The partnership to create thrill-driven theme parks across the Arab world will see Six Flags developing parks outside of North America for the first time. Saeed Al Muntafiq, executive chairman of Tatweer, a member of Dubai Holding, said: “The addition of Six Flags to our burgeoning portfolio complements Dubailand’s value proposition as an unrivalled tourism destination.
“It is indeed a privilege for Tatweer to be selected by Six Flags as its regional partner and Dubailand as the destination to host the first Six Flags theme park outside of North America.”Tatweer and Six Flags Dubailand will work together to create new concepts across the region, such as Six Flags theme parks, branded restaurants, hotels and retail outlets that will offer travel and vacation opportunities for tourists, families and visitors worldwide.
Six Flags will oversee the master plan for the theme park project, based on its experience, which includes the development, ownership and management of 21 parks across North America. The project is expected to break ground in 2009.
The park will join the projects at Dubailand, including Bawadi, The Tiger Woods Dubai, Universal Studios Dubailand, DreamWorks Animation Park, Hit Entertainment and Global Village.
Mark Shapiro, President and CEO of Six Flags, said: “This is a historic day for our company.“Expanding Six Flags beyond our current borders validates the growing strength and momentum of our brand. Through this partnership with Tatweer we now have the opportunity to create a world-class theme park destination that will allow guests from around the globe to experience Six Flags’ unique combination of thrills and entertainment.”
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