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Six Flags to open at Dubai Parks & Resorts in 2019
POSTED 29 Mar 2016 . BY Alice Davis
A Six Flags theme park might soon be part of Dubai Parks & Resorts masterplan Credit: Dubai Parks & Resorts
Dubai Parks & Resorts, a US$2.9bn (€2.6bn, £2bn) development slated to open in October, has announced that it’s adding a Six Flags to its current trio of themed attractions: Legoland Dubai, Motiongate and Bollywood Parks.

The Six Flags Dubai park is expected to cost US$454m (€405m, £319m) and will be funded with money raised through share issues. The project, opening in 2019, should add a new dimension to the Dubai Parks & Resorts existing offer with a variety of thrilling experiences targeted at a younger audience.

In April 2014, Attractions Management reported that Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and owners Dubai Parks & Resorts’ investment firm Meraas Holdings signed a deal to open a Dubai park in 2017.

Construction commenced on a Six Flags theme park in Haiyan, China, early this year and in March, the company announced plans to open two parks in Vietnam. Rumours of Six Flags coming to both Malaysia and Singapore have also long been in circulation.

As Dubai and other emirates and nations in the region are focusing more energy on tourism, many are predicting the dawn of a new global theme park hub – dubbed Orlando 2.0. Dubai alone has three parks opening in the next couple of years, with Fox World Dubai and IMG Worlds of Adventure entering the market alongside Dubai Parks & Resorts.

“There are numerous parks and developments currently in the region and we don’t consider them competition, we consider them complementary,” Dubai Parks & Resorts chief technical officer Matthew Priddy told Attractions Mangement in January.

Six Flags originally announced plans to locate a theme park in Dubai – and in nearby Qatar – in 2008, but both projects were shelved in the wake of the global recession.
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Six Flags to open at Dubai Parks & Resorts in 2019
POSTED 29 Mar 2016 . BY Alice Davis
A Six Flags theme park might soon be part of Dubai Parks & Resorts masterplan Credit: Dubai Parks & Resorts
Dubai Parks & Resorts, a US$2.9bn (€2.6bn, £2bn) development slated to open in October, has announced that it’s adding a Six Flags to its current trio of themed attractions: Legoland Dubai, Motiongate and Bollywood Parks.

The Six Flags Dubai park is expected to cost US$454m (€405m, £319m) and will be funded with money raised through share issues. The project, opening in 2019, should add a new dimension to the Dubai Parks & Resorts existing offer with a variety of thrilling experiences targeted at a younger audience.

In April 2014, Attractions Management reported that Six Flags Entertainment Corporation and owners Dubai Parks & Resorts’ investment firm Meraas Holdings signed a deal to open a Dubai park in 2017.

Construction commenced on a Six Flags theme park in Haiyan, China, early this year and in March, the company announced plans to open two parks in Vietnam. Rumours of Six Flags coming to both Malaysia and Singapore have also long been in circulation.

As Dubai and other emirates and nations in the region are focusing more energy on tourism, many are predicting the dawn of a new global theme park hub – dubbed Orlando 2.0. Dubai alone has three parks opening in the next couple of years, with Fox World Dubai and IMG Worlds of Adventure entering the market alongside Dubai Parks & Resorts.

“There are numerous parks and developments currently in the region and we don’t consider them competition, we consider them complementary,” Dubai Parks & Resorts chief technical officer Matthew Priddy told Attractions Mangement in January.

Six Flags originally announced plans to locate a theme park in Dubai – and in nearby Qatar – in 2008, but both projects were shelved in the wake of the global recession.
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Six Flags announces Asian expansion plans with Vietnam parks


Six Flags has announced plans to open two of its parks in Vietnam, expanding its Asian footprint.
Superman VR coasters coming to Six Flags this year


Six Flags has announced plans for Superman-themed virtual reality coaster experiences to debut at its parks in the coming months as it seeks to lead the North American pack in the VR realm.
Six Flags breaks ground on first Asian venture


Six Flags has broken ground on its first endeavour in China – a US$4.6bn (€4.2bn, £3.2bn) development to include Asia’s first Six Flags theme park.
Exclusive: Dubai Parks & Resorts to boost region's tourism aspirations ahead of 2020 Expo


Matthew Priddy, chief technical officer for the US$2.9bn (€2.6bn, £2bn) Dubai Parks & Resorts development opening later this year, has said that the mega-resort’s launch will kickstart a tourism influx in the emirate as Dubai gears up for the 2020 Expo.
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