Inside Saudi Arabia’s The Rig: Underwater restaurant, ferris wheel, hotels, fireworks and more

  • Published on February 5

Saudi Arabia is building The Rig – the world’s first tourism destination on offshore platforms. It takes its inspiration from offshore oil platforms, will also incorporate a roller coaster, water slides, scuba diving and a 50-berth marina.

What will be at The Rig?

It will span an area of more the 150,000 sq m. Features include three hotels, world-class restaurants and a range of adventure activities, including extreme sports.

statement from the PIF said: “This project is a unique tourism attraction, expected to attract tourists from around the world while being especially popular with citizens and residents of the GCC countries in the region.

“The project is in line with PIF’s strategy 2021-2025 to drive innovation in Saudi Arabia’s tourism and entertainment sectors, providing promising development opportunities to achieve economic diversification in line with the Saudi Vision 2030 objectives.”

Inside The Rig

Photos of The Rig show what its hotel rooms will look like; an underwater restaurant; the amusement attractions of the destination; and what a day at The Rig would entail.