Thu, Jul 11, 2019

Real Estate & Property
Mega entertainment facility to open in Bahrain

Mall of Dilmunia, a unique family-centric mall concept, will be home to the largest mall entertainment facility in the kingdom with the opening of Funscape World.

A newly established Bahraini entertainment company, Funscape World will consist of four different zones - Funscape Play, Funscape Adventure, Funscape Sport and Funscape Ice.

Funscape Ice extends across 1,085-sq-m with a beautiful ice-skating rink that will run through all seasons of the year. There is much excitement at the prospect of skating lessons and shows being hosted at the rink. Mall of Dilmunia is also keen on exploring the possibilities of hosting tournaments at the location and interesting events and activations to surprise the audience and encourage them to take to the activity of ice-skating.

Funscape Play is a considerably large facility, covering 2,210-sq-m, and brings the family together to rejoice and bond in delight over fun attractions, Drop Tower, indoor rollercoaster, video arcades, bumper cars, carnival games, token redemption games and even soft play for toddlers.

The mall hopes to create a community engagement space for all age groups and to encourage families to spend quality time together within a safe space that meets international quality and safety standards.

Funscape Adventure, which occupies 517-sq-m of the mall entertainment facility, brings out the inner explorer and the thrill of adrenaline pumping activities to life. This zone includes wall-climbing facilities of different skill levels reaching up to 12 metres in height, rope courses (for both kids and adults), kids zipline facility and adults’ zipline (20 metres in height).

Funscape Sport is an expansive space covering 1,848-sq-m that is set to be a key entertainment zone with many excited for the two five-a-side football spaces with FIFA approved turf for rental purposes. This zone is set to include indoor sporting facilities, changing rooms; private locker services, robot-goalkeeper challenges and NBA styled Basketball experiences.

Development and fit-outs of the Funscape zones are 40 per cent complete, with the décor and cladding being focused on.

Hesham AlHaddad, operations manager - Funscape World, said: “It is an honour to set out on this journey with Mall of Dilmunia, with a vision to revolutionise the concept of in-mall entertainment in Bahrain and elevate our presence in this sector regionally and internationally. We look forward to the launch of the mall and are excited by the progress we are making in the development and fit-outs of the zones with each passing day.”

Funscape World will ensure that international management and supervisory standards are met to cater to all requirements for this entertainment facility. The rides and facilities are being shipped in from Italy, US, Spain and Bulgaria to bring in state-of-the-art and secure infrastructure. A highly experienced technical team with years of experience will be overseeing all facilities at Funscape World to ensure that the necessary safety standards and practices will be adhered to.

The Mall of Dilmunia, designed by DP Architects, the same designers of the Dubai Mall in the UAE, will consist of three stories, providing quality services of entertainment, leisure and retail as well as an Al Fresco dining experience overlooking the canal. The mall will also include a three-storey high cylindrical aquarium as well as an open-air sky terrace to welcome visitors to enjoy striking views of the canal surrounding the mall.

The mall also boasts the largest atrium in Bahrain that can be used for events as well as the longest stretch in the GCC of a 100-meter LED screen ceiling.

With construction nearing completion, Mall of Dilmunia has already received interest from retailers and renowned leisure operators from across the Mena region.

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