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Al Marjan Island awards flushing channel contract

The flushing channel will improve water circulation and enhance the aesthetics of the island, ensuring high returns on investment

Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah.
Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah.

The Al Marjan Island (AMI) Company has awarded its fourth flushing channel construction work to China Harbour Engineering Company. 

The flushing channel will improve water circulation and enhance the aesthetics of the island, ensuring high returns on investment.

AMI announced the project at Cityscape Global, which is being held at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre until September 10.

Architect Abdullah Rashed Al Abdooli, Managing Director of AMI Company, said the construction of this flushing channel will reinvigorate the island's marine environment.

"This unique flushing channel is a key component of AMI's comprehensive marine development strategy that will ensure public access to the shoreline, and create crystal-clear water throughout the development and highest standards of marine tourism for visitors and residents of the island. Further, it will bring in cleaner water with more dissolved oxygen, making the surrounding more hospitable to fish, plants and other marine creatures," Al Abdooli said.

"This move strengthens our commitment to sustainable and environmental friendly development. The infusion of oxygenated water through the channel will improve the aesthetics of the island and provide more suitable habitat for aquatic life", he added. 

The channel will connect Gulf waters from the west of the Island to the sheltered bays on the eastern side, creating picturesque views that will appeal to discerning investors and end users alike.

It will also be a focal point for real estate development in the neighborhood and a new tourism generator for the surrounding hotels and retail and entertainment facilities.

AMI, an iconic tourism development in Ras Al Khaimah, extends 4.5 kilometers into the sea and covers an area of 2.7 million sq. m. with a 23 km beach.

The island boasts international five-star hotels and resorts and a promenade with dedicated pedestrian tracks, and running and cycling lanes


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