Monday, April 22, 2024

Featured Video

Latest Stories

Top 10 Music

Upcoming Events

Zomba City Festival

Fri, 26 Apr 2024 10:00:00 UTC @ Botanic Garden - 2024 Zomba City Festival is schedulled to take place on 26 to 28 April at Botanic Garden in Zomba This is a festival for all ages in the historic mountain city of Zomba. Celebrate Cultu... More Info
Queens Club Shut Down

Fri, 26 Apr 2024 19:00:00 UTC @ Queens Club - Queens Club Presents "Queens Club Shut Down" with music performances by Kelly Kay, Charisma, Teddy Makadi and Praise Umali. The show will take place at Queens Club in Mzuzu on 26 April... More Info

The Rig – Saudi Arabia Turns Offshore Oil Platform Extreme Theme Park

As part of its ambitious efforts to attract tourists from across the world, Saudi Arabia has announced plans to turn an abandoned offshore oil platform into an oil-themed extreme theme park.

Named ‘The Rig’, the upcoming offshore theme park is part of the Saudi Vision 2030’s strategy, which aims to diversify the country’s economy and boost its tourism industry in particular. The 1.6 million-square-foot extreme theme park will feature roller-coaster rides, submarines, bungee jumping, and sky diving, among other adrenaline-inducing amenities, as well as three hotels and 11 restaurants across The Rig’s interconnected platforms.

“This project is a unique tourism attraction, expected to attract tourists from around the world,” Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) said in a statement, adding that The Rig aims to “provide a multitude of hospitality offerings, adventures, and aquatic sporting experiences.”

Tourists will be able to reach The Rig by helicopter, and via a superyacht marina with 50 berths. I guess that’s a pretty good indication that this is not an attraction for frugal adrenaline junkies…

Touted as the “world’s biggest offshore multipurpose structure,” as well as the “world’s first tourism destination inspired by offshore oil platforms,” The Rig has been getting a lot of attention, despite being bing in the early development stage.

A completion date for the project has not been announced yet, but Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund has published several high-quality digital renditions, as well as an impressive video showcasing what The Rig may end up looking like.

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel:

Related Posts

Mc Noel Kasinja
Mc Noel Kasinja
A writer,Analyst and Music Promoter. Email:

Popular Articles