Saudi Arabia’s state entertainment developer Saudi Entertainment Ventures Seven has picked Indian contractor Shapoorji Pallonji to build the first of 21 planned fun parks in the country to kickstart an attraction-based leisure economy. Seven will spend usd 797 million on the 90,000-square meter park in the Al Hamra district of Riyadh. Activities offered there will include indoor surfing and skydiving, climbing, karting, and bowling.Its built-up area will be 167,000 square meter. Seven expects it to attract 6 million visitors a year.Seven is mandated to spend just over USD 13 billion creating 21 fun parks in 14 cities in the kingdom to create jobs and boost tourism. It plans parks in Riyadh, Kharj, Makkah, Jeddah, Taif, Dammam, Khobar, Al Ahsa, Madinah, Yanbu, Abha, Jazan, Buraidah, and Tabuk.It has secured partnerships with entertainment companies including Clip ‘n Climb, Warner Bros., Discovery, Mattel, and Hasbro.Seven is a subsidiary of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund.