Dubai Parks and Resorts, which is building a mega entertainment resort in Jebel Ali, will include Sony Picture Studios and Smurfs Zone, an official statement reveals.
The company, which is part of Meraas Holding, has announced that a deal has been agreed with Sony Pictures Consumer Products and International Merchandising, Promotion and Services (IMPS) to have a presence at motiongateTM Dubai, a Hollywood-inspired theme park taking shape at Dubai’s latest entertainment destination.
Twelve themed attractions will make up the Sony Pictures Studio and Smurfs Zone, and will be inspired by popular Sony Pictures releases such as Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Hotel Transylvania, Ghostbusters, The Green Hornet, Underworld, Zombieland, as well as hosting the The Smurfs.
motiongateTM will be one of three theme parks to compromise Dubai Parks and Resorts, along with Bollywood Parks and Legoland Dubai. According to the company, phase one of the project has begun and will be completed by 2016.
Following the announcement, Raed Al Nuaimi, CEO of Dubai Parks and Resorts LLC, says: “motiongateTM Dubai has been designed to span a breath-taking four million square feet of Dubai Parks and Resorts and is anticipated to attract three million visitors annually. We welcome Sony Pictures’ and IMPS’s presence at motiongateTM Dubai. With their legacy of excellence in entertaining audiences, we are confident Sony Pictures and the Smurfs Zone will add an exhilarating new dimension to the Middle East’s entertainment landscape.”