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Go-ahead for Star Trek theme park in Jordan

Amman, August 9, 2011

The planned Star Trek-themed $1.5-billion entertainment park in Jordan has come one step closer to realisation, reports said.

Funding for the "Red Sea Astrarium" has been secured, according to reports.
 
The 184-acre project, which has the backing of King Abdullah of Jordan, will be located in the coastal town of Aqaba and is intended to be a family destination, mixing cultural discovery areas with high-profile attractions themed around the popular Star Trek franchise.

King Abdullah is known to be a fan of Star Trek, having once featured in an episode of the television show 'Star Trek: Voyager'.

Construction is expected to begin next year with the opening scheduled for 2014. The project is being developed by Jordan's Rubicon Group Holding (RGH).

RGH said in a statement the park will include technologically advanced
 attractions, five-star accommodation, captivating theatrical productions and
night-time spectacles.




Tags: Jordan | theme park | Aqaba | Star Trek |

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