Motiongate Dubai Parks and Resorts

Motiongate Dubai Parks and Resorts

Motiongate Address: Park and Resorts - Sheikh Zayed Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971 4 820 0000
Opening: 11 am- 8 pm

Motiongate Dubai is a theme park located in Dubai. The park features a variety of rides and attractions based on popular Hollywood movies and animated films. One of the park's main attractions is the Smurfs Village, which allows visitors to step into the world of the beloved blue creatures. The village features a walkthrough experience, where visitors can explore the iconic mushroom houses and interact with the Smurfs. Another popular attraction is the Hunger Games: The Exhibition, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the popular film franchise. Visitors can see costumes, props, and other memorabilia from the movies, as well as participate in interactive challenges.

For thrill-seekers, the park offers several exciting roller coasters, such as the Dragon Gliders and the Zombieland Blast-Off. These thrilling rides will have you screaming with excitement.

How to reach Motiongate

By Metro:  The closest Metro station to Motiongate is Jebel Ali. From airport terminal 3, you can use the Red line metro service to get there; travel time is up to an hour. To go to Motiongate from there, you'll need to take a Careem, Taxi, or Uber.

Drive: The approximate driving time from Dubai International Airport to Motiongate Dubai, if you have a car, is about 40 minutes.

Entrance Fee at Motiongate

You can find their ticket prices online on Motiongate's website, if you purchase a ticket before it's cheaper than at the door. In addition, after researching many sites I found 295 AED for two resorts, which included a complimentary lunch to be the cheapest. These tickets were bought via the Cobone website. As a result, this price worked out well and was definitely worth it if you can visit two resorts in a single day. As you spend 2-3 hours at one resort before moving on to the next.


Furthermore in Motiongate Park, there are four distinct zones: DreamWorks Animation, Columbia Pictures, Lionsgate, and The Smurfs. At each location, there are rides specific to that location. If you're an adult, 4 hours should be sufficient to tour all the areas, but if you're travelling with the younger kids, it's generally preferable to set aside a whole day. You can find a full map view of the resort here.

In Dreamworks Animations, you can find rides like those listed below and much more.

  • Shrek
  • Madagascar
  • Kung Fu Panda
  • How to Train Your Dragon
Entrance to DreamWorks Animation
Entrance to DreamWorks Animation
Shrek Ride
Shrek Ride
Shrek Adventures at Motiongate Dubai
Shrek Adventures at Motiongate Dubai

Columbia Pictures

  • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Ghostbusters
  • Zombieland
  • The Green Hornet
  • Screen Gems' Underworld
Hotel Transylvania at Motiongate
Hotel Transylvania at Motiongate
Ride through a stories of Hotel Transylvania at Motiongate
Ride through stories of Hotel Transylvania at Motiongate
Thrilling Zombieland Blast-off
Thrilling Zombieland Blast-off


  • Step Up Dubai, All In! - a live show
  • Panem Aerial Tour - a motion simulator
  • Capitol Bullet Train - a Mack Rides launched coaster
  • John Wick: Open Contract - a 4D Free Spin coaster
  • Now You See Me: High Roller - a Spinning coaster

Smurfs Village

  • Smurfberry Factory - a play area
  • Smurf Village Express - a Gerstlauer junior roller coaster
  • Smurfs Studio Tours - a traditional dark ride
  • Woodland Play Park - an outdoor play area
  • Smurfs Village Playhouse - a live, animated interactive show


Finally returning to Bollywood Parks a second time. I personally thought Motiongate was better because there were more rides and areas to explore. Bollywood Park, on the other hand, only offered a few rides and a ton of live entertainment. One day will not be enough if you want to explore every ride available due to how long the lines are. Only if you are selective and choose your rides, you can complete the theme park in a single day. The best time to visit is during Nov-March. As the queues are fewer and it's not too warm then, since these resorts are outdoors.

The scariest ride at Motiongate is probably the Madagascar Circus. As it looks easy to go on, but the speed it moves will make your eyes tear. There are roughly 20 rides to go on at Motiongate, as the rest of the time can be spent meeting and greeting animated characters. Moreover, all the rides were open, but we did have issues with Ghostbusters, as they had technical issues with the rides. Other than that, every ride was working as normal.

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