Six Flags going to Dubai, too
Last week, Busch. This week, Six Flags.
Following last week's announcement of a mega SeaWorld/Busch Gardens resort in Dubai, Six Flags has announced that it will expand to the Arabian peninsula.
Six Flags is partnering with Tatweer, the developer of Universal Studios Dubailand. Tatweer will build Six Flags Dubailand under license from the U.S. amusement park firm. Here's the press release.
Being in the Travel Industry myself, I realize the madcap rush is on for everyone to have a presence in Dubai. However, for a company so struggling to keep its head above water(which it is not), this seems too ambitious.
GREAT! Just what we need. Another reason for the people of the Middle East to hate Americans!
Ted: +1 (Made me laugh.)
Yes. It does seem a little strange that everyone's rushing to build a park in Dubai. I mean, that's great and all, but.. I don't know. I'd like someone to point out the pros that outweigh the cons.
This is surprising, considering the way Six Flags has expressed an interest in reducing capital spending stateside. But for an area that can make an indoor ski mountain work, nothing is out of the question.
What I find amazing is that alot of people can not read. Six Flags sold a brand license to Tatweer so there is no capital cost outlay. Six Flags actualy made money and will not lose a dime. As for Dubai, it is a great thing that the goverment is spending billions of dollars on tourism and infrastructure.
I think we should all read Revelation and the left behind series of books by Tim LaHaye and Jenkins.
As an ex British serviceman and human-being, I have more ambition to eat wasps than ever consider visiting a real, proposed or dreamed of hat-stand notion of 'entertainment' as detailed here.
Ok lets face facts. USA - Florida - Biggest US tourist destination for brits, a market worth millions of $$$$'s! Over the last 4 years the number of brits travelling to the usa has gone down and down and down (why? many reasons including the fact my last trip took me 2 hours to get through immigration. Now i love the USA but why should i have to go through this?). Dubai's oil reserves are running out, it's a common know fact so they are building a tourist destination for when there is no oil left in Dubai. Now remember there is a whole big world outside of the USA who are willing to go to Dubai. Prehaps the guys at Busch and Universal know that the americans will continue to go to the american parks and this is a great opportunity for these businesses to hit a destination which WILL (i can promise) be massive!
Having read all the hoopla about Busch and Sick Flags planning to do parks in Dubai, I just have one simple question (rhetorical or nonsensical though it may be).
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