Dubai Parks and Resorts offers new GCC rates

The new rate for GCC nationals and residents is effective from Friday.
Updated 29 August 2017

Dubai Parks and Resorts offers new GCC rates

Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest theme park destination, has announced new GCC rates. GCC nationals and residents will be able to take advantage of the new, winter season resident’s rate of 165 dirhams ($45) for a day ticket to Motiongate Dubai, Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park and 95 dirhams for a day ticket to Bollywood Parks Dubai.
“The GCC rate will give friends and families the chance to experience more rides, attractions and live shows than anywhere else in the Middle East. Visitors can enjoy high speed rollercoasters like Madagascar Mad Pursuit inspired by the Madagascar movie franchise in Motiongate Dubai, UAE landmarks and other Lego models made from over 60 million Lego bricks at Legoland Dubai and cinematic thrill rides and entertainment inspired by Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters at Bollywood Parks Dubai,” a press release said.
Children can be entertained at The Smurf’s Village, learn to drive at Legoland Dubai’s driving school and enjoy water slides at Legoland Water Park.
The new Lionsgate zone at Motiongate Dubai will be unveiled, featuring the world’s first rides inspired by blockbuster movie “The Hunger Games.”
Riverland Dubai, the themed dining, retail and entertainment district at the center of Dubai Parks and Resorts will also offer a full program of free events including celebrations for Eid Al-Adha.
The rate for GCC nationals and residents is effective from Friday and is available online at or at the park gate for up to five tickets upon presentation of a valid national ID.
David Loiseau, vice president of sales and distribution, said: “This is Dubai Parks and Resorts’ first full winter season and our focus is on creating an offer that will bring our guests, especially from the GCC countries, back time and again. This season, Hunger Games fans from across the globe will be able to experience rides inspired by the blockbuster movie franchise that have never been seen anywhere in the world before at Motiongate Dubai.”

Saudi women boost Volkswagen sales in KSA

Updated 16 July 2019

Saudi women boost Volkswagen sales in KSA

Samaco Automotive Company, the exclusive dealer for Volkswagen in Saudi Arabia, has announced a boost in sales to women following the first anniversary of women’s driving in the Kingdom. 

A milestone for women across the country with almost 50,000 driver licenses issued so far, the dealer has welcomed female drivers through the doors and as a result has experienced an increase in sales specifically to women, accounting for 25 percent of total sales so far for 2019. 

According to Samaco, the Volkswagen Tiguan is the No.1 choice for women and is preferred for its functionality and safety features. The Tiguan is closely followed by a popular car for larger families, the seven-seater Teramont — an SUV kitted with cutting-edge design and smart technology. 

Mohammed Moussa, general manager for Volkswagen at Samaco, said: “We are hugely proud to be a part of this exciting time for women across the country. Our increase in sales speak for themselves and we are honored to be the preferred choice for so many women and their families. With outstanding new models such as the latest Touareg and Teramont and the ever popular Tiguan, we have no doubt that Volkswagen will continue to play an exciting part of people’s journey to getting out onto the roads across Saudi Arabia.”

The increase in female Volkswagen owners in the Kingdom resulted in the first women’s car club forming earlier this year. Central to the creation of the club was Ammal Farhat, who has always been passionate about gender equality. She said the Volkswagen Women’s Car Club represents exactly that. 

“We were given the opportunity to drive a year ago and what a difference that year has made for thousands of women across Saudi Arabia. The Volkswagen Women’s Car Club unites us in a way that we never thought possible before. Now that we can get behind the wheel, we feel more empowered and have a greater sense of independence and control over our own lives,” said Farhat.

Samaco Automotive is the exclusive dealer of Audi, Volkswagen and Porsche cars in Saudi Arabia. The company provides a full range of services incorporating sales of new and pre-owned cars and commercial vehicles, leasing and full after-sales support with a dedicated service and parts team located at its showrooms and workshops in Jeddah, Riyadh and Alkhobar.