December 19, 2016 – Dubai became home to the largest theme park destination in the Middle East, as Dubai Parks and Resorts officially opened for business. The new $3.47 billion (£2.8bn/€3.32bn) mega destination covering 30.6 million square feet (2.85 million sq/m) is comprised of three separate theme parks, a water park, a themed dining and retail district as well as a luxury themed hotel. The complex includes Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park, the region’s first Legoland parks; a Hollywood-inspired park called Motiongate Dubai; and Bollywood Parks is the world’s first Bollywood theme park based on some of its biggest movie blockbusters.
The entire destination is connected by Riverland Dubai – the themed retail and dining district, and guests will be able to stay at the Lapita Hotel, a Polynesian themed hotel that is part of the Marriott Autograph Collection. Future additions over the next few years include the region’s first Six Flags park and a Legoland family hotel.
Read more about Motiongate Dubai in our Forum Discussion.