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Qiddiya Unveils AQUARABIA, The Region’s Largest Water Theme Park
Qiddiya Unveils AQUARABIA The Regions Largest Water Theme Park

The Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) has unveiled plans to develop AQUARABIA, the Middle East’s largest water theme park in Qiddiya City in Saudi Arabia.

Aquarabia will be home to 22 unrivaled rides and attractions featuring 5 record breaking rides, including the world’s first double water loop, the tallest Junoon Drop water coaster, and 8 uniquely designed themed zones, including Camel Rock and The Den.

Aquarabia is set to open in 2025 alongside the Six Flags Qiddiya theme park to bring global visitors to the Kingdom for unparalleled world record breaking entertainment attractions.

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Aquarabia: Saudi Arabia’s Largest Water Theme Park

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Aquarabia is a testament to Saudi Arabia’s pursuit of innovation and dedication to offering unrivaled experiences and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. 

Aquarabia is set to open its gates in 2025; this water wonderland will span an impressive 250,000 square meters, making it the largest of its kind in the entire region. 

Aquarabia’s Location

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With 22 meticulously designed rides and attractions, including 5 record-breaking rides, Aquarabia promises to redefine the boundaries of aquatic entertainment.

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The water park will be situated in Qiddiya City, Saudi Arabia. It will be an entirely walkable community, offering exciting rides and various other activities, along with easy access to multiple hotels, restaurants, and tranquil green areas for relaxation and refreshment.

Aquarabia’s Innovative Design

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The Aquarabia’s design seamlessly blends traditional Arabian influences with contemporary aesthetics, creating a harmonious fusion of cultural heritage and modern ingenuity.

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The park’s designers have masterfully incorporated Arabian calligraphy, geometric patterns, and vibrant colors, paying homage to the region’s rich artistic traditions while embracing cutting-edge construction techniques.

Record Breaking Rides at Aquarabia

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Aquarabia unveils a series of world-first attractions that will etch their names in the history books of theme park history. These include:

  • Junoon Drop: It is a towering water coaster of 42.1 meters high and 515.5 meters long that will claim the title of the world’s tallest water coaster, featuring a breathtaking vertical plunge and the world’s first double water loop, a gravity-defying masterpiece to leave visitors in amazement.
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  • Speedy Jamezales: This attraction features the world’s highest drop, measuring 27.36 meters, and is a thrilling 148 meters long wild water ride.
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  • Jamal Joom: Aquarabia will feature the longest and highest water racing track ever, standing at 21.96 meters tall and 232 meters long, challenging visitors to navigate twists and turns at breakneck speeds. 
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  • Aquaticar: This unique underwater adventure ride is the first of its kind, reaching a depth of 2.7m and providing an awe-inspiring experience lasting 4.5 minutes.
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  • Slithereel: Visitors can also look forward to conquering the world’s tallest water slide, which is 15.8 meters tall and 315 meters long. It will have a heart-pounding descent that will test the limits of courage.

Immersive Themed Zones at Aquarabia

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Beyond its record-breaking rides, Aquarabia will transport visitors to a realm of fascination through its 8 uniquely themed zones, each designed to raise the rich cultural heritage and natural wonders of Saudi Arabia. These include:

  • Camel Rock: It is a historic centerpiece inspired by the desert’s iconic creatures with thrilling adventures. It will rides including, Junoon Drop, Jamal Joom, Speedy Jamezales, Camel Racers, and The Lazy Camel.
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  • The Den: A secluded oasis designed exclusively for women and children for an unforgettable experience. The Den offers two rides, including ZipZapZoom, colorful water slides, and SplishSplashSploosh with splash pads and water fun with sprinklers and jets.
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  • Viper Canyon: Adventurers can embark on a thrilling journey through Viper Canyon, where they’ll encounter the Slithereel, the world’s longest slide wheel, and the pioneering Aquaticar, an underwater adventure ride featuring fully submersible vehicles.
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  • Herding Grounds: It will beckon visitors to test their mettle in extreme water sports, including whitewater rafting, kayaking, canyoneering, free solo climbing, and cliff jumping. It will feature rides including, Raft Republic, Colossal Canyon, KayaXtreme, Yolo Solo, and Jump Jolt.
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  • Arabian Peak: It offers a peaceful adults-only retreat at Rahaqua for those seeking a more serene escape, complete with a private pool and stunning desert views. 
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  • Surf Lagoon: It will unveil Saudi Arabia’s largest and first surf pool for surf lovers, Surftopia, allowing visitors to ride endless waves in a controlled environment with a seating area for more than 200 individuals, catering to both surfers and those seeking sun.
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  • Dhub Grotto: This little fortress has numerous slides and a designated play area, making it an ideal spot for children. Conveniently situated near the pools and cabanas, it is a vast play structure suitable for kids of all ages.
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  • Wave Wadi: The main attraction at Wave Wadi is the wave pool, but there is also a unique ride called Wadi Tahaddi, which allows visitors to experience 600m of white water rafting tubing. Those who are not interested can relax at Amwaj Bay, the advanced wave pool.

Arrival at Aquarabia

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From the moment guests arrive, they will be greeted by a highly trained and multilingual staff ready to assist with any inquiries or special needs. 

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The park’s facilities, including restaurants, retail outlets, and rest areas, have been meticulously designed with visitor comfort and convenience in mind, offering a seamless and enjoyable experience for all.

Sustainable Destination

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Aquarabia’s commitment to sustainability is as unwavering as its dedication to delivering extraordinary experiences. 

