By Shane McGinley
King Abdullah Fountain will be located in a new park in the eastern town of Hufouf
Saudi Arabia is to unveil the world’s largest fountain at a ceremony on Sunday, according to reports in the kingdom.
The King Abdullah Fountain in the eastern region will be unveiled to officials and citizens on Sunday and representatives from the Guinness Book of World Records will be in attendance to mark the fountain’s entry into the record books, according to a report by the Al Riyadh Arabic newspaper.
The display is part of a new 500,000m park the eastern town of Hufouf and will be part of a 700m man-made lake.
While the size of fountain was not reported, the current holder of the Guinness World Record for the largest fountain is musical fountain at Dadaepo Beach in South Korea, which measures 2,519 sqm and was unveiled on May 30, 2009 at a cost of around US$6.1m.