinational is negotiating three new contracts in Saudi Arabia. Two master agreements for PAL™ lagoons and a real estate project in Jeddah.

The revolution of Public Access Lagoons™ developments.

PAL™ projects are attracting great interest worldwide. This is clearly reflected in the success of the master agreement model through which the company has already more than 800 projects at various stages of development across strategic markets. These immense bodies of water are suitable for swimming and create a beach-like atmosphere just meters from your doorstep. The crystal-clear lagoons and white sandy beaches are also open to the general public on payment of an entrance fee and so provide a tropical experience in the middle of a city. These paradisiacal lagoon surroundings can be used for trade shows, product launches, cultural activities in multiple settings, weddings, hotels, retail, restaurants, terraces, domes and amphitheaters, making them the meeting point of the 21st century.

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Technology and improving the quality of life through innovation are the concepts that Crystal Lagoons and Israel share. In this country, one of the most innovative in the world, the multinational company founded by scientist Fernando Fischmann has entered with a new agreement to develop Public Access Lagoons™, also known as PAL™ projects, real estate, and mixed-use complexes.

The WOOOW! Entertainment projects, developed with the international real estate holding ECIPSA Group, will be located in different cities throughout the country. The developments will give Israeli city-dwellers access to an idyllic beach life all year round, irrespective of their particular climate, and will include a large crystalline lagoon suitable for swimming and water sports, with white sandy beaches. Also, they could include hotels, residential areas, gastronomic poles, retail, and beach clubs, among others.

Israel and Crystal Lagoons also share a commitment to sustainability and water protection, and the technology of the multinational has won several international awards for its sustainability. A vital feature of these lagoons is that they can use any type of water, including seawater and brackish water from arid areas, with no alternative use. This combination of factors paved the way for the debut of Crystal Lagoons in Israel, a country that has pioneered water protection.

The centerpiece of the PAL™ real estate and mixed-use projects will be a lagoon powered by Crystal Lagoons® technology, and, in the case of those with public access, any person will be able to access through the entrance fee.

“The fact that one of the world’s leading countries in innovation and water sustainability is welcoming Crystal Lagoons is a tremendous endorsement of our technology,” said Francisco Matte, regional director for Crystal Lagoons.

The company’s sustainable technology has been crucial to its success in developed countries. The lagoons only need filling once, operate with a closed-circuit system, can use any type of water (sea, brackish and fresh), and use 40% less water than a green area. Additionally, they use up to 100 times fewer chemicals than a swimming pool and only 2% of the energy of a conventional filtration system, certified by Bureau Veritas.

PAL™ developments have caught the attention of significant market players worldwide, with high-profile contracts signed in: the United States, Japan, Saudi Arabia, India, Korea, Palestine, Pakistan, Europe, and Colombia, among others.

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Crystal Lagoons is making steady progress in Paraguay, a strategic market in Latin America where it has consolidated its success with projects in regions with great development potential and where the crystalline lagoons are the preferred amenity. Recently inaugurated crystalline lagoon in the Costa del Lago project, bringing beach life to Hernandarias, located a few minutes from Ciudad del Este.

Costa del Lago is Crystal Lagoons‘ fourth project in association with Raíces Real Estate, in addition to the Aqua Village (San Bernardino) and Blue Lagoon (Pedro Juan Caballero) developments, and a fourth complex, Aqua Terra (Luque), which will open its doors in the coming months.

Costa del Lago stands out for its sheer size, which expands over 740 acres, and its huge 8,6 -acre turquoise crystalline lagoon developed with Crystal Lagoons® sustainable technology. “The amenity invites you to connect with nature and create moments of relaxation,” the Paraguayan press notes.

The various neighborhoods offer single-family lots, houses, apartments, and enjoyment of its inhabitants, along with a clubhouse with all the amenities to celebrate special occasions and an environment of indescribable natural beauty. The complex also has sports areas and a marina with access to Lake Itaipu exclusively for water activities with motor equipment.

Crystal Lagoons® technology is changing the lives of millions of Paraguayans by bringing a piece of the ocean to the cities and creating urban beach life, just as 200 years ago, an architect in England brought a piece of the forest to the city of London and urban parks were created.

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Crystal Lagoons enters the largest country in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, with a new mega deal to develop real estate, hospitality, and Public Access Lagoons™, also called PAL™, projects. The development plan consists of several luxury complexes located in coastal and inland cities such as Riyadh and Jeddah, Dammam, Medina, and Khobar.

The multinational innovation company, founded by scientist Fernando Fischmann, has partnered with A’amal Group, a major holding company interested in investment, hospitality, real estate & energy development across the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. The company’s Founder & CEO, Yassin Al Suroor, is also the Founder & CEO of DANA Investment, which specializes in the digital economy. He is a board member of several regional and international companies and global nonprofit organizations.

With the new partnership with A’amal Group, Crystal Lagoons, has consolidated its presence in the Middle East, where it already has ongoing projects in the UAE, Egypt, Israel, Palestine, and Oman. The world’s two largest crystalline lagoons are located in the Middle East: District One in Dubai (30 hectares) and Citystars Sharm El Sheikh in Egypt (12.8 hectares).

“I am very pleased to announce this strategic alliance between A’amal Group and Crystal Lagoons and the potential that it holds for Saudi Arabia. We believe this partnership follows our vision for the future and are confident that working in synergy will lead to developing unique destinations throughout the country.” Said Yassin Al Suroor, President & CEO of A’amal Group

At the center of these PAL™ developments are large crystalline lagoons suitable for swimming and water sports, surrounded by white sandy beaches open to the public for a fee. The complexes also have commercial areas, restaurants, weddings, hotels, concert venues, terraces, amphitheaters, etc.

“Closing a strategic partnership like this for 10 PAL™ projects in Saudi Arabia is a milestone that validates our uniqueness and adds value as a brand. It also shows that the Crystal Lagoons® concept and technology can bring idyllic beaches anywhere in the world, even to the middle of the desert, and create unique tourism opportunities,” said Alastair Sinclair, Regional Director of Crystal Lagoons.

Crystal Lagoons experienced record global expansion in 2022 with its PAL™ projects. The company entered over 15 new markets and closed mega business deals in countries including Japan, Australia, India, Israel, and Palestine.

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