Dubai Parks and Resorts — the new £2.8 billion ($3.475 billion) mega-theme park complex comprised of Motiongate Dubai, Legoland Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, and Riverland Dubai — has officially opened with a grand ceremony attended by VIP dignitaries.
With Dubai Parks and Resorts now officially open for business, Dubai has become home to the largest theme park destination in the Middle East. Dubai Parks and Resorts is a major new destination comprising three separate theme parks, a water park, a uniquely themed dining and retail district and a Polynesian themed family hotel covering 30.6 million square feet.
The destination includes Legoland Dubai, the region’s first Legoland; a Hollywood-inspired park called Motiongate Dubai; and Bollywood Parks is the world’s first Bollywood theme park based on some of its biggest blockbusters. The entire destination is connected by Riverland Dubai – a uniquely themed retail and dining district, and guests will be able to stay at the Lapita Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph Collection.
The complex’s grand opening event showcased its theme parks in a special show involving the dancers and actors from Dubai Parks and Resorts’ live entertainment team, who perform in shows such as the Bollywood musical, Jaan-e-Jigar and Step Up All In, inspired by the Step Up film franchise.
Raed Kajoor Al Nuaimi, CEO DXB Entertainments, owners of Dubai Parks and Resorts, said: “The honour to be able to deliver Dubai Parks and Resorts to the people of Dubai, the UAE and the entire Middle East is like no other honour one man can have. Being responsible for this project from planning to delivery has been a gift, and today, it is my turn to deliver a gift back to you. I hope you and your families will treasure and enjoy our parks for generations to come.”
Watch this video of the Dubai Parks and Resorts grand opening: