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Al Areen Welcomed H.R.H. Haja Mariam bint A. Aziz, Wife of the Sultan of Brunei, to the Landmark Development


30 October 2006


Al Areen Holding Company welcomed Her Royal Highness Haja Mariam bent A. Aziz along with a high level Brunei delegation during a visit to the Al Areen development.

The visitors were received by Eng. Waleed Saffy, General Manager of Al Areen Holding Company, and other Al Areen officials. They were briefed on the development and its various projects, which aims to further enhance Bahrain's position as a preferred regional destination for health and family tourism.

The delegation members later visited key construction sites at the Al Areen development, where work is well underway, including the Banyan Tree Desert Spa & Resort construction site, which is being developed at an investment of US$140 million.

HRH Haja Mariam bint A. Aziz expressed on behalf of herself as well as the delegation that they were greatly impressed by the uniqueness of the entire development. HRH described her confidence that the development will soon become an international landmark, which Bahrain should be very proud of. Eng. Waleed Saffy General Manager of Al Areen Holding Company said, “We are extremely honored by this royal visit and are looking forward towards further business ties with our Brunei counterparts”.

The total investment in Al Areen exceeds $ 1 billion US dollars. The main components of the Al Areen development are the Banyan Tree Desert Spa & Resort," The Lost Paradise of Dilmun” Water Park, Al Waha Resort, Downtown Al Areen, Sarab Al Areen, and additional residential, commercial, hospitality, recreational, and entertainment facilities.