Abu Dhabi Ports (AD Ports) Group, a leading facilitator of trade and logistics, has appointed a consortium of Jordan-based architecture and Infrastructure consultants, Dar Al Omran and Maisam Group to develop the masterplan for the Marsa Zayed mega-project in Aqaba, Jordan.
The appointment follows AD Ports Group’s signing of multiple agreements with the Aqaba Development Corporation in 2021 for the development of tourism, transport, logistics and digital infrastructure in the area, strengthening Aqaba’s status as a key regional tourism and business hub.
The consortium will develop the masterplan for a total land area of 3.2 million square meters across the Marsa Zayed site, which will consist of several districts comprising residential, retail, F&B, commercial and office space, hotel, and leisure areas.
“AD Ports Group lays great importance on developing the project in cooperation with leading local companies. The appointment of the consortium of market leaders Dar Al Omran and Maisam Group for the Marsa Zayed development is a manifestation of this philosophy. As leading firms in the market, they each have the local expertise, on the ground experience, and a shared vision of creating the ambitious projects necessary to drive Aqaba’s position as a major tourism and business destination in the region.”
The Marsa Zayed project, which is part of a wider series of agreements between AD Ports Group and the Aqaba Development Corporation, will include a new state-of-the-art cruise terminal in Aqaba that will serve an increase in footfall as a result of the development of King Hussein International Airport. In addition, the property will be close to a modernized multi-purpose port.
Marsa Zayed is set to become a desirable location for local and international investors looking to lease, own, or jointly develop serviced plots in the mixed-use and entertainment development with its connected ecosystem, in addition to easy access from the south coast highway and close to the city center.