CH2M Congratulates Dubai Parks and Resorts on Opening Region’s Largest Integrated Theme Park Destination
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – With the premiere of the Hollywood-inspired theme park MOTIONGATE™ Dubai in December, Dubai Parks & Resorts, LLC officially has opened the region’s largest integrated theme park destination. The attraction, which also includes LEGOLAND® Dubai, the dining and entertainment district Riverland™, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Water Park and the Lapita™ Hotel, opened its gates to visitors following a four-year development plan by Dubai Parks & Resorts, LLC supported by CH2M.
The destination—which stretches over 25 million square feet, or the size of 420 football fields— is home to over 50 retail and dining outlets, more than 100 rides and attractions, and 15,000 LEGO® model structures made from over 60 million LEGO® bricks.
Adding to more than just the entertainment appeal of this leading-edge global city, Dubai’s world-class theme park resort destination is expected to attract 6.7 million ticketed visitors in 2017 and create more than 4,000 jobs. The destination already has invigorated the UAE property market, boosting long-term economic appeal for international investors.
To bring the incredible attractions to fruition, CH2M partnered with Dubai Parks & Resorts, LLC and other theme park master planners to support the master plan development with site-wide services including:
- leading a first-of-its-kind in Dubai traffic impact assessment which based trip generation for theme parks on attendance figures rather than built up area;
- conducting water sourcing feasibility studies and modelling for the 62-acre lake to find a conceivable water sourcing option for the parks; and
- delivering earthworks grading and infrastructure design, and providing project and design management.
Phase 2 plans for the destination, which invites visitors to “Experience Amazing,” include constructing a theme park, with world record-breaking roller coasters. Dubai Parks & Resorts, LLC recently appointed CH2M to deliver the in-park and resort wide infrastructure and traffic services. The theme park, which will be operated by Six Flags from the U.S., is set to open in 2019.
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