Saudi Arabia is set to receive its first Snow City, claiming to offer locals the chance to experience ‘real snow’ for the first time at temperatures of below three degrees Celsius.It will be launched at Al Othaim Mall Rabwa in Riyadh on Wednesday (July 13).
Snow City upholds highly advanced standards with the best safety measures, providing a realistic snowy environment that offers visitors the opportunity to experience real snow for the first time in the Kingdom. Visitors will now be able to spend their time in a cool and entertaining atmosphere of under three degrees Celsius year-round.
Fahad Bin Abdullah Al Othaim, Chief Executive Officer, said:
“A touristic attraction of this magnitude coincides with the Kingdom’s 2030 vision as well as the direction of the wise governance of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abulaziz Al Saud, which aims to boost and develop internal tourism. This renders it an attractive and lucrative industry that contributes to the Kingdom’s economic diversification plans in order to propel the national economy and create new jobs for Saudi nationals.”
Al Othaim added :
“Snow City is considered to be the first and largest comprehensive snow attraction in the Kingdom. It has been constructed on a 5000sqm area with a cost of around 100 million Riyals and with an hourly capacity of 350 people. The Snow City is also host to various entertainment activities offered for its visitors, including 12 different activities including a panoramic suspension bridge, ice bumper cars, sledge and ski zone, rope courses, climbing wall, snow mobiles, and many others.”
The site also includes an events space and several food and beverage outlets.
Al Othaim Leisure and Tourism Company’s other attractions include Saffori Land, Faby Land, My Town, Action Zone, Slash Water Park, and Extreme Zone.
Snow-themed attractions have proved popular in the Gulf, with several open in the United Arab Emirates including Ski Dubai at Dubai’s Mall of the Emirates and an Ice Rink at Dubai Mall.