Pirate-themed light, water and fire show coming to Dubai Festival City

Mall to host brand new IMAGINE spectacle and kids' activities

Pirate-themed light, water and fire show coming to Dubai Festival City

The pirates are no longer in the Caribbean as they’ve arrived in Dubai Festival City Bay. But fret not, they're the family-friendly type.

The mall’s outdoor waterfront will be transformed with the launch of a new IMAGINE show starting Thursday January 17, taking place daily after sunset. “A Pirate’s Tale” will tell the story of pearl diver Ameer, who fights pirates in the sea to rescue his beloved Ayesha.

From being held hostage to returning the King of the Sea’s emerald ring, the story will be told through pyrotechnics, lasers and more as audiences watch the events unfold through the largest permanent projection in the world.

A two-time Guinness World Records-breaking attraction, IMAGINE is a complete sensory experience that uses light, water, fire and aqua screens along with 30 fountains and surround sounds to create dramatic mapping experiences.

Little ones will be wowed by the sight of enormous ships and shooting cannon balls, and even meet some mermaids along the way as they follow Ameer’s journey.

A play zone has also been set up for kids to live the pirate story with a giant ship, life-size octopus, jungle gym, sandy beach-style area and more. All you have to do is present a same-day receipt from any mall outlet. 

Festival Bay will be buzzing with tons of family-friendly fun including a park featuring carnival rides, giant slides and Dubai’s only inflatable outdoor splash park with passes starting from Dhs95. 

Do you reckon we’ll be meeting Captain Jack Sparrow or the very evil Hook?
Free entry. Jan 17-Apr 30; daily 8pm-midnight. Dubai Festival City Bay. For more information, dubaifestivalcitymall.com.

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