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Local Name:
الأعلام الستة دبي
Budget:
710M
Announced:
04 Mar 2008
Construction Start:
03 Jul 2016
Opening:
on hold
Location:
Dubai, UAE
Area:
19 ha
  1. SFDXB is cancelled. Official announcement once DXB Ents has completed legal formalities with investors.

    Existing purchased rides (there are several) will be displaced between Motiongate and Bollywood (or other Dubai Holdings / Meraas assets).

    Bollywood will transition in to a pay-per-ride attraction later this year (Global Village model).

    DPR is currently restructuring it's park operations to move away from direct hires to 3rd party workforce. Front line team have been given until end of July to find their own accommodation and transport in a move that many view as a deliberate tactic to force resignations and avoid mandatory redundancies, of which there have just been 100+. It will be interesting to see what this does to service standards which are already suffering with the loss of many of the original experienced team to other projects.

  2. CarlySX is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Very little progress since I was last there in July 2018.

    Source: https://twitter.com/OnlineHyde/status/1087707790918017025

  3. Gutterflower is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Just something to note. The latest edition of First Drop magazine has a bit about GCI president Clair Hain Jr talking about a wooden coaster from GCI going to Six Flags Dubai. So it seems the rides wont exactly follow the plans released previously (no surprises there though)

  4. Is it on hold?

    A Google Maps Aerial View of 1st October 2018, no signal of working going on.



    I hope it will be build, it's the solution of Dubai Parks and Resorts, a record-breaking park which can attract a lot of new visitors.

    Some good news, shares in DXB Entertainments rose 2.33 percent on Wednesday, and have now gained 13.3 percent since the start of 2019 (source: https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/markets/story/Theme_park_owner_DXB_Entertainments_stock_continues_rollercoaster_ride-ZAWYA20190109114928/). Are the actioners expecting a good fiscal year 2018?

  5. uaeprojects is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    No point of discussing when the park is going forward. DPR is owned by the gov and its the start and will get better in the future. six flags is happening, full stop

  6. Don't go off-topic too much (for example: talking about Global Village, which is in Dubailand, rather than Six Flags Dubai & Dubai Parks & Resorts). This is Six Flags Dubai in Dubai Parks & Resorts, they are still undergoing enhancements while it's still under slow construction.

  7. Global Village is not a destination. DPR was conceived, designed and built as a destination. Global Village is a cheap fairground where as DPR is not. The two are incompatible and require a totally different mindset. Raed, Matt Priddy, Tommy Jones, etc were and are professional destination global experts. Bring back the professionals with the vision and dream to deliver. The currentrance leadership are Ford salesmen trying to run a Rolls Royce brand. The team who built DPR knew what was required and we're delivering. Their teams respected, admired and believed in the dream. What we have now is a devalued destination to just another fairground. Bring back Raed, Sam, Matt Priddy , Tommy Jones, Manamara and the team. A comment to the board would suggest they've got it wrong. DPR need global professionals not locally sourced amateurs.

  8. Surely all the names you list here are the reason they developed an unsustainable park? It was never going to be the overnight Orlando that they pitched

  9. Hate to speak in hindsight but on big flagship park closer to the palm/hotels such as Universal would of done tremendous and could of been built up from there. The whole thing is a disaster which is unfortunate as dubai could of eventually been on par with Orlando if things where managed correctly but i think things cant recover without more major investment.

  10. DPR brand is on the ground. It's being managed by the "global village" mentality which is why "value for money" is questioned more. The opening team were stars but somehow (?) top guys signed off a project which wasn't commercially viable. No one calculated the implications of their actions = ROI! (6.5M attendance is not a calculated estimate) the product is poor to average; theming is ahead of the experience. Brand identity & strategy (except Legoland) was unclear from start now they do need superpowers to turn this into a profitable business.

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