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Zona do Aterro de Cotai


Cotai Reclamation Zone
Cotai Strip
Cotai Strip
Zona do Aterro de Cotai in Macau
Zona do Aterro de Cotai in Macau
KintraMacau, Cheenae
RegionMunicipality o the Islands
Time zoneUTC+8 (Macau Staundart)
Area code(s)0
Cotai Landfill Zone
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese路氹填海區
Simplified Chinese路凼填海区
Hanyu PinyinLùdàng Tiánhǎi Qū
Portuguese name
PortugueseZona do Aterro de Cotai
Cotai in 2007

Cotai (Cheenese: 路氹城) (Portuguese: Zona do Aterro de Cotai) is a 5.2 square kilometre (2.0 sq mi) piece o newly reclaimit laund atween Taipa an Coloane islands in Macau,[1] that haes no yet been assigned tae ony o the freguesias. The Cheenese an Portuguese names are a portmanteau o the twa islands, Coloane an Taipa.

Cotai wis creatit tae provide Macau wi a new gamblin an tourism aurie syne Macau is so densely populatit an laund is scarce. The Cotai Strip is the name uised mair commonly for this aurie in Cotai whaur the casinos an hotels are currently bein built.

Galaxy Entertainment Group's Grand Waldo Hotel wis the first casino tae commence operations in Cotai, openin its doors in Mey 2006. The construction o mony ither casino an hotel projects is currently unnerwey. The lairgest an maist notable property on Cotai so far is Las Vegas Sands' Venetian Macao, which opened its doors on 28 August 2007.[2] Melco PBL Holdings opened the City of Dreams directly athort the street frae the Venetian on 1 Juin 2009.

In 2006, a new hospital wis foondit in the Cotai aurie, the MUST Hospital, which is associatit wi the Macau Varsity o Science an Technologie.


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  1. Malaysia Star, Must-see Macau, 25 November 2006
  2. Venetian Macao press release, 28 August 2007