Sony to Join Dubai Theme Park

Dubai Parks and Resorts has teamed with Sony Pictures Consumer Products to create a Sony Pictures Studio and Smurfs Zone at the upcoming Motiongate Dubai theme park.

April 6, 2018

Sony to Join Dubai Theme Park

The leisure and entertainment destination, which will be opened in Jebel Ali between Dubai and Abu Dhabi in 2016, will include a number of theme parks–Bollywood Parks Dubai, Legoland Dubai and Motiongate Dubai–as well as a retail, dining and entertainment zone called Riverpark and the a themed family hotel, Lapita Hotel.

Featuring four unique zones, one of which will be the Sony Pictures Studio and Smurfs zone, Motiongate Dubai will take visitors on a cinematic journey, bringing to life some of the most recognizable Hollywood icons from the big screen. Earlier this month DreamWorks Animation signed for another of the four zones.

"Motiongate Dubai has been designed to span a breath-taking 4 million square feet of Dubai Parks and Resorts and is anticipated

to attract 3 million visitors annually," says Raed Al Nuaimi, chief executive officer, Dubai Parks and Resorts. "We welcome Sony Pictures’ and IMPS’s presence at Motiongate 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.”

The Sony Pictures Studio and Smurfs Zone in Motiongate Dubai will feature 12 themed attractions inspired by popular Sony Pictures theatrical releases including

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Hotel Transylvania, Ghostbusters, The Green Hornet, Underworld, Zombieland


The Smurfs


“We are very excited to partner with Dubai Parks and Resorts to create compelling attractions that extend our most iconic brands into the themed attractions,” says Gregory Economos, senior vice president, global consumer products, Sony Pictures Entertainment.  

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