Is A World-Class Amusement Park Making Its Way to Saudi Arabia?
The world’s leading international amusement park company, Six Flags, has signed an agreement with Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF) to develop and design an amusement park in Riyadh. The park is set to be in Qiddiya, the country’s first entertainment, sports, and cultural destination set to open in 2022. The project is one more step in Saudi Arabia’s vision 2030 to promote culture and entertainment and attract local and international investors to the sector.
“Qiddiya, a key project within the Kingdom’s entertainment sector, will play an important role in the development of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s economy and the realization of the ambitions of Vision 2030. The first Six Flags-branded amusement park in the Kingdom forms another part of the development of the sector which will help to create jobs and opportunities for Saudi young people.” commented the PIF.
In a similar manner, Michael Reininger, Chief Executive of Qiddiya, said “By partnering with a global leader in this sector, we know that we are going to deliver something exceptional that will enrich the daily lives of those living here. With nearly two-thirds of the Saudi population under the age of 35, there is a huge appetite in the Kingdom for amusement parks such as this one, as well as the other sporting and cultural facilities that Qiddiya will offer.”