The Ras Bu Abboud Beach is poised to become one of the most sought-after recreational destinations in Doha with the ongoing development project by the Public Works Authority (Ashghal).
The project is set for completion by the fourth quarter of this year, according to information on Ashghal website. Pedestrian and cycling paths are being constructed with bike racks. Landscaping on an area of 11,500sq m is being carried out. More than 450 trees are to be planted as part of the project to ensure a healthy environment.
Buildings and service booths in four separate areas, including restaurants, cafes, and toilets, seating areas, umbrellas and beach showers are part of the project.
A distinctive and high-tech lighting network is planned along with surveillance cameras and Wi-Fi coverage, to enhance safety on the beach.
Ashghal is also constructing parking lots at the project site, including parking for persons with special needs, while also providing slopes and paths that lead directly to the pedestrian and cycling paths.
The project aims to turn the beach into a tourist and family destination, "especially as it is located in a distinguished area that qualifies it to be one of the main tourist attractions in Qatar", according to Ashghal.
The project is being implemented on an area of 260,000sq m along a stretch of 2.2km as part of the works of the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar.
The committee's projects aim to create a sustainable environment by implementing several tasks that include building central public parks, providing pedestrian and cycle paths, providing street furniture and some decorative lighting, developing the Doha Corniche and some beaches, in addition to developing the Central Doha area by reviving some internal public roads, vital places, residential areas and plazas.
The committee also aims to contribute to creating a social environment with a distinct identity through the participation of community members in co-ordination with several ministries and government agencies in the country.