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US-based hotel and resort design firm J/Brice Design International has been appointed to design three restaurants at the upcoming Sea Wonders Aquarium in Jeddah.

The restaurants include an American-themed family restaurant called Ocean Drive after the art-deco revival in Miami’s resort area; a chic Japanese sushi restaurant, and a shisha bar, located on the Red Sea shoreline The Promenade.

“Our participation in this remarkable center is a logical addition to our immersion in the Saudi marketplace, serving as a springboard for future cultural, educational, and entertainment themed projects as the nation strives to meet demand for notonly hotel properties, but for entertainment, conferences, academic facilities and other associated consumer outlets during this period of major expansion,” J/Brice Design CEO and founder Jeffrey Ornsteins said in a press statement.

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The US $40 million Sea Wonders Aquarium, developed by The Fakieh Group, will comprise 7000 marine animals of more than 200 species, including sharks, dolphins and sea lions.

The aquarium, which includes conference facilities, can accommodate 14,000 visitors a day and is expected to be a key tourist attraction for leisure tourists to Jeddah, as well as pilgrims passing through the city en route to Mecca.