Bollywood Parks Dubai – a part of the upcoming theme park complex Dubai Parks and Resorts – has revealed details about the attractions and rides that it will host.
The world’s first Bollywood themed park, it will open along with the wider destination in October 2016.
Based on Bollywood blockbusters, the 1.7 square million feet theme park will feature five zones and have 30 live shows across six stages.
It will also have six restaurants offering Indian cuisine.
An annual pass to use the park will cost Dhs 755, although the individual ticket price has not yet been revealed.
Bollywood Parks Dubai general manager Thomas Jellum said: “Each show and each ride has all been carefully developed to completely transport our guests into the world of Bollywood, whether they are chasing Don, flying with Krrish, being saved by Chulbul Pandey or playing cricket with Bhuvan.
“Bollywood is cherished and adored not just by people in the region, but by a large global audience and we are positive that the park will be the hottest destination in Dubai this year.”
The entrance to the park will feature Bollywood Boulevard, the first zone, where a live band, Magik will play at the Rock On!! restaurant that will be open late nights every day. The area will also have an international bakery called Jumbo Café.
The zone will also feature a grand stage called Crossroads that will host Bollywood performances.
The Mumbai Chowk zone will feature a recreation of the Victoria railway station offering typical Mumbai fast food. The train roof – called the Mumbai Express stage – will showcase performances.
The zone will also feature a 3D motion immersive tunnel rise called Don – The Chase.
The third zone, called Rustic Ravine, will feature the Lagaan carnival with rides such as carousels targeted at children and a motion simulator vehicle for older children and adults.
The rural themed zone will also feature a live Dabangg Stunt Spectacular show and a 3D ride called The Hunt for Gabbar Singh, based on the first blockbuster of Hindi cinema Sholay.
It will also include the Rangmanch stage set around a banyan tree, where traditional dances will be performed. Indian food will be available at the Spicy Dhaba.
The Royal Plaza zone, at the centre of the park, hosts the 850-seat Rajmahal Theatre that will host a separately ticketed Broadway-styled Bollywood musical several times a week.
It also features the Mughal-e-Azam restaurant and the Stars on Steps Stage.
The final zone – Bollywood Film Studios featuring Hall of Heroes includes two superhero rides – RA.One Unleashed, a 4D theatre experience and Krrish – Hero’s Flight – a panoramic flying attraction.
It also includes the Cinema Circle stage and a Studio Canteen that will offer fast foods and dessert menus.
“Both the attraction development and the rehearsals are going strong,” said Thomas.
Scheduled to open in October this year, Dubai Parks and Resorts will also feature Hollywood theme park motiongate, a Legoland park, a retail, entertainment and dining walkway called Riverland Dubai and the Lapita Hotel.