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Saudi Crown Prince meets Six Flags SVP to discuss Qiddiya

The Six Flags-branded theme park in Qiddiya entertainment city will be the kingdom's first when it opens

Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince met with David McKillip to discuss plans to build a Six Flags-branded theme park in Qiddiya [Image: Saudi Press Agency].
Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince met with David McKillip to discuss plans to build a Six Flags-branded theme park in Qiddiya [Image: Saudi Press Agency].

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince met with a senior representative of Six Flags at the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh as the US theme park company helps build an amusement park in the kingdom’s Qiddiya entertainment city.

HRH Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz met David McKillip, senior vice president of international park operations at Six Flags, on the sidelines of the event last week. Details of their discussion were not revealed in the report by Saudi's state-owned press agency.

Located Saudi Arabia, the under-development 334km² sports and entertainment city Qiddiya comprises plans for a Six Flags-branded theme park that will be the first to open in the kingdom when the Public Investment Fund-backed 'gigaproject' is completed in 2022.

READ: Saudi Arabia signs $50bn agreements at Future Investment Initiative

McKillip met the Crown Prince on the sidelines of the country's Future Investment Initiative, which was launched in 2017 to further Saudi's Vision 2030 agenda. During the meeting, the pair reportedly discussed areas of cooperation in the entertainment industry, as well as ways to promote aspects of Qiddiya, a gigaproject located 40 minutes from Riyadh.

Saudi Arabia has previously said that the project will create up to 60,000 jobs over the next decade. It also expects the entertainment, sports, and cultural metropolis to attract 17 million visitors during the first 10 years of operation.

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