How to Spend your Day at Motiongate Dubai?

Looking for some good place for your children or thinking to revisit your childhood? Then Motiongate Dubai, the largest Hollywood-themed Park in the region is the ideal place to indulge yourself in a world of cinematic adventure. It is a project worth $1 billion located in Dubai Parks and Resorts. There are certain other parks within Dubai Parks and Resorts including Bollywood Park, Legoland Waterpark, and Legoland Dubai. It is a perfect spot to keep your kids entertained on the weekends. Launched in the year 2016, this park provides a unique and entertaining experience to the kids by bringing their favorite movie characters to life including the Smurfs, Shrek, and Kungfu Panda! Find out more about this beautiful and fun-filled theme park in Dubai to plan your trip accordingly. 

Motiongate Dubai


If you are planning to visit MotionGate Dubai, make sure to try out the following rides to make the most of your trip:

  • Start your fun-filled ride by visiting the Madagascar Mad Pursuit to keep an adrenaline rush pumping through your nerves. This will set you in the right tone for the rest of your adventure at this fun-filled amusement park.
  • Next head to the DreamWorks Studios section and see the large fountain featuring bronze statues of Kung Fu Panda and Shrek. 
  • Moving on, head to the Hunger Games section to observe the replicas of the famous film characters like Effie Trinket and Caesar Flickerman. 
  • Considering doing some retail therapy at the immersive shopping outlet and buy some movie-themed souvenirs and keepsakes.
  • After having a great retail therapy, enjoy the fun ride at Ghostbusters Battle for New York and fight various supernatural beings on an interactive screen while admiring the 80s style New York recreation. 
  • Do not forget to check the Zombieland Blast off to experience a new experience featuring zombies.
  • In the end, get on board at Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs River Expedition to enjoy as the water splashes during the ride. 


Motiongate Dubai features a wide range of beautiful recreations of the best stories of Hollywood in a unique and new setting. This recreational park has set a new benchmark for theme parks in Dubai providing the visitors with a chance to immerse themselves in this cinematic paradise and meet your favorite characters like Alex from Madagascar and Fiona from Shrek. This theme park has joined hands with three studio giants called Lionsgate, Dreamworks Animation, and Columbia pictures to deliver an exciting and intriguing experience to all the movieholics in the city.

Attractions at Motiongate Dubai:

Spread across four-themed zones including Smurfs Village, Dreamworks, Lionsgate, and Columbia Pictures, there are 27 key rides, meet and greet sessions with your favorite characters, and 5 rollercoasters within Motiongate Dubai. Apart from that, you can also benefit from the motion simulators, Panem Aerial Tour, 4D hovercraft simulator experience, a drop tower, interactive play areas as well as 15 live entertainment shows. It is a family-friendly amusement park in Dubai featuring a River expedition where you can enjoy water splashing with your friends and family. Let’s dig deeper to find out more about the attractions in Motiongate Dubai that make it an amazing place to spend the weekend especially if you have children. 


There is a specific zone within Motiongate Dubai that is home to various attractions including Ghostbusters, Zombieland, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and Hotel Transylvania. Listed below are some of the famous attractions and rides at Columbia Pictures zone at Motiongate.

Columbia Pictures at Motiongate Dubai

  • The Green Hornet:

Get your superhero bragging rights at the rollercoaster ride at Green Hornet and save the place from a group of goons. Get yourself prepared for awe-inspiring leaps as you plunge from a great height in this thrilling and gravity-defying ride at Motion Gate.

Rules and Regulations:
  • Every child should have an accompanying adult with him/her on this ride.
  • Your height should at least be 105 cms


  • Flint’s Imagination Lab:

For all your science and technology lover kids there is a special place within Motiongate Dubai called the Flint’s Imagination Lab where the imagination of your little ones ignite. This attraction is equipped with a wide range of cutting-edge technologies along with science-themed slides for budding scientists and a soft play area. 

