If you are after health, fitness, and fun all at the same, then the King Fahd Coastal Town is the place to go. It is a healthy recreational area located on a lagoon floating on the Red Sea. The place is for all ages as it offers various sports and leisure activities suitable to any age group. Everyone is welcome to try and use the facilities of the recreational area by simply paying the small membership fee. It is open all year round and is visited by more or less 100,000 people every year.
The King Fahad Coastal Town is one of the ideas of the General Presidency of Youth Welfare, an organization that aims to promote exercise for good health. The GPYW was established in 1974 with its main office based in Riyadh. In order to better promote their program, they planned to build two coastal sports towns, of which one is located at Half Moon Bay, Al Khobar, and opened branch offices at nearby cities. The organization believed that they would be able to focus well on the four sectors of their goal — cultural activities, support services, social programs and sports — with this project. Establishing the King Fahd Coastal City amounted to SAR 210 million or USD 56 million.
The King Fahd Coastal Town provides programs and recreational facilities for everyone in Saudi, including tourists. It has play grounds for kids, while big complexes for adults and professional athletes. Their activities range from outdoor activities, including water sports to indoor activities.
Since the King Fahad Coastal Town is located on the sea, it used a marina as its setting for water activities such as wind surfing, boating, and water skiing. There is also a large swimming pool built at the coastal town. Competitions are usually held on this facility, while swimming lessons are also offered.
The coastal town also makes a good spot for indoor activities as it maintains a big sports hall and a gymnasium that measures 40 meters by 25 meters. Although these facilities are regularly used for basketball and volleyball, it is also the setting used during Taekwondo and wrestling demonstrations. Classes for these sports are also offered here. Those who love bowling can proceed to the bowling alley beside the sports hall where standard squash courts are available. A large fitness center is also available and equipped with various exercise machines like treadmills, exercise bicycles, stair-masters, rowing machines, and weight training equipments.
Who says you can’t play board games at King Fahd Coastal Town? You can by visiting their club house which has room for board games, pool tables, table tennis and many other recreational facilities. A library and a video room is also available. And because it has conference and seminar halls, it has been a popular place for conferences and gatherings in the recent years. Some events are even held at the 450-seat theatre where the latest of audio and visual technologies are featured.
If you want to stay fit and healthy while having fun, then visit King Fahd Coastal Town. Everyone’s welcome and you can stay for as long as you want.