FEC: New project greenlighted in Bahrain

Eagle Hills Diyar, developer of urban waterfront project Marassi Al Bahrain, has signed an agreement Emaar Entertainment to bring a new family entertainment centre to Bahrain.

The 13,200 sq m centre marks the first major leisure and entertainment attraction by Emaar Entertainment in the Gulf kingdom and is set to become the largest entertainment element of any mall in the country.

It will included an Underwater Zoo that covers an area of 2,400 sq m and will be the first such aquatic attraction in Bahrain. Another first in the park will be an eco-friendly mountain climb, situated on the rooftop of Marassi Galleria.

Emaar’s portfolio includes KidZania Dubai, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Dubai Ice Rink and Reel Cinemas in Dubai.

More information about the entertainment centre will be revealed with the official launch of Marassi Galleria, Eagle Hills said in a statement.

Dr Maher Al Shaer, managing director of Eagle Hills Diyar, said: “The family entertainment centre we are planning at Marassi Galleria will truly be a mind-blowing experience for visitors of all ages.

“This is unlike anything that can currently be found in Bahrain; and we are proud to have Emaar Entertainment give us a venue on par with the quality of the rest of the Marassi Al Bahrain destination.

“Virtual reality, a luxury cinema, extreme free-slide, nature climb, a kids play zone, an aquarium, zip-wiring, trampolining, a Digital Family Entertainment Centre; the list goes on.”

Maitha Al Dossari, CEO of Emaar Entertainment, added: “The agreement with Eagle Hills, which aims to bring world-class leisure attractions to Marassi Galleria, marks our first international expansion in the GCC, and underlines our competencies in creating premium entertainment destinations that add economic value.”

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