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.

Highlights

Officially Dubai’s biggest Hollywood-themed park, Motiongate is packed to the brim with innovative and immersive experiences modeled after the biggest Hollywood movies. Experience your favorite 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.

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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 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.

The safety of guests and employees is the biggest focus at Motiongate Dubai and Dubai Parks and Resorts. The theme park follows stringent COVID-19 safety precautions to ensure you can enjoy your time there without worrying about anything. Here’s a list of safety precaution being followed at Motiongate Dubai:

  • Advance online booking required and ticket offices at the venue will remain closed till further notice
  • All guests and employees to undergo temperature checks before entry
  • Face masks are mandatory for all the guests and employees
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures particularly for rides and other shared attractions
  • Social distancing is mandatory and guests are expected to maintain the required distance between each other
  • All rides, restaurants, and shops will run with reduced capacity until further notice
  • Contactless payment available to limit any physical contact
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 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 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 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.

FAQs

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.

Is it safe to visit Motiongate Dubai post-COVID-19? 

Yes, Motiongate Dubai strictly follows all COVID-19 safety measures and precautions to ensure guests and staff stay safe. From reduced capacity at rides and attractions to limited physical contact, all precautions have been followed.

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.

Where can I purchase Motiongate Dubai tickets?

Presently, you can only purchase Motiongate Dubai tickets online because of COVID-19 precautions and to avoid any physical contact.

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: