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WHY ARE WE HERE?

Posted by tmallare on September 1, 2009

Oh yeah, that construction project!

Well, I HAVE been a little delinquent on reporting the status of our original mission to the Mideast/Northern Africa.  I will attempt, therefore, to enlighten you as to what Ron has been doing over here for the past year.  The job is progressing well.  The first major milestone was the beach club opening by the first of July.  All the naysayers said it would NEVER be done.  But, it was.  And it is gorgeous.   “It can’t be done” does not really exist in Ron’s repertoire of verbal phrases.  He accepted the errant analysis as a challenge and, with a dedicated team, it was accomplished. 

The villas, townhomes and apartments are under construction, with the first of these to be occupied by September, 2010.  The model villas were completed and ready for touring during the selling season of July and August.  The golf course driving range is complete and nine of the eigthteen holes is scheduled to open in 2010, along with a golf academy.  The Ritz Carlton will be the  first hotel to break ground during the 3rd quarter of next year.  The marina is under design and will begin construction in the 1st quarter of 2011.  I will take more pictures as time goes on so you can see the progress. 

This is the official description of the projectMarassi, an exciting new development owned by EMAAR. Maraasi site is located 125 kilometers west of Egypt’s second largest city – Alexandria, and 330 kilometers north of Egypt’s capital and largest city, Cairo. It is also only 5 kilometers west of El Alamein’s WW II historic relics and cemeteries.

The project’s strategic location relative to important cities of Egypt, its accessibility and proximity to transport nodes and linkages, its naturally beautiful site and its moderate climate, all make the project’s villas, Townhomes & Hotels, a year-round destination of choice for discerning world travelers and tourists.

The project covers an area of more than 6.25 million square meters in Northern Egypt, along the Mediterranean Sea at the Sidi Abdel Rahman Gulf.

Road and Infrastructure Construction - Ongoing

Road and Infrastructure Construction - Ongoing

Construction Underway on Villas

Construction Underway on Villas

Public Entrance Under Construction

Public Entrance Under Construction

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marassi Beach Club Under Construction

Marassi Beach Club Under Construction

 

 

 

 

Marassi Beach Club on Opening Day

Marassi Beach Club on Opening Day

View From the Beachfront Restaurant

View From the Beachfront Restaurant

Beach Club Lobby Looking Out Toward Entrance Door

Beach Club Lobby Looking Out Toward Entrance Door

Beach Club Entry/Welcome Area

Beach Club Entry/Welcome Area

Tiled Artwork in Beachclub Lobby

Tiled Artwork in Beachclub Lobby

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