Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has revealed its plans to build a giant theme park and hotel on an oil rig platform to attract tourists. Saudi Arabia wants to establish its thriving petroleum industry as a tourism brand, for this ‘The Rig’ is being promoted. According to reports, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund will provide funds for the construction of the theme park.
In the past, PIF has constructed several projects. These include Red Sea Development Company, Alsoudah Development Company, and Cruise Saudi Company to name a few big projects. The new project is being called ‘Extreme Park’ under which an oil ring will be converted into a tourist attraction and resort of 1,50,000 square meters. Three hotels will be built on this which will have 800 rooms and 11 restaurants.
The company shared the teaser
The rooms and the restaurant will be interconnected by the platform bridge. The park will also have rollercoaster rides, submarine adventure water slides, and other adventure swings. The project ‘The Rig’ was announced by PIF on social media with a teacher video. It was written with the video, ‘World’s first tourist destination inspired by oil platform built on the sea shore’.
Aim to become number 1 in tourism by 2030
PIF said that this park will be different from other tourist destinations which will attract tourists from all over the world. When it will be ready, it has not been disclosed at the moment. According to reports, this project is part of Saudi Arabia’s ‘2030 Strategy’ which aims to make Saudi Arabia the number one tourism sector in the world.