Ski Bahrain Iceberg Tower -
Bahrain has announced the development of another multi-million dollar
attraction, representing a first for the Middle East with a US$175 million
indoor ski resort.
The concept involves the construction of a 1.5 kilometer ski-track in a
multi-storey building with a total area of 150,000 square meters. The tower, to
be called the Iceberg Tower, will be built on an island south of the
Sheikh Hamad Bridge between Manama and Muharraq.
It is a unique idea to facilitate indoor-skiing on the island and will
strengthen the Kingdom's objectives of becoming the Gulf's sports entertainment
centre, while building on the Formula One project. Facilities will be provided
for skiing, ice climbing, snow-boarding, ski-jumping and sledging.
Being built in two phases with final completion expected in 2009, the project
will also include a convention hall, science park, ice-sculpture park, arctic
zoo, shopping mall, medical centre and seaside resort.