The first snow park attraction to be built in Oman is set to open later this year, sited in the Mall of Muscat.
The Al Jarwani Group is developing the project, in partnership with Tamani Entertainment and Dutch company Unlimited Snow, both specialising in the entertainment and leisure sector.
“What makes the Mall of Muscat’s snow park really special and unique is that it is totally different from any other snow park concept in the region, in terms of combining the latest snow technology, incredible attention to detail, plus the number of rides it offers.
“It will also provide job opportunities to Omanis and will be one of the key tourist attractions in the Sultanate,” said Sheikh Mahmood Al Jarwani, chairman of Al Jarwani Group.
Located on the third level of the Mall of Muscat, construction of the 5,600m2 project started in 2015 and is scheduled top open in Q4 of this year.
The chemical-free snow and ice will be produced after visiting hours, and the park will have a fully automated melt-water recycling system, providing a fresh layer of snow daily. There will also be an artificial snow fall during opening hours.
An Alpine-style village will form the centrepiece while a snowmobile track will weave its way through the simulated mountain landscape Other attractions will include bumper cars, a carousel, slides, snow scooters, an ice climbing wall, a snowball arena, a theatre, and an ice skating rink.