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Infrastructure Works at the Al Areen Development is on Schedule

12 July 2006

Infrastructure works at the Al Areen development site is on schedule to provide roads, electricity, telecommunications, water, landscaping and other essential services within two years. Al Areen is a large mixed-use residential development built over two million square metres in the southern region of the Kingdom of Bahrain close to the wildlife sanctuary. Al Areen is a US$1 billion, luxury, health, residential and family tourism development, nestling in an elevated desert setting and embracing a state-of-the-art "Lost Paradise of Dilmun" Water Park, the world-class Banyan Tree Desert Spa & Resort, five-star hotels, and a range of residential, commercial, recreational and entertainment facilities.

Eng. Waleed Saffy, General Manger of the Al Areen Holding Company, said: “Phase One of the earthworks has been completed for road network construction at the Al Areen development site. This will facilitate the incorporation and installation of all utilities, including drainage, water and electricity as well as the roads themselves in the next phase. The infrastructure is on a fast track schedule to provide the Banyan Tree Desert Spa & Resort and the "Lost Paradise of Dilmun" Water Park with services needed to begin operating by end of this year”.

Al Areen’s master plan has been carefully crafted to reflect and preserve the natural beauty of the wildlife environment close to the site. The Al Areen development will be an authentic desert experience destined to grow into a resort town to cater to all tastes: formality and grandeur in parts, entertainment facilities for all and hidden-away village centres and private homes. All this is situated to give close access for residents and visitors to the renowned Al Areen Wildlife Sanctuary.