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A Paradise Regained: The Construction of The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park is Well Underway for completion This Year

22 March 2006

Work is underway at The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park, developed by the Al Areen Holding Company at an estimated investment of US$ 50 million. The magnificent recreational water park, built to the highest quality standards and conceived as a family haven of fun and ecximent, spreads over an area of around 70,000 square meters, on a built-up area of 45,000 square meters and around 20,000 square meters for future expansion and car parking. It is estimated that the water park will be able to accommodate 5,000 visitors at a time. The construction of the water park is expected to be completed in 2006.

Eng. Waleed Saffy, General Manger of the Al Areen Holding Company, said: “The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park will not only be constructed according to the highest and most sophisticated standards in the field, but it will also incorporate a vision of historic and aesthetic beauty. It has been designed and will be operated by Sim Leisure Consultants, a well-known Malaysian theme park company, which believes in making specilist artists an integral part of the aesthetic theming of the project.”

Mr. Paul Blunt, General Manager of The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park, said: “There are 25 artists on site at any given time, and all of them come from Malaysia. Each artist covers a particular area of specialization: 2 working on rubber and fiber moldings, 2 dealing with base structures and plastering, 5 working on the coloring finishes and 15 working on the massive sculptures as each and every piece of rockwork and statue is created by hand. The artists form a core group of specialists and each has a diploma or degree from academies of fine arts, in addition to having at least 5 years experience in the artistic theming arena. The Chief Artist, Yeoh Guan Eek, has 3 degrees in Interior Design, Fine Art and Management, and has himself over 10 years experience in creating themed spaces.”

Sim Leisure has over the years been the creator of a huge number of projects including Sunway Lagoon Theme park in Kuala Lumpur, Lost World of Tambun water theme park in Ipoh, Digi Telecommunications interior abstract decoration in Kuala Lumpur, Kenzi Disco Amphitheater in Kuala Lumpur, the sundial feature at Bukit Tambun, the Toy Museum in Penang, and a Rockwork wall structure for wall climbing in One Utama Shopping Center, Kuala Lumpur.

The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park, in addition to providing a modern, state-of-the-art family recreation facility, will recapture the ancient history of Bahrain by integrating it into the park’s theme. The water park will evoke the spirit of the past by drawing attention to the beauty of the ancient Dilmun ruins, furthering the enjoyment and fun of this world-class theme park. The high-tech water park equipment will be supplied by Canadian-based White Water West, the world’s leading water park equipment supplier.