Dubai Parks makes progress on DreamWorks’ zone

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Dubai Parks and Resorts (DPR) has announced that the vertical construction for DreamWorks’ zone within motiongate Dubai has commenced. DreamWorks’ zone has been designed as an enclosed steel-based structure built on about 730,000 sq ft of land within the four-million-sq-ft motiongate Dubai, scheduled for opening in the third quarter of next year.

Work has begun on the steel structure, which has a total capacity of about 53 cubic feet, leveraging around 5,400 tonnes of steel that have been fabricated into about 77 main trusses. Two 600-tonne crawler cranes have been deployed to lift each truss and track into place.

In addition, the trusses have been pre-equipped with close to 70 per cent of the required utilities such as sprinklers, water pipes and mechanical electrical plumbing (Mep) systems. DPR had earlier awarded the Dh498-
million main construction contract to Laing O’ Rourke to construct, commission, test and complete the DreamWorks’ zone, including the substructure, superstructure, façade and roof, Mep, ride installation and fit-out works.

“We are delighted to see the different entertainment projects within DPR taking shape as planned,” says Raed Al Nuaimi, CEO of Dubai Parks and Resorts. “Motiongate Dubai will mesmerize audiences of all ages by adding exciting, thrilling and fully immersive experiences that are built in collaboration with some of Hollywood’s most successful studios.”

DreamWorks’ zone will house 12 attractions and new generation rides, as well as character-themed dining and retail outlets based on popular animated films such as How to Train your Dragon, Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda.

Motiongate Dubai will host four zones featuring a total of 27 attractions, as well as vibrant retail, dining, and entertainment options across all areas, spanning four million square feet.

Source: Property Weekly


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