Bahrain seeks investors for water park attraction

Bahrain water park plans have been unveiled by officials and will be put out to public tender

The executive said authorities want the water park to be powered using solar energy
The executive said authorities want the water park to be powered using solar energy

Bahraini officials are seeking potential investors for a new solar-powered water park attraction, according to Arabian Business.

The plans were unveiled by the Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry at a meeting on Monday, according to a report by the Gulf Daily News website.

“The 7,000 square m project is aimed at creating a modern park different from existing projects,” the ministry’s architectural design and beautification department engineer Munther Dhaif was quoted as saying.

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The executive said authorities want the water park to be powered using solar energy. He added that potential investors would have input into the overall design for the project.

“The investor should be responsible not just for the development of the project, but also its maintenance and operation for the duration of the contract and the entire park will be under their responsibility,” he added.

A public tender related to the project will be launched soon. Bahrain is ramping up its entertainment offering in a bid to compete with its neighbouring countries.

Earlier this year, it was reported Bahrain authorities had bought a decommissioned Boeing 747 aircraft from the UAE for $100,000 and sunk it into the sea as part of plans for the kingdom’s new underwater theme park.

In June, executives said the aircraft was moved to a site off Diyar Al Muharraq, was lowered into the sea and submerged 20 metres below the surface.

It is the centrepiece for Dive Bahrain, which will be the kingdom’s new underwater theme park set to open in August.

Other features will include a submerged replica of a traditional Bahraini pearl merchant’s house, artificial coral reefs and other sculptures that have been placed underwater as a safe haven for coral growth and as a habitat for marine animals.

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