Meraas Holding, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid’s private property company publicized its new project of starting three theme parks in Jebel Ali by 2016, which will attract more than five million visitors each year as reported by The National.
The parks will be built around the Bollywood movies, Hollywood movies and the Danish toy Lego. The Bollywood theme park will be the first of its kind and celebrate Indian cinema and provide fans from around the world and opportunity to enjoy their favorite starts and movies. Similarly, the Hollywood theme park called Motiongate Dubai will commemorate Hollywood characters and resemble the Universal Studios in Florida. On the other hand, the Legoland Dubai is being built for children aged between two and 12 and will be managed by Merlin Entertainments.
The work on these theme park began in February 2014, and these parks are expected to become a part of the AED 10 billion complex of five linked parks. These parks will be located near the Dubai 2020 Expo site and the city’s new Al Maktom airport and are aimed assisting the government in increasing annual tourism to 20 million people by 2020.
In order to support the construction of the three theme parks, Meraas has set up a subsidiary Dubai Parks and Resorts, which will include luxurious square of shops, restaurants, entertainments and a family hotel known as ‘Riverpark’ and Lapita. The project is being headed by Red Al Nuaimi, the former chief leisure and entertainment officer in the capacity of chief executive. Since February considerable headway has been made different components and partnerships have been confirmed with movie studios, contractors and theme park operators.
The Dubai Parks and Resorts mega project tails of an earlier endeavor made by Dubai Holdings subsidiary Tatweer to build a Florida style Dubailand entertainment complex on the outskirts of Dubai in 2003.