Dubai Park to Feature Lionsgate Brands

Lionsgate has partnered with Dubai Parks and Resorts to bring a studio-themed zone to the Motiongate Dubai theme park, which will open in October 2016.

April 6, 2018

Dubai Park to Feature Lionsgate Brands

Lionsgate has partnered with Dubai Parks and Resorts to bring a studio-themed zone to the Motiongate Dubai theme park, which will open in October 2016.

The Lionsgate zone will feature attractions and a retail facility inspired by

The

Hunger Games

franchise, as well as a live stage show based on

Step Up: All In

and

Step Up: Revolution

, the two most recent films in the company's

Step Up

franchise.

The 4 million-square-foot Motiongate Dubai park will include 27 rides and attractions inspired by cinema.

"Motiongate Dubai is poised to become one of the most exciting new entertainment destinations in the world, and we're thrilled that many of our biggest franchises will be an integral part of it," says Kerry Phelan, executive vice president of global franchise management and strategic partnerships, and Jenefer Brown, senior vice president of branded attractions, Lionsgate. "The Lionsgate section of Motiongate Dubai is an important milestone in our ongoing commitment to extend the longevity, broaden

the global fan base and enrich the vitality of our most exciting entertainment properties."

Alongside Motiongate, Dubai Parks and Resorts will include Legoland Dubai, the first Legoland theme park in the Middle East; the entertainment destination Bollywood Parks Dubai; and the retail, dining and entertainment walkway, Riverland.

"We are thrilled to be working with a Hollywood studio whose creative resources, spirit of innovation and vision of the entertainment experience are so closely aligned with our own," says Raed Al Nuaimi, chief executive officer, Dubai Parks and Resorts. "Lionsgate's

Hunger Games

,

Step Up

and other signature properties are the perfect centerpiece for one of the most visionary new theme parks in the world."

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