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Indian group to set up UAE''s largest theme park in Ras Al Khaimahnews
24 April 2007

Mumbai: Polo Amusement Park Ltd, an Indian group, is promoting a Dh850 million theme park in Ras Al Khaimah, which will be the largest theme park in the UAE.

The replica of the 120-acre `WOW RAK'', a multipart entertainment venue and theme park, featuring a host of unique attractions, including the largest man-made waterfall in the world, currently under construction at the Khor Qurm region in RAK, was unveiled in Dubai on April 16.

Polo RAK Amusements LLC – a joint venture between Polo Amusement Park Ltd, RAK Investment Authority and RAK Properties, has promoted the theme park.

WOW RAK would include two adjacent theme parks – Ice Land Water Park and Planet Earth Theme Park with a capacity to cater to about 15,000 visitors per day, apart from a 12,000 sq. mt shopping mall and entertainment plaza and a Kabana resort. The water park would be ready for public by May 2008, while the entire theme park would be completed in 24 months.

In addition to the theme parks, the venue would also house `Mall of Ras Al Khaimah'', a 12,000 square metre shopping mall and entertainment plaza which will offer 120 merchandising outlets for gifts and handicrafts with live performances by artisans from across the world. The venue would also have multiplex, ice skating, gaming arcade, bowling alley, indoor golf and food courts.

Khater Massaad, advisor to RAK Crown Prince and CEO of RAK Investment Authority, said the theme park project was part of RAK government''s strategy to transform the emirate into a premier tourism destination in the region.

"We are in the process of enhancing the hotel infrastructure available in the emirate and is also making efforts to provide world-class entertainment options by undertaking projects like this mega theme park," he added.

"WOW RAK theme park would be an epicentre for entertainment, leisure and recreation by making available many unique attractions for the first time in the region," Balwant Singh, managing director and CEO of the Polo-RAK joint venture, said.

Polo Amusement Park Limited is an India-based company with over 16 years of experience, owns and operates two of India''s premier amusement and water parks under the brand name Fun-N-Food Village in New Delhi and Nagpur.

The company is currently developing another theme park in Uzbekistan.

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