Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) announced that it had awarded a SAR2.8bn ($750mn) contract to build Saudi Arabia’s first water theme park. The park will also be the region’s largest.
The contract was awarded to ALEC Saudi Arabia Engineering and Contracting and El Seif Engineering Contracting, a joint venture between the two companies.
The park is set to cover some 252,000 square metres of land, and will feature 22 rides and attractions. It will be subdivided into nine different zones inspired by native animals that inhabit the area around Qiddiya: the Entry Gate, Camel Rock, Dub Grotto, Wave Wadi, the Den, Viper Canyon, Arabian Peak, the Herding Grounds and Surf Lagoon.
“The Qiddiya Water Theme Park will be a year-round immersive family entertainment destination, the first of its kind and offering experiences that have never before been offered in Saudi. We are pleased to be working with industry leaders like ALEC and El Seif, who will be using the latest in guest experience technologies to create what is certain to be one of the world’s greatest water theme parks,” Abdullah bin Nasser Aldawood, board member and managing director, QIC, said during the signing ceremony.
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