Marsa Zayed, named in memory of the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, is a 3.2 kilometer development, which includes two kilometers of waterfront. It is the biggest real estate and tourism project in the history of Jordan, and is also one of the most significant developments in the region. Marsa Zayed is a mega, mixed-use waterfront project which includes high-rise residential towers, retail, recreational, entertainment, business and financial districts as well as several branded hotels.
A number of marinas will add to the current berthing capacity and transform Aqaba into a premier yachting destination. In addition, a state-of-the-art cruise ship terminal will become one of Jordan’s tourist landmarks, offering a welcoming gateway to both Aqaba and the country as a whole. On completion, the total built-up area will be 6 million square meters. The development will offer around 3,000 hotel rooms, more than 18,000 residential units of premium villas, townhouses and apartments and at least 300 marina berths. The project will be implemented in several phases with expected completion in 2020. KEO has been awarded a pivotal role in the management of the Marsa Zayed Development.