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Local Name:
الأعلام الستة دبي
Former Name(s):
Six Flags Dubailand
Budget:
710M
Announced:
04 Mar 2008
Construction Start:
03 Jul 2016
Opening:
on hold
Location:
Area:
19 ha
  1. Most of the the rides are generic with SF IP overlays. There is no issues with relocating the ride to another DXB Ent's asset or selling on. The issue is the rides were purchased with equity designated for the SF project. It isn't a simple transfer of asset.

  2. Dubai is not New York or London where space is a premium. The location is horrendous.

  3. At the moment it can't be denied it's a terrible location. Even if you agree with your argument that the area will grow in the future it's still a terrible location.

    Strategically you need a balance for planning a city, yes you have to think of the future - but even just looking at a basic map the stategic decision to place this park so far from the main downtown area is bewildering.

    Whilst waiting for the area around it to build up, etc (which could be a decade or more) you lose volume of money, goodwill of any fan base, and a general lack of buzz for the park.

    Whoever decided to locate the park in this area needs to hand their heads in shame.

    I do agree, one hope maybe to extend the metro line to the area - if this is possible. Transport options to the parks are diabolical, even some taxi drivers have never heard of it.

  4. Planning long term is great. As long as you offer a temporary solution until you grow in to your environment.

    This has not been done.

    There is nothing out there at the moment, so it is not easy to get to, nor do people want to go.

    And even with deep pockets, losing hundreds of millions of dollars each year can only happen for so long.

    Extend the metro line now, and it will certainly help a lot. Or at the least, offer a free shuttle from Dubai Mall, Battuta Mall and Mall of the Emirates.

  5. Dubai is slated to grow and expand towards this site... Dubai Parks & Resorts is located in a great long-term location (halfway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, near the future Itl airport, near the Expo 2020 site, along the main Sheikh Zayed Road, and just south of Palm Jebel Ali which will rival Palm Jumeirah in the future). Metro will link it one day too.

    They planned long term. They always do, they don't expect immediate profits.

  6. In hindsight this whole project has been built in the wrong place.

    Dubai has so much space, that it beggars belief those in charge chose such a poor location away from the main central locations.

    Had it been more central, you would have seen more visitors popping in. As it is, the distance, location, makes it less likely you get people visiting off the cuff. Shame as the project has so much potential.

  7. So, I think that the days of this park are coming to an end. Project people are losing their jobs.

  8. uaeprojects is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    Not always since its exclusive for Six Flags, its been designed by SF team, not all of them can be placed in another theme park.

  9. There is always a way to re purpose a ride or attraction.

  10. Wonterland is online now New User
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guest View Post
    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.
    Can you please explain where you got this info from? Because honestly, with the info that uaeprojects is bringing up, i find this very hard to believe.

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