Hollywood, Bollywood and Lego will be the focus of three new parks set to open in Dubai.
Developers Meraas Holding has unveiled the blueprint for the Dubai Parks & Resorts project which is set to take shape in Jebel Ali.
It has been designed as a leisure and entertainment destination to serve the regions that are within an eight hour flying distance from 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.
Abdulla Al Habbai, chairman of Meraas Holding, said: “Meraas is committed to developing new concepts to build Dubai’s position as one of the world’s great new cities. Dubai Parks & Resorts has been designed as the first of its kind entertainment destination that simultaneously opens the gates of three theme parks.
“The project will feature leading intellectual properties from elite industry players to create leisure and entertainment concepts that are expected to draw more than five million residents and tourists annually.
“At Meraas, we are excited to signal the start of an ambitious destination that is anticipated to generate thousands of new jobs as an international entertainment hub.”
Motiongate Dubai will feature some of the most recognizable Hollywood characters from the big screen. The park will use the latest-in-technology attractions and new-generation rides.
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.
As the first Legoland park in the Middle East and the seventh worldwide, this attraction is 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 travellers and residents looking for a weekend or a weeklong getaway.