Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East, was officially inaugurated by UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Stretching on an area of 30.6 million square feet on the road between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the AED13 billion complex features three main theme parks – Hollywood themed Motiongate, Legoland Dubai and Bollywood Parks.
Motiongate Dubai is the first ever collaboration between three of Hollywood’s most legendary studios, Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks and Lionsgate.
Legoland Dubai, the first Legoland theme park in the Middle East, while Bollywood Parks Dubai is the first-of-its-kind theme park that showcases rides and attraction based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters.
Shaikh Mohammed said he was confident that the new project will attract those looking for family entertainment and tourism and cultural and artistic activities.
He noted that Dubai Parks and Resorts constitutes a pillar of the tourism sector in the UAE and a driver of economic diversification.
The promising project, he said, reflects his vision and Dubai’s strategy for achieving sustainable development, as it provides entertainment for citizens, residents and visitors who will have an opportunity to learn more about the cultures of the UAE and the entire world.
Shaikh Mohammed further underlined long-term partnership between the public and private sectors “because a bird cannot fly with just one wing.”
“The public and private sectors are inseparable as they constitute a solid and robust economic pillar,” Shaikh Mohammed said, and called for stronger co-operation, co-ordination and integration between the two sectors, at the local and federal levels, so as to achieve the UAE Vision 2021.