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Dubai Parks and Resorts to stay closed in summer, reopen on September 23

Dubai Parks and Resorts to stay closed in summer, reopen on September 23

The company said it will for focus on developing 12 new rides and completion of maintenance works during the closure

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DXB Entertainments, operator of the Dubai Parks and Resorts theme parks announced that the destination will remain closed during the summer to reopen in September.

Theme park operations were temporarily suspended in March 2020 due to Covid-19 precautionary measures.

The company confirmed that the closure will be extended for the summer period with the destination reopening on September 23, 2020.

It will “focus on the roll-out of the enhancement programme and completion of maintenance works” during the closure period, a statement said.

The enhancement programme will introduce 12 new rides at the destination. Installation of eight rides will be completed by Q3 2020 with the remaining four rides expected to be completed by Q4 2020.

Mohamed Almulla, managing director and CEO, DXB Entertainments, said: “As Dubai is getting ready to welcome back tourists with the opening of the leisure and entertainment sector, we are eager to welcome back our guests with new rides and experiences for the entire family.

“Summer period has historically been the low season for visitation to the theme parks. We are therefore utilising this period to complete the maintenance works and focus on the enhancement programme for Motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai.”

He also confirmed that annual pass holders will receive an automatic extension in the membership period equivalent to the period of current closure.

“We are excited for the new season and look forward to welcoming our guests in due course,” added Almulla.

DXB Entertainments reported a net loss of Dhs855m for 2019 due to lower visits and per capita spend. Last year, it also cancelled plans to build a Six Flags theme park within the complex and instead focus on enhancing the existing venues.

Read more: Six Flags Dubai theme park put on hold as funding withdrawn


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