  • Ghostbusters: Battle For New York:

Ever had an urge to combat ghosts? The Ghostbusters attraction at Motiongate Dubai requires brave ghostbusters who can save the skyline of New York from the ghosts. This ride will allow you to test your reflexes in the best way possible. 

Rules and Regulations:
  • People with disabilities need to seek help from someone who can transfer them properly to the ride.
  • Your height should at least be 90 cm to try out this ride.
  • Each child must be accompanied by an adult.


  • Zombie land:

If you enjoy watching slasher movies or horror zombie games like Call of Duty, Dead Rising, and Zombie Apocalypse, you would enjoy the 58-meter long awe-inspiring zombie drop tower. This attraction is jam-packed with various abandoned and creepy machines with zombies and will send chills down your spine. 

Rules and Regulations:
  • People with disabilities need to have someone assist them in sitting properly on this ride.
  • Your height must be 130 centimeters at least.
  • Children must have one adult with them on this ride


  • Underworld 4D:

Enjoy this multi-sensory 4D experience by fighting an 800-year old battle between Vampires and Lycans. This attraction provides you with an opportunity to fight your fears and enjoy the exciting adventures of Selene who is the central protagonist of the action-horror series. 


Smurfs Village at Motiongate Dubai

  • Smurfs Village Express:

All the smurf lovers out there, get ready to careen around in an artificially created village featuring mushroom topped houses. This Smurfs Village Express will take you on a breathtaking adventurous journey taking you past the charming farmyards and the forest towns. 

Rules and Regulations:
  • This ride is also suitable for disabled people.
  • Your height must be 105 cm or more to try out this ride.


  • Smurfs Studios:

Are you a fan of the famous Smurfs comedy film and wish to take the whirlwind tour of the movie. This studio is based on the animated movie The Smurfs. There is chaos the moment Gargamel steps in which adds spice to the fun that this ride offers at Motiongate. Do not forget to visit the in-house store within this Motiongate attraction to get smurf-inspired memorable and souvenirs including flip flops, beach towels, and toys. 

Rules and Regulations:
  • Your height must be at least 90 centimeters tall.


  • Smurfs Village Playhouse:

This place will provide you with an opportunity to see your favorite characters coming back to life. You would be able to find the entire cast of Smurfs and interact with them. 

Rules and Regulations:
  • Accessible by wheelchair
  • This ride can be alone by children alone too.


  • Woodland Play Park:

Planning to play games in an outdoor setting? This attraction will provide your kids with one of a kind experience to play in an outdoor setting where they would be able to unleash their imagination and get their creative juices flowing. This attraction pays homage to the great animation in the franchise of The Smurfs.

Rules and Regulations:
  • This attraction is wheelchair-friendly.
  • Every child must be accompanied by an adult during this ride.



Dreamworks is another zone within Motiongate Dubai divided into four sub-areas including Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, Madagascar, and How to Train Your Dragon. 

Dreamworks at Motiongate Dubai

  • Camp Viking:

Unlock your Viking spirit by bringing on your splash game. Compete with dragons and crawl netting, water guns, you would be able to board waterlogged ships at Berk’s harbor, shooting targets through a vessel. 

Rules and Regulations:
  • This attraction is easily accessible through a wheelchair.
  • Each child must be accompanied by an adult on this ride.


  • Fountain of Dreams:

There is a special attraction at Motiongate Dubai that offers your favorite characters from Shrek, Madagascar, Kungfu Panda, and How to Train Your Dragon, it is an amazing spot to take a break from your everyday routine and relax. 

Rules and Regulations:
  • This attraction is wheelchair friendly.


  • Melman-Go-Round:

Melman Go Round is a carousel-like Merry Go Round designed to move at the beat of the music. It is an awe-inspiring ride where your children can mount their favorite characters from Madagascar.

Rules and Regulation:
  • Your height must be above 90 centimeters to try this ride.


  • Madagascar Mad Pursuit:

If you are looking for intense thrills then board on this craziest roller coaster ride in Dubai at Madagascar Mad Pursuit. This ride is counted amongst some of the fastest rollercoaster rides in Dubai. This ride will take out the inner child in you. 

