Motiongate Dubai

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Address: Park and Resorts - Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Duration: 4-5 hours
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Dubai is well on its way to becoming the entertainment capital of the world and the addition of Motiongate Dubai has added another feather in its cap. The theme park is divided into five zones with each zone dedicated to some of the biggest Hollywood production houses. Featuring 27 spectacular rides and numerous other attractions including live shows and meet & greets with iconic movie characters, Motiongate Dubai is rightfully described as Hollywood in the Desert. The rides and attractions at Motiongate Dubai are designed to be family-friendly and there’s something for everyone here! Head on over to Motiongate Dubai and experience the magic and thrill of your favorite Hollywood blockbusters with your loved ones.


Officially Dubai’s biggest Hollywood-themed park, Motiongate is packed to the brim with innovative and immersive experiences modelled after the biggest Hollywood movies. Experience your favourite movie characters unlike ever before and create memorable moments with your loved ones. Part of the Dubai Parks and Resorts, Motiongate brings together some of the biggest movie studios in Hollywood to create a theme park that’s unlike any other in the world. From breathtaking rides featuring iconic characters to live shows and other attractions designed for the whole family, Motiongate Dubai promises a good time and then some!

  • Motiongate Dubai is a massive theme park spread across five unique zones that are inspired by some of the biggest Hollywood live-action and animated films.
  • The theme park houses 27 rides and many other attractions incorporating plot and characters from Hollywood blockbusters including Kung Fu Panda, The Hunger Games, Ghostbusters, Shrek, and many others.
  • Motiongate is designed to entertain and delight everyone, irrespective of their age. Adults will find plenty to do here including most of the Lionsgate zone rides, the Zombieland rides in the Columbia Pictures zone, and much more.
  • Younger kids will love spending time at the Smurfs Village, which is the fifth zone of Motiongate Dubai. Featuring exact replicas of Smurf Houses and the life-like figures of iconic characters from the movie, Smurfs Village is the perfect kid-friendly attraction. Kids can also enjoy an aerial tour of the entire village with the Smurfs Village Express, an exciting roller coaster.
  • Motiongate also houses some thrilling motion simulator experiences including 4D Hovercraft, Panem Ariel Tour, and others. Also featured in the theme park are over 15 live shows, dedicated play areas, and many other attractions.
  • Craving some fun in the water to beat the heat? Motiongate Dubai features a dedicated section for water slides along with a river area where you can frolic with your loved ones.

Explore Motiongate Dubai

Motiongate Dubai is unlike any other theme park for a singular reason — the presence of five special zones dedicated to some of the biggest Hollywood movie studios including DreamWorks, Lionsgate, and Columbia Pictures. Each zone features rides and other attractions themed around some of the most popular movies produced by these studios, offering visitors a unique experience in each zone.

Motiongate Parks Dubai Studio Central

Studio Central

The first stop in your Motiongate journey, Studio Central is a full-fledged celebration of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Featuring a real-life New York City movie set, this first zone takes you behind the scenes of a working movie studio back in the day. At Studio Central, discover the magic of filmmaking, enjoy theatrical opening shows, and explore typical executive offices for the authentic Hollywood experience.

Motiongate Parks Dubai Columbia Pictures

Columbia Pictures

Featuring rides and attractions based on the biggest hits from Columbia Pictures, this zone is amongst the most action-packed in Motiongate Dubai. Experience a high-speed chase from the driver’s seat, Green Hornet-style, fight the Lycans with Selene, your vampire warrior companion in the fictional Underworld, or partner with the Ghostbusters to save New York City from paranormal terrors. The Columbia Pictures zone houses 7 blockbuster attractions, including a wonderful water ride and interactive shows featuring zombies, ghosts, meatballs falling from the sky, and a whole lot more.

