Six Flags branded park coming to Dubai

Posted Friday, April 11, 2014 9:10 AM | Contributed by Jeff

[Ed. note: The following is an excerpt of a press release. -J]

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE: SIX), the world's largest regional theme park company, and Meraas Leisure and Entertainment LLC, announced today a new strategic partnership to bring a Six Flags-branded theme park to Dubai. The project is planned to open in late 2017 and will be located within the multi-themed park project in Jebel Ali launched by Meraas.

"The cornerstone of our international expansion strategy has always been finding the right partner in the right location and, with Meraas in Dubai, we have done exactly that," said Jim Reid-Anderson, Chairman, President and CEO of Six Flags Entertainment. "We are honored to be working with this world-class organization as the first significant strategic step taking the Six Flags brand to growing and successful markets outside North America."

Read the entire press release on PR Newswire via The Wall Street Journal.

Friday, April 11, 2014 5:58 PM

I can't possibly be the only person to remember Six Flags Holland and Six Flags Belgium.

Friday, April 11, 2014 6:04 PM
sirloindude's avatar

Or Warner Brothers Movie World Madrid.

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Friday, April 11, 2014 10:52 PM

One can only hope that they are using the amazing designs from the Goddard Group. Dubai Giant looked amazing.

Saturday, April 12, 2014 8:55 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

If Dubai could support a Six Flags...

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Sunday, April 13, 2014 1:58 AM

I'd say it can. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is doing extremely well now by all accounts - I got an e-mail only the other day to say that it had sold out completely for two days...

Sunday, April 13, 2014 11:40 AM
Tekwardo's avatar

It was a joke, Richard ;-).

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