Saudi Arabia Turns Offshore Oil Platform Into Extreme Theme Park

As part of its ambitious efforts to attract tourists from across the world, Saudi Arabia has announced plans to turn an abandoned offshore oil platform into an oil-themed extreme theme park. Named “The Rig,” the theme park is 1.6 million square feet and will feature roller coaster rides, submarines, bungee jumping, and sky diving, as well as three hotels and 11 restaurants across the oil rig's interconnected platforms. Tourists will reach The Rig by helicopter or superyacht marina. Touted as the “world’s biggest offshore multipurpose structure,” The Rig has been getting a lot of attention, despite being in the early development stage. A completion date for the project has not been announced yet, but Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund has published several high-quality digital renditions showcasing what The Rig may end up looking like.