Frequently Asked Questions
All you need to know about Al Qana
1What is Al Qana?
Al Qana is a unique waterfront destination bringing a new definition of social dining and entertainment in Abu Dhabi. The development is one of the much-anticipated touristic landmarks in the capital featuring seven anchor destinations spanning over 2.4km of scenic and picturesque waterfront walkways. Al Qana offers residents and visitors a unique collection of attractions with state-of-the art facilities from waterside eateries, the largest standalone cinema in Abu Dhabi, the Middle East’s largest aquarium, first-of-its-kind lifestyle hub including wellness facilities, first to the UAE VR world and E-sport hub, kids’ zone, and landscaped community spaces that are aimed at encouraging social interaction.
2Where is Al Qana located?
Spanning across over 146,000 sqm, Al Qana is located on the historic natural Khor Al Maqta, the waterway bordering the mainland in close proximity to the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
3Is Al Qana public?
Al Qana is open to the public and will welcome UAE residents and tourists.
4How many buildings are in Al Qana?
Al Qana will have seven districts spanning across 11 blocks.
5Will Al Qana offer any residential properties?
Al Qana will not feature any residential properties as it has been conceived as a social dining and entertainment destination. Al Qana is about fun and families.
6Will Al Qana offer any commercial properties?
Al Qana plans to attract more than 150 must-see concepts across 11 blocks with a total GLA of approximatively 60,000 square meters. The aim is to create a vibrant ecosystem for businesses, whether they are F&B providers, recreational outlets or wellness hubs. We want to ensure there’s a complementary mix, catering to the many varied communities and visitors coming to what is set to become Abu Dhabi’s new cultural, dining, entertainment and social scene.
7When is Al Qana set to open?
Al Qana is set to open to visitors in Q4 2020.
8How many restaurants will there be at Al Qana?
Al Qana will bring unique concepts with over 70 F&B outlets.
9What type of restaurants will Al Qana offer?
Al Qana will aim to bring unique F&B concepts from around the world, a unique blend of cuisines catering to our variety and visitors.
10Will Al Qana have a cinema theatre?
Al Qana will be home to the world’s first Cinemacity “CityMAX” theatre. With 15 cinema screens, including Abu Dhabi’s largest screen, Cinemacity Al Qana will caters for movie lovers of all ages.
11Will Al Qana have an Aquarium?
Al Qana will feature The National Aquarium, the Middle East largest aquarium. The ten-zone, giant aquarium measuring over 7000 sq. meters will be home to more than 33,000 marine creatures, responsibly and ethically sourced from around the world. Through themed zones of learning, the journey will highlight the conservation required to protect the planet
12Will Al Qana have a marina?
Al Qana will have a luxurious area perfectly positioned within the destination to offer spectacular view of Abu Dhabi’s iconic skyline. Featuring mouthwatering seafood restaurants and cafes, lavish lounges, marine services with 98 boat berths, this area will be ‘the place to be’ for those wanting to dine, socialize or sail off into the sunset.
13Will Al Qana have a gym?
Al Qana will also feature “The Bridge”, an integrated lifestyle wellness hub that has been carefully designed to be a disruptive space within its industry. With a total space area of over 8000 square meters, “The Bridge” will feature seven unique and seamless service tracks combined into an ethereal and customized individual journey that are spread across 3 floors and a roof garden lounge.
14What are the kids-friendly activities that will be offered at Al Qana?
Designed as an energetic, fun-filled destination for the whole family, the space lends itself to an abundance of immersive experiences from on-ground water shows, live performances and concerts, interactive gaming hubs and underwater aquarium adventures. There will also be a dedicated kids’ zone, E-sports, VR world, and children’s playground.
15How big is the Aquarium at Al Qana?
The National Aquarium will measure over 7000 sq. meters, making it the largest in the Middle East.
16What kind of entertainment will be available at Al Qana?
Al Qana will include state-of-the art facilities from waterside eateries, the largest standalone cinema in Abu Dhabi, the Middle East’s largest aquarium, first-of-its-kind lifestyle hub including wellness and fitness facilities, first to the UAE VR world , kids’ zone playground, and landscaped community spaces that are aimed at encouraging social interaction. The whole destination has over 50% of the leasable area dedicated to entertainment family fun.
17If I have any questions about leasing, who can I contact?
For any leasing inquiries, you can reach out to www.alqana.ae Phone number: 02-4186666 Web: alqana.ae / firstname.lastname@example.org
18Who owns Al Qana?
Al Qana is the first-ever Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) model implemented by the Abu Dhabi Municipality (ADM) and is jointly developed by Al Barakah International Investment.
19Is Al Qana available to everyone?
Yes, Al Qana will cater to all ages and open to the public (Q4 2020)
20Are there going to be retail stores?
Al Qana has been conceived as a waterfront social dining and entertainment destination. It will not feature any mall, hence there won’t be any fashion outlets. However, Al Qana will welcome a large-scale supermarket, family friendly restaurants and cafes, specialty stores and a variety of essential retail shops for the neighboring community. This space has been designed to offer visitors everything they need, right at their fingertips.
21Will there be a supermarket/convenience store?
Al Qana will have a large-scale supermarket, specialty stores and a variety of essential services, retail shops for the neighboring community.
22Do you need to book in advance to visit Al Qana?
No prior booking is required to visit Al Qana.
23What hotels are near Al Qana?
Al Qana is adjacent to neighbouring five-star hotels such as the Shangri-La Hotel and the Ritz-Carlton and a short walk from traders, Fairmont, Novotel, and Ibis.
24What attractions are near Al Qana?
Al Qana is a landmark that will be positioned prominently in the social fabric of Abu Dhabi, nearby the heart of the new city. It will also be close to other major developments and attractions such as Warner Bros, Ferrari World and Louvre Abu Dhabi, with a spectacular direct eye-line view of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque less than 5 minutes away.
25Are all the Al Qana destinations in walking distance of each other?
Al Qana will be connected by four traversing bridges allowing visitors to stroll leisurely along the boulevard to experience the absolute best in dining, entertainment, retail, wellness and adventure. The landscaped community spaces will be aimed at encouraging social interaction.
26Are there any age limits?
Al Qana will cater to all ages
27Is there parking?
Al Qana will have over 3,000 parking spaces
28How far is the parking from Al Qana’s destinations?
Parking Al Qana will be made efficient to visitors with a mix of basement and outdoor parking directly in-front and in close proximity to key destinations.
29Can I smoke in Al Qana?
Al Qana will have designated smoking areas.
30What is the best time of year to visit Al Qana?
Once completed in Q4 2020, Al Qana will be opened all year long.
31Are there taxi stops near Al Qana?
There will be taxi and bus stops available to visitors. We will also have our own Abra Boats that visitors can travel on to see all AQ from the water.