First phase of Salalah Water Park to open in Dec

The first phase of Salalah Water Park project is expected to be ready by December this year, said the authorities as Ahmed bin Nasser bin Hamad al Mehrzi, Minister of Tourism, visited the work site on Saturday. The project is being implemented by a private company and is located close to Itin Recreation area the official venue of the Salalah Tourism Festival.
The second stage of the project includes the construction of the administration building, service facilities and parking, as well as the management, operation and maintenance of the two stages of the project for a period of 25 years. The project is as part of the government efforts to promote economic and tourism activity in the Dhofar Governorate.
Spread over a total area of 35,000 square metres, the theme park would have a range of water sports and games so that the visitors can spend a whole day along with family and friends.
The park would have a capacity to accommodate 500 people every day.
Other features of the park are water house pool, kids’ pool, lazy river, wave pool and a spa pool.
Water house pool and kid’s pool would have an area of 1,975 square metres.
These facilities lie in the east of the park and are surrounded by a 330-metre long lazy river.
Located in the middle of the park, the wave pool would be spread over 3,246 square metres.
The wave pool would be the biggest pool in the park. The spa pool would have an area of 1,240 square metres.
It lies in the north-west of the park. The park would have race slides, high-speed slide, variable high-speed slide, combination slide, space bowl slide, boomerang slide and water house slide.
As per the agreements, the project also opens up for the investment on a piece of land south of the water park on an area of 5ha for 50 years for a five-star hotel, commercial complex, multipurpose halls, as well as the establishment of a group international restaurants and a children’s garden.

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