motiongate™ Dubai to Feature DreamWorks Animation Zone

Dubai Parks and Resorts LLC, a Meraas Holding company, has announced plans to develop a zone themed to DreamWorks Animation characters within motiongate™ Dubai, a Hollywood inspired theme park taking shape at Dubai’s newest leisure and entertainment destination.

Featuring DreamWorks Animation franchises, the zone will feature 12 engaging attractions and new-generation rides, as well as themed dining and retail outlets that provide unique experiences through the use of innovative media and creative storytelling.

motiongate™ Dubai will encompass a total of four million square feet and is anticipated to attract three million visitors a year. The theme park will host four zones with a total of 27 attractions, as well as a vibrant retail, dining and entertainment options across all areas.

Raed Al Nuaimi, CEO of Dubai Parks and Resorts LLC, said: “We are extremely proud of our alliance with DreamWorks Animation. Working with the studio has been a rewarding experience with its creativity serving as an inspiration for the overall planning of Dubai Parks and Resorts. The zone at motiongate™ Dubai will offer incredible up close and personal interactions for guests with DreamWorks Animation’s strong character portfolio that holds timeless appeal. The themed zone will also add an exhilarating dimension to Dubai’s tourism offerings and give one more reason for visitors around the world to include Dubai as must-visit holiday destination.”

Yoshi Maruyama, Head of Location Based Entertainment for DreamWorks Animation said: “We are thrilled to bring our popular characters and stories through immersive experiences to families in the Middle East.”

Phase 1 of Dubai Parks and Resorts will comprise three theme parks: motiongate™ Dubai, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, and LEGOLAND® Dubai. The development, scheduled for completion in 2016, will also feature Riverpark – a grand entrance plaza and Lapita, a family themed hotel.

Dubai Parks and Resorts brings to life the leadership’s vision of positioning Dubai as a formidable global tourist destination. Strategically located in Jebel Ali between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the leisure and entertainment project is scheduled for completion in 2016.

Set to become the pride of the UAE, Dubai Parks and Resorts has been designed to offer new heights in experiential entertainment through an inspired concept that brings the best of the entertainment industry from both the East and the West.

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About Dubai Parks and Resorts LLC

Dubai Parks and Resorts LLC is a Meraas Holding company established in September 2014 to bring to life the leadership’s vision of positioning Dubai as a formidable global tourist destination.
The company is developing Phase 1 of Dubai Parks and Resorts which comprises three theme parks – motiongate™ Dubai, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai and LEGOLAND® Dubai. It will also feature Riverpark – a grand entrance plaza and Lapita, a themed family hotel. Located in Jebel Ali close to the world class international airports, Phase 1 is set for completion in 2016.
Offering new heights in experiential entertainment through an inspired concept, Dubai Parks and Resorts brings the best of the entertainment industry from the East and the West.The project is designed to draw five million visitors in its first year of operations, serving the regions within a four hour flying distance from Dubai.
Dubai Parks and Resorts LLC is set to generate thousands of jobs and economic benefits, and position the UAE as a catalyst for the expansion of the global entertainment industry.

For further information, please contact:
Sameh Hamtini / Sarah Jackson
ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller
Email: sameh.hamtini@bm.com / sarah.jackson@bm.com
T: +971 4 4507600