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Motiongate Dubai Hollywood theme park – How to reach, Best time to visit, Best rides, Tips

You might already know that Dubai is home to a lot of theme parks, each with its special appeal. There is another theme park that all movie buff enthusiasts will want to visit – Motiongate Dubai! This theme park allows guests to explore their favorite Hollywood scenes in the most authentic way possible. The Motiongate experience has been designed for animation enthusiasts and movie buffs alike, truly giving you a taste of Hollywood magic through your favorite characters right there in the middle of Dubai!

Motiongate  Dubai is a unique adventure theme park that blends the worlds of Hollywood and the Middle East. The park is full of fun activities to keep you entertained. First, catch up on the latest releases from all three leading film studios: Warner Brothers, Sony/Columbia Pictures, and Lions Gate – Motiongate Dubai has brought them all under one roof. You can also learn about how movies are made by taking part in workshops for discerning movie-makers where you will get to showcase your talent like never before! It is a five-themed port of call that features around twenty-seven attractions inspired by the major studios. Bask in the wonder of Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks, Smurfs Village, Lionsgate, and Studio Central; featuring noteworthy attractions like Capitol Bullet Train, Panem Aerial Tour, Hotel Transylvania, Underworld 4D, Zombieland Blast Off, Ghostbusters: Battle for New York, and The Green Hornet: High-Speed Chase.

Motiongate Dubai takes its inspiration from films, much like what you might expect to find if you were within the studio walls of Pixar. Some of those films include Hotel Transylvania, The Smurfs, Shrek, Ghostbusters, and The Hunger Games. 5 roller coaster rides offer thrilling rides in Motiongate Dubai: Madagascar Mad Pursuit is among the fastest; it’s a ride that all thrill-seekers should not miss! There are over fifteen retail and food outlets, including nine burger restaurants for family outings, traveling cinemas with a seating capacity of 1,000, and fifteen kid-friendly dining locations. Don’t forget to visit the shops at the end of your trip to pick up some merchandise or souvenirs as mementos!


• Motiongate was inspired by famous movie and animation characters – from the magic of Harry Potter to the inquisitiveness of Super-Agent Jack Bauer, there’s something for everyone. The park is spread across 4 zones – Hollywood Boulevard, Pixar Avenue, Warner Bros Arcade Zone, and the Cartoon Network Village. It offers a line-up of 11 rides for kids and families as well as 6 roller coasters that are designed for thrill-seekers.

• Feel your heart rising in your chest as you soar high in roller coaster rides like Madagascar Mad Pursuit and Dragon Gliders at the Lionsgate Zone. Stop by the village of The Smurfs and meet them face-to-face! Take selfies, click photos, savor the aroma of freshly baked waffles, play mini-golf with Skipper Van Pelt and dive into the pool under an ocean wave.

4 zones of Motiongate Dubai

Zone 1: Smurfs Village

If you’re a big fan of the Smurfs movie series, then head over to La Vallée des Schtroumpfs—a massive amusement area in Montreal that features a variety of attractions for both children and adults alike. So whether you want to ride on one of the Smurf-themed Ferris wheels or eat some shish kebabs while taking in the scenic views of Old Montreal, there’s sure to be something here that will make your inner child squeal with delight!


Zone 2: Dreamworks

In addition to being one of the top attractions located in Motiongate, Dreamworks is also one of the most popular themed locations based on the animations created by Studios’ Illumination. You can enjoy a day here filled with various activities and even live shows guaranteed to make your experience worthwhile. Numerous rides will bring you back to some of your favorite characters from your favorite movies like Ghostbusters and Hotel Transylvania.


Zone 3: Columbia Pictures

Columbia Pictures is a zone that you need to visit if only to meet the characters of your childhood, particularly those from the films “Hotel Transylvania”. As an avid lover of theme parks, you probably remember your childhood trips to large amusement parks where the thrill is all-encompassing, with roller-coasters and other high-adrenaline activities. But when it comes to “Hotel Transylvania,” fans who wish to meet their favorite characters from the film can enjoy seeing them in person at Columbia Pictures Studio Tour’s “Meet the Makers” event, which happens every month.


Zone 4: Lionsgate

For fans of the two movies mentioned, Lionsgate has plans to introduce a separate area featuring an exciting motion-simulator ride for you. You can enjoy the thrill of riding at 64 KMPH on a track that’s 310 meters long. The ride itself is playable at 4 different points throughout the movie where it’ll take place in different scenarios with John Wick or Harry Potter being sought after by enemies. A larger-than-life 6-meter high screen will make your roller coaster experience even more interactive and immersive than ever before!


How to reach


Jebel Ali is the nearest Metro station for Motiongate. You can take the Red line metro service available from airport terminal 3 and it can take up to 1 hour to reach your destination. From there you can hire Cab, Uber to reach Motiongate.


If you do have your car, an estimated travel time between Dubai International Airport and Motiongate Dubai is around 42 minutes. The journey distance from your starting point to Dubai Motiongate Theme Park is approximately 59.7 km.

UBER or Taxi:

A trip in a taxi or UBER from Dubai International Airport to Motiongate will take approximately 42 minutes. The distance between your start and endpoints is about 59.7km (or about 36 miles).

Best time to visit Motiongate Dubai

During the winter months, we recommend booking your visit to Motiongate Dubai for November through March because the temperature is milder than it is in spring or summertime.


• Purchase tickets from Forever Tourism from the official website.

• By Multiple tickets to save money.

• Arrive early to Motiongate to avoid rush and standing in long queues.

• Pets are not allowed.

• Motiongate is a smoke-free area, Smoking is not allowed.

• Use the Tramp facility to visit different zones.

• Check weather conditions before visiting Motiongate Dubai.

Motiongate Dubai is located in the heart of Dubai. It is the second most visited theme park in Dubai after the Dubai Mall. The theme park is also known as the Hollywood Studio theme park and is a must-visit for Hollywood fans. Motiongate Dubai is also known to be the best theme park for kids. Motiongate Dubai is a popular theme park in Dubai. It is a well-designed theme park with a Hollywood theme. There are a few rides that I would recommend visiting. These include the Transformers Ride, the Jurassic Park Ride, and the Mission Impossible Ride. There are also a variety of shows that are performed at the theme park. The shows are choreographed very well and they are a joy to watch. I would recommend going to the theme park during the weekdays.

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