Construction begins at $707m Six Flags theme park

The $707m (AED2.6bn) attraction, which will be launched under DPR's banner, is scheduled to open in Q4 2019

The $707m Six Flags theme park is scheduled to open in Q4 2019.
The $707m Six Flags theme park is scheduled to open in Q4 2019.

Dubai Parks and Resorts (DPR) has started work on the construction of its Six Flags theme park, according to reports.

The $707m (AED2.6bn) attraction, which will be launched as the fourth attraction under DPR's banner, is scheduled to open in Q4 2019.

The other theme theme parks - Motiongate, Legoland Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai are due to open this October.

The Six Flags park will contrain 27 rides across six themed zones: Thrillseeker Plaza, Magic Mountain, Fiesta Texas, Great Escape, Great Adventure and Great America.

Raed Kajoor Al Nuaimi, chief executive of Dubai Parks and Resorts, was quoted by The National as saying: “We are delighted to announce that construction has commenced on the region’s first Six Flags branded theme park.

“This is the fourth theme park at our destination and it will help us strengthen the appeal of Dubai Parks and Resorts as a must-visit destination in the ­region."

Last week, it was reported that Dubai's Ruler had exempted Saudi Arabia from a GCC theme park deal, allowing the kingdom to pursue plans with US operator Six Flags.

Reports said Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, announced that Dubai Parks & Resorts (DPR) would provide all support necessary for a proposed Six Flags development in Saudi.

The launch of Six Flags in Saudi Arabia forms part of the country's Vision 2030 plans.

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