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Local Name:
أستراريوم البحر الأحمر
21 May 2011
Construction Start:
on hold
74 ha
  1. Work on this park has been commencing twice, and twice discontinued. Projects with that kind of track record in this industry rarely ever see the opening day.

  2. Michael is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Mar 2016
    The Red Sea Astrarium is a large hospitality and entertainment master plan that is being developed by Rubicon Holding. Located in the Red Sea gulf city of Aqaba south of the Kingdom of Jordan, the project site lies on a mountainous area to the south-east of Aqaba’s Downtown overlooking the harbor and coastline.
    The site is approximately 77 hectares currently with no infrastructure and limited access. The development master plan and architectural concept design have been prepared by Callison Architecture in collaboration with other international firms.
    The general project program areas with total built up area (BUA) of 404,324.7 m², the master plan components would include four hotels with a total room capacity of 1626. The four hotels are:
    1. Five star hotel with a total guest rooms of 251
    2. VIP hotel with a total guest rooms of 71
    3. Four star hotel with a total guest rooms of 488
    4. Mice hotel with a total guest rooms of 816
    The program will also include other buildings that are situated around a 34,000 m² artificial water lagoon and will house attraction and theatrical production functions, night time outlets and a unique dinning and shopping facilities, these buildings are:
    1. The old water front, a total area of 31,000 m² that includes retail outlets, restaurants and 8,680 m² of pure family entertainment facilities.
    2. The new water front, a total area of 39,520 m² that includes retail outlets, restaurants and 14,820 m² of adventure and entertainment facilities, the new water front would also include four cinemas screens for family entertainments.
    3. The summit, the center piece of the Astrarium project, this building include retail, restaurants and family entertainment facilities carefully planned within an area of 19,600 m2 to provide a memorable family experience.
    The Red Sea Astrarium would also include two large landscaped areas such as Hijazi and hanging gardens, both are situated at the middle of the site and provide first hand visitor experience, the Astrarium would also include many other ancillary functions necessary to operate this project, such functions would include a 14,690 m² distribution center, 15,130 m² central utility center, and site gateway for security and car screening, the project would also target certain levels of sustainability and renewable energy; this is made possible by adopting certain strategies for water, energy and waste collection systems.


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  4. Anything on this?

  5. This is really sad! I was thinking of visiting Jordan when I heard that the King was having a Star Trek theme park constructed.

  6. Bevy is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Feb 2015
    Feature on Red Sea Astrarium:

    Jordan’s King Abdullah, though not an investor, has taken a personal interest in the company’s biggest project, a $1 billion theme park called the Red Sea Astrarium that was to be built in the coastal town of Aqaba. Announced in 2011 for a 2014 opening.... The theme park was to feature high-tech rides in which visitors would sail above the Seven Wonders of the World.
    However, some bad news.
    Tourism plummeted, and plans to build the family-friendly theme park have been postponed.

  7. Interesting interview with the head of Paramount Licensing. Seems to indicate that work is currently on-going for this park. Is it dead? This article would seem to argue not.

    Source: Blooloop

  8. Construction work on the resort, which is expected to create around 4,000 jobs when opened, will begin in the third quarter of this year, with a soft opening targeted for the third quarter of 2017.

  9. Finally going ahead. I still can't believe it. In Aqaba, of all places?!

  10. Arabtec Holding announced today that its subsidiary, Arabtec Construction, has been selected to execute an Dh5.7 billion ($1.55 billion) contract for construction of the Red Sea Astrarium, a themed entertainment resort in Aqaba, Jordan.
    Developed by an international fund, Red Sea Astrarium LP, the themed entertainment park will be home to four leading international luxury hotels (...). The entertainment park will also feature authentic and modern retail, dining and entertainment waterfronts overlooking a man-made lagoon and constituting the cultural and social hearts of the Astrarium. The waterfronts will have a number of unique entertainment attractions including a 4D cinema, Adventure Centre, Theatre, Water park and a signature Star Trek immersive experience, created in collaboration with Paramount Parks & Resorts and CBS Consumer Products.

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