Motiongate Dubai is the largest adventure park based on a Hollywood theme in Dubai. This park is truly meant for a complete family entertainment package. The three legendary film studios – Lionsgate, Columbia Pictures, and Dreamworks Animations have a combined blend that is reflected right here within this park.
Motiongate takes you behind the scenes and presentations that run in Hollywood. Engage yourself in the stories as you get innovative while you create them and also understand everything it takes to make a film as you get to learn about the process.
The park has a total of five zones namely Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks, Lionsgate, Smurfs Village, and Studio Central. You also get a chance to meet and greet your favorite characters by going beyond the screen. The park also houses 27 different Hollywood theme-based rides and attractions.
Some famous attractions here are Hotel Transylvania, Zombieland Blast Off, Ghostbusters, Underworld 4D, Green Hornet, and Flint’s Imagination Lab. The zones are inspired by animation movies like Shrek, Ghostbusters, Smurfs, etc. and action movies like Hunger Games.
Besides these, the rides are exhilarating. Five roller coaster rides take the excitement to another level. However, the fastest roller coaster ride here is the Madagascar Mad Pursuit which is a must-see.
These are the must-do things in Motiongate Dubai:
Hotel Transylvania – witness the horror in the gothic mansion.
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – a river expedition where 8 people sit in a huge vessel and sail to the finishing point as you compete with other vessels and build your speed.
Ghostbusters Battle for New York – enhancing your ghost-busting skills.
Smurfs Studio Tours – explore the Smurf studios and Smurf Village.
Smurfs Village Playhouse – interact with Brainy Smurf in a live animated show.
Shrek’s Merry Fairy Tale Journey – a fairy tale with a heart-warming start and splendid ending.
Mr. Ping’s Noodle Fling – twirling carousel ride.
Swamp Celebration – ride taking you across mud bubbles.
Melman-Go-Round – a giant frenetic carousel.
Penguin Air – glide freely in this aircraft adventure.
Swinging Viking – drive to the nut farm in a Viking ship.
Underworld 4D – enjoy a battle with a 4D multi-sensory effect 800years after the evolution between the Vampires and Lycans.
Kung Fu Panda Unstoppable Awesomeness – unveil hidden secrets of the Kung Fu Panda World and meet the legends in this 4D motion simulator adventure.
Panem Ariel Tour – experience the magic of 4F hovercraft motion.
Flint’s Imagination Lab – the ultimate place for science lovers.
Smurfberry Factory – watch the Smurfs indulge in the production of berries at their factory.
Woodland Play Park – activities and games for kids in a perfect outdoor space.
Step Up Dubai, All In – a show that mixes dance and music along with stunts and performances from the best hip hop dancers in town.
Kung Fu Panda Academy – an opportunity to master Kung Fu skills with the man himself.
King Julien’s Side Show Stomp – enjoy live performances with the Madagascar crew in this show.
Operational Penguin Shake – have a live encounter with the penguins.
Roller Coaster Rides
Flint Imagination Labs, Zombieland Blast-Off, The Green Hornet: High-Speed Chase, Smurfberry Factory, Woodland Play Park, Smurf Village Express, Madagascar Mad Pursuit, Dragon Gliders, and Capitol Bullet Train are some roller coaster rides to enjoy here.
Besides these, there are nine restaurants, plenty of kiosks for the family, and around fifteen retail outlets. There is also a theatre that is so huge, it has a 1000 heads seating capacity.
You can reach Motiongate Dubai by metro, bus, Uber, taxi, or even drive down. The entire trip takes around 4-5 hours. Try to visit this theme park anytime between November to March as this period is a good time. The park is open from 2 am-10 pm daily except on Thursdays and Fridays on which the park is open from 2 am-11 pm, adding an extra hour to your enjoyment. The price is 175AED per person.
There are plenty of restaurants and eating joints to satisfy your hunger. Enjoy some quick bites like burgers, fries, salads, sandwiches, and even ice creams and desserts at Hotel Beastro. Try some Chinese delicacies like dumplings, noodle soups at Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop. King Julien’s Side Show Café is famous even around Dubai as it serves Shepherd’s Pie and mashed potatoes that make a good dinner meal. Do not forget to join their full-fledged dance party.
You can also relish some amazing non – veg food at restaurants like Very Smurfy Café, Baby Brent’s Luncheonette, Candy Apple, and Dragon Flame Grill that includes grilled chicken, Arabic style food, Italian style pizzas, beef appetizers, shawarma, and kebabs.
This place also has shops selling different items. It is indeed a shopper’s paradise. There are around twelve or more shops selling everything from A-Z. You will get to buy things like toys, jewelry, flip flops, sweets and candies like chocolates, jellybeans, lollipops and gummy bears, photographs of the theme park, Hollywood related products like film accessories, apparel, different movie-inspired merchandise like mugs, magnets, caps, notebooks, stationery, Halloween theme souvenirs and gifts, beach towels, travel bags, t-shirts and more. All these stores are separate from their themes and merchandise.
So make sure to visit your favorite store today. On your way home, do not forget to purchase some merchandise or souvenirs from the outlets.
Purchase tickets online to get good discounts. For better offers, try purchasing multi-park tickets. Arrive early to avoid large crowds and enjoy all the rides and attractions to the fullest. Keep navigating to all the different zones to enjoy it all. Some rides may be under maintenance so you can enjoy them later. Check certain rides before going on them with the kids as there are height restrictions to some. Try visiting on weekdays as the weekends get crowded.
Pets are not allowed inside the park. Check weather conditions before you come here. Smoking is strictly prohibited. There are facilities like ATMs, first aid stations, strollers, lockers, and wheelchair. Try to reserve outdoor attractions during the evening-night time. Save time by using the tram facility within the park to take you to different zones.
Eliminate any second thoughts about coming to Motiongate Dubai as this trip is worth it.
After you finish breakfast at your hotel, hop onto the tour bus we have arranged for you to Motion Gate. The pick-up will be between 10:00 am-10:15 am directly from your hotel. Transfers will be seated on a coach basis.
You need to be ready and wait in the hotel lobby 15mins prior (we leave early to avoid crowds and a long queue for tickets).
Reach Motion Gate at 11am. Do keep your tickets ready in hand. Once you are allowed entry, you can proceed to enter the park.
The park is filled with many zones and sections. You can visit any of your favorite zones which are filled with different rides, attractions, and themes. Do not forget to take your kids on the rides too.
Also, visit the play area and shows that are quite entertaining and filled with fun. A good tip is to get done with as many rides as you can before lunch.
There are many restaurants for dining, so choose what you feel like eating as all sorts of cuisines are available here.
After a decent lunch, head back for more fun and entertainment. You can also visit the theatre, rest of the outdoor attractions and enjoy some shows. Shopping is available too. Don’t forget to buy some souvenirs or merchandise to take back as memories.
Once all have gathered back to the main gate and seated in the coach, the bus will depart. The return journey will be the same route as the arrival journey, however subject to evening traffic which will delay the journey timing.