Looks like we’re going to be truly spoilt for theme park choice in a few years…
You know how Motiongate, Bollywood Parks and Legoland have all now opened up in Jebel Ali at the Dhs13.2 billion Dubai Parks & Resorts?
Well, we all know there will be a rollercoaster-heavy Six Flags there by 2019 that will boast at least 27 rides, and that the Legoland Water Park will open soon, but it’s now been revealed that another park is being planned for the site.
Speaking to Gulf Business, Raed Kajoor Al Nuaimi, CEO of DXB Entertainments, said that here are plans for a fifth park in the Jebel Ali development:
“We have plans to add a fifth park. We are still working on it – it’s an amazing idea but it’s at the conceptual stage at the moment and once it’s the right time we will go out and expand it,” he told the website.
This comes on the heels of the announcement that IMG Worlds of Adventure will get another park next to it called IMG World of Legends. Meaning Dubai could be a seven theme park city by 2020. A theme park every day over a week? Not a shabby holiday for some.
Al Nuaimi went on to add that the company’s main focus right now is developing Six Flags, which DXB Entertainments hold the rights to for the GCC (although earlier this year a waiver was signed to allow the development of a Six Flags in Saudi Arabia).
But for now, we still have three new Dubai theme parks to explore… not all of the rides are open in all of them (but the majority are) so there’s currently an offer until January 31 that allows you to visit all three theme parks for the price of one (Dhs295). Head here to read more about that.
Here’s our video tour of Legoland – you can read all about it here:
Oh, and don’t forget, a Polynesian-themed hotel called Lapita will open up there soon too – we’ll keep you posted on that one.
In the meantime, here’s another glimpse at the parks as they stand now…