The DreamWorks Animation Zone at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, has been awarded the “Thea Award 2018” for Outstanding Achievement in the theme park category. Ahmad Hussain Bin Essa, Deputy CEO, DXB Entertainments accepted the award during the 24th annual Thea Awards Gala held in Anaheim on April 7th, 2018.

The winner of the Outstanding Achievement award in the theme park category; DreamWorks Animation Zone, is located within the Hollywood inspired theme park MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, bringing four blockbuster animation hits: Shrek, Kung Fu Panda, How To Train Your Dragon and Madagascar to life in a completely immersive, all-indoor environment. The zone features 12 rides and attractions, five themed shops, and four live entertainment experiences.

Rewarding excellence for the creation of compelling educational, historical and entertainment projects, the Themed Entertainment Association (TEA)’s prestigious Thea Awards reinforce the value of experience design and themed entertainment approaches to engaging people worldwide. Each year the Committee considers between 100 and 200 nominations, applying the highest standards of excellence and achievement with respect to the arts and sciences of themed entertainment.


“It is such a great honor to be recognized amongst our peers for excellence in the attractions industry. Since its launch in 2016, Dubai Parks and Resorts has reinforced Dubai’s position as the leading tourism and entertainment destination in the Middle East, and continues to support the Dubai Tourism vision 2020 which aims to attract 20 million visitors per year by 2020. The destination has enriched the entertainment options for residents and visitors’ in the UAE by introducing world-class entertainment offering an immersive theme park experience for the first time in the region” said Ahmad Hussain bin Essa, Deputy CEO, DXB Entertainments PJSC.

“An indoor themed environment in the size of MOTIONGATE™ Dubai’s DreamWorks Animation zone is a first of its kind. It features never-seen-before content created by DreamWorks Animation exclusively for MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, state-of-the-art programmable ride systems, 360-degree rotating ride vehicles, built-in audio, massive multimedia projections and so much more. It is truly an outstanding accomplishment that we take pride in” he added.

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