Dubai Parks and Resorts on Sunday started work on the construction of itsSix Flags theme park.
The company said a ground-breaking ceremony was held to mark the second phase of the development of Dubai Parks and Resorts and what will be the fourth theme park on the site. The other three – a Motiongate, a Legoland Dubai and a Bollywood Parks Dubai – are due to open in October, while Six Flags is set to open in late 2019.
The Six Flags park will contain 27 rides across six themed zones: Thrillseeker Plaza, Magic Mountain, Fiesta Texas, Great Escape, Great Adventure, and Great America. It will cost Dh2.6 billion to build – Dh1.68bn of which was raised through a rights issue in May.
Raed Kajoor Al Nuaimi, the chief executive of Dubai Parks and Resorts, said: “We are delighted to announce that construction has commenced on the region’s first Six Flags branded theme park.
“This is the fourth theme park at our destination and it will help us strengthen the appeal of Dubai Parks and Resorts as a must-visit destination in the region.”
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