The largest water park in the Middle East – and Saudi Arabia’s first – is to be built as part of the Qiddiya project just south of Riyadh, the capital.
Contracts for the building of the giant park, at SAR2.8bn (US$750m), were made by the Qiddiya Investment Company, part of a government initiative, to ALEC Saudi Arabia Engineering & Contracting and El Seif Engineering Contracting.
The joint venture between the two Saudi companies will see the creation of the Qiddiya Water Theme Park, a key element in the Saudi initiative that will see a giant capital of entertainment built in the desert.
It will have 252,000sq.m of land at its disposal and the park itself will have 22 rides and attractions, including nine that are totally unique.
There will also be nine zones, the Entry Gate, Camel Rock, Dub Grotto, Wave Wadi The Den, Viper Canyon, Arabian Peak, the Herding Grounds and Surf Lagoon. There will also be 17 F&B locations and shops.