Dewan Architects + Engineers has been appointed as the lead design consultant for the first water park in Saudi Arabia at Qiddiya.
Qiddiya’s water park will cover 337,948 square metres of land and include 22 rides across nine themed zones. These include Camel Rock, Dub Grotto, Wave Wadi, the Den, Viper Canyon, Arabian Peak, the Herding Grounds and Surf Lagoon.
The architectural firm has successfully delivered the design for the Middle East’s largest water park and is now supervising the construction. Dewan Architects said the attraction will be the biggest water park in the world. The team includes architects, water park experts, ride vendors, and engineering and infrastructure professionals.
Dewan Architects is using environmental systems such as recycling and smart usage to minimise the use of water. It is also exploring technologies to help reduce water evaporation. Some attractions will use 75% less water than those found in other water parks. Rainwater will also be captured, treated and reused at Qiddiya’s water park.
Ammar Al Assam, CEO of Dewan Architects, said: “We are extremely proud to contribute to Qiddiya and the kingdom with the delivery of the design of this once-in-a-lifetime project.”
“The firm is fully committed to HH Mohammed bin Salman’s 2030 vision and looks forward to further growing and developing our footprint in the kingdom.”
Abdullah Aldawood, Qiddiya’s managing director, added: “The water park is a year-round immersive family entertainment destination, the first of its kind and offering experiences that have never before been offered in Saudi.”
“We are pleased to be working with industry leaders like ALEC and El Seif, who will be using the latest in guest experience technologies to create what is certain to be one of the world’s greatest water theme parks.”
“The park will offer our guests a chance to experience that in a welcoming and fun environment for everyone.”