The waterpark is expected to appeal to families and contribute to the growth of leisure tourism to Doha. The waterpark is expected to appeal to families and contribute to the growth of leisure tourism to Doha.

Phase one of Qatar’s first aqua park in Doha is set to open to the public in April 2010.

The first 100,000m² phase will feature a giant wave pool, lazy river and various slides and water shoots.

The park, which is being developed by Hala Group Enterprises, will also have a lagoon pool with fountains, light effects, rock-art works, shaded Jacuzzis, and a lazy river. Hala Group Enterprises general manager Ijaz Malik told Gulf News that the wave pool would create waves as high as 1.5metres.

A dry section of the park is planned with paintballing, BMX biking and roller skating.

The full 300,000m² resort is due to be completed in June 2011.

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