Named in memory of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, former President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, Marsa Zayed is situated in Aqaba’s city centre encompassing a total area of 3.2 million square metres including two kilometres of prime waterfront; a setting that enjoys remarkable visibility due to its strategic location and the advantageous gradual elevation from the waterfront.
Marsa Zayed is a mixed-use waterfront project, slated to feature an array of residential, touristic, recreational, commercial and retail components, as well as marine facilities, including Aqaba’s first cruise ship terminal. Sheikh Zayed Masjid is the first milestone completed on the ground at Marsa Zayed, while Al Raha Village is the first residential neighbourhood within Marsa Zayed.
Living in Aqaba
A gateway to the Levant, Aqaba is located about 375 kilometres south of the Jordanian capital. It stretches 27 kilometres alongside the shore of the Red Sea and joins the Asian continent with Africa and Europe.
Aqaba has a well-developed infrastructure and is accessible by road, sea or air, facilitating business with and exports to nearby countries. Selected as the Arab Tourism Capital of 2011, Aqaba is a destination for hundreds of thousands of tourists from around the globe.
With a mandate to attract local and foreign investments to Aqaba, the Aqaba Special Economic Zone was established, offering special tax exemptions and incentives to encourage investment. Aqaba also provides many economic growth opportunities in various sectors including but not limited to tourism, heavy industry, light industry, services, commerce, logistics/warehouses, transportation, education, health and the environment.
- Mixed-use project
- Located in Jordan's only coastal city
- 3.2 million sqm of land
- 2 km of prime waterfront
- 1st cruise ship terminal in Jordan
- 400+ residential units as part of the first residential community, Al Raha Village
- 2,000+ worshippers accommodated by Sheikh Zayed Masjid
Marsa Zayed’s Residential Offering
On the southern edge of Marsa Zayed lies this peaceful residential neighbourhood with an intimate community feel and a spectacular panorama of the Red Sea. Al Raha Village is the first residential neighbourhood within Marsa Zayed. With its idyllic location, nestled between Aqaba's rose-red mountains and overlooking the pristine Gulf of Aqaba, Al Raha Village invites residents to be part of a peaceful, private residential community that blends family-friendly inclusivity with vibrant vitality.
Al Raha Village covers an area of 185,000 sqm, with an array of residential units including villas, townhouses and apartments. Covering a wide variety of specifications, views and sizes, the units cater to diverse tastes and provide a range of living opportunities. Al Raha Village also features numerous community facilities spread throughout the neighbourhood, perfect for family living.
Al Raha Village is already an award-winning concept, having been named the Five-Star 'Best Mixed-used Architecture 2012-2013’, as well as the ’Best Mixed-Use Development 2013-2014’ at the Arabian Property Awards. The project is aimed to start handover in January 2017 in two phases that will conclude in December 2017.
- Gated community
- Overlooks the Gulf of Aqaba, part of the Red Sea
- 1.5 km from the centre of the city
- More than 400 residential units including villas, townhouses and apartments
- Exclusive indoor and outdoor community facilities
- Central family park
- Three-storey clubhouse
- Award-winning development