By Mariam Nihal
Dubai does the unbelievable and its new project is just a reminder that the UAE is in fact the real pioneer. The country leads by example and among many other accomplishments; Dubai has now also become the largest theme park destination in the Middle East.
The park officially opened on Sunday in a grand ceremony attended by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, Amal Al Qubaisi, Speaker of the Federal National Council along with over 1,500 people including international press and media publications.
Dubai introduced a thrilling labyrinth of mega theme parks to the world in an elaborate ceremony with live performances including the opening score by the Oscar, Grammy and Tony Award-winning composer Alan Menken, a feisty show with all characters from the parks and of course ended with a bang which means effusive fireworks.
Dubai Parks and Resorts introduced the world’s first Bollywood theme park based on some of its biggest stars and blockbusters. It also includes LegoLand, a Hollywood-inspired park called Motiongate, a water park, restaurants, shops, and a Polynesian themed family hotel covering 30.6 million square feet.The AED 13.2 billion Dubai Parks and Resorts is planning for another park site and is gearing up for the rollercoaster-heavy Six Flags, which on its own is estimated to cost AED 2.6 billion. In an exclusive limited offer valid until 31 January 2017, visitors can get access to all theme parks for just AED 295.
The event opened to Bollywood performances that included smashing dance performances. Check out more interactive cinematic rides and multimedia theatre shows at Bollywood Parks Dubai – the first of its kind in the world. Reportedly more than 200 performers will perform daily at Jaan-E-Jigar, the Broadway-style musical at Rajmahal Theatre inside Bollywood Parks Dubai. The park offers you a chance to engage with film experiences based on the top Bollywood celebrities, singers, actors and even cricket stars.
LEGOLAND Dubai and LEGOLAND Water Park
Two parks in one for the Lego fans. This is great for the young ones too. Legoland is ideal for children aged 2-12. You can build cars or race with them. If you like building with Lego blocks then take it to another level with robotics at Mindstorms. Explore Miniland in Legoland which was built with 439,000 Lego bricks and took more than 5,000 hours to assemble. Naturally, the 17-metres high Burj Khalifa Lego model inside Miniland is also the world’s tallest Lego building.
Motiongate Dubai takes you on an adventure with super blockbuster Hollywood hit movies like The Hunger Games, Step Up, Underworld, Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Ghostbusters and more. More than 10 blockbusters from acclaimed moviemakers: DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate are a part of the new entertainment venue. You can even get a taste of the behind-the-scene filmmaking on real-life movie sets at Studio Central.
For more information visit dubaiparksandresorts.com.