What's new in our Leisure and Attractions world?
Dear Reader,

In August, we reached the end of our summer season. Schools are back in session, and more people are heading back to the office. Still, plenty of people are looking for a fun experience with family and friends - either on the weekend or for the half-term holidays that are just around the corner.

This month, we saw a flurry of announcements across the GCC about surging tourist numbers, innovative and groundbreaking attractions, and increasing investment in the industry. Around the world, our members are using cutting-edge technology, including VR, to develop brand new experiences for customers. There’s also lots of discussion about how NFTs, the Metaverse, and blockchain will create a brand new world for leisure and attractions.

Additionally, we are excitedly gearing up our FOCUS ON ABU DHABI 2022: Investment, Innovation, and the Future of Fun event on the 28th and 29th of September in Abu Dhabi. We are excited to welcome leisure and attraction industry professionals from around the world to an exciting and engaging experience with industry leaders,on what makes Abu Dhabi Entertainment Industry so iconic, multi-networking opportunities, and a look at some of the city’s iconic attractions. Seats are limited, and yes the Early Bird Offer Ends Today. So Book TODAY.
And now to our August wrap-up of MENA Leisure Update, MENALAC New Members, Member Achievements & Milestones, World Leisure News, Tips n Trends, etc. Hope you enjoy the read. Let’s dive in!

Atlantis Aquaventure is the biggest family waterpark in the world with 30+ most thrilling, record-breaking water rides to satisfy the expectations of the most adventurous visitors. spread over a 17-hectare area and offers the most fascinating water attractions known in the world. These include The Poseidon's Revenge, nerve-racking attraction Aquaconda, The Leap of Faith, Secret Chambers, Trident Tower, Splashers Lagoon, Splashers Cove, Shark Lagoon Experiences, Wavehouse and Atlantis Underwater Zoo abound with 65,000 marine animals and 20 outstanding marine exhibits.

Tamana Adventures was established in Abu Dhabi in 2019 as a developer and operator of adventure concepts. Its foundations are rooted in the creation and development of Aventura Parks in Dubai, its partnership with Aventura Amazonia of Spain, and a network of top designers and builders in Europe. Tamana’s team brings a wealth of experience in the establishment and management of adventure and leisure parks, starting from concept development to operations, including design and delivery. Tamana’s core mission is making authentic adventures accessible to all. Its entertainment brands include popular adventure hub Circuit X in Abu Dhabi and soon to be opened Naseem Adventure Park in Oman.

Tiqets is an online ticketing platform for museums and attractions that connects travelers worldwide with more ways to experience culture. Founded in 2014, Tiqet’s mission is to make it easier for travelers to experience the best museums and attractions worldwide. They have since brought millions of people to museums and attractions around the world with their instant and intuitive mobile booking technology, working with thousands of renowned museums, thrilling attractions, and hidden gems to offer travelers unforgettable experiences.

Tomorrow - the great unknown. Are you ready to overcome the business hurdles of today so you can step into the future? Thanks to technology innovation, you can now revolutionize your operations, consumer journey, and revenue landscape - ultimately future-proofing your business.

Read this article provided by EMBED, an industry leader in transforming the business of fun going completely cashless and using integrated technologies – on how to use technology to redefine the customer journey to become an FEC of the Future. Read. Read More.
Every organization has a set of rules, values, and methods to operate and accordingly they respond to the situations at the workplace. You may also find people saying that “this is how we do it here” which is a culture of a workplace. Many times, employees say that “we don’t have a safety culture and need one”, but the truth is safety culture is already there, they just don’t like it or want to improve the existing one. Hence, it can be said that safety culture might be good or bad, but it is always there.

Read this article by Pankaj Sharma, Health & Safety Manager, Landmark Leisure on how while Safety culture may not be formally discussed in every place, it can be easily observed and assessed. Read More.
Titled Women and Ferraris — The Untold Story, known in Italian as Il Rosso & Il Rossa, the space reveals the contributions made to the Prancing Horse brand by female racing drivers, owners and fans. Read More.
Player loyalty points are now going to be available at Majid Al Futtaim’s entertainment venues, including its iconic Magic Planet FECs. Read More.
The new resource provides trends from the firm’s research and years of experience. Read More.
Dubai’s edutainment destination and a favourite venue for families with its variety of immersive indoor attractions designed to entertain whole family with Fun Rides, Trampoline parks, Arcade games, Water Sports and more is open till 28 August 2022. Read More.
Double pathway offers alternate storylines and experiences for guests. Read More.
Bandai Namco has reported major year-on-year growth for the first quarter of its Q1 2023 financials. Read More.
A private karaoke room concept is being marketed by key Dubai-based distributor ASI. Read More.
Fly Snowdon for ParadropVR is now open at Adventure Parc Snowdonia. Read More.
Immersive attraction helps to boost footfall at La Grande Mela shopping centre. Read More.
A new pool and slides form part of the extended water park alongside additional events. Read More.
ST. LOUIS — It’s the summer of Maverick, and Intercard is sending its own “Top Gun,” Client Success Manager Jason Mitchell, to the first live CinéShow in three years. Read More.
Water World Ocean Park Hong Kong becomes the first Certified Autism Center™ waterpark in Asia. Read More.
US distributor Betson has partnered with non-profit organisation Jersey Cares to fill bags for military veterans who are experiencing homelessness. Read More.
Aquatic Development Group (ADG), a leading water park and recreational design, construction, and manufacturing firm, also specialises in providing wave and water motion technologies for zoos and aquariums, helping to enhance animal habitats at these venues. Read More.
Bounce Bounce, a Texas trampoline park has opened a second location in Missouri City using Semnox’s Arcade Software Solutions. Read More.
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