Saudi Arabia’s first ‘Snow City’ set to open in Riyadh

Al Othaim Leisure plans to open snow-themed destination on Wednesday

Al Othaim Leisure

Residents of Riyadh will be able to experience Saudi Arabia’s first snow-themed leisure and entertainment destination from July 13, the developer said.

Snow City – located at the Al Othaim Mall Rabwa in the kingdom’s capital – will open on Wednesday, according to the Al Othaim Leisure and Tourism Company.

It will offer “a realistic snowy environment that offers visitors the opportunity to experience real snow for the first time in the kingdom”, according to a press statement.

Fahad bin Abdullah Al Othaim, chief executive officer, said: “A touristic attraction of this magnitude coincides with the Kingdom’s 2030 vision (and) 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.

“Snow City is the first and largest comprehensive snow attraction in the kingdom. It has been constructed on a 5,000sqm area with a cost of around 100 million Riyals and with an hourly capacity of 350 people. Snow City is also host to 12 different entertainment activities and attractions, including a panoramic suspension bridge, ice bumper cars, sledge and ski zone, rope courses, climbing wall, snow mobiles, and many others.”

Al Othaim Leisure and Tourism Company specialises in the planning, operation and management of touristic projects and entertainment destinations. The company has previously completed entertainment projects across the Kingdom and other Arab countries, including Saffori Land, Faby Land, My Town, Action Zone, Slash Water Park, and Extreme Zone.

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