The Theme Park Guy


Jun 08

Noble, Eleanor and the Diplomatic Quarter

Jun 08, 2022


Passed by Riyadh to meet my fellow serial expat friends Noble Coker and his wonderful wife Eleanor. I know Noble from his times at Hong Kong Disneyland and when he was heading Chinese theme park developers Dalian Wanda Group & Kaisa Group. Last year he became CEO of the Diplomatic Quarter, a landscaped district in Saudi Arabia's capital hosting a record 80+ foreign embassies. Noble knows every diplomat in there, and boy, every time we talk I feel he really is the epitome of an ethical, value-driven top executive.


If everyone were to live abroad, there'd be no wars, so from me to all the diplomats out there: with the Cold War having turned Hot with a 30-year delay, we really need you now!! Putting that genie back in the bottle may prove a colossal diplomatic challenge, but there is no alternative, and hopefully the outcome will be a safer world for all. If alternatively we eventually end up with a nuclear World War, the survivors – if any – won't be busy looking back at political convictions or national pride, but forever wonder about the mind-bending collective stupidity of their ancestors. Thank you for your genuine efforts to avoid this!

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