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Crystal Lagoons says in talks with Qatari developers, eyes expansion

Crystal Lagoons, the patented technology developer of giant crystalline lagoons, has announced it has held a series of meetings with prominent Qatari real estate developers as the country looks to capitalise on a growth in tourism numbers and revenues.

Designed to be self-cleaning, the lagoons only require topping up in response to evaporation and use up to 100 times less chemicals than traditional pool systems, and only two percent of the energy required by conventional filtering technologies.

Crystal Lagoons is currently involved in over 300 projects in more than 60 countries, including the UAE, Oman and Saudi Arabia. 

In 2014, the company opened a Dubai office as it looks to increase its business in the Middle East region.

“Many developers throughout the region are looking for a point of difference and features such as Crystal Lagoons ability to bring the idyllic lifestyle of the beach anywhere in the world not only add to the aesthetic appeal of a destination,” said Carlos Salas, regional director, Middle East, Crystal Lagoons.

He added the lagoons also provide practical recreational and leisure facilities, such as paddle boarding, sailing and kayaking, at low construction and maintenance costs.

According to the Qatar Tourism Authority, the country aims to welcome between seven and nine million tourists annually, supported by $40-45 billion worth of sector investment under the country’s National Tourism Sector Strategy 2030 plan, up from an estimated 4.3 to five million in 2022 – when it is set to host the FIFA World Cup. Approximately three million visitors arrived in 2015.

“With its futuristic skyscrapers and ultramodern architecture, the state has the potential to become one of the most exciting tourism and real estate markets in the world, especially after committing significant investment into major infrastructure projects across the country,” said Salas.

“These unique selling points have fast-tracked our growth and expansion and we’re now able to take our technology and creating an idyllic lifestyle anywhere in the world.”

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