Durrat Al Bahrain

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Coordinates: 25°50′17″N 50°36′18″E / 25.83806°N 50.60500°E / 25.83806; 50.60500

Promotional poster of the islands

Durrat Al Bahrain is the largest artificial island in Bahrain after the Amwaj Islands. The US$6 billion project will consist of a series of 15 large artificial islands, covering an area of over 20,000,000 m2 (220,000,000 sq ft) once completed in mid-2015.[1] It will comprise six atolls, five fish-shaped islands and two crescent-shaped islands.

The plans for the finished islands include five-star hotels, an 18-hole golf course, 12 bridges, and a marina.[2] The marina will span three of the islands and will cover a land area of approximately 700,000 m2 (7,500,000 sq ft) with a cost of about US$1.3 billion.

The marina is a joint venture between Durrat Khaleej Al Bahrain and Tameer, one of the GCC region’s leading developers. The marina development is the first of its type and size in the Middle East.

Work on the project was interrupted in February 2008 as more than 1,300 laborers downed tools in a dispute over pay. Workers who were based at a labor camp in the development site, went on strike demanding better salaries and complaining of poor living conditions.[3][4][5][6] The strike was subsequently called off soon after.[7]

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  1. ^ Sarah Blackman (September 9, 2009). "Top 10 Bahrain mega-projects". ITP Business Publishing Ltd. Retrieved January 2, 2014. 
  2. ^ Durrat Al Bahrain Property Development
  3. ^ "Strike hits work at Durrat Al Bahrain". Tradearabia.com. 2008-02-10. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  4. ^ "1,300 migrant workers strike in Bahrain over pay". Migrant Rights. 2008-02-12. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  5. ^ PTI Feb 11, 2008, 08.59pm IST (2008-02-11). "1900 Indian workers continue strike in Bahrain - Economic Times". Articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  6. ^ "Bahrain moves to settle 'illegal' strike". Alarabiya.net. 2008-02-11. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 
  7. ^ "Bahrain strike called off, wages raised". news.outlookindia.com. Retrieved 2013-04-18. 

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