Six Flags aims to open the first Saudi Arabia theme park in 2021.
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Mr. Khatib added that Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman’s visit to the U.S. had resulted in the signing of major entertainment companies, such as ‘Six Flags.’
The projects signed with the American Six Flags include creating a number of theme parks across the Kingdom.Source: http://english.aawsat.com/2016/10/article55359789/saudi-arabiafirst-world-class-theme-park-underway“We are honored to have this opportunity to bring Six Flags to Saudi Arabia,” said John Duffey, President and CEO of Six Flags.
“We look forward to supporting Saudi Arabia’s efforts to expand tourism by creating new world-class entertainment destinations in the Kingdom.”
Good news for Saudi Arabia:
Source: http://www.arabianbusiness.com/dubai-ruler-opens-door-for-six-flags-theme-park-in-saudi-arabia-636943.htmlDubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has exempted Saudi Arabia from a GCC theme park deal, allowing the Gulf kingdom [Saudi Arabia] to pursue plans with US operator Six Flags.
When the Six Flags CEO is quoted saying:
...and right after the company retracts his statement, something's going wrong in the House of Six Flags.We’re very honored to be provided with an opportunity to enter into a partnership to bring Six Flags to the kingdom … Our parks can provide the entertainment to which Saudis aspire
From June 22, 2016 (just two days later)
Source: http://www.thenational.ae/article/20160622/ARTICLE/160629645/1005US theme parks operator Six Flags has denied reports that it is planning to open a resort in Saudi Arabia.
The company had been reported to be investigating a potential partnership in the kingdom after a meeting between senior executives and Prince Mohamed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince.
A Six Flags spokesman said that it was not planning a park in the country, citing a GCC-wide exclusivity deal with Dubai Parks and Resorts.
From June 20, 2016
Source: http://fortune.com/2016/06/20/six-flags-saudi-arabia/U.S. theme park company Six Flags Entertainment Corp plans to expand to Saudi Arabia, its chief executive told Saudi-owned Arabiya TV on Monday, bringing roller coasters and bumper cars to the ultra-conservative kingdom.