DXB Entertainments Announces the Inauguration of Dubai Parks and Resorts on the 18th December 2016

DXB Entertainments (‘the Company’), the Dubai based leisure and entertainments company, announces today the date of the inauguration event for its theme park destination, Dubai Parks and Resorts.

On 18 December more than 1,500 of the world’s media, UAE dignitaries, celebrities and artists will witness the formal opening of Dubai’s leading theme park destination.  Over 200 children have also been invited to attend the event in cooperation with the Awqaf and Minor Affairs Foundation and the Make A Wish Foundation. The event, which will be held at Dubai Parks and Resorts, will showcase its theme parks in a special show involving the dancers and actors from Dubai Parks and Resorts’ live entertainment team, who perform in shows such as Jaan-e-Jigar and Step Up All In.

Following the launch of LEGOLAND® Dubai and Riverland™ Dubai on the 31st October this year, and Bollywood Parks™ Dubai on the 17th November, the Company expects to open the LEGOLAND® Water Park in the near future, with exact dates to be announced soon.  MOTIONGATE™ Dubai is scheduled to open on the 16th December with the majority of rides and attractions being available. Tickets for MOTIONGATE™ Dubai will be sold at a preview price of AED 250 until the end of March 2017.

Commenting on the revised opening strategy, Stanford Pinto, Chief Parks Operating Officer, said, “While we are targeting to have most of MOTIONGATE™ Dubai ready for visitors on the 16th December, we have opted for a preview price reflecting the possibility that we may not have all rides and attractions certified on time. The safety of our visitors is of paramount importance as is an amazing customer experience. “

DXB Entertainments also announces that tickets are now on sale for Bollywood Parks™ Dubai’s two hour Broadway style Bollywood show Jaan-e-Jigar, performed in the Rajmahal Theatre, on www.bollywoodparksdubai.com/RajmahalTheatre starting at AED 95.

Raed Kajoor Al Nuaimi, Chief Executive Officer, DXB Entertainments said, “We are looking forward to welcoming our invited guests to witness the launch of Dubai’s leading theme park destination, Dubai Parks and Resorts, and to join our celebration.  We are very proud of the destination we have created for the UAE and its visitors, and thank our partners, guests and shareholders for their support of this complex and unique destination.

ENDS

DXB Entertainments PJSC

DXB Entertainments PJSC is a Dubai headquartered leisure and entertainment company traded on the Dubai Financial Market (DFM) under the trading symbol DXBE. As of the 30 September 2016 it had a market cap of AED 12.6 billion.

DXB Entertainments was listed on the DFM in December 2014 originally as Dubai Parks and Resorts PJSC. DXB Entertainments owns the Dubai Parks and Resorts destination which consists of 4 theme parks (Six Flags Dubai opening in 2019) and 1 water park all at the same location. The large-scale AED 13.2 billion development is spread across 30.6 million square feet of land with 6.7 million ticketed visits expected in 2017, the first full year of operation.

For more information go to: www.dxbentertainments.com

For further information please contact:

Jon Earl, Managing Director, FTI Consulting
+97144372104
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Anca Cighi, Director, FTI Consulting
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Dubai Parks and Resorts, owned by DXB Entertainments PJSC, is the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination comprising three separate theme parks: MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, a Hollywood movie inspired theme park concept; LEGOLAND® Dubai, a unique, interactive theme park for families with children 2-12 which brings the well-known LEGO® brick to life in a playful learning environment; and Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, a first-of-its-kind theme park that will showcase rides and attraction based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters. It will also host the LEGOLAND® Water Park, the region’s first water park catering to families with children aged 2-12. Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be destinations fourth theme park and the regions first Six Flags themed park.

The entire destination is connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a uniquely themed retail and dining destination at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts, and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph Collection.

Located on Sheikh Zayed Road opposite the Palm Jebel Ali in Dubai equidistant to Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Airports the destination offers over 100 rides and attractions.

For more information, go to: www.dubaiparksandresorts.com

For further information, please contact:

Lisa Jones / Dina Bajjali
ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller
Email: lisa.jones@bm.com / Dina.bajjali@bm.com
T: +971 4 4507600