Published On: Wed, Nov 5th, 2014

Dubai Parks and Resorts Appoints Parques Reunidos Park Operator for motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Parks

Dubai Parks and Resorts Appoints Parques Reunidos Park Operator for motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Parks

Dubai Parks and Resorts Appoints Parques Reunidos Park Operator for motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Parks

Dubai Parks and Resorts LLC, a Meraas Holding company, today announced the appointment of Parques Reunidos, one of the leading and fastest-growing leisure park operator in the world, as park operators for motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai, taking shape at the emirate’s newest leisure and entertainment destination.

The agreement, which marks Parques Reunidos’ foray into the Middle East, was announced on the sidelines of the World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry in London in November this year. As part of a management contract, Parques Reunidos will operate and manage two of the key components at the mega entertainment hub.

Parques Reunidos is an international Madrid-based entertainment operator that manages 54 theme and amusement parks, water parks, zoological and marine life parks around the world, primarily across Europe and the US.

Raed Al Nuaimi, CEO of Dubai Parks and Resorts LLC, said: “motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai are unique projects that will alter the entertainment landscape of the region. We have partnered with the best in the business to run these themed destination parks. Parques Reunidos has years of expertise in global theme park operations that we hope to leverage to recreate the glory and splendor of Hollywood and Bollywood movies in an interactive form to enthrall visitors.” Yann Caill?re, CEO of Parques Reunidos, said: “We are very pleased to join hands with Dubai Parks and Resorts and oversee the operations at its unique evolving theme based entertainment destinations. The Middle East region offers exciting prospects for the leisure and entertainment industry, and we have been planning our regional foray for some time now.

“As part of our growth strategy, Parques Reunidos is always on the lookout for assets that allow the Group to reinforce its position in the market and, for that, we look for strong partnerships in management contracts. Dubai Parks and Resorts LLC is the perfect partner for this new phase Parques Reunidos begins in the Middle East. As our first venture in the Middle East, Dubai Parks and Resorts holds a special place in our hearts and is an important step in our phased expansion strategy into growing markets. We are fully aware of the unique status and popularity that motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai will enjoy once they open doors to the region’s fun-loving public, and we will work hard to enhance the value offerings of these brands.” Featuring four unique zones, motiongate Dubai is set to take visitors on a cinematic journey of discovery, bringing to life some of the most recognizable Hollywood icons from the big screen. The park will leverage latest-in-technology attractions and new-generation rides to offer a unique, high-value entertainment experience. motiongate Dubai is spread across an area of four million sq ft within Dubai Parks and Resorts.

Bollywood Parks Dubai is a first-of-its-kind entertainment destination that will showcase the authentic Indian movie experience in an interactive format. Spread over a total area of three million square feet the theme park will host five movie themed areas featuring content developed in partnership with Mumbai’s major film studios. Five themed zones such as ‘Mumbai Chowk’, ‘Bollywood Film Studios, ‘Hall Of Heroes’, ‘Royal Plaza’ and Rustic Ravine’ will capture the kaleidoscope of color, emotion, music and visuals. The destination hotspot will also run an ongoing site-wide live entertainment fixture combining dance performances, character interactions and street theatre to keep guests energized and engaged.

Source : WAM News Agency for United Arab Emirates

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