Inspired by Europe’s picturesque waterfront cities, this glistening oasis creates the appeal of an Arabian Venice with turquoise lagoons and palm fringed islands. Its abstract Mashrabiya design includes hotel offerings, unique residential communities, a 27-hole Greg Norman golf course, and central waterfront marina village with souk-like retail streets, urban parks, and cafes. The juxtaposition of spaces in this design responds to a seaside living environment while maintaining an essential human scale with ascending structures, walkways, and pools that maximize dynamic views. With limited direct waterfront access, EDSA derived a system of terraced landforms and lagoons creating more than 19 miles of new shoreline. The interconnected saltwater network transforms the overall landscape with new commercial and leisure opportunities, maximizes land values, and provides far-reaching economic benefits.

EDSA was awarded the master plan following participation in an international design competition and has provided additional services including schematic and detailed design for Phase 1 which encompasses the marina village, Hyatt hotel and luxury residences.

Project Details

Aqaba, Jordan
Ayla Oasis Development Company
Master Planning and Detail Design Services
430 Hectares