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Opening of a dream spot: The Banana Island Resort in Doha, Qatar

January 2015

Opening of a dream spot: The Banana Island Resort in Doha, Qatar

The long awaited resort, Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara opened its doors to an elite clientele on January 1st 2015, delivering a genuine expression of pure Arabian elegance. AKTOR proved to be a valuable partner in the infrastructure of Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara. More specifically, AKTOR was assigned as a subcontractor for all mechanical, electrical, and plumbing installations.

The dream spot is located on the 29.65-acre Banana Island, about 3.5 kilometers east of the new Hamad International Airport.

To access the resort, guests board a luxury 51-passenger catamaran from Shuyoukh Port, the Dhow harbor across from the Souq Waqif, for a 20 minute ride to Banana Island, where they may casually indulge in Middle Eastern amenities. Visitors may also arrange a more exclusive landing, making use of a private helicopter pad. 

Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara features a luxurious hotel, with 24 rooms and 72 family suites, as well as an assortment of villas: 34 two and three-bedroom poolside guest villas and 11 Maldives-style, over water ones.

In a total area of 129,000 m2, all guests may benefit from a Private Marina for up to 33 boats, a 100 meter, two-lane Surf Pool, a nine-hole Golf Putting Course, an 8 pin Bowling Alley, a VIP Cinema, an indoor Botanical Garden, 3 grandiose Restaurants, as well as the Anantara Spa, offering 6 types of treatment, and a number of other facilities: e.g. Business, Wellness, Diving and Family & Kids Entertainment Centers. A private 800 meter beach adds up to the resort’s ideal vacation place profile.

Our company was responsible for air conditioning and ventilation services, according to the respective sustainable standards, as well as for all Domestic Water provisions (i.e. regarding both hot and cold water). AKTOR also administered the crucial task of Sewage, Drainage and Irrigation activities. Moreover, we managed Fire Fighting agents, such as Foam and FM200. In addition, we installed all Low Current Systems (e.g. UPS, ACS, BMS and FA). What is more, we handled Lighting and Power Installations, including Landscape Lighting. Finally, the company operated the Telephone & Data System and an 11KV Distribution System, including the Main 11KV Switchgear Panel, with 0.425/11KV Step up Transformers & No. 11 Package Sub Stations.

According to precise guidelines, coming from the Banana Island Resort Doha by Anantara Main Contractor, AKTOR assisted in the above mentioned FM operations until April 10th 2015, ensuring all works were executed following high-level specifications.