Six Flags theme park to set up in Saudi; soon to become biggest entertainment hub
 Source : News Bharati English  Date : 11-Apr-2017

Riyadh, April 11: With the view to bring the prosperity in Kingdom and diversifying the sources of national income, boosting the economy and creating more job opportunities for young people Saudi Arabia has announced that a Six Flags theme park to be built in a new entertainment city.
The entertainment city will be built in 334 square kilometres in the south of the capital Riyadh. It will consist of sports, cultural and recreational facilities including a safari and a Six Flags theme park. This city will provide a healthy and harmonious life, more entertainment, joy and fun.

Notably, this entertainment city will be the first of its kind in the kingdom and the biggest in the whole world. Kingdom’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said that this city will become “a prominent cultural landmark and an important center for meeting the future generation’s recreational, cultural and social needs in the Kingdom.”

Prince Mohammed bin Salman also noted that this ambitious project comes within the framework of plans to support Vision 2030 by creating quality and distinctive investments within the Kingdom that serve the country and the citizens. It will diversify sources of national income, boost the economy and will definitely create more job opportunities etc.

The Deputy Crown Prince said that the project is an important incentive to attract visitors as the capital of future adventures and will be their first and preferred choice for offering a number of carefully chosen and selected activities, designed with the latest international standards to achieve a healthy and harmonious life, and provide more entertainment, joy and fun. The project is expected to include the entertainment city of Six Flags as one of the main attractions of the project.

Notably, Six Flags Entertainment Corp's expansion into Saudi Arabia will probably include three parks, with the first to open in 2020 or 2021. The parks, which each cost between $300 and $500 million to build, will be owned by the Saudi government. However, the entertainment cities are being developed in Saudi of plans to support Vision 2030 by creating quality and distinctive investments and more of jobs.

Interestingly, Six Flags operates approximately 20 theme and water parks in North America and signed an agreement with a private Ho Chi Minh City-based company in March to open two parks in Vietnam.