Qatar is the latest Gulf state to a development-made island with the announcement of an artificial off-shore marina.
Called “Banana Island” its distinctive shape will act as a natural protection for 30 berths to house boats and yachts.
It will also include an 800 metre beach with a “Banana Boat” high speed ride and other watersports.
The island will be reached by a 20 minute ferry ride from Doha or by helicopter, said developers Anantara.
The Banana Island Resort Doha will also have a 141 room hotel and a wellness centre which will specialise in holistic treatments.