Marsa Plaza


The open-air heart of Al Mouj residential and tourism complex, this delightful shaded public space is by the marina and catches the sea breeze. The avant-garde design features a giant pergola with projected images across the walls and pavement, and musical fountains springing from the pavement. Surrounded by restaurants and coffee shops it's the perfect place to begin a waterfront stroll.

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