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Experience ‘Hollywood in the Desert’ – Motiongate Park

A paradise for adventure lovers across the globe, ‘Motiongate Park,’ is one of Dubai’s newest theme parks and was open to the public on the 16th of December, 2016. The ‘Motiongate Park,’ is known to be the ‘Largest Hollywood Inspired Theme Park in the United Arab Emirates.’ 

Showcasing rides enabling tourists to relive some of Hollywood’s largest production studios, the enormity and grandeur of the park cannot be undermined. The ‘Motiongate Park,’ forms a part of the larger Dubai Parks and Resort count – others being the ‘Bollywood Parks Dubai,’ ‘LEGOLAND Dubai‘ and the  ‘LEGOLAND Water Park.’

Motiongate Dubai in a Nutshell

Image Credit – Motiongate

Aptly nicknamed as,’Hollywood in the Desert,‘ the Motiongate Theme Park has now become the city’s entertainment capital overtime. The entire park has been divided into four themed zones – ‘Sony’s Columbia Pictures,’ ‘DreamWorks Animation,’ ‘The Smurfs,’ and ‘Lionsgate,’ each zone inspired by all the various Hollywood giants of all time. 

Image Credit – The Viewing Deck

Tourists have a chance to hop onto the ‘Speeding roller coasters,’ that are based on the famous ‘Hunger Games’ movie, all the way through to the ‘Smurf Village,’ the park truly has something in it for everyone.

How To Reach Motiongate 

Tourists have a wide array of options to consider, when it comes to reaching the ‘Motiongate Park.’ You could  take a taxi from ‘Jumeirah Lakes,’ straight to the Motiongate theme park.

Another convenient way is to take a metro, all the way to the UAE Exchange and hop onto a taxi towards the park. If you’re looking for public transport options, you’ve got public buses at your disposal as well. Tourists can take a bus to the ‘Ibn Battuta Station,’ and then take a taxi from the station to the Motiongate park. 

Entry Ticket

If you’re a resident of the UAE, then the tickets to the ‘Motiongate Park,’ can be availed at a discounted cost. The ticket cost for UAE residents, starts at AED 175, for a single day entry. While non-residents on the other hand, have a ticket cost beginning at AED 245, for a single entry. 

Tourists could also make use of the Annual Pass, which would cost them a starting price of about AED 345.

Please note that all prices are subject to change at any given point of time.


First time visitors to the park need to keep in mind that the timings of ‘Motiongate Park,’ vary in accordance to the day of your visit; though the park remains open on all days.

The theme park remains open between 11:00 am to 09:00 pm on Thursday and Friday. While, the working hours are from 11:00 am to 08:00 pm between Saturday and Wednesday.

Tourists would require an average of 8 to 9 hours to cover the entire park and experience all the attractions the theme park has to offer.


The ‘Motiongate Park,’ takes tourists through a journey that is a perfect reflection of its varied themes. Coupled  with thrilling rides and the quest of the unknown, the park undoubtedly provides tourists with an experience of a lifetime.

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