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Dubai Parks and Resorts to launch on October 31

Region’s largest theme park complex will have nearly 100 rides and attractions

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Dubai Parks and Resorts announced on Thursday that it will open its gates to the public on October 31, 2016.

The "region’s largest theme park destination" will be comprised of three distinct theme parks — Bollywood Parks Dubai, Motiongate Dubai, and Legoland Dubai, plus Legoland Water Park, located on the Dubai-Abu Dhabi highway near the Ghantoot exit.

There will be a partial opening for Motiongate Dubai, which features rides and attractions by three Hollywood film studios: Sony Pictures Studios, DreamWorks Animation and Lionsgate.

The other parks will open fully.

“We plan to launch with full experiences for Bollywood Parks Dubai, Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park, Lapita Hotel and Riverland Dubai, while a significant portion of MOTIONGATE Dubai will premiere on 31st October, work on some of the attractions will be ongoing to create the very best experience for guests,” said Raed Kajoor Al Nuaimi, CEO of Dubai Parks and Resorts, in a statement.

Dining, entertainment, hospitality

Riverland Dubai is a combined retail, dining, and entertainment area. The Lapita Hotel is a Polynesian-themed family resort.

Annual passes are currently on sale at dubaiparksandresorts.com, and daily passes will be announced soon, added the park operator.

“This has been a long-time coming and I can’t say enough about how excited we are to welcome our guests to the destination to Experience Amazing,” added Al Nuaimi.

“Nothing of this magnitude has ever been done before, and we look forward to offering our guests close to 100 unforgettable rides, attractions and experiences. As the largest entertainment destination in the region, Dubai Parks and Resorts will create jobs in Dubai, support the UAE’s tourism vision and grow the family leisure industry in the region.”

The park comes as Dubai becomes something of a hub for theme parks: IMG Worlds of Adventure is scheduled to open on August 15, with rides and attractions by Marvel and Cartoon Network, among others. Dubai Parks and Resorts is also building a Six Flags theme park, which has broken ground in Dubailand.

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