Time Out has news and pictures as Sheikh Mohammed visits Dubai Parks And Resorts, the giant theme park in Dubai opening in October
By the end of 2016, the UAE will be able to make a claim for the theme park capital of the world.
With IMG Worlds Of Adventure announcing details of its rides and opening date - August 15 - down the road in Jebel Ali, Dubai Parks And Resorts has been visited by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The Dhs10.5billion project is made of six different lands, all of which are on course to launch in October.
Hollywood-inspired motiongate Dubai has been making the most noise and this month released a behind-the-scenes video of their site. It will feature 27-themed rides from film studios Lionsgate, Sony Pictures and Dreamworks.
On his tour, Sheikh Mohammad was shown final designs and maps of the mega project, which is spread across 25 million sq ft. His Highness was also shown the Riverland complex, Lapita Hotel and the The Outlet Village close to the main resort. Designed to look like a beautiful Italian village, it will be home to a shopping mall accommodating 100 retail shops and restaurants.
As part of the visit, it was revealed that 70 per cent of infrastructure work and 88 per cent of the structural work has been completed, according to Gulf News.