Indian firm helps build water park in UAEBy IANS
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Ras al-Khaimah (UAE), Sep 25 (IANS/WAM) An ice-themed water park in the Arabian Gulf, where penguins can be seen frolicking in the waters, was built at a cost of $100 million by a joint venture of Indian and UAE firms and will open for the public Sep 29.
The Ice Land Water Park, built in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, is part of a 125-acre resort project inspired by the issue of global warming.
Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi will inaugurate the park Wednesday.
The park, spread across 110,000 sq metres, packs an array of unique attractions, including the world’s largest manmade water fall and rain dance pool along with over 50 exhilarating water slides and rides.
Managed by Polo RAK Amusement, a joint venture between India’s Polo Amusement Group and RAK Properties PJSC and RAK Investment Authority (RAKIA), the park is equipped with a full set of in-house utilities, including four megawatt power generation, a water desalination plant capable of producing 525,000 gallons a day and water filtration systems to maintain the four million gallons of pool water, to ensure uninterrupted enjoyment to the visitors.
Speaking at a press conference held to announce the launch of the park, Khater Massaad, CEO of RAKIA, said Friday: “The park is a unique and wonderful project for the whole of UAE. I hope this will add to the tourist attractions available in Ras Al Khaimah.”
Balwant Singh Chawla, managing director, Polo RAK Amusement, said: “The Ice Land Water Park currently qualifies among the top five parks in the world in terms of size and the attractions offered. We hope that with the addition of more facilities planned to take place within one year it will be among the top three water parks in the world.”