Theme park company Six Flags Entertainment Corporation is venturing to markets outside North America, having announced yesterday its plan to build a Six Flags-branded theme park in Dubai.
The project, a strategic partnership with Meraas Leisure and Entertainment belonging to Dubai-based real estate development company Meraas Holding, is planned for a late-2017 opening within the multi-themed park project in Jebel Ali.
“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.
Raed Al Nuaimi, chief leisure and entertainment officer of Meraas, said: “As part of our commitment towards creating one-of-a-kind experiences and contributing towards the Dubai Tourism Vision 2020, our association with Six Flags will help us develop a world-class destination that redefines the industry and positively impacts the regional tourism sector.”
Terms of the arrangement were not disclosed. Six Flags Entertainment currently has 18 theme parks across the US, Mexico and Canada.
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