Lonely Planet Writer

Middle East’s largest theme park set to open in Dubai

The largest integrated theme park in the Middle East is set to open in Dubai this October.

Dubai Parks and Resorts is set to be a mega leisure and entertainment destination, with three combined theme parks, a water park and a four star Marriott-operated resort hotel and a Riverland.

Dubai Parks and Resorts plans to bring together both elements from the East and the West, saying there will be enough activities and attractions to keep visitors entertained for at least a few days.

The theme park will feature a variety of different themes from a Hollywood-inspired theme park featuring rides from Hollywood’s favourite animated movies to a Bollywood Park bringing the best of Bollywood to Dubai including up to 30 live shows inspired by Hindi blockbusters.

Dubai Tourism is hoping that it will rival Orlando, Florida in the next few years with a total of eight large parks planned to be completed by 2019. While the park will not be open to the public until October, excited fans can purchase an annual pass on their website for AED 2,495 (€620). Dubai is also mid way through constructing the country’s first Six Flags Theme Park, set to open in 2019 and a Legoland due to open this summer.