It was a night of soft music, canapes and fine wine on Thursday at The Wheatbaker Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos, Nigeria when some tour operators were taken on a virtual tour of the new theme Dubai Parks and Resorts.
The night was kicked off by Daniel Weihrauch, CEO Lions&Gazelles, who compared the city of Lagos with Dubai as bustling cities that never sleeps with lots of places to hang out and see.
Later, AbdulRaouf AbdulRazak, deputy head of sales, Dubai Parks and Resorts, took the exclusive audience on a tour of the new park. According to him, the Dubai Parks and Resorts is set to bring an extraordinary experience to thousands of visitors from Nigeria who will visit.
He added that the park which will open on October 31, 2016 will become the largest unified themed park in the Middle East.
“The park is a very large one with six collective experiences awaiting visitors,” he explained. “There are the Motiongate Dubai; Bollywood Parks Dubai; Legoland Dubai; Legoland Water Parks; Lapita and Riverland Dubai all fused into the 25 Million square feet Dubai Parks and Resorts landscape.”
The park is designed to offer new heights in entertainment with the Motiongate Dubai showcasing everything Hollywood while Bollywood Parks Dubai brings to life first-hand experience of the globally celebrated Indian movie industry and the Legoland Dubai and Water Parks, the very first of its kind in the Middle East region.
For proper marketing in Nigeria and West Africa, Dubai Parks and Resorts recently signed partnership with four leading travel management companies in the country – Tour Brokers International, Wakanow, Quantum/Ajala, based in Lagos and All States Travels based in Abuja, to provide exclusive information and marketing support services on behalf of Dubai Parks and Resorts to teeming Nigerian and West African visitors.
The park also features more than a hundred rides and attractions including live shows, 3D motion simulators, roller coasters, drop towers, children fun areas and family experiences are part of the intriguing offers at the Dubai Parks and Resorts.
“When we first adopted ‘Experience Amazing’ as our slogan, our thinking was directed to what would be on offer when Dubai Parks and Resorts opens its gate in October to our guests. We are creating a unique destination that will feature the best from East to West, with three theme parks, a water park, a hotel, and a retail and dining district, all within comfortable walking distance of each other,” said Raed Kajoor Al Nuaimi, CEO of Dubai Parks and Resorts.
Dubai Parks and Resorts occupies a prime location on Sheikh Zayed Road, the most popular main highway in Dubai and the main connection to Abu Dhabi, with excellent local access across a range of transport links.
The location on Sheikh Zayed Road is 63km from Dubai International Airport, 68km from Abu Dhabi International Airport and 20km from the new Al Maktoum International Airport in Dubai, which is designed to be the biggest airport in the world, with an expected capacity of 160 million passengers by 2027.
The event was brought to an end with a raffled draw that was supposed to see some of the attendees get free tickets to travel for the park’s opening in Dubai. But this was over ruled when AbdulRazak announced to the whole house that everyone who attended the exclusive event would automatically make the trip.