Iberotel Hotels and Resorts, a company that manages high-end resort and hotels in Italy and Egypt, has now been designated to manage a three-phase project, worth Dh.800 million in UAE by a German travel company named Tui, and Dubai based company called Travco Emirates.
The General Manager of Iberotel, Ashraf Helmy, said that the overall project in Fujairah, will be completed by 2009, and will comprise of two resort hotels, a dining and shopping area, so as to make it a self-contained community, but will not house residential complexes.
The first phase of the project, is the Miramar Al Aqah Beach Resort, a five star hotel development with spa, aqua center, wellness facilities, and watersports such as windsurfing, kayaking, snorkeling, scuba diving and para-sailing.
The Al Aqah Beach Resort is a five star development worth Dh.250 million. It will include 300 rooms, 18 suites, out of which two have private swimming pools. The construction of hotel, which began last year, will be open from next month.
The project has been designed by Rami Eidhahan, the famous Egyptian architectural house, and is rooted in Arabic culture and heritage.
Helmy mentioned that the Travco project is going on inline with Fujairah's efforts to develop its resort sector into well-known hospitality industry. Apart from beautiful beaches in Fujairah, the local government is banking on its archaeological sites and mountain chains to attract several multi-billion property investments.