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Dubai’s mega theme parks offer larger-than-life entertainment experiences

Dubai’s mega theme parks offer larger-than-life entertainment experiences

DUBAI:- Over the last few decades, Dubai has grown in popularity worldwide as a family tourism destination with a wide range of exciting places to visit and things to do for the entire family. Underpinning this reputation is the variety of mega theme parks that offer everything from Guinness World Record holding rides to magical experiences for Hollywood and Bollywood fans. The emirate’s diverse theme parks are key attractions being highlighted by the #DubaiDestinations initiative launched by the Dubai Media Council to showcase the exceptional activities and experiences offered by the emirate. Dubai’s theme parks give people an opportunity to come together as friends and families to have wonderful entertainment experiences in both indoor and outdoor settings. Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East offers an incredible scale and variety of entertainment. Featuring Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, Legoland Dubai, and Legoland Water Park, all in one incredible location spread across 25 million square feet, Dubai Parks and Resorts offers endless fun with over 100 thrilling rides, record-breaking swing rides and enthralling live shows . Motiongate Dubai invites people on exciting rides with themes of Hollywood blockbusters like The Hunger Games, Ghostbusters, Step Up and more. It also brings to life some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster films from DreamWorks Animation and Columbia Pictures including the Smurfs and Lionsgate. Legoland offers over 40 Lego themed rides and shows where children can get creative as they build Lego structures, drive cars or steer a boat. The adjacent Legoland Water Park, the only water park in the region designed specifically for kids aged 2-12 and their families, provides the opportunity to go on a splash safari or go down one of its 20 water slides and...

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First trailer for ‘The Real Housewives of Dubai’ released to fanfare

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Youth takeover of Jameel Arts Center reflects mission to foster curatorial discourse in Gulf DUBAI: The Jameel Arts Center in Dubai has surrendered itself to the creative power of the UAE’s youth in a bid to raise awareness of budding talent on the local scene. Titled “The Youth Takeover,” the show, which wrapped up on Sunday, boasted 20 artworks by new talent that explored concepts of nostalgia and the inner child. Mediums included two- and three-dimensional illustrations, paintings, audiovisual works, performances, workshops and film screenings. Of particular note were eight new commissions by artists and curators from the UAE, Egypt, Philippines, Pakistan, Palestine, India, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Chechnya. Ibrahim, illustration, process images, commissioned by the Assembly 2021-22. Supplied “Art Jameel has always had a particular focus on youth and developing homegrown talent from the ground up, and in innovative ways that complements and fills gaps between and around formal education,” Antonia Carver, director at Art Jameel, told Arab News. “Before opening the Jameel Arts Center back in 2018, we knew we wanted to have young people at the heart of the institution, and to create a program that enabled us to listen to and learn from youth, and that gave these talented and driven young creative real agency.” Carver said Art Jameel plans to stage a similar event at the recently opened Hayy Jameel creative hub in Jeddah in the future. Jameel’s third annual “The Youth Takeover” was titled “Smol” and dedicated to an exploration of the trials and tribulations of growing up, ideas of nostalgia and the inner child. It was curated by eight young creatives or Youth Assembly members — Alexis Javero, Anita Shishani, Farah Fawzi Ali, Lubnah Ansari, Raheed Allaf, Rashid Almheiri, Shama Nair and...

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