Jeddah is building the first marine park at Dhahban on the shores of the Red Sea, 40 km from the city. The groundbreaking project, which was under study for the last four years, was announced by the Jeddah Municipality.Dhahban is a popular picnic spot frequented by Saudi citizens especially fish lovers who visit the area to have a taste of fresh fish.
The new marine park at the water front will have landscaping and lots of greenery. It will be equipped with a wide range of multi-recreational facilities including a football playground and children’s entertainment areas in addition to restaurants and other facilities.
The park is spread over a total area of 110,000 square meters along the water front, the landscaping and greenery area will cover 45,000 square meters that will include 600 trees, 4,500 bushes, 40 palm trees, besides a wide range of other greenery,” Mohammed Al-Bugaimi of Jeddah Municipality said in a statement. The park will also have two large water fountains it stated.