Theme parks operator DXB says some Motiongate rides may not be ready for opening

The opening of the park was delayed previously



DXB Entertainments, the company behind Dubai Parks and Resorts has announced that all the rides and attractions the upcoming Motiongate theme park may not be ready for its December 16 launch date.

In a release, the company said tickets for the attraction would be sold at a preview price of Dhs250 until the end of March 2017.

“While we are targeting to have most of Motiongate Dubai ready for visitors on the 16th December, we have opted for a preview price reflecting the possibility that we may not have all rides and attractions certified on time,” said Stanford Pinto, chief parks operating officer.

Motiongate is one of three parks that make up the Dubai Parks and Resorts site south of Dubai.

The neighbouring Legoland Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai opened on October 31 and November 17 respectively. All three were originally planned to open on October 31.

DXB said the official inauguration of the overall destination, including the central Riverland retail and entertainment district, would take place on December 18.

In a relase last month the company said costs were higher than anticipated but it maintained its revenue outlook for the first full year of operation at Dhs2.4bn ($653.4m).

Read: Dubai theme park operator DXB Entertainments says costs higher than anticipated

In recent months the company has expanded into the wider media and entertainment space with plans to manage a new multi-purpose arena in Dubai.

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It will also add to the three existing parks with a fourth – a Six Flags themed destination – planned for 2019.

Read: Six Flags plans world’s biggest roller coaster in Dubai

Separately this week, rival Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group announced plans for a second theme park in Dubai this week after opening its first indoor attraction in August

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