The Ras Bu Abboud Beach Development Project is expected to completed by the fourth quarter of 2021, according to information available on the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) website.
The project aims to turn the beach into a tourist and family destination, "especially as it is located in a distinguished area that qualifies it to be one of the main tourist attractions in Qatar", according to Ashghal.
The project is being implemented on an area of 260,000sq m along a stretch of 2.2km as part of the works of the Supervisory Committee of Beautification of Roads and Public Places in Qatar.
The project envisages preparing the beach to become a suitable recreational destination for practising activities such as swimming as well as just relaxing, and includes an area designated for sports activities.
The project features the construction of pedestrian and cycling paths in addition to providing bike racks to make it easier for beach visitors to exercise, jog and cycle.
There will be landscaping on 11,500sq m, and 469 trees will be planted in order to provide a suitable healthy environment to further add to the beauty of the beach.
Further, the project will comprise buildings and service booths in four separate areas, including restaurants, cafes, and toilets.
It will also offer seating areas, umbrellas and beach showers to serve visitors.
A distinctive and high-tech lighting network will be put in place, along with surveillance cameras and Wi-Fi devices, to enhance safety on the beach and enable its users to benefit from it at night.
Parking lots will be available at the project site, including parking for persons with special needs, while also providing slopes and paths that lead directly to the pedestrian and cycling paths.
The project includes the construction and development of relevant infrastructure, such as drinking water, irrigation and electricity networks, surveillance cameras and a network to provide Wi-Fi service.
The Supervisory Committee's projects aim to create a sustainable environment by implementing several tasks that include building central public parks, providing pedestrian and cycle paths, providing street furniture and some decorative lighting, developing the Doha Corniche and some beaches, in addition to developing the Central Doha area by reviving some internal public roads, vital places, residential areas and plazas.
The committee also aims to contribute to creating a social environment with a distinct identity through the participation of community members in co-ordination with several ministries and government agencies in the country.