UAE-based Azizi Developments has announced the addition of a gigantic crystal lagoon, akin to a massive swimming pool that is over 2.7 km in length covering an area of 130,026 sq m, into its  waterfront Riviera development in MBR City, Dubai. 
Azizi said it had succeeded in getting approvals for the lagoon after long talks with Nakheel, the master developer of the area. 
With a stunning blue flooring, filled with more than 51.5 million gallons of crystal clear, desalinated and clean water, and easily accessible via its lagoon walk, Azizi’s lagoon will be a bustling space where residents can enjoy strolls along the beach-like shores, sunbathe and cool off, stated the developer.
This value addition to Azizi's flagship 71-building, 16,000-residence waterfront community project in the MBR City has comes as a major delight to its investors and end-users, it added. 
CEO Farhad Azizi said: "It is rare that we get to add so much value, at absolutely no additional charge to our valued customers, in the form of such a colossal surprise. We are ecstatic to announce the addition of our very own crystal lagoon in the heart of MBR City, as part of our Riviera community."
"It took a lot of planning, with many of our dear stakeholders having been involved in making this ambitious plan a reality, but we are happy to now be able to reveal that this marvellous body of water, which is sure to make ROIs (return on investment) on Riviera’s properties surge, will be built within the coming year. We are overcome with joy to thereby turn Riviera into a more aesthetically pleasing, unique and recreational destination – one that truly adds to the lifestyles of those residing there," explained Azizi.
"The previously planned canal, which would have had murkier sea water that wouldn’t have been fit to swim in, will now be replaced with a lagoon that residents can make much better use of, and that makes for much more stunning views from the community’s homes. Those who purchase retail units on the lagoon’s promenade will also be delighted by this surprise announcement, with the lagoon attracting more footfall to the area and elevating its prestige," he added.