Doha: Investment Holding Group today unveiled plans for its latest entertainment and leisure destination that will transform tourism in Qatar. Al Maha Island is fast becoming a tourist hotspot in Qatar, attracting over 1.5 million visitors a year. The island is located in Lusail near the Place Vendôme shopping center and connected to the mainland by a causeway.
The project is led by the association of IHG subsidiary, Elegancia and IMG, in collaboration with the Qatar Tourism Authority.
“This project is a unique attraction, which is expected to attract tourists from all over the world, while being particularly popular with citizens and residents of GCC countries in the region,” said Henrik Christiansen, Group Managing Director of IHG.
Doha Winter Wonderland
Al Maha’s main attraction is Doha Winter Wonderland, a 93,000 m2 theme park run by IMG – a world leader in entertainment events which will be open from November to March each year. IMG is well known as the producer and operator of the Winter Wonderland in London’s famous Hyde Park.
The park will host 50 rides, including 10 thrill rides with 395 roller coasters, 25 family rides with a 150-foot giant Ferris wheel, and 15 children’s rides.
Thrill seekers will be sent to new heights by the Space Gun, the Drop n’ Twist Tower and the Vertical Swing. Families will also be introduced to an adrenaline rush with Bumper Cars, Mini Disco and The Galleon.
Winter Wonderland will have something for everyone. Rides for young children will include Pony Adventure, Air Balloon and Circus Swing. The park will also include carnival games, an ice rink and kiosks serving a wide selection of food and drink.
Nammos Beach Club
Al Maha Island will also host Nammos – one of the world’s most elite beach clubs and restaurants with irresistible sophisticated dishes and an electric vibe, Mykonos’ stunning beachfront restaurant often frequented by global superstars such as Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner.
Located on the private Al Maha beach, the stunning Mediterranean venue will feature modern and luxurious interiors inspired by the Greek party island. Once opened, Nammos will be the new go-to destination for high-end beach restaurants.
Another place destined to attract visitors to Al Maha Island is its upscale neighborhood with 6 of the best internationally renowned restaurants.
London’s award-winning ZUMA brings the flavors of the Far East to Qatar with its world-admired style of Japanese cuisine. The brainchild of German chef Rainer Becker, ZUMA offers a sophisticated cooking philosophy inspired by informal Japanese cuisine called Izakaya.
In 2002, Becker launched the first ZUMA restaurant in Knightsbridge, London, and its success has seen the launch of ZUMA in some of the world’s most spectacular destinations including Ibiza, Phuket, Mykonos, the Maldives and Madrid.
Another global hit opening on Al Maha is LPM Restaurant and Bar, the famous French restaurant influenced by Mediterranean cuisine, will take its guests on a culinary journey to the South of France and the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
The offer will not be complete without a luxurious oriental offer, Em Sherif, the luxurious Levant restaurant designed to represent an oriental mansion offering authentic Lebanese fine cuisine. , and London.
Billionaire, the famous bar and lounge offering luxury dining combined with nightlife, consisting of a special show with spectacular entertainment, the perfect blend of extraordinary performance, exceptional food and service. Billionaire is also a favorite destination for many superstars and celebrities.
Dokya – a Turkish tavern serving a variety of Turkish delicacies and mezze. The restaurant is also distinguished by its high-end design that blends authentic oriental with contemporary western.
Finally Jwala which promises a gustatory journey into the world of Indian flavors.
international music festival
Another key attraction on Al Maha Island includes the Concert Hall, a 7,000-seat concert area that will host the Global Music Festival, 34 live events a year and is expected to attract big names from international and regional superstars world famous DJs, singers and comedians. The music festival program will be unveiled in August 2022.