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Dubai Parks and Resorts opens with a bang – in pictures

Dubai Parks and Resorts opens with a bang - in pictures

The opening ceremony of the Dubai Parks and Resorts, the Middle East’s largest theme park, was a statement of intent by entertainment businesses to establish the region as a leading entertainment destination.

Dubai Parks and Resorts opens with a bang - in pictures

Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid, Vice-President and Ruler of Dubai, officially inaugurated the Dubai Parks and Resorts on Sunday.

Dubai Parks and Resorts opens with a bang - in pictures

With the official opening of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the country is now home – or will be home – to more than a dozen massive theme parks.

Dubai Parks and Resorts opens with a bang - in pictures

The number of visitors attending theme parks in the UAE is expected to rise five-fold to 19 million by 2020, although figures for this year are likely to remain flat because of the economic slowdown, according to the property broker Colliers International.

Dubai Parks and Resorts opens with a bang - in pictures

Dubai Parks and Resorts was officially inaugurated on Sunday.

Dubai Parks and Resorts opens with a bang - in pictures

A spectacular opening ceremony marked the inauguration.

Dubai Parks and Resorts opens with a bang - in pictures

With the official opening of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the country is now home – or will be home – to more than a dozen massive theme parks.

Dubai Parks and Resorts opens with a bang - in pictures

Dubai Parks and Resorts was officially inaugurated on Sunday.

Dubai Parks and Resorts opens with a bang - in pictures

Legoland Dubai features 40 interactive rides in six themed areas, and features 15,000 Lego models made from more than 60 million bricks.

Dubai Parks and Resorts opens with a bang - in pictures

Dubai Parks and Resorts is spread over 2.8 million square metres and consists of three main theme parks – Legoland Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai and Motiongate Dubai.

Dubai Parks and Resorts opens with a bang - in pictures

A spectacular opening ceremony marked the inauguration.

Dubai Parks and Resorts opens with a bang - in pictures

With the official opening of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the country is now home – or will be home – to more than a dozen massive theme parks.

Dubai Parks and Resorts opens with a bang - in pictures

Dubai Parks and Resorts was officially inaugurated on Sunday.

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