Saudi Arabia aims to become a global hotspot for tourism and compete with the likes of the nearby Oman, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Leaving no stone unturned to achieve its goal, the country will convert an oil rig into a 150,000 square meters extreme theme park that features a submarine, rollercoaster, Ferris wheel and even jet skis. Named “The Rig” this extreme theme park will be the world’s first tourism destination that’s inspired by offshore oil platforms.
The Rig To Feature Scuba Diving, Bungee Jumping & More
Nestled on the Arabian Gulf, “The Rig”, will be an extreme theme park that shall boost Saudi Arabia’s emerging tourism and entertainment industry. The Rig will feature 11 restaurants, scuba diving, a rollercoaster and other adrenaline rushing activities like skydiving and bungee jumping. Visitors can reach The Rig via helicopter, cruise ship, ferry or yacht. The upcoming attraction aims to provide aquatic sports, top-notch hospitality offerings and adventure sports. The Rig is devised in line with the long-term Saudi Vision 2030’s strategy this aims to position Saudi Arabia as a top global destination to boost its economy.
Visitors Can Reach The Oil-Based Theme Park Via Helicopter Or Yacht
However, there are concerns about the environmental impact of such a massive project. The investment fund chipped in that the project will include sustainable preservation of the environment and will follow global standards and practices for environmental protection. The oil-based theme park is a step to normalise oil rigs and make them more accessible to the general public. Meanwhile, visitors can look forward to dining at 11 restaurants connected via platform bridges, going on submarine escapades and showing up in style on a superyacht marina with 50 berths.
#PIF announces “THE RIG.” Project.
The world’s first tourism destination inspired by offshore oil platforms.
— Public Investment Fund (@PIF_en) October 16, 2021