Saudi Arabia turns offshore oil platforms into a city of games

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has launched a project that would transform offshore oil platforms into a theme park, making it the first of its type in the world.

The theme park has mixed hospitality, accommodation, adventure, and marine experiences in an area of ​​more than 150,000 square meters.

This tourism and entertainment project, called “The Rig,” was launched in October 2021 by the Public Investment Fund of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in the Arabian Gulf region.

This project, which is a theme park, was created to be the perfect spot for enthusiasts of daring and adventure sports. It has been hailed as the world’s first tourist destination inspired by offshore oil platforms.

It consists of 3 hotels and 11 restaurants, distributed on some connected platforms, in addition to roller coaster rides and adrenaline-rich activities such as bungee jumping and parachuting,

This project is following Saudi Arabia’s 2030 goals, which aim to turn the kingdom into a global tourism destination by the end of the decade and attract 100 million visitors.

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