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Aqaba to have Star Trek park

[5/23/2011 12:00:00 AM]

$1bn 184-acre Paramount project to be built by 2014

Rubicon Group Holding (RGH), an Amman-based developer of animated content, has signed an agreement with Paramount Recreation and CBS Consumer Products to build a $1 billion Star Trek-themed resort in Jordan.

The 184-acre Star-Trek themed entertainment resort, The Red Sea Astrarium (TRSA). is due to be built by 2014 in the Red Sea port city of Aqaba in southern Jordan.

Rubicon Chief Executive Officer Randa Ayoubi said in a statement that the master plan will be drawn up by the Seattle-based architecture and design company Callison.

TRSA will generate employment for more than 500 high-skilled workers in the local community, with RGH facilitating the training for these key jobs.

Rubicon employs over 300 employees in four locations in Amman, Los Angeles, Manila and Dubai.

In June 2007, California-based film studio Paramount Pictures had signed a long-term licencing agreement with Dubai-based developer Ruwaad Holdings, which allowed the latter to use its movie titles and characters for its theme parks.

*Emirates 24/7 News

  • 1 Pilgrim 5/25/2011 2:49:57 PM

    I regard Aqaba as my spiritual home, the above photograph horrifies me - Jordan is such an amazing country that simply does not need 'gimmick' developments like this - this kind of showcase complex is so alien to your average Jordanian; and what he/she wants for Aqaba/Jordan. I sincerely hope his Majesty steps in to stop this, and that the government takes action to look at the long-term implications of granting development permissions (from global investors) that do not compliment Jordan's unique history, culture and geography.

  • 2 tareq mohammad awad hadrab 8/15/2011 2:28:55 PM

    lovly work i think it will take along time to build this project , i have alittle experince using 3d application 3d studio max & maya and autodesk autocad how can i have job with this project 00962796630050 . pls search for me on youtube tareq hadrab 3d

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