Gallery: Jordan’s $1.5 Billion Star Trek Theme Park to be Powered by Al...


There are a lot of famous Star Trek fans out there — Olivia Wilde, Mila Kunis and yours truly — but none of us are as rich as King Abdullah of Jordan. The Middle Eastern monarch, who was once an extra in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager, has given the green light to a $1.5 billion Star Trek-inspired theme park that will boldly take Jordan where no Gulf state has gone before. While the theme park will not be powered by dilithium crystals, it will utilize green technology in order to lower its carbon footprint.

All electricity at Jordan’s Star Trek theme park will be provided by renewable energy, while a center will be constructed to educate visitors about the importance and benefits of renewable energy sources and eco-friendly practices like graywater harvesting.

The Star Trek theme park (which I’m hoping will be called The Starfleet Green Academy) will be situated in the Jordanian coastal city of Aqaba and will be spread over a 74 hectare area. It will consist of 17 entertainment zones and a four-star hotel among many other things.

Paramount Reaction and the Rubicon Group are partnering with architectural firm Callison to create the futuristic theme park. According to initial reports, the park will “wow visitors with a 23rd century multi-sensory experience that will incorporate highly advanced visual and sound effects to give the people coming in the park a real-time feel of things. The technology which will go into building the Red Sea Astrarium Park will be unlike any other and they will be truly state of the art.”

We are guessing holodecks, transporters and shuttlecrafts will not become available.

+ Rubicon Group

+ Callison

Via Middle East Hotelier


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  1. Ion Rex Griffis January 14, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    I hope he is a Firefly fan too we need a new series!!!

  2. rogernpsp February 15, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    Great… Ster Trek celebrates diversity and freedom, they want to build this in a country where being gay is a crime?

  3. Rosann Prewer January 5, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Thanks for the Article, its my second time visiting your site and must say it is very interesting hope to check back soon.

  4. konsyltacii August 11, 2011 at 7:53 am


    Availability of energy and water – is a means for positive environmental change. Look at the picture in the article that commented: there (in this areas)is little of water and vegetation. You have to turn deserts into blooming gardens! If you have money, change the climate to the better! We have a project.


    Наличие энергии и воды – это средства для положительного изменения окружающей среды. Посмотрите на фотографию в комментируемой статье: в той местности мало воды и растительности. Нужно пустыни превращать в цветущие сады! Если у Вас есть деньги, то меняйте климат в лучшую сторону!У нас есть проект.

  5. yappa August 10, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    No dilithium crystals? That’s just lame. I’m holding out to see what the UAE can come up with.

  6. GlennPoston August 10, 2011 at 8:46 am

    i would really like to help build this city, with only the basic human needs as my pay.

  7. caeman August 10, 2011 at 8:27 am

    $1.5B could build 5 million of those $300 houses that won the building contest. Wouldn’t that be a far more useful and long-term productive use of the the money?

  8. ZJL August 10, 2011 at 2:24 am

    Well Done. I will looking forward to visit that place.
    Making it based on renewal energy honours the original spirit of Gene Roddenberry.

  9. zarkov505 August 9, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Garet070489, a piece of friendly advice, that I have personally tested, REPEATEDLY, and found to be true: Before you say you can’t afford to go somewhere, CHECK THE ACTUAL PRICES. You may be in for a very pleasant surprise. (At the very worst, you now have a savings target.)

  10. caeman August 9, 2011 at 11:32 am

    garet, maybe they will have a coupon day. :)

  11. garet070489 August 8, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    AHHHHH I WANNA GOOOOO!!! I am a huge Star Trek fan too! Too bad I’ll probably never be able to afford the plane ticket there much less the admission to the park! Well I guess I can dream and experience it through pictures!! :/

  12. JohanH August 8, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Haha, It really feels like this project can go in any direction. Good or bad. Lets hope for good at least.

  13. lazyreader August 8, 2011 at 3:36 pm


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