Saudi Arabia’s largest cultural, sports and entertainment city announced

Six flags entertainment city will be among the various attractions of the new Saudi project.
Updated 08 April 2017
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Saudi Arabia’s largest cultural, sports and entertainment city announced

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia is set to have its biggest quality cultural, sports and entertainment city. With the laying of the foundation stone set for 2018, and a phase one launch set for 2022; the mega project — which will be the biggest of its kind in the world — will be built on area of 334 square kilometers, including a major safari area, in Al Qidiya, southwest of Riyadh.
The announcement was made by the Kingdom’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is also the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Public Investment Fund which will be the project’s main investor along with a number of local and international counterparts.
Commenting on the announcement, Prince Mohammed said that this city will become “a prominent cultural landmark and an important center for meeting the future generation’s recreational, cultural and social needs in the Kingdom.”
The Deputy Crown Prince explained that this ambitious project comes within the framework of plans to support Vision 2030 by creating quality and distinctive investments within the Kingdom that serve the country and the citizens. It also contributes to diversifying the sources of national income, boosting the Saudi economy and creating more job opportunities for young people.
The Deputy Crown Prince said that the project is an important incentive to attract visitors as the capital of future adventures and will be their first and preferred choice for offering a number of carefully chosen and selected activities, designed with the latest international standards to achieve a healthy and harmonious life, and provide more entertainment, joy and fun. The project is expected to include the entertainment city of Six Flags as one of the main attractions of the project.


Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will patronize the launch of the Qiddiya Project

Updated 24 April 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will patronize the launch of the Qiddiya Project

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will patronize on Wednesday the launch of the “Qiddiya” Project which is the new entertainment, sports and cultural destination in the Kingdom.
The project will be built in Al-Giddiya area, some 40 km west of the capital, Riyadh.
The foundation stone ceremony of will be attended by a host of local and international officials, as well as a number of decision-makers, major investors and representatives of the regional and international companies, marking the launch of the project’s formal infrastructure. The first phase will be completed by 2022.
In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Dr. Fahd bin Abdullah Tounsi, Secretary General of the Foundation Council of the Qiddiya Project of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) said that the inauguration of this vital project is a real translation of the aspirations of the Kingdom’s wise leadership and its relentless efforts to develop mega projects that would contribute effectively to achieve many direct and indirect economic returns, and to advance sustainable development for the benefit of the homeland and the citizen, in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
“About two-thirds of the Kingdom’s population is under the age of 35. There is a great need for Qiddiya Project to provide them with entertainment. The project will save about $30 billion, which will be used to develop the domestic economy and create new job opportunities for Saudi youths,” he added.
For his part, Michael Reininger, Chief Executive of Qiddiya, said, “we are delighted to be a key contributor to boost the Kingdom’s economic development and investment, not only for the entertainment industry but also to projects that will develop the capabilities the young Saudi people.”