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Dubai Parks and Resorts has announced an agreement with Sony Pictures Consumer Products and International Merchandising, Promotion and Services (IMPS) to set up Sony Pictures Studio and Smurfs Zone at Motiongate Dubai, a Hollywood-inspired theme park.
The Sony Pictures Studio and Smurfs Zone will contain 12 themed attractions inspired by popular Sony Pictures theatrical releases, including Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Hotel Transylvania, Ghostbusters, The Green Hornet, Underworld, Zombieland and The Smurfs.
Raed Al Nuaimi, CEO of Dubai Parks and Resorts, said: ''Motiongate Dubai has been designed to span a breathtaking 4 million sq ft and is anticipated to attract 3 million visitors annually. We are confident Sony Pictures and the Smurfs Zone will add an exhilarating new dimension to the Middle East's entertainment landscape.''
Gregory Economos, Senior Vice-President of Global Consumer Products at Sony Pictures Entertainment, said: ''We are very excited to partner with Dubai Parks and Resorts to create compelling attractions that extend our most iconic brands into the themed attractions.''
Veronique Culliford, President, IMPS said: ''The Smurfs have enjoyed a legacy of over 50 years. It will be thrilling to have the Smurfs Zone entertain children and adults in this new destination at Motiongate Dubai.''
Motiongate Dubai will featuring four unique zones, including the Sony Pictures Studio and Smurfs Zone.
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Source: Property Weekly