Dubai: Adhari Park, one of Bahrain’s popular amusement parks has shut its operations due to non-payment of electricity and water bills. The park bore the brunt of the COVID-19 impact.
“We have nearly BD 34,000 dues to be settled as EWA bills and we need more time to settle these bills due to the cash flow issues faced by the company. EWA has asked us to settle at least BD 20,000 immediately to reconnect the power. But unfortunately, we are running a negative bank balance and facing a huge financial crisis” the park said.
“At the moment, we are not operating to make a profit but seek assistance to maintain our Bahraini workforce and maintain one of Bahrain’s major tourist attractions. Spread across 165,000 sq mt, we provide a complete leisure experience for the whole family, aiming to become the number one family attraction in the GCC. Many Bahraini workers are employed with us. It is impossible for us to continue our operation without the support of the authorities,” local media quoted a source from Adhari Park as saying.
However, according to their social media accounts, the park has remained closed since the month of March due to the COVID-19 pandemic.