Photo: THE RIG; Source: PIF

Saudi Arabia reveals plans for THE RIG – new ‘extreme park’ inspired by offshore platforms

Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) has revealed its plans for THE RIG, a tourism project inspired by offshore oil platforms, which will be located in the Arabian Gulf.

THE RIG
THE RIG; Source: PIF

THE RIG project will span an area of more than 150,000 square meters and provide a multitude of hospitality offerings, adventures, and aquatic sporting experiences. It is part of PIF’s strategy to further strengthen Saudi Arabia’s international entertainment and tourism offering.

This project is a unique tourism attraction, expected to attract tourists from around the world while being especially popular with citizens and residents of the GCC countries in the region, the PIF said. It will feature a number of touristic attractions, including three hotels, world-class restaurants, helipads, and a range of adventurous activities, including extreme sports.

According to the project’s website, this is not a theme park but “an extreme park, an entirely new playground of adventure.”

THE RIG
THE RIG; Source: PIF