Dubai Parks and Resorts announced on July 3 that ground has been broken on Six Flags Dubai, which will be the destination’s fourth theme park and the first Six Flags park themed around other Six Flags parks.
Planned to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will will include 27 rides and attractions for all ages across six themed zones; Thrillseeker Plaza, Magic Mountain, Fiesta Texas, Great Escape, Great Adventure, and Great America. Theme park fans will note that the major zones are named after Six Flags parks found in America. Set over an area of 3.5 million square feet with an opening day footprint of 2 million square feet, the estimated cost of the project is AED 2.6 billion.
Six Flags Dubai will feature at least three world record breaking rides in addition to six Roller Coasters, four Aerial Attractions, a 350-meter River Rapids ride and three performance spaces along with many attractions tailored for younger guests. Additionally, the park will have 16 Food and Beverage outlets and 16 Retail outlets.
Raed Kajoor Al Nuaimi, Chief Executive Officer, 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 alongside motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai and Legoland Dubai and it will help us strengthen the appeal of Dubai Parks and Resorts as a must visit destination in the region. Six Flags is a very successful brand in other parts of the world and the introduction of this exciting theme park will further establish Dubai Parks and Resorts as the region’s largest leisure and entertainment destination.”
Dubai Parks and Resorts is set to be the region’s largest integrated theme park destination comprising three theme parks: motiongate Dubai, a movie inspired theme park showcasing characters from DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate; Bollywood Parks Dubai, the first theme park based on the sights and sounds of Bollywood; as well as Legoland Dubai, an interactive theme park for families; and Legoland Water Park, the region’s first water park catering to families with children 2-12.
The entire destination will be connected by Riverland Dubai – a retail, dining and entertainment walkway located at the heart of the destination and guests can stay at the Lapita Hotel, a Polynesian-themed resort catering to families, which will be managed by the Marriott Group.
Set to open in October this year, the AED 10.5 billion development is spread across 25 million square feet of land located on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai opposite the Palm Jebel Ali. 6.7 million ticketed visits are projected for 2017, the first full year of operation.