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Saudi Arabia to build first-ever 'entertainment city' with theme park and safari area: Crown Prince

The city will serve as an important landmark for young Saudis' recreational and social needs, and will create more job opportunities for young people, the deputy crown prince said.

Published: 09th April 2017 09:27 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th April 2017 09:48 PM   |  A+A-

Saudi Arabian Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman announced on Saturday an entertainment city near the kingdom's capital. (File photo | AP)

By Associated Press

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has announced that a Six Flags theme park is expected to be built in a new entertainment city that will be the first of its kind in the kingdom.

Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman says the project will also include a safari area. The kingdom's sovereign wealth fund, known as the Public Investment Fund, will be main the investor in the project.

In a statement published on Saturday by the Saudi Press Agency, the prince said the city will serve as an important landmark for young Saudis' recreational and social needs, and will create more job opportunities for young people.

The entertainment city southwest of the capital Riyadh is part of a broader effort by Prince Mohammed to appeal to the country's majority young people and diversify the economy.



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