Adhari Park set to be revamped and turned into a $16 million theme park
Work on the first phase of a US $16 million project to turn Adhari Park in Bahrain into a theme park is set to begin soon.
Work on the first phase of a US $16 million project to turn Adhari Park in Bahrain into a multi-purpose theme park, is expected to begin as early as December. Tenders were distributed to investors last month with nine companies having submitted bids last week. Once an investor is selected, construction work will take up to two years and should be complete by June 2006.
“Designs may take up from a month to three and we expect them to be ready either in September or November,” said Majeed Al Sayed, chairman, Northern Municipal Council. “Based on the contract, the project may be upgraded with costs reaching BD9 million depending on people’s response when the park opens in around about two years,” he added.
The theme park will include a roller coaster, a monorail and a water park and entrance to the park will be free but visitors will be charged nominal fees to use the rides and facilities.
Until a decade ago, the swimming pool, which is still a key feature of Adhari Park was one of the most popular recreation sites in Bahrain. The pool will stay open for free even when the investor takes charge of the site. The pool and the surrounding area was recently renovated and a mosque constructed at a cost of BD600 000.
The whole project was initiated by King Hamad and is being overseen by the council and Northern Municipality.