The world’s first extreme sports parks are to be built in the UAE and Qatar.
The two projects, conceived by Abu Dhabi-based iMCC GREEN and Thelma & Boom, from the USA, will rely on a large number of eco-friendly technologies and materials, according to Construction Week.
According to the developer, who asked to remain anonymous, tenders will be open to contractors later this year, with construction scheduled for 2012 and the park openings planned for 2013.
“Two versions of the world’s first extreme sports park are being planned for development in the UAE and Qatar, both parks being the first USGBC LEED certified environmental theme parks in the world," an unnamed source said in comments published by the website.
“The budget and location remain confidential at this time."
Among the activities offered by the park will be whitewater rafting, kayaking, scuba diving, free diving, cave diving, extreme mountain biking, mountain boarding, online skating, rock climbing and caving.
This will be in addition to other features such as zip wire courses, bungee jumping, and extreme water slides.
To achieve the top green rating, the parks will use renewable and solar energy, and incorporate technologies for water conservation, waste to energy conversion, solar desalination and ecological wastewater treatment.