Motiongate Parks Dubai Smurfs Village

Smurfs Village

Prepare your senses to enter the enchanting world of the Smurfs, complete with the iconic mushroom-top houses and an entire colony of the lovable blue creatures that have wowed audiences for countless years. The Smurfs Village is home to 5 engaging attractions including immersive play zones, fantastic rides designed for the whole family, a fun little theatre show, and many more. Perfect for young kids and families, this village featuring the internationally beloved Smurfs is a must-visit when in Motiongate Dubai.

Motiongate Parks Dubai DreamWorks


If you’re a fan of the classic animated features from DreamWorks like How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, Madagascar, and more, the Dreamworks zone in Motiongate is designed just for you. Always dreamt of hitting the skies with Toothless? Want to partake in an epic martial arts adventure with the Furious Five? You can do all this and much more in the Dreamworks zone. From exciting live interactions with your favorite Dreamworks characters to thrilling rides that’ll take you back to your favorite animated movie, this zone is one of the star attractions of Motiongate.

Motiongate Parks Dubai Lionsgate


Enter the exciting Lionsgate zone and experience the action-packed and thrilling world of The Hunger Games. Featuring rides, merchandise, and food from the popular book and movie series, The World of The Hunger Games is a must-visit for fans of Panem who always dreamt of visiting the fictional city. The Lionsgate zone is also to the breathtaking dance spectacular, Step Up Dubai, All In! Head over to the Lionsgate zone for oodles of thrill, some delectable food, and merchandise from your favorite movies.

Things To Do Motiongate Dubai

Wish to experience the magic of Hollywood firsthand? Motiongate Dubai allows you to immerse yourself in and step into the fabulous worlds of some of the biggest blockbusters from some of the biggest Hollywood movie studios. Featuring thrilling rides showcasing movie characters and plots, meet & greet opportunities with your favorite characters including Shrek, Alex from Madagascar, Effie from The Hunger Games, and spectacular live shows designed for your entertainment. Motiongate Dubai also houses nine family-friendly restaurants, 15 themed retail outlets, and the multi-purpose Hollywood Theatre, seating 1,000 guests. You can also snack on light food or shop for official merchandise from the multiple kiosks located around the theme park.

Motiongate Parks Dubai Rides


Spread across 5 uniquely themed zones, Motiongate Dubai houses 5 roller coasters and 27 fantastic rides. You can also experience some amazing motion simulators including Panem Ariel Tour and 4D Hovercraft Simulator. The theme park is also home to a water section where you can participate in water slides and a river section where you can fan oodles of fun with your friends and family.

Motiongate Parks Dubai Attractions


You can give the Motion Simulator experiences a try and have a ball with your friends and family. Choose from three spectacular motion simulator options namely Panem Aerial Tour, Underworld 4D, and Kung Fu Panda: Unstoppable Awesomeness. If you want something more tangible for your kids, Motiongate also houses a dedicated play area featuring options such as Flint’s Imagination Lab, Smurfberry Factory, and Woodland Play Park.

Motiongate Parks Dubai Meet & Greet

Meet & Greet

Nothing comes close to the joys of meeting your favorite movie characters in person and getting to interact with them. At Motiongate Dubai, you can meet iconic movie characters of three major Hollywood studios. Some of the characters you can meet at Motiongate Dubai include Toothless and Hiccup from How to Train Your Dragon, Shrek and Fiona from the Shrek movies, the characters of Hotel Transylvania, Effie from The Hunger Games, and Po from the Kung Fu Panda movies, among others.

Motiongate Parks Dubai Shows


Motiongate Dubai also organizes fabulous live shows featuring an exciting cast of characters. Perfect for the end of your time at Motiongate, these exciting live shows feature plenty of fun, laughter, and dancing. Some of the most popular live shows at Motiongate Dubai include King Julien’s Side Show Stomp, Operation Penguin Shake, Kung Fu Panda Academy, and the spectacular, Step Up Dubai, All In!

Motiongate Parks Dubai Dining


No theme park is complete without fabulous food options and Motiongate Dubai doesn’t disappoint with its exciting collection of places to eat. From authentic Middle Eastern delights to soulful Chinese food, you can choose your preferred cuisine and enjoy a fabulous meal. Some of the restaurants located inside the theme park include Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop in Dreamworks zone, Slimer’s Diner in Columbia Pictures zone, Very Smurfy Cafe in the Smurfs Village, and Supporting Rolls Bakery in Studio Central.

