Start with pickup from your central Dubai, Jumeirah, or Palm Jumeirah hotel, and relax into your comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Then, make the roughly 37-mile (60-kilometer) journey to Dubai Parks and Resorts, a complex of theme parks outside the city.
On arrival, enter Motiongate with your single-day admission ticket, and enjoy about eight hours to experience its attractions independently. Motiongate features entertainment from some of Hollywood’s greatest movie studios, including DreamWorks Animation, Lionsgate, and Columbia Pictures; serving up everything from white-knuckle rides, 4D attractions, shows, and unique lands based on blockbuster classics.
Dive into Columbia Pictures to enjoy seven rides and other adventures, including the Zombieland Blast-Off coaster with a drop tower, a Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs family river ride, a Ghostbusters show, and a play area.
The little ones will love the Smurfs Village, a recreation of a Smurf town with interactive play zones, a Smurf coaster, and a woodland-themed park packed with games.
For more thrills, head for the DreamWorks zone. Hurtle through the air on the Dragon Gliders suspended coaster, take an action-packed circus ride on Madasgascar Mad Pursuit, enjoy a Kung Fu Panda Academy show, or ride the Madagascar-themed carousel and swinging Viking boat.
At the Lionsgate zone, experience The Hunger Games-themed motion simulators and high-energy live music and dance shows, and at Studio Central, watch a song-and-dance show before an interactive journey through the world of Hollywood movie production led by a quirky film director.
When you need a breather, each zone offers a choice of restaurants and shops. Refuel with everything from burgers, pastas, noodles, and ice cream, and buy movie-themed goodies at the shops (all own expense).
In the early evening, reconvene with your vehicle and transfer back to Dubai, where your trip ends at the original starting point.