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  1. Anonymous Guest
    Thanks for the updates! keep them coming

  2. Anonymous Guest
    New press release:

    Dubai Parks & Resorts LLC Completes 30 Percent of the Infrastructure Development

    World-class Consortium of Contractors and Consultants Overseeing Progress

    Dubai-UAE: 16 September, 2014 – Dubai Parks & Resorts LLC, a Meraas Holding company, today announced that Phase 1 of the multibillion dollar entertainment and leisure destination has made significant progress with the engagement of a number of world class contractors and consultants.

    The development has been designed with the expertise of leading industry firms such as Rabben Herman, Gensler, HOK, RTKL, Forrec and Riva Creative. In addition, consultants including CH2M Hill and Samsung SDS have provided infrastructure design. The overall master plan has been approved by the relevant government authorities.

    More than 1,500 personnel have been deployed to develop an initial area of approximately 25 million sq feet at Phase 1 of Dubai Parks & Resorts. The number of workers on site is expected to increase four-fold by 2015. With nearly 30 percent of the infrastructure development already complete, work on the power substation has registered 35 percent headway while excavation work for the district cooling facility has also commenced.

    Program management firm Samsung C&T is overseeing the overall progress of the project to ensure its components adhere to scheduled timelines and budgets, while Kier Group is building the utilities component. ETA has been engaged for the power sub-station project and National Central Cooling Company PJSC (“Tabreed”) mandated to set up the district cooling facility.

    Besix Orascom is responsible for the majority of the LEGOLAND® Dubai building works, Laing O’Rourke and Al Futtaim Carillion for a large part of Motiongate Dubai, and ARCO General Contracting EST for Bollywood Parks. Hill International has also been contracted to manage the production and installation of all shows and rides, and provide construction management consultancy services for Phase 1 of Dubai Parks & Resorts.

    Raed Al Nuaimi, CEO of Dubai Parks & Resorts LLC, said: “A mega project such as Dubai Parks & Resorts requires partners that have a strong track record in developing and delivering leisure and entertainment concepts of this scale. Following a stringent bidding process we have selected consultants and contractors with whom we are working closely to deliver an entertainment experience that brings to life the UAE leadership’s vision of positioning Dubai as a leading global tourist destination.”

    Launched under the directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Parks & Resorts has been designed as a mega leisure and entertainment destination to serve the regions that are within a four hour flying distance from Dubai.

    Taking shape at Jebel Ali, the first phase of Dubai Parks & Resorts will comprise three theme parks: Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, and LEGOLAND® Dubai. The development will also feature Riverpark – a grand entrance plaza and Lapita, a family themed hotel. The first phase is scheduled for completion in 2016.

  3. Anonymous Guest
    MotionGate may not be a standalone Dreamworks park, but a studio park with several brand. See :

    Major Projects worked on include:

     Motiongate (Pixar / DreamWorks / 20th C. Fox Collaboration), Dubai

    http://ca.linkedin.com/in/danyamaclean

    Fox, Sony and Dreamworks

    http://www.beyond.com/8A7DA4D1-D372-4CCB-9B44-D562C7BC9971

  4. Anonymous Guest
    Construction progress:

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  5. Anonymous Guest
    Through its wholly-owned local subsidiary Six Construct, Dessoy said Besix had picked up a AED250-300mn ($68mn-$81mn) contract to build a LEGOLAND at the Dubai Parks & Resorts project in Jebel Ali that is being developed by Meraas. The project is being managed by Samsung.

    “The project has started already,” he said. “Mobilisation was started a month ago and the work is due to complete in two years’ time. We have about 500 people mobilised on this project.”
    Source:
    http://www.constructionweekonline.com/article-29989-besix-bags-trio-of-uae-projects/

  6. Anonymous Guest
    Read this! They don't have the money yet to actually complete the three theme parks they have started building:

    Meraas Holding (...) is said to be planning an initial public offering of its theme park division before the end of the year.

    The sale of up to 40 per cent of, Dubai Parks & Resorts, expected to reap at least Dh2.5 billion, will be used to fund the development, including a Legoland, a Hollywood amusement resort and the first Bollywood movie theme park.

    The company’s plan to sell shares to the public comes as Dubai’s main stock index more than doubled in the past year-and-a-half amid a recovery of the country’s economy.
    Source: TheNational Abu Dhabi
    http://www.thenational.ae/business/markets/meraas-plans-ipo-of-theme-parks-unit-to-fund-dubai-entertainment-complex-construction

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    http://gulfnews.com/business/property/uae/dubai-lays-the-foundations-for-mega-theme-parks-1.1382081

    Three theme parks — including one where inspiration will be drawn from India’s Bollywood — will make up the first phase of the Dubai Parks & Resorts master-development in Jebel Ali. For the younger generation (between two to 12 years), there will be the Middle East’s first Legoland park, which is also the seventh worldwide. The third component comes in the form of Motiongate Dubai, where future visitors can get up close and personal with the Hollywood dream factory, through rides that can take them through four unique zones.

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    Great news! Finally an official news release clarifying which parks are under construction right now (Legoland, Bollywood, Motion Gate):

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    The first phase of Dubai Parks & Resorts will comprise three theme parks: Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, and LEGOLAND Dubai. The development will also feature Riverpark – a grand entrance plaza and Lapita, a family themed hotel. The first phase is scheduled for completion in 2016. Ground work commenced on site in February 2014.
    Sources: APCO Worlwide, Meraas Holding

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