In the mid 2000s, dubai was set to be home to theme parks from universal studios, marvel dreamworks and so many more, but arguably the most immersive spectacularly themed park wasn’t from any of these companies and would come from a brand known for slapping a roller coaster. On a car park and calling it a day, six flags, dubai land would have been a 5 million square foot theme park containing over 35 rides, including a b m dive coaster, some wiggles themed, children’s attractions and even the world’s tallest longest and fastest hyper coaster for Review time i’m luke – and this is a look at six flags – dubai land – the spectacular six flags park that was never built. Dubai lamb was the brainchild of tatweer, a luxury real estate company owned by the massive investment company dubai holding dubai lamb was said to be the world’s largest entertainment and leisure development ever and would have dwarfed walt disney world. The 64 billion dollar development would have included 45 mega projects, including theme parks and resorts, and a further 200 sub projects. But if you’re interested in more information on dubai land, what it would have contained and why it was ultimately, a colossal failure be sure to check out our previous video on the topic, one of the most ambitious and incredible looking parks in the dubai land project. Wasn’T.

A disney or even a universal one, but the six flags – dubai land, kingdom of thrills.

In march of 2008, dubai holdings, inc and six flags announced a partnership that would allow tatweer the exclusive usage rights of the six flags brand in the united arab emirates. The groundbreaking of six flags, dubai land was set to take place in 2009, and the park was announced as the largest six flags park outside of the united states and the first six flags parked to be built by them since saint louis in 1971.. Over the years since the announcement and cancellation, a large number of impressive pieces of concept, art have come out from the incredible designers who worked on them with the major company behind them all being legacy entertainment. The company behind rides such as the amazing adventures of spider man and terminator 2 3d among countless others. This concept, art, gives us a great look at the immersive 5 million square foot, park’s impressive entrance plaza and six themed lands with the entire park being designed in the traditional hub and spoke layout as seen in most disney parks. The first attraction you would have experienced as a guest, though, would have actually taken place on your way into the park where the roller coaster road would have provided some airtime moments on your drive into the parking lot. This partnered, with the tollbooth being under a giant intamin wooden coaster, would have truly set the expectations for your day ahead.

After passing, through an incredible looking entrance, building containing a place to buy tickets passed through security and entered through the turnstiles, you would have been in the park’s main street area entitled treasure promenade with all of the expected shops and restaurants set amongst a network of lush Alleys and hidden garden, courtyards drawing you towards the end of the street, would have been the icon of the park.

An incredible looking kaleidoscope, ferris wheel. This icon would have provided an incredible piece of kinetic artwork with twirling fabric discs enhanced at night through an led and projection mapped lighting package. The park vi lands were designed not to emulate specific moments or places, but rather to attempt to capture and evoke a specific set of emotions. Thus, the rather simplistic names of the six lands, the first land you could have entered when taking a left at the hub would have been celebrate a land designed to look like an abandoned industrial revolution, waterfront, which was overtaken and transformed by a collective of artists. If those artists had a particular love of brands such as coca cola, johnny rockets and walgreens, some of six flags, most popular brands of rides would have been featured here, including a mack ride. Super splash called tidal wave and a giant frisbee called pandemonium moving around from celebrate in a clockwise direction. You would have next hit wonder designed to immerse guests in a mystical asian village, featuring plenty of flowing water, manicured garden spaces and relaxing places to unwind this land.

Would have also featured some new spins of classic six flags rides, including a mack water rides coaster called tatsu and an impressive looking, spinning coaster called ninja gauntlet of champions. One completely original attraction in the land would have been the jauntily angled magic pagoda, an anti gravity trick house walk through experience. Next up guests would have entered imagine or, as it looks like it should have been called tomorrowland dubai.

