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Local Name:
موشنجيت دبي
Former Name(s):
Dubai Adventure Studios
07 Sep 2014
Construction Start:
Apr 2014
18 Dec 2016
37 ha

  1. Information retrieved from online business profiles:

    General infos:

    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.

    Motiongate Dubai will feature four unique zones and transport visitors on a journey of discovery, bringing to life some of the most recognizable Hollywood characters from the big screen. The park will use the latest-in-technology attractions and new-generation rides to offer a distinctly unique, high-value entertainment experience.

    Billed as the first theme park in the world dedicated solely to the Indian film industry, Bollywood Parks Dubai will provide a physical location for fans from across the globe to visit and celebrate the biggest names of Indian cinema and its very colorful canvas.

    As the first LEGOLAND park in the Middle East and the seventh worldwide, LEGOLAND Dubai will bring the well-known LEGO brick to life in an interactive world specifically designed for children aged 2-12.

    Centrally located between the three theme parks, Riverpark will serve as an entrance plaza district featuring an array of retail, dining and entertainment options.

    Complementing the overall experience at Dubai Parks & Resorts is Lapita, a themed family hotel will cater to travelers and residents looking for a weekend or a weeklong getaway in a fun filled environment.

    Five parks, not three:

    37 Hectare Integrated Resort comprising 5 Theme Parks


    US$ 2.7 Billion, Dubai Parks & Resorts (Phase 1 - 3 Theme Parks)
    .... Motiongate Dubai
    .... Bollywood Parks Dubai
    .... Legoland Dubai
    US$ 2.0 Billion, Dubai Parks & Resorts (Phase 2 - 2 Theme Parks)
    .... Six Flags Dubai
    .... Fifth Theme Park (Confidential)
    US$ 80 Million, Hub-Zero FEC at the City Walk, Dubai
    US$ 52 Million, Our Living Planet, at the City Walk, Dubai


    Client Representative for a US. 2.7 Billion dollar Mega Project.
    Dubai Parks and Resorts Phase 1 – 350 hectares Dubai UAE
    Responsible for the overall construction management that includes the following linked complexes:
    5 major theme parks based around Hollywood movies, Bollywood movies, Thrill parks and Children’s entertainment.
    Motiongate Theme park, Bollywood Theme park, Legoland Theme park, Sixflags Theme park.
    The parks will be centrally linked to a Grand Entrance Square consisting of shops, restaurants and entertainment dubbed “River Park” along with a Lapita family hotel.
    Phase 1 will be completed in 2016.

    DreamWorks confirmed as a part of MotionGate theme park:

    Delivery Manager for the DreamWorks box and the Motiongate park infrastructure for the Dubai Parks development.

    Mall confirmed:

    (...) managing the delivery of a Retail Mall within the Dubai Parks Project (...)

    LEGOLAND contractors:

    Deputy Project Manager for the Main Contractor ( a Joint Venture between Besix and Orascom) building LEGOLAND Dubai as a part of the overall Dubai Parks development in Jebel Ali (Dubai)

    Family Entertainment Center (FEC) confirmed:

    Also managing the MEP design for a 15,000m² US$26million Family Entertainment Centre contract in Dubai for client Meraas Leisure & Entertainment with project managers Samsung C&T.

    Attraction details:

    1.Dubai Parks – Royal Theater At Bollywood Parks ,Dubai.- Building project with all the associated civil works , erection from the pile head to the finishing with external and internal finishing.
    Client : Meeras Holdings,Project Management: Samsung C&T, Consultant : Kling.
    2. Lego Land Infrastructure ( Dubai Parks ) – Installation and setting up the infrastructure facilities prior to the main construction.
    Client : Meeras Holdings, Project Management: Samsung C&T, Consultant : Kling.

  2. No roller coaster?

  3. 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.

  4. 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

    Fox, Sony and Dreamworks

  5. Construction progress:

  6. 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

  7. hishaam619 is offline Senior Park Investigator
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    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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