Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, and the Public Investment Fund – Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, announced plans to develop a Six Flags-branded theme park in the city of Riyadh. Six Flags entered into an arrangement with the PIF to develop, design, and license the Six Flags brand for Qiddiya – Saudi Arabia’s first entertainment, sports and cultural destination – which is due to open in 2022.
“Innovation is synonymous with the Six Flags brand, and our international licensing business provides a unique opportunity to continue our strong global growth,” said David McKillips, president of Six Flags International Development Company. “We see great potential in the Saudi Arabian market and look forward to collaborating with the PIF to create a world-class entertainment destination for Saudi’s young and dynamic population.”
Qiddiya is located 40km from downtown Riyadh, and guests to the facilities will be able to explore six themed clusters.