Image: The Rig
Public Investment Fund (PIF) subsidiary and closed joint stock company Oil Park Development Company (OPDC) has unveiled an ambitious vision for adventure tourism with the launch of The Rig.
The Rig, which is inspired by the design of offshore oil platforms, celebrates the legacy and heritage of Saudi Arabia’s long oil and gas history.
The hospitality and adventure experience will span a gross floor area of over 300,000 square metres, located 40km from the coastline, near Al Juraid Island and Berri Oil Field in the Arabian Gulf.
The Rig is expected to attract over 900,000 annual visitors by 2032.
The Rig is inspired by Saudi Arabia’s oil and gas legacy
The destination will offer a range of hospitality, leisure, entertainment, and accommodation options, including three hotels totalling 800 rooms, 11 restaurants, an extreme sports and adventure park, a marina and helipads.
The Rig will feature a wide variety of water activities, including a diving centre, an amusement park, a splash park, an e-sports centre, immersive theater, and a multi-purpose arena.
PIF announced the project in October 2021 to achieve economic diversification in line with the Saudi Vision 2030.