Saudi to build first marine park in Dhahban
Jeddah, June 6, 2014
Saudi Arabia’s first marine park is set to be built at Dhahban, on the shores of the Red Sea, 40 km from Jeddah, said a report.
The project, which was under study for the last four years, was unveiled by the Jeddah Municipality recently, said the Arab News report.
Dhahban is a popular picnic spot frequented by citizens especially fish lovers who visit the area to have a taste of fresh fish, it said.
The new marine park at the water front will have landscaping and lots of greenery.
It will be equipped with a wide range of multi-recreational facilities including a football playground and children's entertainment areas in addition to restaurants and other facilities, said the report.
Spread over a total area of 110,000 sq m, the landscaping and greenery will cover 45,000 sq m and will also feature two large water fountains, it added.