Amusement Whitewater wins $25m Atlantis contract

DUBAI — Amusement Whitewater has been recently commissioned to create the external theming works of 'Atlantis The Palm' resort hotel, which is expected to become one of the biggest leisure attractions in the region. The $25 million contract is the largest of its kind ever awarded in the Middle East.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 21 Jul 2007, 8:55 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 10:21 PM

Amusement Whitewater will endeavour to recreate the history and myth of Atlantis at the world-class resort using their award-winning expertise in themed construction and rockworks. The resort will feature an extensive water theme park, which will be the largest in the region, besides one of the world's largest marine habitats with more than 65000 fascinating specimens of marine life. Yet another prime attraction at the resort will be 'The Dig', an Atlantis-themed archaeological experience that comes alive through its imaginatively themed environment.

The contract encompasses all the major themed elements of the resort. The centre-piece will be the huge ziggurat tower where all the rides commence, leading to the tube river and all the retail buildings. The main hotel, The Dig and the Ambassador Tank will all be themed to create the perfect illusion of the Lost City of Atlantis. Detailed artefacts and elaborate mural frescos will be a significant part of the breathtaking work. Whitewater West of Canada, an associate company of Amusement Whitewater, has been entrusted with the task of designing and supplying all the rides for the waterpark.

The project is scheduled to be completed within a year, and work is fast progressing on site with a 350-strong team working round the clock. Duarte Marques, chief executive officer of AWW is confident of meeting the deadline.

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