Six Flags announces Dubai theme park project (yes, again)
Published: April 10, 2014 at 2:47 PM
Scheduled for completion in late 2017, the Six Flags Dubai would be part of a Meraas-backed multi-park development in Jebel Ali.
If any of this sounds familiar to you, it should. This isn't the first time that Six Flags has announced plans for a theme park in Dubai. In 2008, the chain announced plans for a park, to be built by another company, Tatweer. Six Flags later that year also announced plans for a park in Qatar, with the same development partner.
Both those plans died in the 2008 global economic meltdown, along with plans for Dubai theme parks from Universal, SeaWorld/Busch Gardens, Legoland, and others. Still, before the crash, designers created some impressive concept work, and developers broke ground on at least one of the parks.