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Dubai's Bollywood theme park to have 16 attractions

DUBAI, October 22, 2014

Dubai Parks and Resorts, a Meraas Holding company, has unveiled details of the region’s debut Bollywood Parks Dubai, a first-of-its-kind entertainment destination that will showcase the authentic Indian movie experience in an interactive format.  

Located in Jebel Ali, Bollywood Parks Dubai will cover a total of three million sq ft, said a statement.

The destination will host 16 rides and attractions within five movie themed areas featuring content developed in partnership with Mumbai’s major film studios: Bollywood Film Studios, Mumbai Chowk, Hall Of Heroes, Regal Plaza and Rustic Ravine, it said.

Each zone will capture the kaleidoscope of colour, emotion, music and visuals associated with Hindi films.

The experience will kick off at the entrance to the theme park on ‘Bollywood Boulevard’ where an ongoing site-wide live entertainment fixture combining dance performances, character interactions and street theatre will keep guests energised and engaged.

Bollywood Parks Dubai will also offer a variety of retail outlets and themed restaurants integrating vibrant elements that are quintessential Bollywood.

Raed Al Nuaimi, CEO of Dubai Parks and Resorts, said: “The cultural impact and appeal of Bollywood is universal with a global fan base of over three billion people. For the first time ever, a theme park in the region will recreate for residents and tourists the unparalleled glamour and extravagance of Bollywood on one stage.”

“The United Arab Emirates is a cultural potpourri. Not only non-resident Indians but Emiratis, Arabs and people from other Asian countries living here are ardent Bollywood fans. We are sure the theme park with its spectacular rides and attractions will successfully bring the Bollywood experience to life,” said a statement from Red Chillies Entertainments, owned by Shah Rukh Khan.

Aamir Khan from Aamir Khan Productions, said: “I am happy to be associated with Bollywood Parks Dubai, a first-of-its-kind endeavour to recreate the magic of Hindi cinema outside of Mumbai. The UAE has always been a big market for Hindi films and I am sure the theme park will prove an instant hit with visitors.”

Rakesh Roshan, director-producer of FilmKRAFT Productions (India), said: “Over the years, I have been focusing on sci-fi films that have proved to be immensely popular with people of all ages. I am happy to see my film Krrish being recreated with stunning effects which will amaze visitors at Bollywood Parks Dubai.”

Dubai Parks and Resorts articulates Dubai’s Tourism Vision 2020 that aims to double annual visitor numbers from 10 million in 2012 to 20 million in 2020, and increase the overall economic contribution to the tourism sector, the statement added. - TradeArabia News Service

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