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Aquarabia: Middle East’s largest water-themed park set to open in Saudi Arabia

Aquarabia, the first water park in Saudi Arabia, will have four record holders among its 22 rides, including the world’s tallest “water coaster” and tallest water slide

Aquarabia: Middle East’s largest water-themed park set to open in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia is all set to open the Middle East’s largest water-themed park in the region. Qiddiya Investment Company said Aquarabia will complement Six Flags Qiddiya City, the city’s flagship theme park and the first Six Flags Park to be designed and built outside North America. The announcement was made as the four-day annual Arabian Travel Market, the region’s biggest travel and hospitality exhibition, opened in Dubai on Monday.

Aquarabia will feature four unique attractions–the world’s tallest water coaster, the tallest drop body slide, the tallest water slide, and the longest mat racer on the planet.

The park will also offer the first underwater adventure ride, featuring fully submersible vehicles.

At Aquarabia, Saudi Arabia’s first home-grown water park, visitors from across the globe can immerse themselves in the 22 rides and family-friendly aquatic activities.

Adventure sports lovers can also enjoy an extreme watersports zone dedicated to rafting, kayaking, canoeing, free solo climbing, and cliff jumping, along with the Kingdom’s first surf pool.

Moreover, Aquarabia will offer immersive, narrative-based design elements and attractions seldom seen in water parks. These will be based on ancient desert wellsprings.

Scheduled to open in 2025, Aquarabia and Six Flags Qiddiya City are located within Qiddiya City, creating a fully walkable neighbourhood with a variety of activities, accommodations, dining options, and relaxation spots. Qiddiya City aims to provide residents with entertainment options while bolstering local tourism and employment as part of Saudi Vision 2030. With a target to create 10,000 jobs, Aquarabia and Six Flags Qiddiya City will significantly contribute to the Kingdom’s economic diversification and GDP targets.

“This announcement marks a significant milestone for Qiddiya City and the entertainment, tourism, and sports sectors. As we keep expanding our entertainment offering, Aquarabia and Six Flags Qiddiya City will fulfil the diverse entertainment needs of our community, contribute to the diversification of our economy, and create job opportunities in the tourism sector,” Qiddiya Investment Company Managing Director Abdullah al-Dawood said in a statement.

Six Flags Qiddiya City will feature five world record-breaking coasters spread across six uniquely themed lands: Sirocco Tower, the world’s tallest free-standing shot tower ride; Gyropsin, the world’s tallest pendulum ride; Spitfire, the world’s tallest inverted top hat coaster; Iron Rattler, the world’s tallest tilt coaster; and the Falcons Flight, the world’s tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster that will run parallel to the F1 track.

Aquarabia is also prioritising sustainability by implementing advanced systems to reduce water waste by up to 90% and decrease energy consumption. As part of the Six Flags Qiddiya project, the venture, the first of its kind outside North America, aims to recycle operational waste and divert over 80% from landfills.

The unveiling of Aquarabia follows the announcement of many exciting entertainment, sports, and cultural attractions in Qiddiya City, including the world’s first multi-purpose Gaming and Esports District, the multi-sports Prince Mohammed bin Salman Stadium, a motorsport track, and the Dragon Ball theme park.