Motiongate Parks Dubai Shopping


Your theme park experience is incomplete without shopping for wonderful souvenirs that’ll remind you of the good time you had. At Motiongate, you can shop for much more than souvenirs since the theme park houses shops selling licensed merchandise from the franchises featured. Some of the shops you can visit include Sweet Sweet Nothings in Columbia Pictures zone for sweets and souvenirs, Smurfs Studio Store for gifts and souvenirs, Shrek Shack in Dreamwork Animation zone for gifts and souvenirs, and Panem Supply Co. in Lionsgate zone for souvenirs.

Know Before You Visit

Planning a trip to a place as vast as Motiongate Dubai requires a fair bit of planning. Here is a handy list of everything you need to know before visiting Motiongate Dubai such as park rules and regulations, the best way to get there, insider tips, and more.

Motiongate Parks Dubai Opening Hours

Dubai Parks and Resorts Motiongate timings are as follows:

  • Sat to Wed: 11 AM - 8 PM
  • Thurs and Fri: 11 AM - 9 PM

Best time to visit:

  • The best time to visit Motiongate Dubai is as early as possible on a weekday to avoid the crowd.
  • Although most of the rides are indoor, the best time to visit Motiongate Dubai is from October to May since these months are relatively cold and you can walk around easily without any discomfort. 
  • You should avoid visiting Motiongate Dubai during any tourist holiday, on weekends when the local crowd also visits the theme park, or during peak summer when there are generally a lot of people at the park.
Motiongate Parks Dubai Location

Address: Park and Resorts - Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Parking: If you’re driving down to Motiongate Dubai in your vehicle, you’ll have to pay a flat fee chargeable on a per-day basis.
Getting There

  • Taxi/Car: One of the easiest ways to get to Motiongate Dubai is via taxi. You can hail a taxi on the road, order it from your hotel, or use an on-demand taxi app like Uber or Careem to book your ride. From downtown Dubai, a taxi with 4 people will cost you something around AED100. The travel time from Dubai Marina to Motiongate is approximately 20 to 25 minutes while those coming in from Abu Dhabi will take approximately one hour to get to the theme park.
  • Metro: If you don’t want to spend a lot on travel, take the Red metro line to the end station towards Jebel Ali (UAE Exchange). From here, board a taxi to Dubai Parks and Resorts which is where Motiongate Dubai is located. This works out to be much cheaper than getting a direct taxi to the theme park.
  • Bus: You can take the RTA Bus, which makes 26 trips daily from from Ibn Battua Metro Station between 7 AM to 11:30 PM.
Motiongate Parks Dubai Facilites

Motiongate Dubai is equipped with the facilities you need for a relaxed and hassle-free experience. If you want to enquire about additional facilities or have a specific request, reach out to the park management a couple of days before your trip.

  • ATMs, drinking fountains, and first aid stations are present throughout the premises.
  • Wheelchairs & strollers are available for rent.
  • A dedicated locker facility available inside Motiongate.
Motiongate Parks Dubai Accessibility

Motiongate Dubai is partially wheelchair accessible in that any wheelchair user can explore the theme park and even participate in some of the rides and attractions, but there are a few rides where wheelchair users aren’t allowed. You can rent a wheelchair at the venue if you need it. Just with security or support staff when you enter the theme park.

