For those who can’t wait until 31 October to start celebrating Halloween, MOTIONGATE Dubai, the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park, has a special trick-and-treat in store! Starting on 8 October, guests can enjoy an array of Halloween activities at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai as it transforms into the UAE’s scariest family destination.
During the month of horror, from Wednesdays to Sundays starting from 4.00pm, guests are invited to discover the park’s frightful decorations, live entertainment, scare zones, and new haunted houses, filled with gruesome and terrifying surprises.
What’s happening there
The Legend of the Weeping Shadow scare zone investigates a vengeful ghost who is rumored to roam waterfront areas. Meanwhile, the Freak Show scare zone takes guests to the circus, where sideshow horrors and maniacal clowns roam around.
Guests can also explore the park’s haunted houses, each more terrifying than the next! Lights Out takes visitors on a trip into the darkness as the electricity is rattled by evil spirits. Meanwhile, in Slasher, a shadow haunts the halls and takes the shape of the guests’ greatest fears. And Crypt of the Vampire has an ancient vampire’s coffin gone missing, but so have those who went looking for it.
The Halloween Fright Nights activities will end on a high note each day with The Nightmare Dimension Parade, where Halloween characters will walk through Studio Central, the main boulevard, just before park closing providing great photo opportunities for visitors and the potential to encounter the evil mastermind known as “The Boogeyman”.
Like always MOTIONGATE™ Dubai has something for everyone and will also be offering child-friendly ‘not-so-spooky’ Halloween festivities so the little ones don’t miss out on the fun, including meet and greet opportunities with your favourite Halloween characters, Halloween Candy Grab, zombie themed food, and limited-edition scary merch.
Where: Motiongate Dubai
When: starting 4.00pm, from Wednesday to Sunday, between 8th -31st of October.
MOTIONGATE™ Dubai is the flagship theme park at Dubai Parks and Resorts™ and the largest Hollywood-inspired theme park in the Middle East. It also features the maximum number of roller coasters present in a single theme park in the Middle East. In a world first, three legendary Hollywood film studios – DreamWorks Animation, Columbia Pictures, and Lionsgate – as well as cartoon franchise The Smurfs, have come together at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai. The unique park features 29 thrilling rides and attractions and exciting entertainment experiences, including character meet-and-greets, dance performances, photo opportunities and more. MOTIONGATE™ Dubai has five distinct zones:
The Studio Central, at the park’s entry boulevard, replicates ‘real’ working movie sets and has services and shops to prepare guests for the day.
The Columbia Pictures Zone features seven film-themed rides and attractions including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Hotel Transylvania, Ghostbusters, The Green Hornet, Underworld, and Zombieland.
The DreamWorks Zone is entirely indoors, featuring rides and attractions inspired by animated hits How to Train your Dragon, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, and Shrek.
The Lionsgate Zone features The Hunger Games-inspired Capitol Bullet Train roller coaster, the Panem Aerial Tour, 4D hovercraft motion simulator, as well as two new roller coasters: Now You See Me: High Roller and John Wick: Open Contract
The Smurfs Village Zone includes rides, attractions and play area for young children and families, all inspired by the popular cartoon franchise.
About Dubai Parks and Resorts™
Dubai Parks and Resorts™ is the Middle East’s largest integrated theme park. The destination comprises MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai Theme Park, LEGOLAND® Water Park, LEGO® themed LEGOLAND® Hotel and BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai. Guests can experience MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, Hollywood-inspired theme park with the most roller coasters in a single theme park in the Middle East, offering immersive rides and attractions based on famous Hollywood hits, as well as BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, a first-of-its-kind theme park that showcases rides, attractions and live entertainment shows based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters. The LEGOLAND® Dubai Resort offers guests an all-encompassing LEGO® adventure, with a LEGOLAND® Theme Park that offers unique and interactive experiences for families bringing the well-known LEGO® brick to life in a playful environment, LEGOLAND Water Park which is the region’s first water park catering to families with children aged 2-12 years old and a 250 room LEGO themed LEGOLAND Hotel offering kids’ dedicated services and facilities as well as fully themed rooms that can accommodate a family of five.
Guests can stay just steps away from all four of the world-famous parks at Lapita™, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection, a Polynesian themed family hotel that is part of Marriott International.
The entire destination is connected by Riverland™ Dubai, a free-to-enter themed recreational hub that takes visitors on a picturesque journey through well-known locations from across the globe such as; The French Village, Boardwalk, India Gate and The Peninsula, offering several Instagrammable locations and provides the perfect backdrop for friends and families to come together, relax and recharge.
The destination is located on Sheikh Zayed Road Exit 5 in Dubai, 15 minutes from Ain Dubai, ideally located between both the Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Airports.