CW In Focus | Saudi Arabia's Qiddiya, Six Flags update in 2019
Latest YouTube series features insights shared by QIC's Mike Reininger with Construction Week in Riyadh
Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC), the wholly owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabia's HRH Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman-led Public Investment Fund (PIF), stepped up its development plans for the 334km2 Qiddiya entertainment city a notch in August 2019 as it revealed further details of the Six Flags theme park that will be built within the entertainment district located 40km from Riyadh.
Six Flags Qiddiya will cover 32ha and include 28 rides and attractions across six themed lands, including The City of Thrills, Discovery Springs, Steam Town, Twilight Gardens, Valley of Fortune, and Grand Exposition.
Ground was broken on Qiddiya on 28 April, 2018 and the first of three phases is due to open in 2023.
Visitors will have access to more than 300 recreational and educational facilities designed around five cornerstones of development: parks and attractions, sports and wellness, motion and mobility, nature and environment, and arts and culture.
In this episode of Construction Week In Focus, Ashley Williams, Construction Week’s features writer, reports Qiddiya project data revealed by QIC's chief executive officer, Mike Reininger, in Riyadh.
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