UAE’s Dewan secures lead design consultancy contract for Qiddiya Water Park

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE-based architecture firm Dewan Architects + Engineers has been awarded the lead design consultancy contract for Saudi Arabia’s first water theme park coming up within Qiddiya, the capital of entertainment, sports, and the arts.

The newly announced Qiddiya Water Theme Park is one of the flagship projects in the futuristic destination, Qiddiya.

Dewan said that “it has successfully delivered the design and is now supervising the physical construction of this landmark development. It is working with a large team of renowned water theme park experts, ride vendors, engineering, and infrastructure professionals.”

The water park will be at the heart of the attractions at Qiddiya, close to Saudi Arabia’s capital, Riyadh. “The expansive project will cover 337,948 square meters of land and include 22 rides, nine of which will be world-firsts,” according to the statement.

The Qiddiya Water Theme Park will have nine distinct districts inspired by native animals and habitats, including Camel Rock, the Den, the Herding Grounds, and Arabian Peak. Qiddiya will be 137,948 square meters bigger than any such water park in the world.

As per the statement, “The disruptive destination is recognized on the world stage as the home to the most innovative and immersive experiences offering sports and wellness, nature and environment, parks and attractions, motion and mobility and arts and culture, making Qiddiya the capital of entertainment, sports, and the arts, not just in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, but the world.”

The water park is part of the overall giga-project, which will cost $750 million. Dewan will use Smart technology to ensure that its operation aligns with its sustainability efforts, the company said.

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