Dear Readers,

Just like that it’s the year-end edition of our MENALAC newsletter. As we look back at 2022 our hearts are filled with gratitude for all the good things that happened. Importantly, how our industry stayed resilient during the pandemic and grew as markets reopened.

As we look ahead at 2023 the MENA leisure, entertainment and amusement industry is set to not only grow but become more vibrant driven by new developments and wide range of initiatives planned to make the industry truly diverse.

Talking about industry developments, come March 2023, MENALAC will be hosting our biggest events of the year – The MENALAC WATERPARK CONFERENCE 2023, The LEA CEO CONCLAVE 2023, The LEA SAFETY DAY CONFERENCE 2023 and the MENALAC AWARDS 2023. Running alongside the DEAL 2023 Expo that runs from March 14-16 2023 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, these events will deliver education, information, insights, celebrate our industry achievers and raise the benchmark of the MENA Leisure & Attractions Industry. Stay tuned for more details in the coming days.

On that note, do read on about the many initiatives and developments in store. Wish you a ‘fun’-filled 2023!
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Chuck E. Cheese is an American family entertainment centre and pizza restaurant chain founded in 1977 by Atari's co-founder Nolan Bushnell. The brand has signed development agreements with franchisees for new Chuck E. Cheese outlets across the GCC countries. The brand is rapidly expanding across the GCC region. They have quickly made a lasting impact in each market through the unique value proposition in gameplay with their innovative Play Pass technology. Their new accomplishment is the Chuck E. Cheese that opened in Bahrain right in the middle of COVID-19 pandemic.

In an exclusive interview with MENALAC Ahmed Al Subaie, Director of Joury Entertainment and franchise owner of Chuck E. Cheese in Kuwait and Bahrain talked about the brand’s future plans in the GCC. Read More
Events mean huge turnouts, and managing big groups of people effectively is crucial if you want to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone. Event businesses must turn to professional security crowd control services to manage big crowds and ensure event attendees’ safety.
Mr. Victor Pelsmaeker, Senior Safety Engineer at TÜV NORD in the Amusement and Leisure Division - a safety Expert having worked at major parks all over the world – writes in length about Security Management (how it starts and works), Crowd Control, developing a crowd Control Plan, its elements and some crowd management tips which are essential for the safety and security of guests at events. Read More
Digital technology has fascinated many generations for years and today is a real business that involves experts, skills and innovations. Digital technology boasts a history that began in the 20th century with the first approaches to the creation of a new world through stereoscopic vision used in the entertainment industry. On the other hand, Stereoscopy is a technique that gives two-dimensional images three-dimensionality by viewing two slightly offset images separately in each eye.

Read this article by Giovanna Testa, CEO, Moviemex3D on How The Entertainment Industry is Investing in Digital Technology. Read More
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