  • Dragon Gliders:

Dragon Gliders is another of the five rollercoaster rides located in Motiongate Dubai. Here you would be able to experience the World of Hiccup and Toothless his trusted companion that would take you to the fantastic sights of the Berk Island and travel in this thrilling ride through the Forbidden Island.

Rules and Regulations:
  • Your height must at least be 105 centimeters to try this ride. 



Lionsgate features two fun-filled and thrilling rides based on the adaptation of The Hunger Games movie. These rides are:

Lionsgate at Motiongate Dubai

  • Panem Aerial Tour:

Fly across the district of Dubai with your favorite Hunger Games characters. This immersive 3D suspended theatre will provide you with an opportunity to ride ascending hovercraft across Panem. With Panem Aerial Tour, get ready for a thrilling multimedia experience.

Rules and Regulations:
  • Each child must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Your height must be 100 centimeters or taller to try out this ride.


  • Capitol Bullet Train:

The capital bullet train is a 360-degree adrenaline-fueled rollercoaster ride that moves at a speed of 50 miles per hour and travels a distance from District 12 to the Capitol. All the fans of Hunger Games will enjoy this rollercoaster ride at Motiongate. 

Rules and Regulations:
  • Each child must be accompanied by an adult
  • Your height must at least be 130 centimeters of taller to try out this ride in Motiongate Dubai. 


If you are a fan of dramatic performances and plays then Motiongate Dubai also has a spacious theatre with a capacity to accommodate over 1000 guests. Apart from this, there are over 15 retail outlets within Motiongate from where you can shop for souvenirs and gifts. 

Retail outlets at Motiongate Dubai


There are over 9 movie-inspired restaurants within Motiongate Dubai where you can treat yourself to delicious and scrumptious food. The popular restaurants at Motiongate include Hotel Beastro and The Candy Apple as well as Dragon Flame Grill all of which offer delicious munching of your favorite snacks while taking a leisure stroll through the promenade. 

Restaurants at Motiongate Dubai


If you are planning to visit Motiongate Dubai, make sure to remember the following things:

  • If you hate places with a huge crowd, then consider visiting this place during the week.
  • Wear casual attire to the park
  • Purchase your tickets online in order to avoid huge queues. 
  • Reach before time to make the most of your visit to this park.
  • Choose a multi-park combo to spend a memorable day at the park while saving money.
  • Do not forget to keep you and your family hydrated before and after entering the park.
  • Make sure to charge your cameras and camera phones before visiting the park to take some good photos. 


  • Saturday to Wednesday – 12:00 noon to 09:00 p.m.
  • Thursday and Friday – 12:00 noon to 10:00 p.m. 

Make sure you leave the park at least 30 minutes earlier than the closing time.


Motiongate Dubai is a globally recognized theme park in Dubai located right off the Sheikh Zayed Road highway across Palm Jebel Ali. This park is easily accessible from Abu Dhabi as well as Dubai. This attraction is equally popular between tourists and nationals so there are public transportation services available to the parks but people mostly prefer to drive there on their own. If you rely on public transportation then you can board the Red line towards Jebel Ali and get off at DMCC Metro Station. From the DMCC Metro Station, you can either use the RTA Shuttle Bus to reach the metro station at Ibn Battuta Mall and hop on to the RTA bus to Dubai Parks and Resorts or book a cab to Motiongate Dubai. 


You can get a variety of options for the entry tickets at Motiongate Dubai. 

  • One day ticket to Motiongate Dubai – AED 245
  • Q Fast Option – allows you to avoid queues and enter the park. 
  • Annual Pass – AED 595

Motiongate Dubai is one of the best family-friendly theme parks in Dubai that can teleport you to a whole new world of fun and adventure. Here you can discover the art of film-making and enjoy the rides and enjoy some theatrical performances. This park deserves a visit if you are looking for options to entertain your young ones in the best way. Looking for some more thrill read our blog about best destinations for parasailing in Dubai to have a great time.

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