Billions of dollars are pumped every year in the entertainment industry in GCC market for the sake of building attractive recreational projects. Last year witnessed the inauguration of two large-scale projects in UAE only which are Warner Bros Abu Dhabi and Dubai Frame.
Registered number of visits in these locations reignited the appetite for launching new entertainment venues across GCC region. The region is expecting to witness the launching of 10 new recreational projects this year target youth and families.
In this article we will display some of the most prominent entertainment projects expected to attract visitors’ attention.
A notable entertainment project currently under development in the Sultanate of Oman. The project’s construction budget is estimated at $312 million, it comprises a hypermarket, a leisure center, commercial and education facilities.
Sur Gate will include also a large residential compound standing on a total area of 5,859 square meters.
The project is developed by a partnership between Al Sharqiya Real Estate Development & Investment and PEIE.
Al Jada’s Central Hub
Developed by a Sharjah-based real estate developer “Arada”, Al Jada is the emirate’s largest ever real estate project built to cement the emirate’s position on UAE’s tourism and entertainment map.
Conceptualized and designed by Zaha Hadid, Al Jada adopts modern design philosophies seen in many areas across UAE. The project stands on a total area of 2.2 square kilometers, it will house around 70,000 inhabitants in its different residential districts.
The first phase of Al Jada’s Central Hub is will include the company’s sales center, an outdoor cinema complex, a skate park, and a food truck quarter.
Kuwait Olympic Village
The economic diversification process in Kuwait is ongoing, the strategy is getting momentum from the new infrastructure and real estate projects launched in the country.
Between these new schemes is Kuwait Olympic Village which spans on a total area of 25 hectares. The new mega project will feature a 25,000 seat stadium and wide range of indoor and outdoor sports facilities.
The project will include also a swimming pool complex, residential buildings, a mosque, and an iconic Olympic Flame Tower. The new project is due to complete by 2020 and it’s expected to host many international sports events.
The project’s main developer is Kuwait’s Public Authority for Housing and Welfare, while the lead consultancy firm is Meinhardt Group.
Bahrain Underwater theme park
In an attempt to stir up Bahrain real estate market, bolster local property market and boost footfall to the kingdom, Bahrain Underwater Theme Park scheme was launched by the government in partnership with the private sector.
The underwater park will include replicas of old Bahrain’s pearl fishers’ houses, artificial reefs, and sculptures made from eco-friendly materials.
The submerged theme park will feature also a 70m-long Boeing 747 aircraft. The new project will span over 10 hectares and will function as a dive site where waters can do free excursions through it. The new park’s location is in Diyar Al Muharraq, the new artificial archipelago standing off Muharraq’s northeastern shore.