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Revealed: Details of Boeing 747 at Bahrain's underwater theme park

The aircraft, reportedly purchased from the UAE for $100,000, has been modified to meet environmental standards

The Boeing 747 will feature at Dive Bahrain.
The Boeing 747 will feature at Dive Bahrain.

Bahrain’s Minister of Industry, Commerce, and Tourism, Zayed Alzayani, said the 70m-long decommissioned Boeing 747 used for the kingdom's 10ha underwater theme park, Dive Bahrain, was purchased from the UAE for $100,000.

The aircraft was reportedly moved to a site off Diyar Al Muharraq earlier this week, with plans in place for the plane to be lowered into the sea and submerged 20m below the surface over the next few days.

The aircraft will be the centrepiece of Dive Bahrain, and has been modified to meet necessary environmental standards.

It will be anchored to the seabed to prevent it from moving around in strong currents, according to a report by Construction Week's sister title Arabian Business, citing Gulf Daily News.

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