Movie magic land is here in Dubai

The din of construction and the jarring sound of heavy equipment moving, with a mishmash of workers frantically moving around, all create a discordant sound.

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The din of construction and the jarring sound of heavy equipment moving, with a mishmash of workers frantically moving around, all create a discordant sound.

But there is also poetry in their movement as something beautiful and graceful is being fashioned out, i.e. motiongate Dubai, the flagship theme park of Dubai Parks and Resorts, set to open its gates to the public on October 31.

Work is now on its final leg. The project being built at a cost of Dh13.2 billion, and spread across 30.6 million square feet in Dubai’s Jebel Ali, is strategically located on Shaikh Zayed Road, midway between Dubai International Airport (63km away) and Abu Dhabi International Airport (68km away).

The park will be operated by Parques Reunidos Servicios Centrales, one of the leading theme park operators in the world runnning 56 parks in 12 European and American countries. motiongate Dubai and its sister project, Bollywood Parks Dubai, are their first in the Middle East

“With five uniquely themed zones, motiongate Dubai will feature 27 key rides and attractions, plus a full programme of live entertainment,” John Hallenbeck, motiongate Dubai general manager, told Khaleej Times. “It will be the largest Hollywood-inspired theme park in the Middle East that unites three legendary film studios for the first time in a theme park environment – Sony Pictures Studios including the Smurfs, DreamWorks Animation and Lionsgate,” he added. More info

By Angel Tesorero/Dubai  www.khaleejtimes.com

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