This land would have featured an optimistic futurescape that would have looked especially spectacular at night. Attractions within imagine would have included an inverted coaster. A family dark ride, a shooter in the vein of justice league battle for metropolis, as well as z, force, an incredibly themed, verkoma mad house. The next land in the park was set to be play mostly designed as the kiddie land of the park featuring the highest concentration of rides in any single land. All throughout would have been some incredible kinetic sculptures that would have come to life in the dubai desert and winds with the entrance of the land bearing some striking resemblances to rolly crump’s tower of the four winds at the entrance to it’s a small world at the 1964 world’s fair, as well as some water, splash pads and a carousel. The land would have also featured a selection of family friendly, wiggles themed rides, including a crazy bus, samba tower and even a small theater for kids to watch performances by henry the octopus wags.

The dog and captain feather sword, the next land discover, would have arguably featured some of the most impressive attractions and theming within the entire park. Towering over the land would have been colossal statues of gladiators and more with the only thing towering over them being. The rides discover would have contained two of the park’s biggest and best. Coasters first would have been colossus, an intimate prefab wooden coaster similar to el toro at six flags, great adventure, but the park’s signature coaster would have been the dubai giant, a b m hyper billed as the world’s tallest longest and fastest hyper coaster.

The final land of the park would have been explore: themed to the golden age of travel, featuring wrought iron framework showing off classic trains, hot air balloons and more the e ticket attraction of the land would have been scream. An eagle, a heavily themed, b m dive coaster, where you would have strapped yourself onto a biplane elsewhere in the land, would have been roaring rapids a parachute tower, as well as a flying theater, simply entitled in concept, art soar and simulator. From looking at all these pieces of concept, art it’s clear to see that this park would have been nothing like any other six flags parked before it featuring incredibly immersive theme park. Levels of detail that would have been hard to believe were within a six flags park and the reason for this incredible detail was simple. Once dubai land was set to be complete, six flags wasn’t just going to be a regional theme park, hours away from competition, but smack bang in the middle of the world’s biggest theme park destination having to compete for visitorships with the likes of universal studios warner.

Brothers marvel and more sadly, the 2009 groundbreaking date came and went, and in the six flags 2010 annual report released in march of 2011, the company announced that they had terminated their agreement with tatweer, due to a lack of payment to fund the park effectively cancelling the Project on the spot, however, six flags due by land wasn’t, the only cancelled six flags park, set to come to dubai.

On april, the 10th 2014 six flags announced a brand new, completely separate partnership, this time, with morass, leisure and entertainment, to build the six flags park to open as the fourth park in the dubai parks and resorts area joining motiongate, legoland and bollywood. The park originally set to open in 2017 would have used the simple name of six flags to buy. This park did begin ground preparations work on july, the 3rd 2016, and would have been situated between the lupita hotel and riverland dubai. The park was set to be split across six themed areas, most named after existing six flags properties, including magic, mountain fiesta, texas, great escape great adventure, great america and thrill seeker plaza with the naming conventions in the park, almost looking as lackluster and visionless as the park Itself, some of the more interesting attractions within would have been an rmc ground up coaster, looking similar to goliath that six flags, great america, a 4d coaster. Looking worryingly like a zak spin, as well as a mac power, splash water coaster, the opening date of the park kept getting pushed back from 2017 to 2018 to 2019.

Until ultimately, on the 24th of april 2019, the park was officially cancelled by dxb entertainments, citing that the project was not in the best interests of the company or its shareholders, and would dubai parks and resorts struggling to even hit 3 million guests a year across its Three parks it’s not a surprise.

The budget for a fourth simply isn’t there. Unfortunately, dubai as a whole hasn’t lived up to the grandiose theme park destination. It was positioning itself to be 10 years ago and both of these six flags parks no matter their difference. In detail, care and attention have both ended up exactly the same way cancelled with pieces of concept art. Now, being our only look at the parks that could have been rumors, have it that a number of the six flags dubai rides are being retained to be split across the other three to buy parks and resorts properties to try and revitalize them. However, with the way the world is going currently, it might be lucky if i ever get to visit a dubai theme park and if i do it definitely won’t be a six flags.