As if an evening of indoor skiing or an afternoon on the waterslides at the Atlantis The Palm were not enough for meeting attendees, three newly opened Dubai theme parks have elevated the fun factor to a new level.
The first LEGOLAND theme park in the Middle East, LEGOLAND Dubai features 15,000 LEGO model structures made from more than 60 million LEGO bricks. It opened in October, and its sister theme park, Lgoland Water Park, just opened last month. A highlight there is Build-A-Raft River, where visitors can create their own rafts using Lego soft bricks, for a trip down a lazy river.
Bollywood Parks Dubai opened in November, a four-park experience centered around Hindi movies, which are hugely popular here. Dubai has become a favorite haunt for Bollywood stars, and many of them vacation here and will make appearances at the park.
Dubai has united three of Hollywood’s legendary film studios (Dream Works Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate) into one theme park, Motiongate, which just opened in December. A literal “Hollywood in the Desert,” it has 27 rides and attractions, including five rollercoasters. The park is available for corporate teambuilding, product launches, and events at its various venues, including a 1,000-seat Art Deco–style theater.