Work is progressing on the first phase of the first package of Ras Bu Abboud Beach Development Project being implemented by the Public Works Authority (Ashghal).
It was in February this year that work started on the potential leisure and tourism project, an initiative of the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar. he road leading to the beach and Ras Bu Abboud Stadium is also being developed as part of the project.
The beach located in a prominent area, was selected for the development as has the potential to be one of the main tourist attractions in Qatar.
The project plan features the development of an area of 260,000sq m along a 2.2km stretch. Once accomplished, the site will be a recreational destination for beach activities, including swimming. There is an area designated for sports activities.
Construction of a 2.2km pedestrian and cycling path, 11,500sq m of landscaping and planting of about 500 trees are envisaged.
Amenities include restaurants, cafes and toilets. In order to enhance safety at night, a high-tech lighting network, surveillance cameras and Wi-Fi devices will be installed. The parking space will have dedicated lots for people with special needs.
The Supervisory Committee implements five main tasks; building central public parks, providing paths for pedestrians and cycles, developing of Doha Corniche, and the central Doha region in addition to planting trees and increasing green areas.