A GIGANTIC indoor water park designed by the same team that developed the Gold Coast's Warner Bros Movie World is scheduled to open in Oman in early 2016.

The 25,000sq m water park, Majarat Oman, will be built at Al Sawadi Beach in the Wilayat of Barka, 72km north of Muscat.

Designed by the Sanderson Group of Australia, the water park will be divided into four main areas with individual themes. Visitors will also be able to watch live musicals and cultural shows.

The theme park is predicted to cost $110 million.

Ahmed al Jabri, from the Arabian Malaysian Development Company, said the water park will be the first of its kind in the Sultanate.