Abu Dhabi’s Eagle Hills plans $1.5bn golf resort in centre of Baghdad

View of Baghdad from the Shuhada bridge (Synaps commons/CC BY-SA 4.0)
Abu Dhabi developer Eagle Hills has acquired land for a golf course and wellness complex in the centre of Baghdad.

The $1.5bn project will include residential neighbourhoods, a five-star hotel and a resort club, Iraqi News reports.

The announcement came after a meeting between Iraqi prime minister Mohammed Shia Al-Sudan and Eagle Hills chairman Mohamed Alabbar.

Alabbar commented: “Baghdad is a city with a rich history and vibrant culture. Our aim with the Baghdad Golf Course and Spa is to honour this heritage, while also providing a modern, luxurious experience for its residents and visitors. This project praises Baghdad’s enduring spirit and celebrates its bright future.”

The golf course will be designed to international standards, catering to both amateur and professional players.

According to Eagle Hills, the residential neighbourhoods will have “meticulously designed homes, creating a tranquil and luxurious living environment”.

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