Saudi QIC awards Six Flags theme park’s building contract to a JV

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Saudi-based Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC) has awarded a $998.6 million contract to a joint venture (JV) of French building and civil engineering projects pioneer Bouygues Batiment International (BBI) and Saudi Almabani General Contractors, to build its Six Flags theme park, a first in the region.

Qiddiya will offer visitors a wide range of services, including sports and wellness, nature and environment, parks and attractions, motion and mobility, and arts and culture.

Qiddiya, located on the outskirts of Riyadh, is a destination city that once completed, will be a disruptive site offering unique entertainment, sports, and arts experiences. Six Flags Qiddiya will cover an area of 320,000 square meters and will feature 28 rides and attractions, of which 10 will be thrill rides, with 18 rides designed for families and children.

Abdullah Al Dawood
Abdullah Al Dawood

“With this signing, we are embarking on major steps towards building the kingdom’s future destination for entertainment, sports and the arts. We are pleased to collaborate with leading construction companies, like BBI, and we look forward to building Six Flags Qiddiya together, delivering a world-class theme park with several exciting new ride concepts. Six Flags Qiddiya will be a key entertainment attraction for Riyadh, the Kingdom and the world at large.”

The theme park will feature five signature rides that will break ten world records including; Falcons Flight, the world’s tallest, fastest and longest roller-coaster; Sirocco Tower, the world’s tallest, free-standing shot tower ride; Gyrospin, the world’s tallest pendulum ride; Spitfire, the world’s tallest inverted top hat coaster; and Iron Rattler, the world’s tallest tilt coaster.

The rides and attractions at the theme park will be spread across six immersive lands such as, The City of Thrills, Discovery Springs, Steam Town, Twilight Gardens, Valley of Fortune and Grand Exposition.

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