Embracing cutting-edge technologies and innovative design principles, the park will implement best practices in water use and waste management, ensuring a greener and more eco-friendly future for the region.

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Through specialized filtration systems, Aquarabia aims to reduce water waste by an impressive 90% while recycling 100% of the water used for irrigation and cooling purposes. 

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Moreover, the park will divert over 80% of its operational waste from landfills, contributing to a more sustainable and responsible approach to entertainment.

A Cornerstone of Qiddiya City

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Aquarabia is a cornerstone of the ambitious Qiddiya City project, a visionary development that aims to redefine the concept of urban living by seamlessly blending entertainment, sports, and cultural attractions. 

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Alongside Six Flags Qiddiya City, a thrilling theme park promising 28 heart-pounding rides and attractions, including the world’s longest, tallest, and fastest rollercoaster, Falcon’s Flight, Aquarabia will play a pivotal role in transforming Qiddiya City into a global destination for tourism and recreation.

Attracting Global Visitors 

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The unveiling of Aquarabia marks a significant milestone in Saudi Arabia’s ambitious plans to diversify its economy and enhance its tourism offerings. By providing world-class entertainment experiences, the Kingdom aims to attract visitors globally, fostering cultural exchange and economic growth.

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Moreover, the development of Aquarabia and Qiddiya City aligns seamlessly with the objectives of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, a strategic framework designed to reduce the nation’s reliance on oil, promote economic diversification, and create employment opportunities in various sectors.

Aquarabia: More Than A Water Theme Park

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Aquarabia is not merely a destination for rides and entertainment but also a cultural exchange and education hub. Through interactive exhibits, immersive displays, and educational programs, the park aims to showcase Saudi Arabia’s rich cultural heritage to develop a deeper understanding.

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From interactive exhibits that explore the region’s history and traditions to hands-on workshops that teach traditional crafts and arts, Aquarabia offers a unique opportunity for visitors to immerse themselves in the vibrant tapestry of Saudi Arabian culture.

A Gateway to Unforgettable Memories

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Aquarabia is a gateway to unforgettable memories, allowing visitors to create lasting bonds and cherished moments with loved ones. 

From the sensation of conquering record-breaking rides to the serene tranquility of relaxing in a private cabana, Aquarabia promises an array of experiences that will leave an indelible mark on the hearts and minds of all who visit.

More Developments at Qiddiya City

The Qiddiya City Project

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The development of Qiddiya City, a project aimed at creating a Global Entertainment and Sports Hub in the Kingdom, has been awarded contracts worth more than $2.6 billion. 

The Qiddiya city, located on the outskirts of Riyadh, is expected to have 60,000 buildings, including golf courses, stadiums, and the Six Flags Qiddiya Theme Park.

Its goal is to attract 40 million tourists annually and contribute $36 billion to the GDP. The city aims to have approximately 48 million visitors per year, with a gaming and e-sports district that will serve as a global competition hub. 

Dragon Ball Theme Park

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Saudi Arabia has revealed plans to build the World’s First Dragon Ball Themed Park in the Qiddiya Entertainment City. 

This groundbreaking park, the first of its kind, will cover an impressive 500,000 square meters and will boast seven unique zones and 30 themed rides. 

Among the highlights of the park will be a 70-meter dragon roller coaster, paying homage to the popular Japanese anime franchise. 

Additionally, the park will offer Dragon Ball inspired accommodations and dining options. The development, situated just 40 km from Riyadh, is part of the larger Qiddiya City project.

Qiddiya Speed Park Track

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The Qiddiya Investment Company has unveiled plans for Qiddiya City’s newest attraction, the Speed Park Track, set to establish itself as a premier venue for Saudi Motorsport and a prominent global destination. 

Crafted by experienced race drivers, including renowned former Austrian Formula One racer Alex Wurz, the track boasts a thrilling layout encompassing 21 turns and an impressive elevation gain of 108 meters per lap, weaving through Qiddiya’s breathtaking mountainous terrain. 

Against the backdrop of the world’s tallest rollercoaster at Six Flags Qiddiya City and a vibrant water theme park, drivers will navigate the Speed Park Track, offering an exhilarating experience amidst various entertainment options.

Prince Mohammed bin Salman Stadium 

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Saudi Arabia has announced its plans to construct a new stadium, The Prince Muhammad Bin Salman Stadium, in the upcoming Qiddiya Entertainment City near Riyadh. 

This modern stadium has a capacity of 45,000 seats and will be situated in the Tuwaiq mountains, perched atop a striking 200-meter cliff. It will be the new home for two of Riyadh’s most prominent Saudi Pro League teams, Al Nassr and Al Hilal. 

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This versatile venue is also expected to host major sporting events in the Kingdom, including the Saudi Cup, the Asian Cup, and potentially even the FIFA 2034 World Cup.

Qiddiya City’s Falcon’s Flight

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Saudi Arabia has revealed Plans for Qiddiya City’s  Falcon’s Flight, which is set to become the world’s fastest, longest, and tallest rollercoaster. This record-breaking ride will be located at Six Flags Qiddiya near Riyadh and is expected to reach a speed of 250kmph and a drop of 640 feet.

Riyadh School of Tourism and Hospitality

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Saudi Arabia intends to establish the Riyadh School of Tourism and Hospitality in the Qiddiya region by 2025. The campus, which will cover an area of 5 million square meters and require a budget of more than $1 billion, aims to provide educational opportunities in the field of tourism and hospitality

This initiative is a generous contribution from Saudi Arabia to the global community.

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