Motiongate Dubai

Motiongate Dubai is the largest Hollywood-inspired theme park in the Middle East. Here adults and children alike can enjoy a day of fun.

If you want to spend a fun-filled day with family or friends, Dubai’s Motion Gate is the right location for you. Motiongate Dubai is a Hollywood-inspired theme park located within Dubai Parks and Resorts, an area that is 25 million square metres and is the largest park in the Middle East. Within Dubai Parks and Resorts there are two theme parks: Motiongate Dubai and Legoland Dubai, which in turn houses the Legoland Water Park. Motiongate Dubai is the park that boasts attractions based on four major Hollywood giants – DreamWorks Animation, Columbia Pictures, Lionsgate and The Smurfs.

The park opened on 16 December 2016 and has since received thousands of fun-seeking visitors every day. The environment, rides and facilities are able to make visitors spend a truly unique day. Inside the park you can fly on roller coasters, watch 4D shows and try out many other attractions. For lunch, there are several restaurants offering both international and local cuisine.

What to do at Motiongate Dubai

Motiongate is the perfect destination for adults and children alike as there are over 40 rides and attractions for all ages. There are four main sections within the park: DreamWorks Animation, Columbia Pictures, Lionsgate and the Smurfs Village. Here it is also possible to meet live Hollywood characters such as the stars of Ghostbusters, Kung Fu Panda, Hunger Games, the Smurfs, and Shrek.

DreamWorks Animation

DreamWorks is the largest area of Motiongate and, through its attractions, relives the most famous films made by the film production company founded by Steven Spielberg. Here the bravest can try a ride on Dragon Gliders, the inverted rollercoaster created by Mack Rides.

Fans of Kung Fu Panda can have fun on a cute motion simulator or take part in the Kung Fu Panda Academy. For younger children there are several carousel rides, while adventure lovers can take a ride in the pirate ship ‘The Swinging Viking’.

Columbia Pictures

Columbia Pictures is the area that offers the most adrenaline-pumping attractions. The daring can try the Zombieland Blast-off tower or the fast roller coaster ‘The Green Hornet: High Speed Chase’. If you want to cool off on hot days, you can try River Expedition, a ride on a river with several rapids. Those over the age of 15 can watch the Underworld 4D show while the little ones can enjoy Flint’s Imagination Lab.

The Smurfs’ Village

The Smurfs’ Village is the area that features several children’s play areas as well as animated shows. On the Smurf Express you can discover the Smurfs’ village and meet the main characters of the famous cartoon live. Don’t miss a visit to the Smurf Factory where the Smurfs’ berries are prepared and a tour of the Smurfs’ studios.


At Lionsgate, there are no fewer than six attractions reminiscent of the films distributed by Lionsgate Films. Here you can find a thrilling 4D rollercoaster inspired by John Wick with twists and turns at every turn, or the half-pipe rollercoaster inspired by The Hunger Games! Young and old can have fun together at Panem Aerial Tour, a 4D hovercraft motion simulator!

Tickets for Motiongate

The cost of tickets to access Motiongate is:

If you decide to visit the park on a Tuesday, there is a reduced ticket, while promotions are available for those who want to visit at least two parks within Dubai Parks and Resorts on two different days. Annual tickets are also available, allowing multiple entries to the site.

Admission tickets can be bought at the park’s ticket counters or conveniently online. Buying tickets online will allow you to avoid queues on site and to purchase a ‘skip the line’ pass for faster access to attractions.

Dubai Parks and Resorts tickets

If you want to combine your visit to the Motiongate with other Dubai Parks and Resorts attractions such as Legoland, choose the combination ticket.

Opening Hours

Motiongate’s opening hours may vary depending on the season or during events, so always best to check the official website. In general, the Park is open:

How to get to Motiongate

Motiongate is located within Dubai Parks and Resorts. The park can be easily reached by car or taxi, while it is not well served by public transport.

Those travelling by public transport should take the Dubai Metro red line towards Jebel Ali and get off at Ibn Battuta station. From there, it is necessary to take a taxi or the RTA shuttle bus to Dubai Parks and Resorts.

Useful information


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TEL: +971 4 820 0000


  • Monday: 11:00 - 20:00
  • Tuesday: 11:00 - 20:00
  • Wednesday: 11:00 - 20:00
  • Thursday: 11:00 - 20:00
  • Friday: 11:00 - 21:00
  • Saturday: 11:00 - 21:00
  • Sunday: 11:00 - 20:00

Where is located Motiongate Dubai

Motiongate is located within Dubai Parks and Resorts just opposite the Jebel Ali Palm, along Sheikh Zayed road, the city's main thoroughfare. The site is approximately 50 km from Dubai Mall and less than 30 km from Dubai Marina

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