Bahrain to get solar-powered waterpark

Investors being sought for the development

Bahrain to get solar-powered waterpark

Bahrain could be getting a solar-powered waterpark after an official revealed the Kingdom is looking for investors in the impressive new project.

The 7,000 sq m space will feature a large pool for all ages, a smaller pool for children, and a store for those looking to take part in water sports.

Bahrain already boasts the Middle East’s first indoor-outdoor waterpark at Wahooo! in Manama, which is more than double the size of the newly-proposed aquatic centre.

The cost of admission to the new activity is not yet known, but has been described as ‘minor fee’. Adult admission at Wahooo! Is BD13.

Munther Dhaif, the Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning Ministry’s architectural design and beautification department engineer, says the park will be “different from existing projects”.

The ministry has drawn up a basic design for the attraction and is hoping that an investor will be able to build upon this and keep features such as a number of solar panels.

Dhaif added: “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.

“It is also crucial to ensure that the fees are small and appropriate, so that everyone can have access to the park and enjoy its facilities and look into the possibility of dedicating a day in the week just for women.”

The current proposal would see the waterpark built in Daih village.

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