Location: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Date: 2010
Industry: Hospitality & Leisure

The Challenge​
Implement an interactive, rich and fun experience for visitors.
The solution

Nawatt developed and installed an Audio/Visual sensory experience with all necessary Special Effects.

The outcome
The aquarium received millions of visits in its first year. This reduced the project payback period by four years.

IRR > 30%

Project payback period reduced by four years.

Fakieh Aquarium hit the one million visits milestone on its first year

Project payback period reduced by four years
The Challenge

Fakieh Hospitality and Leisure Group contracted a local construction company to design and develop the first and only aquarium in Saudi Arabia including a dolphinarium, seal exhibit and a range of cafes and restaurants.

One of the main project requirements was implementing a complete audio/visual sensory experience for the visitors. This included installing a series of projection and sound systems as well as many special effect devices to enrich the visitors’ journey through the aquarium.

The Solution

The general contractor appointed Nawatt to design, procure and install all the audio/visual and special effect systems. Also, Nawatt installed the related data and public address networks.

For the children, interactive visual displays were designed, manufactured and installed all over the building to provide and an engaging educational experience.

The Outcome

Fakieh aquarium opened in 2011. The visitors were extremely thrilled and entertained. The venue reached its one million visits milestone in its first year. Fakieh aquarium is named one of the top family destinations in Saudi Arabia.

About Fakieh Hospitality and Leisure Group

Fakieh Hospitality and Leisure Group – Tarfeeh Fakieh – was established by the prominent Saudi businessman, H.E. Sheikh Abdul Rahman Fakieh in 1998 when he laid the foundation stone for five major tourist projects in prime locations along the seafront on the Jeddah corniche.

Taking full advantage of the sun, sea and sand that make Jeddah a premier tourist destination, the comprehensive range of hospitality and entertainment attractions offered by Tarfeeh Fakieh are of the highest quality and are designed for the enjoyment of guests of all ages, from children to adults, in a safe and healthy environment. For more information, please visit http://www.tarfeehfakieh.com.