Malkai project in Barka, Oman launched

An artist impression of the spa at The Malkai

AL Maeen Real Estate Services recently announced the launch of The Malkai in Barka, Oman, scheduled to open by the end of the year 2010.

Designed to be an exclusive community, The Malkai will comprise a Country Club and Residences that will compare to some of the finest around the world. The Malkai is making a statement both in lifestyle and in architecture. The development will comprise 101 four bedroom villas for sale, 92 two bedroom suites, as well as a boutique hotel offering 41 luxury suites.
Master plan and lead design has been carried out by AW2 from Paris. Internationally acclaimed designer Jaya and Associates are responsible for the interior design of all the villas and suites which will be presented fully furnished for sale. Each property will be landscaped and also feature large swimming pools.
Further exclusive advantages to owners and guests will be the attraction of an executive nine hole golf course designed by Gary Player Design and a fully serviced spa enclosed in a walled water garden. Additional facilities will include the main clubhouse, two restaurants, a boutique, delicatessen, a junior club and tennis courts. 
The property will also offer its own Beach Club within easy reach for the exclusive use of residents and guests.
The project, while contemporary, remains rooted in the essence of Omani architecture and tradition, giving a strong sense of place.
The extensive use of walls, screens, shadows and light throughout the design is a direct reference to this rich Arabian and Islamic architectural past. The use of outside spaces as extensions to the villas and suites, the shaded courtyards with their pools will also contribute to creating a unique experience.
This is carried through in the landscaped areas where date palms will be a feature. Narrow lanes, walkways and paths will form shaded leading to the suites.
The retained management company, GHM bears the unmistakable imprint of legendary hotelier Adrian Zecha and will be setting a new standard of style and service.
International Chartered Surveyors and Property Consultants, Cluttons LLP, will manage sales. International Golf & Leisure Services will be the golf operator.