Motiongate Parks Dubai Rules
  • Some of the rides at Motiongate Dubai have height and size restrictions. Please check these in advance and plan your time at the theme park accordingly.
  • Guests can be photographed during rides and attractions and purchase these photographs if they want to.
  • Your personal belongings will be screened or searched by the Motiongate Dubai Security team for enhanced safety.
  • While there’s no mandated dress code at Motiongate Dubai, visitors are expected to be dressed respectfully at all times.
  • Each ride features a strict set of safety instructions. Adhere to these rules and follow all staff instructions.
  • An adult above 18 years should accompany children below the age of 13 for all the rides and attractions.
  • Please note that your Motiongate Dubai tickets cannot be rescheduled, exchanged, refunded, or re-sold. If altered in any manner, they’ll be immediately considered void.
  • Wheelchairs and electric mobility are allowed inside the theme park. But personal transportation devices such as scooters, skateboards, and hoverboards are not permitted in the park.
Motiongate Parks Dubai Visitor Tips

When visiting Motiongate Dubai, keep the following tips in mind for a memorable experience:

  • Motiongate Dubai is a big theme park and you’ll be walking around a lot to travel from one zone to the other. Make sure to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • The Dubai sun can get pretty intense. Wear UV protective sunglasses and a hat or cap to block the sun. Also, apply sunscreen before stepping out of your hotel in the morning.
  • If you’re visiting Motiongate Dubai with kids 13 years or younger, make sure they’re always accompanied by an adult.
  • Prepare for every possibility and teach your kids how to get in touch with you if you get separated. The easiest way to do this is to put a note in their pocket with your phone number and name.
  • Plan your day and decide how much time you want to spend in each of the zones. Do proper research, read up on reviews online, and factor in your tastes, and create an itinerary.
  • Some rides at Motiongate Dubai might be unsuitable for individuals with special conditions including people with physical or mental disabilities, expectant mothers, and others. Read up on each ride and attraction and check the list of precautions associated with each ride.
Motiongate Parks Dubai Food & Drinks
  • Mr. Ping’s Noodle Shop: Enjoy authentic Chinese cuisine right here. Some standouts from Mr. Ping’s menu include steamed dumplings, egg tarts, noodle soup, spring roll, and fried rice!
  • King Julien’s Side Show Cafe: Visit this Madagascar-themed cafe for their lip-smacking chicken, vegan quiches, shepherd's pie, and a selection of decadent assorted desserts!
  • Supporting Rolls Bakery: isit this bakery and treat yourself to fresh coffee and delicious pastries and sandwiches to recharge. 
  • Slimer’s Diner: Head to this all-American fast food joint and sample its scrumptious sandwiches, marshmallow desserts, and Ghostbusters-themed cookies.
  • Baby Brent’s Luncheonette: From sliced pizza to pasta and salads, you get a diverse selection of food at  this family restaurant.
  • Very Smurfy Cafe: From authentic and healthy Arabian sandwiches to mini pizzas and grilled chicken, this wonder Smurfs-themed cafe is a must-visit.
  • Dragon Flame Grill: Prepare your senses for a fiery adventure featuring hearty chili and curries along with gourmet shawarma, and kebabs.
Motiongate Parks Dubai Accomodation

The following are selected accommodation options closest to the theme park:

  • Luxury: Atlantis, The Palm, Burj Al Arab, JA Beach Hotel, and Lapita (Dubai Parks and Resorts)
  • Mid-range: Courtyard by Marriott, Oaks Ibn Battuta Gate Hotel, and Grand Cosmopolitan Hotel
  • Budget: Ghaya Grand Hotel, The S Hotel, and Staybridge Suites Dubai
Motiongate Parks Dubai Shopping

Discover the places you can shop from when visiting Motiongate Dubai:

  • Daily Variety Store: Featuring everything from toys and flip flops to characters’ plush toys and jewelry, the Daily Variety Store offers the largest variety of best-selling themed merchandise.
  • Creature Comforts: Looking for Hotel Transylvania-themed gifts and souvenirs? Head over to Creature Comforts and buy magnets, caps, mugs, t-shirts, notebooks, and more.
  • Smurfs Studio Store: Head over to this Smurfs-themed souvenir shop and get yourself a variety of themed products including Smurf toys, flip flops, beach towels, and a lot more. You can also purchase your on-ride photos taken during your time in Smurfs Village here.
  • Panem Supply Co.: Purchase your favorite souvenirs and Mockingjay pins from The World of The Hunger Games and be a proud part of team Katniss.
  • Hiccup’s Workshop: Flaunt your dragon pride with amazing How To Train Your Dragon collectibles including swords, helmets, shields, notebooks, night furry mug, and bags.

