Hollywood Ghostbusters coming to Dubai theme park


Ghostbusters and Smurfs are the latest themes to be announced for a new leisure park set to open in Dubai.

Dubai Parks and Resorts is to set up a Sony Pictures Studio and Smurfs Zone at Motiongate Dubai, a Hollywood inspired theme park.

It will contain 12 attractions inspired by Sony releases such as, Ghostbusters, Zombieland and Hotel Transylvania.

“We are very excited to partner with Dubai Parks and Resorts to create compelling attractions that extend our most iconic brands into the themed attractions,” said Gregory Economos, senior vice president at Sony Pictures Entertainment.

Dubai Parks and Resorts said in a statement that the inclusive of the Sony Pictures Studio and Smurfs Zone “is set to take visitors on a cinematic journey of discovery, bringing to life some of the most recognisable Hollywood icons from the big screen. The park will leverage latest-in-technology attractions and new-generation rides to offer a distinctly unique, high-value entertainment experience.”

Phase 1 of Dubai Parks and Resorts will comprise three theme parks: Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai and Legoland Dubai. The development, between Jebel Ali and Abu Dhabi will also feature Riverpark, a grand entrance plaza, a canal with water taxis and Lapita, a family hotel.