MOTIONGATE™ DUBAI celebrates 5 years of fun, thrills and movie magic: the year-long party has started!

MOTIONGATE™ DUBAI celebrates 5 years of fun, thrills and movie magic: the year-long party has started!

DUBAI, UAE, X December 2021: On 16 December, 2016, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai opened its gates for the first time. Since then, millions of guests have laughed, screamed and created amazing memories. The region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park and the flagship of Dubai Parks & Resorts is now 5 and guests can look forward to an incredible 12-month long celebration filled with thrilling attractions, adrenalin-pumping rides, and breathtaking entertainment.

Starting with the ongoing festive celebrations which have transformed the park into a winter wonderland, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai has pulled out all the stops to ensure guests enjoy this birthday party that goes on until 15 December, 2022.

New thrills

Opening soon in the Lionsgate zone are two world-first roller coasters, Now You See Me: High Roller and John Wick: Open Contract, which will put MOTIONGATE™ Dubai in the record books for the maximum number of roller coasters in a single theme park across the Middle East. The park already has six of the UAE’s most thrilling roller coasters, and is a magnet for adventure seekers. 

New shows

As part of its year-long birthday celebrations,MOTIONGATE™ Dubai has a spectacular line up of original live entertainment: from stage shows with stunts and dancing, to singing and acrobatics, all included in the entrance ticket. Cutting edge technology and star performers from all over the globe come together to create these incredible spectacles, with thrilling action sequences and jaw-dropping stagecraft.

New experiences

Along with this world-class entertainment, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai’s 2022 social calendar packs in regularly scheduled seasonal events. Guests can look forward to new experiences on every visit. From Christmas, Valentine’s Day and Holi to Eid and Diwali, special occasions will see the park hosting activities, themed shows, traditional food kiosks lights and decorations. All through the year, Studio Central, the park’s entrance boulevard, will be alive with parades and meet-and-greet opportunities with their favourite movie characters.

For Halloween, guests can look forward to the spookiest Fright Nights yet! MOTIONGATE™ Dubai’s 12 month-long birthday celebrations end on a high note in December 2022 with the razzle dazzle of National Day and the month-long festive celebrations that will transform the park into a magical winter wonderland.

Delicious new food to try

What’s a party without food? Every month, over the next year, the park offers culinary highlights to surprise and delight. These range from new menus and interactive experiences to cooking classes and seasonal favourites, such as cookie baking sessions for the festive season or horror-themed food for Halloween. Eight family restaurants and a wide range of quick dining kiosks located throughout the park serve up options to satisfy the pickiest eaters.

New Merch

MOTIONGATE™ Dubai has just launched its 2022 catalogue of new merchandise and it’s now in store! Guests can also take back souvenirs from 15 themed retail shops stocking all-new official film licensed merchandise: from t-shirts and backpacks to mugs, hoodies and badges.  

Denis Pascal, General Manager of MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, said: “Over the past five years, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai has grown into the epicenter of immersive thrills in the region. We’ve had a grand time making our guests scream, laugh and come back for more.  The thousands of positive reviews and feedback continue to inspire us to do better. Our success would not have been possible without the support of our talented team, our loyal guests, the Dubai government and our partners. We look forward to welcoming guests over the next one year as MOTIONGATE™ Dubai turns 5 in style.”

For tickets and more information please visit or call 800-AMAZING (2629464).



About MOTIONGATE™ Dubai:                                        

MOTIONGATE™ Dubai turns 5 this year. The flagship theme park in Dubai Parks and Resorts™ is also the largest Hollywood-inspired theme park in the Middle East. Two new rollercoasters, Now You See Me: High Roller and John Wick: Open Contract in the park’s Lionsgate zone will cement MOTIONGATE™ Dubai’s place in the record books as the Middle East park with the highest number of rollercoasters.

In a world first, three legendary Hollywood film studios – DreamWorks Animation, Columbia Pictures, and Lionsgate, as well as animated cartoon franchise Smurfs, have come together at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai. It features 27 thrilling rides and attractions and exciting entertainment experiences throughout the park, including character meet and greets, dance performances, photo opportunities and more. MOTIONGATE™ Dubai has five distinct zones:

  • The Studio Central, at the park’s entry boulevard, replicates ‘real’ working movie sets and has services and shops to prepare guests for the day.
  • The Columbia Pictures Zone features seven film-themed rides and attractions including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Hotel Transylvania, Ghostbusters, The Green Hornet, Underworld, and Zombieland.
  • The DreamWorks Zone is entirely indoors, featuring rides and attractions inspired by animated hits How to Train your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, and Shrek.
  • The Lionsgate Zone features The Hunger Games-inspired Capitol Bullet Train rollercoaster, the Panem Aerial Tour, 4D hovercraft motion simulator.
  • The Smurfs Village Zone includes rides, attractions and play area for young children and families inspired by the popular cartoon franchise.

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