Frequently Asked Questions About Motiongate Dubai

What is Motiongate Dubai?

Motiongate Dubai is a theme park part of Dubai Parks and resorts featuring rides and attractions from some of the biggest Hollywood blockbusters.

Where is Motiongate Dubai located?

Motiongate Dubai is located in Dubai Park and Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

What are Motiongate Dubai opening hours?

Motiongate Dubai is open from Saturday to Wednesday: 11 AM - 8 PM, and Thursday and Friday: 11 AM - 9 PM.

What’s the best time to visit Motiongate Dubai?

The best time to visit Motiongate Dubai is in the months of October to May when the temperature is at its best. Avoid visiting the theme park on weekends and in the afternoon.

How much time do you need at Motiongate Dubai?

While you can spend an entire day at Motiongate Dubai, if you’re short on time, about 4 hours should be enough to explore most of the exciting attractions.

What is unique about Motiongate Dubai?

Motiongate Dubai is the only theme park in the area to focus on Hollywood blockbusters and movie studios exclusively. From Shrek and Madagascar to Underworld and The Hunger Games, the theme park features rides and attractions based on your favorite movies.

Is Motiongate Dubai an outdoor or indoor park?

Motiongate Dubai shows and rides are indoor but there are outdoor exhibits as well. 

How much do Motiongate Dubai tickets cost?

Motiongate Dubai tickets start at AED 210.

What are the best things to do inside Motiongate Dubai?

There are a lot of fantastic rides and attractions at Motiongate Dubai. Some of the best ones include Madagascar Mad Pursuit, Dragon Gliders, Capitol Bullet Train, Smurf Village Experience, and more.

How many rides are there inside Motiongate Dubai?

Currently, the park houses 27 rides and attractions spread around 5 unique zones.

Is Motiongate Dubai suitable for toddlers?

Yes, there are numerous play and climbing spaces for kids, the largest being the Woodland Play Park. Indoors, there's Flint's Imagination Lab, Smurfberry Factory and Camp Viking.

Is there any dress code inside the Motiongate Dubai?

While there’s no mandated dress code at Motiongate Dubai, you’re expected to be dressed respectfully at all times.

Is outside food allowed in Motiongate Dubai? 

Food and beverages purchased outside of the theme park are not permitted to be taken inside with the exception of bottled water and snacks purchased on Resort.

Where can I eat at Motiongate Dubai?

There are many themed and regular cafes, diners and kiosks offering delicious food options located at different places in Motiongate Dubai.

Is it possible to eat or drink at Motiongate Dubai during Ramadan?

Yes, Motiongate Dubai continues to serve food and drinks in designated areas during Ramadan, but outlets will be well-covered from outside in respect to all fasting guests, and food/drink consumption will only be permitted in these outlets.

Are there any ATMs available at Motiongate Dubai?

Yes, ATMs are available for easy cash withdrawal at different places in Motiongate Dubai.

Are strollers and wheelchairs available inside Motiongate Dubai?

Yes, strollers and wheelchairs are available inside Motiongate Dubai and can be rented from the park as well.

Are lockers available inside Motiongate Dubai?

Yes, there’s a dedicated locker facility available inside Motiongate Dubai where you can store your personal belongings and luggage.

Is there a free parking space inside Motiongate Dubai?

General parking is free for all visitors to Dubai Parks and Resorts and valet parking is available for AED100.

Can children enter Motiongate Dubai alone?

No, children below the age of 13 need to be accompanied by an adult at all times inside the theme park.

Can I get First Aid at Motiongate Dubai?

Yes, there are dedicated first-aid stations located at different points in Motiongate Dubai.

How do I contact Motiongate Dubai?

You can get in touch with the park on the following phone numbers: