Located on the Shaikh Khalifa Causeway, linking Muharraq and Manama, the centre has also mooted an aquarium, bio-garden, kids’ science centre, diving centre and food court among its attractions.

It will be sited under a huge dome, almost a third of it submerged, comprising double-glazed glass and solar panels.

The whole project is set to cost BHD16.5m (approximately US$44m).