Abu Dhabi Ports Group (AD Ports Group), a leading facilitator of trade and logistics, has appointed a consortium of Jordan’s Dar Al Omran and Maisam Group to develop the masterplan for the Marsa Zayed mega-project in Aqaba, in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. AD Ports Group and Aqaba Development Corporation signed multiple agreements in 2021 for the development of tourism, transport, logistics and digital infrastructure in the area. This will strengthen Aqaba’s position as a key regional tourism hub. The consortium of Jordan’s foremost architectural firms will design the masterplan for a total land area of 3.2 million square metres across the Marsa Zayed site.
This will include residential, retail, food and beverage services, commercial and office space, hotel and leisure areas. The Marsa Zayed project is part of wider agreements between AD Ports Group and the Aqaba Development Corporation. It will include a new cruise terminal in Aqaba, as well as an increase in footfall owing to the development of King Hussein International Airport. Additionally, the site will be near a modernized multi-purpose port. Marsa Zayed is set to become a prime location for local and international investors, looking to lease, own, or jointly develop serviced plots in the multi-use and entertainment development, with its connected ecosystem, easy access from the south coast highway, and proximity to the city centre.