Indian group plans Dh850m theme park in UAE
An Indian company is promoting a Dh 850 million theme park in Ras Al Khaimah emirate in the UAE, which will be the largest theme park in the UAE.business Updated: Apr 23, 2007 09:01 IST
An Indian company is promoting a Dh 850 million theme park in Ras Al Khaimah emirate in the UAE, which will be the largest theme park in the UAE, featuring a host of unique attractions, including the largest man-made waterfall in the world.
The replica model of the 120-acre WOW RAK, a multipart entertainment venue and theme park currently under construction at the Khor Qurm region in RAK, was unveiled here on Saturday evening.
The theme park is promoted by Polo RAK Amusements LLC - a joint venture company between Polo Amusement Park Ltd from India, RAK Investment Authority and RAK Properties.
WOW RAK would include two adjacent theme parks - Ice Land Water Park and Planet Earth Theme Park with a capacity to cater to about 15,000 visitors per day, apart from a 12,000 sq Metre shopping mall and entertainment plaza and a Kabana resort. The water park would be ready for public by May 2008, while the entire theme park would be completed in 24 months.
Khater Massaad, Advisor to RAK Crown Prince and CEO of RAK Investment Authority, said that the theme park project was part of RAK Government's strategy to transform the Emirate into a premier tourism destination in the region.
Balwant Singh, Managing Director and CEO of the Polo RAK JV said, "WOW RAK theme park would be an epicentre for entertainment, leisure and recreation by making available many unique attractions for the first time in the region".
In addition to the theme parks, the venue would also house Mall of Ras Al Khaimah, a 12,000 square metre shopping mall and entertainment plaza which will offer 120 merchandising outlets for gifts and handicrafts with live performances by artisans from across the world. The venue would also have multiplex, ice skating, gaming arcade, bowling alley, indoor golf and food courts.
Polo Amusement Park Limited is an India-based company with over 16 years of experience as owners and operators of Amusement and Water parks. It owns and operates two of India's premier amusement and water parks under the brand name Fun N Food Village in New Delhi and Nagpur.
The Company is currently developing another theme park in Uzbekistan.
First Published: Apr 23, 2007 08:56 IST