Hollywood-style action at Motiongate Dubai

Motiongate Dubai, the largest Hollywood-inspired theme park in the region, offers non-stop action and cinematic adventure.
Updated 29 January 2017
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Hollywood-style action at Motiongate Dubai

With school holidays on the horizon, Dubai will be one of the top destinations for GCC residents and families looking for exciting entertainment and leisure experiences.
Motiongate Dubai, the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park, is combining favorite pastimes to present the best of Hollywood cinema, theme park action, live entertainment and exciting shopping and dining options to visitors.
Motiongate Dubai is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination.
At Motiongate Dubai, guests can choose the type of Hollywood adventure they want to have, whether they are adventure seekers, star spotters, film buffs or foodies.
It is spread across five themed zones: Columbia Pictures, Smurfs Village, DreamWorks, Lionsgate and Studio Central, the park’s entry boulevard.
Motiongate Dubai brings to life 13 Hollywood blockbuster films including favorites such as the Smurfs, Ghostbusters, Hotel Transylvania, Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Step Up, Al In! and Step Up, Revolution as immersive experiences. 
John Hallenbeck, general manager, commented: “Motiongate Dubai at Dubai Parks and Resorts is a great must-visit attraction for visiting families and groups of friends, who want to experience the best of Hollywood films, immersive rides such as roller coasters, motion simulators and interactive play areas plus a program of live entertainment and shows.”
He said: “In addition, with a wide range of movie-themed dining and shopping, guests can go beyond the screen of their favorite films and create memorable experiences.”


Middlesex University Dubai doctorate for LuLu chairman

The UAE’s Minister of Tolerance Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan awarded the doctorate to Yusuff Ali M.A., LuLu Group chairman and managing director.
Updated 20 November 2018
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Middlesex University Dubai doctorate for LuLu chairman

Middlesex University Dubai recently conferred an honorary doctorate on businessman and philanthropist Yusuff Ali M.A., LuLu Group chairman and managing director. The UAE’s Minister of Tolerance Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al-Nahyan was the chief guest of the graduation event. 

While addressing the graduates and dignitaries, Sheikh Nahyan stressed the importance of education, which he said defines the character of an individual. Sheikh Nahyan further said that investing in education is like investing in the future, which also shapes the values of citizens. He urged students to continuously learn as it is a never-ending process. 

Sheikh Nahyan congratulated Ali on receiving the honorary doctorate, saying: “Yusuff Ali played an important role in strengthening the relationship between India and the UAE and for setting benchmarks in entrepreneurial leadership.”

He praised Ali’s “commitment to fellow human beings” and described him as a person with an “impressive record of achievements.”

More than 300 students were also awarded graduation degrees by Sheikh Nahyan. Also present on the occasion were Dr. Tayeb Kamali, Hamad Abdulla Al-Shamsi, chairman of Amanat Holding, and other dignitaries.