Al Qana: A new entertainment and dining hub is coming to Abu Dhabi

The waterfront destination is set to open in the capital towards the end of 2020

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Residents in Abu Dhabi will be even more spoilt for choice when it comes to ways to while away the weekend next year.

A sprawling entertainment, dining and leisure destination is set to open in the UAE capital by the end of 2020, located on the Khor Al Maqta waterway.

Spread across seven districts, totalling more than 2.4 kilometres, the project is named Al Qana, and has been created by Al Barakah International Investment (BII) and Abu Dhabi Municipality.

Al Qana is currently in construction. Supplied
Al Qana is currently in construction. Supplied

What can visitors expect?

Al Qana will be a foodies' paradise, with a range of restaurants spanning the waterfront, offering a prime view of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. Districts will feature scenic walkways, to encourage visitors to stroll, while entertainment options will include cinemas, a kids' zone, outdoor skate park and landscaped community spaces.

Several particularly notable destinations will also be situated at Al Qana, such as the Middle East’s largest aquarium. There will also be a yacht marina, wellness hub and virtual-reality park, with Al Qana specifically designed to promote social interaction and a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

"This new landmark destination will play a key role in supporting the government to realise its vision of enhancing Abu Dhabi’s status as one the world’s most popular destinations for business, leisure, lifestyle and entertainment," said BII's managing director, Moataz Mashal.

"Al Qana will offer a new lifestyle for residents through exciting dining destinations and convenient facilities, whilst also being an attractive place for tourists to visit, in close proximity to many of the most famous landmarks in the capital.”