Abu Dhabi’s Al Qana reveals 8,000m2 The Bridge wellness hub
Construction has begun on the project, which is expected to open doors in Q4 2020, in time for the grand opening of Al Qana
Abu Dhabi’s culinary and entertainment destination Al Qana, developed by Al Barakah International Investment (BII) has revealed an 8,000m2 project called The Bridge, which intends to be an integrated lifestyle wellness hub within the waterfront destination.
Construction has begun on the project, which is expected to open its doors in Q4 2020, in time for the grand opening of Al Qana.
According to the company, The Bridge concept combines two ideas: a space that bridges all aspects of one’s life, work, play, and personal and physical development; while the second idea aims to bring science and art together to deliver a design-driven intuitive experience, grounded in academic research and real results.
The Bridge will feature seven service tracks – including Move, Pause, Taste, Seek, Choose, Expand, and Learn – that will be spread across three floors and a roof garden lounge. More than 150 employees and experts will be brought into the project.
Commenting on The Bridge, chief executive officer of Al Barakah International Investment, Fouad Mashal, said: “The Bridge is set to become the largest wellness offering in the Middle East. We joined forces to disrupt the market and introduce to Abu Dhabi an innovative concept that aims to improve the quality of life/wellbeing of residents by offering a new lifestyle journey. We learned from our Founding Father the late Sheikh Zayed that the happiness of our communities is central to the development of our nation.”
Mashal added: “We are confident that The Bridge and the overall Al Qana project will play a key role in cementing Abu Dhabi’s position as one of the most liveable cities in the world and the ultimate destination for entertainment and wellbeing.”
Founder of The Bridge, Khalid Nahhas, said: “There’s a growing quest for wellness in our societies and this is becoming a worldwide phenomenon and a big shift towards better lives. A cognisant and well-informed healthy community can lead in the powerful transformation of an entire city and empower its people to lead in vibrant and progressive self-fulfilling constructs. According to the Global Wellness Institute, wellness is now a $4.2 trillion industry.”