Are you ready for the world’s largest underwater theme park?

It is expected to break the Guinness World Record. Source: Shutterstock.

SEARCHING the world for an amazing destination you won’t soon forget? Well, look no further.

Bahrain, an island nation in the Middle East, is where you’d want to be this summer.

An archipelago of 33 islands in the Arabian Gulf, Bahrain boasts 5,000 years of history, beautiful luxury resorts, pristine beaches, a warm and balmy climate, and enough charm to knock your socks off.

Not only is it a true oasis in the sprawling Middle Eastern desert, but it’s also one of the friendliest Arab countries for foreign tourists.

To add on to what Bahrain already has to offer, an exciting attraction is also due to open in a few months, sure to have curious travelers scrambling to book the next flight out – the world’s largest underwater theme park.

Located between the Qatar peninsula and the eastern coast of Saudi Arabia, the 25-acre theme park will boast features like the traditional Bahraini pearl merchant’s house, beautiful artificial coral reefs, and other amazing sculptures that have been placed underwater as a safe haven for coral growth and home for marine animals.

For the uninitiated, pearls are a huge part of Bahrain’s history. It’s what made the nation wealthy long before oil was discovered.

The focal point, however, is the sunken 70-meter-long Boeing 747, the largest submerged airplane in the world and the centerpiece at the dive site.

The project is hoping to attract dive enthusiasts from around the globe, and also researchers obtain data and information on marine ecology and biology. Bahrain is also expecting the underwater theme park to break the Guinness World Record.

To cope with the demand for new tourists, more international flights will be added at the new passenger terminal at the Bahrain International Airport. And along the Bahrain Bay, 22 new hotels and five new beachfront properties will be launched within a span of the next three years.