Six Flags announces Dubai theme park project (yes, again)
Written by Robert Niles
Six Flags Entertainment Corporation today announced that it has a deal with Meraas Leisure and Entertainment, a development company in the United Arab Emirates, to bring a Six Flags theme park to Dubai.Tweet
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.
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