Farhan Akhtar Takes You into the Heart of Moviemaking with the Cinemagic Featuring Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara Attraction at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai

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Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination set to open on October 31 2016, today announced another of their Bollywood powerhouse associations for the world’s first Bollywood inspired theme park. This time, it is with the man of many talents – Farhan Akhtar, to create his attraction, Cinemagic featuring Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, an experience that will take visitors through the making of this blockbuster movie.

Having attained a cult status, Excel Entertainment’s blockbuster Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara was the perfect choice for this “on the set” experience. Visitors will not only get to be a part of the attraction but gain insight on what goes into the making of a blockbuster.

Explaining the making of the attraction, Farhan Akhtar said, “We are doing a little section of hosting, that needs to be done for the Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara experience. So here I am, ready to take you on the sets and start filming.”

Reema Kagti, an acclaimed director of movies such as Talaash and Dil Dhadakne Do, further added, “Welcome to Bollywood! Today we are filming a very special ride for Bollywood Parks™ Dubai for the film Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. We hope you have fun!”

The attraction is re-created from the Excel entertainment box-office hit, that follows the expedition of three friends in Spain to discover themselves, and visitors can not only live those amazing moments from the film, but will also get to be a part of a production set and learn the ropes of movie making.

The attraction will take guests through the making of the blockbuster, where visitors will be taken through 3 different rooms, comprising of green screens, Foley stages which allow guests to re-create sounds used in movie productions – i.e clapping, running, cheering, in addition to stage sets as well. From running with the bulls to skydiving with Farhan Akhtar, guests will get the chance to learn what goes into creating the ultimate box office hit, with an added treat of watching a short clip of their experience on the movie set towards the end.

The Cinemagic featuring Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara experience wouldn’t be complete without the producer-director duo of the original film, Ritesh Sidhwani and Zoya Akhtar. Having always been behind the camera, this was a refreshing change for producer and co-founder of Excel Entertainment Sidhwani, where he said, “Today I am not producing! I’ll be in front of the camera just for you at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai!”

Located at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai within the Bollywood Film Studios featuring Hall of Heroes zone, this family-friendly attraction will get guests to share in the magic of filmmaking and post-production and they may even get to be part of the action.

Be the first to watch the airing of the video on the given link: http://bit.ly/MakingOfZNMD

Visitors will soon be able to purchase their dated Bollywood Park™ Dubai daily tickets for AED 285 for Adults and AED 245 for child and senior citizens respectively. Ultimate theme park enthusiasts can purchase the Bollywood Parks™ Dubai Annual Pass which includes limitless access to the World’s first Bollywood themed park at AED 755. With over 16 rides and attractions plus 20 daily live shows, spread across 1.7 million sq.ft, the Annual Pass will provide visitors with unlimited access to B_Spellbound, while unlocking a host of exclusive benefits and rewards.

Annual passes for Bollywood Parks™ Dubai are currently on sale at www.bollywoodparksdubai.com and www.dubaiparksandresorts.com

Scheduled to open on 31st October this year, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts which will also feature MOTIONGATE™ Dubai – a unique theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate as well as the region’s first LEGOLAND® Park and a LEGOLAND® Water Park. The entire destination will be connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a retail and dining destination at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts, and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph® Collection.

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Bollywood Parks™ Dubai

Bollywood Parks™ Dubai a part of Dubai Parks and Resorts™ is a first of its kind theme park showcasing the authentic Bollywood experience. Bollywood, the Hindi language film industry based in Mumbai, India is one of the largest centres of film production in the world.

Located just before the Dubai-Abu Dhabi border in the United Arab Emirates, the park will feature cinematic rides, thrilling attractions and entertaining live shows that bring to life the action, music, dance and drama of Bollywood.

Bollywood Parks™ Dubai will recreate the Bollywood experience through themed attractions and rides spread across five zones: Bollywood Boulevard, Mumbai Chowk, Rustic Ravine, Royal Plaza and Bollywood Film Studios featuring Hall of Heroes. Visitors will experience bold action, colourful story-telling and captivating dance sequences inspired by nine popular films or IPs: Rock On!!, Don, Lagaan, Sholay, Dabangg, Mughal-e-Azam, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, RA.One and Krrish. Bollywood Parks™ Dubai is also home to the stunning 850-seat Rajmahal Theatre that will house a separately ticketed Broadway-style, Bollywood themed musical. During the day, the park will have up to 30 live shows across six stages: Rock On!!, Crossroads, Mumbai Express, Rangmanch, Stars on Steps and Cinema Circle.

The park will also offer six themed restaurants that capture India’s mouth-watering culinary offerings and eight retail outlets stocking quintessential filmy fare. Set to open in October 2016 within the Dubai Parks and Resorts™ destination, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai will cover 1.7 million square feet.

For more information, go to:

http://www.bollywoodparksdubai.com

Dubai Parks and Resorts PJSC (DFM: DUBAIPARKS), will become the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination when it opens in October 2016 comprising three separate theme parks: MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, a Hollywood movie inspired theme park concept; LEGOLAND® Dubai, the first LEGOLAND theme park in the Middle East; and Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, a first-of-its-kind family theme park that will showcase rides and attractions based on the authentic Bollywood experience, It will also host the LEGOLAND® Water Park, the region’s first water park catering to families with children aged 2-12. Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be destination’s fourth theme park and the region’s first Six Flags theme park.

The entire destination will be connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a uniquely themed retail and dining destination at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts, and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph Collection.

The large-scale AED 13.2 billion development is spread across 30.6 million square feet of land located on Sheikh Zayed Road opposite the Palm Jebel Ali in Dubai equidistant to Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Airports.  6.7 million ticketed visits are expected in 2017, the first full year of operation.

For more information go to:

http://dubaiparksandresorts.com

http://dprcorporate.ae

For further information, please contact:
Pavishia Nair / Farah Nezam
ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller
Email: pavishia.nair@bm.com / farah.nezam@bm.com
T: +971 4 4507600