Qiddiya Investment Company announced that it has awarded a contract to construct the Six Flags Qiddiya theme park worth SAR 3.75 billion to Bouygues-Batimont International – France (BBI, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction) and Al Mabanee General Contracting – Saudi Arabia.The contract was signed at the Experience and Visitors Center in Qiddiya, followed by a ceremony to lay the foundation stone for the project, marking the official start of construction work, in the presence of officials of the two companies.
Qiddiya will be the future capital of sports, entertainment and arts in the Kingdom, where visitors will be able to enjoy a variety of activities and distinguished services through offers for sports and health, nature and environment, parks and entertainment destinations, movement and excitement, and arts and culture.
The Six Flags theme park will be built on an area of 320,000 square meters, and will include 28 games and entertainment destinations, including 10 games for adults, and 18 games for families and children, becoming one of the main attractions, not only in Qiddiya but in Riyadh in general.
Abdullah bin Nasser Al-Daoud, Board Member and Managing Director of Qiddiya Investment Company, said: “This contract represents a new step towards building the future destination for entertainment, sports and the arts in the Kingdom. World-class entertainment featuring many exciting games being launched for the first time, and Six Flags Qiddiya Park will be a major entertainment attraction for Riyadh, the Kingdom and the world at large.”
Six Flags Entertainment President and CEO Salim Bassol said: “We are delighted that our first theme park outside North America will be part of an amusement park destined to become the number one entertainment destination in the Kingdom. Ideal for young people in Riyadh, the Kingdom and the Middle East more broadly, the theme park will contribute to the goals of Qiddiya to become one of the best places to live and stay in the world.”
Bouygues Battimont International CEO Pierre-Eric Saint-Andre commented on the agreement: “We are delighted to have selected our partner Al Mabanee for the construction of Six Flags Qiddiya for a mega project such as Qiddiya, a destination set to become a major entertainment center in the Middle East, and the contract reflects a valuable opportunity to provide Our experience in building complex projects, and showcasing our business in supporting our clients with export financing solutions, we started our business in Saudi Arabia in 1975 in Jeddah, and then in Riyadh a few years later, where we took over the construction of King Saud University, and we are proud to give us this opportunity to continue our journey that We have been in the Kingdom for nearly 50 years, and we are pleased to participate in the transformation process that the Kingdom is currently undergoing, and we are determined to make a positive impact by ensuring that Six Flags Qiddiya becomes a landmark in the world of entertainment in the Kingdom and the region.”
For his part, CEO of Mabanee General Contracting Company, Joseph Daher, said: “Over the years, we have worked with prominent names in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in various sectors, whether housing, aviation, armed forces, energy or transportation, but obtaining the construction contract to build the first city It is a great honor for us, and we are pleased to be a part of the giant project of Qiddiya, and to contribute to the development of this unique park in line with the sustainability goals set out in Vision 2030, in accordance with the master plan of Qiddiya, and we look forward to working together to build this wonderful project.” .
Six Flags Qiddiya theme park will include five exclusive games that will set 10 new records, most notably “Falcon Journey”, which is the longest, fastest and highest roller coaster in the world, in addition to Sirocco Tower, the highest “rocket” game in the world, and “Jerospin”, which is the highest game The world’s pendulum, the “flame” roller coaster, the world’s highest upside-down roller coaster, and the roller coaster, the world’s highest roller coaster. All rides and attractions in the theme park are designed exclusively for Qiddiya. It embodies the rich cultural heritage of the site and the kingdom in general.
Qiddiya Six Flags will offer many shopping offerings, including about 28 stores and kiosks, along with games and attractions, and the theme park will consist of six main entertainment areas, namely Thrill City, Mysterious Springs, Steam City, Dusk Gardens, Valley of Riches, and the Grand Gallery. .
The “castle” is the main center of the amusement park, and it is covered with a curved canopy, whose design is inspired by traditional tents, to include a variety of shops and cafes under it, and turn into a space for amazing interactive shows during the day. The castle also contains gates that allow visitors to cross into the six entertainment areas of the destination.
The City of Thrill is a true embodiment of the essence of Saudi Vision 2030. It is a city that looks forward to the future and is characterized by the characteristics of Arab design. Visitors will find in it the most famous games of the Six Flags entertainment park, including the Falcon Journey amusement train inspired by the flight of falcons, in addition to the Sirocco Tower.
The Mysterious Springs is a water wonderland rich in waterfalls, canals, hot springs, and rare plants and trees. It provides a haven for visitors from the summer heat by creating a wonderful sense of the dense rainforest scattered in the middle of the desert. It will also include an interactive ride called “Seahorse”, where Players are propelled over rivers, behind waterfalls and through trees along a track designed specifically for the game, allowing its occupants to control their speed.
Designed to simulate mechanical wonders and dynamic excitement, Steam City includes the “Snake Mine Train”, the region’s flagship game that contains elements drawn from rare mechanical equipment, and combines a roller coaster track with a hydraulic elevator that drops passengers free fall through a narrow steam-filled mine Other highlights of Steam City include Steam City Falls, which includes a train track, a boat ride across the water, a revolving saucer and a treehouse path climbing structure.
The Dusk Gardens, which is a huge space for enchanting landscapes filled with colorful flowers and distinctive characters, has been designed exclusively for young visitors and their families. The main games in this charming land include the “Dusk Amusement Train”, which transports passengers through an amazing garden, and the game “Butterfly chase”, It is an interactive game in a dark environment of 3D, “airship tour”.
The Valley of Riches is a land of exciting adventures that takes place amid the antique architectural monuments of the ancient Arab building and its heroes are wealth hunters who roamed the ancient world in search of buried treasures. Surprise three times to take passengers on a high-altitude tour before stopping and descending into the valley again. Treasure” and “Valley Planes”, a family plane ride that swings and spins over the theme park.
The grand fair celebrates innovation and creativity, with the atmosphere of carnivals and traditional trade markets mixed with the greatest feats of science and technology such as the game of “pendulum”, which swings passengers to reach great heights, and the area also includes the classic “roller coaster” roller coaster and the most famous of the Six Flags theme park It is a hybrid roller coaster made of wood and steel and extends over an 800-meter track to defy the law of gravity. with its electric taxi-like rickshaws in London.
Qiddiya Six Flags theme park has been carefully designed to ensure an unparalleled and memorable visitor experience. Located on the outskirts of Riyadh, Qiddiya is a leisure destination currently under development, set to become a unique destination offering innovative experiences in entertainment, sports and the arts.
It is noteworthy that the Qiddiya project was launched on April 7, 2017, by Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince, Deputy Prime Minister, Chairman of the Council for Economic and Development Affairs and the Public Investment Fund.
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