Plans to build the largest aquarium in the UAE as part of a Dh850 million housing and tourism complex have been unveiled by Abu Dhabi property company Al Barakah International Investments and Abu Dhabi Municipality.

At a ceremony Wednesday, Al Barakah, which owns the Lifecare hospital in the Musaffah area of the capital and the refrigeration and cooling District Cole plant, said that it had struck a deal with Abu Dhabi Municipality to build and operate the 150,000 square meter housing and marina complex for 30 years.

The project, which is to be built under a “musathaha” agreement or Build Operate Transfer agreement, will include a 5,000 meter aquarium, a 98 berth marina suitable for mini yachts, cafes and restaurants, and three or four storeys of furnished apartments which will be available for rent.

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