Crystal Lagoons has announced the construction of twelve giant crystal clear lagoons at the Sharm El Sheik beach, in the Egyptian desert, the biggest of them measuring 8.8 hectares in size.

The world’s largest pool is currently in San Alfonso del Mar, Chile
, and has an area of 8 hectares.

But this one-kilometer-in-length behemoth, also built by Crystal Lagoons, will soon be surpassed by its Egyptian relative, which is expected to be finished around July 2009.

The project, located at 3 kms from the Red Sea, involves a master plan of 30,000 home units, hotels, a museum and a shopping center. It is being called the City of Stars.

This will be the first of four tourist projects that Crystal Lagoons has formally agreed with its Egyptian partner and that will be emplaced in Sharm El Sheikh, Hurghada and Alexandria.