PLANS for the world’s first tourism destination on offshore platforms that will provide a multitude of hospitality offerings, adventures, and aquatic sporting experiences have been unveiled by Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF).
Known as ‘The Rig.’, the 150,000-sq-m project will be located in the Arabian Gulf and will feature a number of touristic attractions, including three hotels with 800 rooms, 11 world-class restaurants, helipads, and a range of adventurous activities such as extreme sports.
Additionally, to ensure the sustainable preservation of the environment in its vicinity, the project will follow leading global standards and best practices, further supporting the kingdom’s broader efforts on environmental protection, according to the PIF.
The Rig. 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.
To support Saudi Arabia’s efforts to become a leading global tourist destination, PIF has established several major projects and companies in various regions within the country, including The Red Sea Development Company, Alsoudah Development Company and the Cruise Saudi Company.