Saudi Arabia will soon become home to the country’s first and the region’s largest water theme park that is currently under development at Qiddiya – the future Capital of Entertainment, Sports and Culture – situated on the outskirts of Saudi capital, Riyadh.
The year-round park will span across more than 252,000 square meters and feature 22 rides and attractions, including nine that will be world firsts. It will also be the only water theme park in the world that offers a unique mix of dry and wet rides as well as state-of-the-art, competition-level facilities for water sports enthusiasts – including the first-ever surfing and white-water rafting experiences – as well as 17 F&B and retail outlets.
Visitors will experience nine innovatively designed zones – the Entry Gate, Camel Rock, Dub Grotto, Wave Wadi, the Den, Viper Canyon, Arabian Peak, the Herding Grounds, and Surf Lagoon – inspired by the native animals that inhabit the area around Qiddiya. The experience of each ride will reflect the attributes of the creature for which each is named. For example, based on the aggressive snake, Viper Canyon will feature some of the most thrilling rides, while Dub Grotto, branded for the curious, playful dub lizard, will be home to an energetic water playground for children.
Qiddiya Water Theme Park will be unlike any other existing water park, with environments that take guests to amazing locations and an atmosphere that enables them to truly escape.