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The Rig, an oil rig transformed into a luxury amusement park.
The arrival to this complex can be done by boat – it will have a marina with 50 berths for superyachts – or by private helicopter.
This tourist complex will offer three hotels, eleven restaurants and various attractions, as well as extreme sports for tourists from all over the world to enjoy an unforgettable stay. Giving a second life to buildings or structures that have been abandoned or no longer functional is a big step towards a more sustainable world. The government of Saudi Arabia is very clear on this principle and has demonstrated it with the new project they have presented, The Rig. The Public Investment Fund was commissioned to showcase this new amusement park with a resort built on a disused oil rig located in the Persian Gulf.
Spanning more than 150,000 square meters, this incredible theme park will have 3 hotels with 800 rooms, including one ultra-luxury, 11 restaurants, an outdoor platform for concerts and shows, and endless attractions, such as ferris wheels, roller coasters, an ice rink. go-karts, wave pools and giant slides, among many other things. But beyond that, what The Rig offers are strong emotions for the more intrepid travelers, such as the possibility of bungee jumping, skydiving and zip line.
Water sports will be another of its strengths, with diving courses, jet ski rides, scuba diving or yacht tours.
The attraction will aim to “strengthen Saudi Arabia’s international tourism and entertainment offer”, as indicated. Furthermore, this park becomes a further step in Crown Prince Mohamed bin Salmán’s Saudi Vision 2030 strategy to transform this country into an important world tourist destination with which it intends to attract more than one million tourists a year and compete, hand in hand with other destinations such as Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha. The Rig is expected to open in 2025. Absolutly an Alternative yacht holidays.