Dubai Parks & Resorts has marked the completion of its third and final theme park, Motiongate – meaning the destination is now completely open to the public.
Over 1,500 of the world’s media, UAE dignitaries and celebrities were in attendance for the formal inauguration of Dubai Parks & Resorts earlier.
The destination is set to become the region’s leading theme park destination.
The opening event, hosted in a specially built arena at the river at Riverland Dubai, showcased each of its three theme parks in a very special show involving the dancers and actors from Dubai Parks & Resorts’ live entertainment team.
The opening gala featured a live performance of the Dubai Parks & Resorts official theme song - entitled All the Wonders of the Universe - by the composer himself, academy award winner Alan Menken.
Menken has himself written the scores for many of the world’s most famous animated movies.
The finale of the event lit up the sky above the 30.6 million square feet destination with a pyrotechnic spectacular.
Official media partner, Dubai Media Incorporated, filmed and screened the event for guests in the parks and for residents and visitors at locations across Dubai.
Dubai Parks & Resorts
The festivity marks the official inauguration of all three theme parks.
Most recent to open was Motiongate Dubai, the first ever collaboration between three of Hollywood’s most legendary studios, Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks and Lionsgate.
The newest park follows Legoland Dubai, the first Legoland theme park in the Middle East, and Bollywood Parks Dubai, a first-of-its-kind theme park that showcases rides and attraction based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters.
Dubai Parks & Resorts will also host the Legoland Water Park, the region’s first water park catering to families with children aged two-12.
The entire destination is connected by Riverland Dubai - a uniquely themed retail and dining destination, and guests will be able to stay at the Lapita Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph Collection.
Raed Kajoor Al Nuaimi, chief executive DXB Entertainments, the owner of Dubai Parks & Resorts said: “After three years, it is a very proud moment for us to present the region’s largest integrated theme park destination and we look forward to welcoming our guests to this very special inauguration event.
“Our aim was to create a legacy for entertainment in the region, for the communities and charities we will support and for the residents and tourists who will make great memories and visit us again and again.
“We are immensely proud of the destination we have created for the UAE and its visitors and would like to take this opportunity to thank our colleagues and partners for everything they have done to bring Dubai Parks and Resorts to life.”
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DXB Entertainments is the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination.
The destination is located on Sheikh Zayed Road, opposite the Palm Jebel Ali in Dubai equidistant to Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Airports the destination offers over 100 rides and attractions
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