The Beloved Characters of Dubai Parks and Resorts Arrive To Their New Home in Dubai

Dubai Parks and Resorts characters spotted at Dubai International Airport

The characters that will find their new home at Dubai Parks and Resorts include Shrek, The Smurfs, Shah Rukh Khan and Buddy!

The United Arab Emirates gears up to #CelebrateAmazing

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The beloved characters of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the Middle East’s largest integrated theme park destination, were spotted today at Dubai International Airport – Terminal three- while arriving to town as they move to their new home. The characters are in town to #CelebrateAmazing as the region prepares for the opening of its long awaited entertainment destination.

Airport visitors were delighted to see the characters at terminal three’s arrivals section, and were able to interact with Shrek and the Smurfs from MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, our lookalike Don from Bollywood Parks™ Dubai and Buddy from LEGOLAND® Dubai. The characters will now settle into their new homes at Dubai Parks and Resorts, and welcome their guests who will get the chance to meet these remarkable characters in person and enjoy over 100 rides and attractions across three theme parks and one water park.

The entertainment destination commenced its historic opening with LEGOLAND® Dubai and Riverland™ Dubai on 31st October. Shortly followed by Bollywood Parks™ Dubai on 17th November, while MOTIONGATE™ Dubai and LEGOLAND® Water Park, along with Lapita™ Hotel will debut in December 2016.

Vinit Shah, Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer at DXB Entertainments, owner of Dubai Parks and Resorts, said: “We’re extremely excited about the long-awaited arrival of the Dubai Parks and Resorts’ characters to their new home. The hype and excitement we’ve witnessed so far towards the entertainment destination has been outstanding, and with the arrival of the characters to Dubai we’re sure their fans from all ages are very eager to meet them in person and  #CelebrateAmazing together”.

Dubai Parks and Resorts comprises three theme parks: Bollywood Parks™ Dubai a first-of-its-kind theme park that will showcase rides and attractions based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters. MOTIONGATE™ Dubai the Middle East’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park featuring 27 action-packed rides and attractions, as well as the region’s first LEGOLAND® Park and a LEGOLAND® Water Park. The entire destination will be connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a retail and dining destination at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts that is free for all to enjoy, and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph® Collection. Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be the destination’s fourth theme park and the region’s first Six Flags theme park.

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Notes to Editors: 

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 the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park featuring immersive rides and attractions based on Hollywood hits; LEGOLAND® Dubai, a unique, interactive theme park for families which will bring the well-known LEGO® brick to life in a playful learning environment; aand 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

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

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