Dubai / Abu Dhabi - Guide to Projects & Coasters

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Dubai / Abu Dhabi - Guide to Projects & Coasters

Postby Gutterflower » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:59 pm

Last Updated December 2016

Robb asked me to knock up a thread much like the China list for up and coming parks in Dubai. So here it is, Its been pretty confusing looking it all up but I think I got it right this time :p
Larrygator did set up a list in April which can be seen here.

Below is a list of current large scale projects in Dubai (and the rest of the UAE). If you think you've heard all this before you'd be right. But maybe they will have more luck the second time around. I've tried to be accurate but this was actually harder than China. At least China seem to build all theirs.

If I've missed off a few threads so if anyone has links or suggestions for more then please let me know.

Hopefully I can keep this up to date an accurate.

Dubai Parks & Resorts

Large resort development featuring four theme parks. Legoland and Bollywood are already open while Motiongate is due to open soon. Six Flags has started construction but isnt due to open for some time.

Bollywood Park Dubai Open
Serves as the world’s first theme park dedicated solely to the Indian film industry, Opened in 2016 and features a number of simulator rides but no coasters.
Thread: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=68936

Legoland Dubai Open
First Legoland park in the middle-east, and 7th Legoland branded park in the world. Opened in 2016 with the first indoor mini land and the usual selection of Lego themed rides/coasters
Thread: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=68936

Motiongate Open
Almost complete park with themed to movies, Contains many attractions from studios such as Dreamworks and Lionsgate. Coasters include Mack launched coaster, Mack indoor suspended, Indoor Launch coaster and outdoor Gerstlauer Bobsled.
Thread: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=68936

Six Flags Dubai
The second time a SF park has been announced for Dubai. Ground has been broken and concept art shows a number of large coasters all outdoors. Areas appear to be roughly themed to other Six Flags parks in the states with area names such as Great Adventure, Great America and Magic Mountain. 2018 opening date
Thread: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=67650


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IMG Worlds Of Adventure Open
Huge indoor park with areas themed to among other Marvel and Cartoon Network, Completed in 2016 with Mack Blue Fire Clone, Indoor Mack Spinner and Indoor Eurofighter.
Thread: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=62964

IMG World Of Legends
The second park at IMG World. Although announced as a second gate the plans suggest it may be at least in part an expansion to the already open IMG World Of Adventure. Several new coasters show on the concept art and well over twice the size of the current park. Includes Pokemon and Ubisoft themed areas
Thread: www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1759233#p1759233


Individual Parks

Sea World Abu Dhabi
Like Six Flags this is the second time Sea World have announced a park in the UAE but this time the park is planned for YAS Island, home to Ferrari World and the under construction Warner Brothers park. Little known beyond a lack of Orcas and a more technology orientated park.
Projected to open in 2022
Thread: www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1760798#p1760798

20th Century FOX World
20th Century Fox World, Dubai, an immersive entertainment destination, will encompass themed lands featuring unique attractions, rides and retail outlets that will bring to life the studio’s iconic film and television franchises. Theme park consisting of themed lands and attractions based on Fox properties, including, Ice Age, Rio, Planet of the Apes, Aliens, Predator, Night at the Museum and Titanic, The Simpsons and Sons of Anarchy. A broad attraction mix, ranging from media-based dark rides to thrill rides that will tell new stories based on Fox film and television brands. A themed retail street featuring unique shopping and dining based on Fox properties. The world’s first Fox-themed resort hotel.
Projected opening has been delayed until 2020.
Thread: http://themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=71180

Warner Brothers Theme Park
Originally planned in 2007 but revived again recently. Planned to be built next to the YAS Island water park in Abu Dhabi. Has been positioned on YAS Island across from Ferrari World and is well into vertical construction. Plans show several indoor coasters.
Projected to open in 2018
Thread: themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=38978


Cancelled/On Hold

Universal Studios Dubai
Part of the famous Dubailand project that got canned when the economy took a nose dive. Offices and a big Universal gate were built but are now being torn down.
Thread: http://themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=35164

Sea World Dubai
Originally planned for a large Killer Whale shaped Island in Dubai but canned during the economic down turn. Rumours have it that this park has recently been reworked and is now planned for YAS Island in Abu Dhabi. Sea World did announce a new partnership out in the middle east recently so time will tell.
Thread: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=42137

Busch Gardens Dubai
Planned to go with the above Sea World. Suffered the same fate.
Thread: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=42137

Real Madrid Resort Island
Planned Football/Soccer themed park was yet another park that never saw the light of day and was officially cancelled in 2013 after the project’s organizer defaulted on payments.
Thread: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1160668#p1160668

Falcon City Of Wonders
Another casualty of the Dubailand fiasco. This one had a fancy model and then promptly vanished off the radar forever.
Thread: http://themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=1380176#p1380176

F1X
Formula One theme park which even had the coaster track delivered to the site before stopping construction. The coaster track is still there in the desert although the Eurofighter ended up being built in Germany
Thread: http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=990003

Mall Of The World
Huge indoor theme park at new mall which will feature a retractable roof for the winter months. Only news articles and concept art about it so far. No known rides yet.
As of 2016 this park has dropped off the face of the earth and plans now suggest a new development called Jumeirah Central will be built in its place.
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Re: Dubai - Guide to Projects & Coasters

Postby Mrlittle » Tue Sep 09, 2014 1:57 pm

Awesome, thanks for making these threads of international park projects. It's seriously confusing to follow sometimes and this helps.
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Re: Dubai - Guide to Projects & Coasters

Postby robbalvey » Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:15 pm

This is fantastic! THANK YOU!!!

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Re: Dubai - Guide to Projects & Coasters

Postby rcjp » Wed Sep 10, 2014 2:40 am

Thanks. I would really like to see Six Flags Dubai happening, especially if it really has all those coasters.
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Re: Dubai - Guide to Projects & Coasters

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:58 am

Thank you so much for this list! Six Flags is taking a big step with the China parks and the Dubai park.

Is the mysterious photo that Premier posted back in March somehow related to one of these parks?

Link to Premier's Facebook post
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Re: Dubai - Guide to Projects & Coasters

Postby BDG » Fri Sep 12, 2014 9:28 am

gerstlaueringvar wrote: Is the mysterious photo that Premier posted back in March somehow related to one of these parks?

No. That's a ride for the Doha Oasis Mall in Qatar.

http://themeparkpost.com/news/2411
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Re: Dubai - Guide to Projects & Coasters

Postby rcjp » Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:05 pm

^From what I've just read, it does look promising.
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Re: Dubai - Guide to Projects & Coasters

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Fri Sep 12, 2014 5:06 pm

Thanks for the info, sounds like a very crazy coaster :br

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Re: Dubai - Guide to Projects & Coasters

Postby Nrthwnd » Fri Sep 12, 2014 6:48 pm

A Bollywood park sounds awesome!

But so much dancing. How will the gp ever cope? :wink:
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Re: Dubai - Guide to Projects & Coasters

Postby latinddun » Wed Nov 19, 2014 5:12 am

Nrthwnd wrote:A Bollywood park sounds awesome!

But so much dancing. How will the gp ever cope? :wink:



Sounds like a good plan.

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