Guinness World Record for Crystal Lagoons Egypt project

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 11, 2015 /PRNewswire — Crystal Lagoons Corp, the patented technology developer of giant crystalline lagoons, has added a second Guinness World Record to its growing list of global accolades, with the company’s 12.5-hectare Sharm El Sheikh manmade crystal lagoon project officially named largest in the world. 

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This breaks the company’s own previous record, with its eight-hectare San Alfonso del Mar crystal lagoon in Chile the Guinness World Record holder since 2007.

Located inland from the renowned Red Sea resort in the desert hinterland, the crystalline lagoon is the centerpiece of the US$ 5.5 billion Citystars Sharm El Sheikh tourism development being developed by Egypt’s Sharbatly family.

The 750-hectare mixed-use community will feature 12 crystal lagoons in total, upon completion, utilising 100 hectares of salt water sourced from underground aquifers. The crystal lagoons will be a major leisure attraction for visitors and residents occupying the 30,000 planned residential units, along with hotels, golf courses, marinas, museums and a shopping mall.

To date, Crystal Lagoons has an active portfolio of over 40 projects spread across the Middle East and North Africa, in key locations including Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Oman.

“Our portfolio of projects is helping raise awareness and interest for major hubs in the region and our significant Egypt presence reflects the value that delivering a crystalline lagoon project can bring to emblematic leisure destinations across the MENA region,” said Carlos Salas, Regional Director Middle East Crystal Lagoons.


Crystal Lagoons Corporation is an international innovation company that has developed and patented technology that allows for the low-cost construction and maintenance of unlimited size bodies of water in crystal-clear condition. Patented in 160 countries, Crystal Lagoons’ technology applications range widely from its recreational business, which brings the dream of idyllic beach life to any corner of the world, to its industrial variations in closed-circuit cooling, water desalination and applications for the mining industry. In less than seven years since its formation, Crystal Lagoons Corporation has seen exponential growth and is currently involved in over 300 projects in more than 60 countries.;

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