Bollywood theme park for Dubai by 2016

Details of World's first Bollywood-themed park announced
The park is set to open in 2016.
The park is set to open in 2016.

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Dubai Parks and Resorts, a Meraas Holding company, has announced details of Bollywood Parks Dubai, which will be located in Jebel Ali. A proposed Bollywood theme park, the park will include movie-themed zones and a total of 16 rides and attractions.

The company said in a statement that Bollywood Parks Dubai will cover a total of three million square feet.

The rides and attractions will be set within five movie-themed areas featuring content developed in partnership with Mumbai’s major film studios - Bollywood Film Studios, Mumbai Chowk, Hall Of Heroes, Regal Plaza and Rustic Ravine.

The experience will kick off at the entrance to the theme park on Bollywood Boulevard where dance performances, character interactions and street theatre will greet visitors.

In addition to the themed zones, Bollywood Parks Dubai will offer a variety of retail outlets and themed restaurants integrating vibrant elements that are quintessential Bollywood, the statement added.

Raed Al Nuaimi, CEO of Dubai Parks and Resorts, said: “The cultural impact and appeal of Bollywood is universal with a global fan base of over three billion people. For the first time ever, a theme park in the region will recreate for residents and tourists the unparalleled glamour and extravagance of Bollywood on one stage.”

The theme park is scheduled for completion in 2016.

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