Bahrain Real Estate Investment Company “Edamah”, the real-estate arm of the sovereign wealth fund of the Kingdom of Bahrain “Mumtalakat” announces the appointment of Southern Tourism Company (STC) as the operator of Sa’ada Marina, a key component of the mixed-use Sa’ada development located on the Muharraq waterfront.
The appointment of STC as the marina operator marks the official opening of Sa’ada Marina, connecting Sa’ada with other commercial docks and Bahrain’s waterfront tourist attractions. A mixed-use project, Sa’ada offers unique waterfront hospitality and retail units which are ready for tenants with several new openings to be announced soon.
Sa’ada Marina provides various water and recreational activities with a water taxi service and a recreational Marina Park for tourist boats. Southern Tourism Company will offer a number of boat trips from the Marina to Manama reservation area and historical attractions such as Bu Maher Fort and Bahrain National Museum, as well as Bahrain Bay and Hawar Island.
Edamah CEO Amin Alarrayed said: “We are pleased to appoint Southern Tourism Company to operate Sa’ada Marina which is designed to be a major waterfront leisure destination for both locals and tourists alike.”
Southern Tourism Company Acting CEO Captain Abdullah Al-Merbati commented: “We are delighted to be appointed to operate the Sa’ada Marina. Since its establishment in 2000, the Southern Tourism Company has played a prominent role in developing the tourism and maritime transport sector in the Kingdom. With Sa’ada Marina, we will continue our work to enhance the maritime transport and tourism sectors by providing distinguished and high quality marine services.”
The Sa’ada project has a total area of 13,112 square meters and includes 34 commercial units, parking for 200 cars and marine parking for 36 marine vessels of all sizes. The development includes restaurants and leisure outlets, and soon a pedestrian bridge will link Muharraq Souq to the waterfront.
The Sa’ada development is aligned with Edamah’s strategy that focuses on developing new projects and updating existing projects in a sustainable manner, and managing them according to the highest international standards and best business practice.