Dubai developer and DreamWorks plan theme park

Motiongate Dubai to cover four million sq ft
Featuring DreamWorks Animation franchises, the zone will include 12 engaging attractions.
Featuring DreamWorks Animation franchises, the zone will include 12 engaging attractions.

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Dubai Parks and Resorts, 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 in Dubai.

Featuring DreamWorks Animation franchises, the zone will feature 12 engaging attractions and new-generation rides, as well as themed dining and retail outlets, the company said in a statement.

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, 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.

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