Awards Night to be repeated
The top amusement and attractions industry in the Middle East will again be placed under the scrutiny of a panel of international judges for the second annual Awards held by the trade association MENALAC.
The Middle East trade organisation will host its prestigious Awards Night on Tuesday March 26, during the DEAL trade show in Dubai, UAE. It will probably be at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel once more. Read more
New joint venture and IP announced for Snow Park Mall of Muscat
Unlimited Snow recently signed a joint venture agreement for the operation of its first Snow Park in Oman. Located at the Mall of Muscat, the project will finally open in March 2019 according to a latest announcement.
Its Dutch developer has signed a 10-year deal with the Al Jarwani Group to operate the park. In addition to 5,600 square metres of winter activities, the facility will also feature intellectual property that Unlimited Snow hopes to franchise to other snow parks around the world. The family-friendly IP features some Alpine marmot characters and their friends, as seen here. They will appear at Snow Park – Mall of Muscat in various stories, 3D adventures and merchandising. Read more
Dubai Safari Park to reopen with new animals, adventures
Dubai Safari will soon open its doors to public with scores of new animals, an Adventure Village and many more attractions, Gulf News has learnt.
Spanning 12.8 million square feet of landscaped land, Dubai Safari was home to more than 2,500 animals when it welcomed visitors on December 12, 2017.
The wildlife park that closed on May 15 to undergo an upgrade has welcomed several new animals over the summer months, a top executive said in a statement to Gulf News on Wednesday. Read more
First children's water park opens in Ajman
The Ajman Tourism Development Department, ATDD, yesterday opened 'Fantastico Splash', the first children's water park in the UAE, at Marina 1, in Ajman.
Spread over an area of 2,500 square metres, the park will be opened to families from 12 p.m. to 10 p.m. on weekdays, and from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on weekends and public holidays. Read more
McARTHUR + COMPANY announces JV in Saudi Arabia
Dubai-based McARTHUR + COMPANY announces its joint venture (JV) with Jeddah-based Real Estate Development Solutions (REDS). The JV will provide strategic retail real estate services across the KSA with offices in Jeddah in 2018 and Riyadh in 2019.
“We have seen an increased demand for our professional services by developers and investors in the retail and entertainment real estate sector. Opening our offices in Saudi Arabia will ensure we are on the ground, and close to the retail community, giving our clients the best possible commercial results” says Phil McArthur, founder and chairman, McARTHUR + COMPANY. Read more
First Dubai hotel offering movie-themed suites opens
Majid Al Futtaim has announced the opening of Aloft City Centre Deira in Dubai, the first hotel in the region to offer movie-themed suites.
Operated by Marriott International, the hotel also features a VOX Cinemas' outdoor screen, a statement said.
Aloft City Centre Deira marks the fourth hotel collaboration between retail giant Majid Al Futtaim and Marriott International, following Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates, Le Meridien City Centre Bahrain, and Westin City Centre Bahrain.   Read more
World’s first female-only trampoline park set to ‘Bounce’ in Riyadh
After its successful opening in Jeddah, BOUNCE Middle East is all set to open the world’s first female-only trampoline park in Riyadh.
BOUNCE will be bringing its high-energy trampoline park and X-Park adventure challenge course to the KSA capital allowing the female residents to literally fly through the air and bounce off the walls.
The huge 32,292-sqft warehouse on main East/West Road in Riyadh will offer wall-to-wall activities for ladies of all ages and abilities and will be the largest in the capital. The venue will be packed with over 80 interconnected trampolines, a dodgeball arena, slam dunk, huge inflatable airbag and the famous X-Park. The venue will feature plenty of other entertainment options for the ladies of Riyadh.   Read more