Bollywood cinema no doubt is one of the most popular in the world. Be it the dialogues, the acting, direction, music, dance, songs, or the storyline, every part of it is so interesting! Watched a lot of Bollywood cinemas during the lockdown? Here’s your chance to live one. TicketsToDo presents to you Bollywood Parks Dubai— the first-ever theme park in the world dedicated entirely to Bollywood!
About Bollywood Parks Dubai
Bollywood gets its name from Bombay (now Mumbai) and Hollywood together. Covering 1.7million square feet, this park is situated in Dubai Parks and Resorts and offers multiple services— from ATM to a first aid station, locker rentals, drinking fountains and stroller rentals.
Here’s your chance to explore the world of action that’s brimming with romance, comedy, music, adventure, and many more— all in the famous Bollywood style! This is an amazing opportunity for Bollywood fans to live and experience the colorful world of Mumbai’s famous film production. A celebration of Mumbai’s legendary film industry in 5 zones inspired by Bollywood blockbusters. Enjoy live entertainment, stage performances, and extravagant cinematic rides in an experience unlike any other.
Bollywood Parks Dubai, Dubai Parks, and Resorts, Opposite Palm Jebel Ali, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
What to expect in Bollywood Parks Dubai
Bollywood Parks Dubai is divided into five zones, namely Bollywood Boulevard, Mumbai Chowk, Rustic Ravine, Royal Plaza and Bollywood Film Studio featuring Hall of Heroes. All these zones offer enthralling attractions with 16 amusing rides in total.
This zone offers a chance to go back in time and visit the era of the 60s, 70s, and 80s, where the first superstars of Hindi cinema reigned over the silver screen. It is all about live entertainment, street-style food carts and fun cafes. The major attraction of this zone is ‘Crossroads’ which hosts impressive performances on popular dance numbers. Featuring the Desi Emporium, Chalte Chalte, Crossroads and Rock On!!, the Bollywood Boulevard gives you a glimpse of the growth of India’s glorious entertainment industry.
Since the name Bollywood itself is derived from Bombay (now Mumbai), any mention of Bollywood is incomplete without talking about the famous Indian city, Mumbai. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to relive the spirit of Mumbai in this zone. Featuring the Victoria Café and Mumbai Express Stage, you can explore the famous street culture, food, shopping, and party spirit of Mumbai here. You can also relive the old Bollywood romantic songs on the Mumbai Express, where classic tunes are performed on the train’s rooftop stage.
This zone is literally a little piece of Mumbai — the city of dreams, glamour and the home of Bollywood. Inspired by the modern classic Don, Mumbai Chowk brings alive the soul of Mumbai. Fans of the ‘Don’ series starring Shah Rukh Khan will love the 3D ride inspired by the character.
This zone represents the colorful village landscape of rural India. Get yourself transported to the authentic hustle and bustle of middle India as the true spirit of rural India comes to life at Rustic Ravine. Popular movies like Lagaan, Sholay, and Dabangg depict the rural culture of India and this is where you can celebrate that aspect. To relive the famous cricket match of Lagaan, visitors can join the protagonist Bhuvan’s team against the British Raj at the motion simulator ride in ‘Lagaan – Thrill of Victory’.
This zone features the Rangmanch Stage, Sholay, Lagaan and Dabangg.
Visit a different era at the Royal Plaza— an era of prosperity and splendor unlike any other. This is the best place to be for spectacular musical shows.
You can experience the royal lifestyle at the central attraction of the Royal Plaza, the Rajmahal Theatre. It is not just the heart and soul of the entire park but an iconic landmark in itself. Royal Plaza takes your Bollywood experience to the next level with a variety of high energy performances held at ‘Stars on Steps’. You can also catch a variety of classic shows including ‘Jaan-e-Jigar’ at This Broadway-style Bollywood musical. A high energy show paying homage to the South Indian film industry is also held here.
Bollywood Film Studios
Featuring India’s most-loved superhero, Krrish: Hero’s Flight is one of the most popular rides in Bollywood Parks Dubai. The multi-sensory 4D theatre adventures is a must-try where you can fly through the sky with panoramic views of India’s spectacular landmarks, while also witnessing the battle to save the world from an alien invasion. Kids can also explore the virtual world of Ra.ONE.
Don’t forget to visit to the behind-the-scenes area to get a glimpse of the process involved in Bollywood movie production and live stage shows. Watch dancers perform iconic Bollywood rain songs and relive some of the most iconic romantic scenes from Hindi movies at Cinema Circle.
Rides and attractions
These are the 16 Bollywood-themed rides and attractions the different zones offers:
- Grand Parade;
- Bollywood Boulevard Stage;
- Lagaan: The Thrill of Victory;
- Lagaan: Champaner Cricket Carnival;
- Sholay: The Hunt For Gabbar Singh;
- Cross Roads Stage;
- One: Unleashed;
- Stars on Steps Stage;
- Krrish: Hero’s Flight;
- Mumbai Express Stage;
- Entry Plaza Stage;
- Rangmanch Stage;
- Cinemagic featuring Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara;
- Rajmahal Theatre;
- Don: The Chase.
The entire park features amazing dining places like the Studio Canteen, Spicy Dhaba, Jumbo Café. There’s also the Victoria Station where you can get a taste of Bombay in a replica of the famous Victoria Terminus. Here, you can sit in a life size reproduction of a train compartment and feast on Maharashtrian, Coastal and Tamil dishes. Get a true taste of the history of Mumbai.
For a royal treatment, the Mughal-E-Azam Dining is a must-visit. The name itself translates to The Emperor of the Mughals. This restaurant is themed around the royal darbar from the iconic movie Mughal-E-Azam, and takes you on a nostalgic culinary journey, offering modern yet authentic Indian delicacies.
Another fun place to dine at would definitely be Rock On!! Inspired by the much-loved rock musical “Rock On!!”, this entertainment and dining venue is used for private events, parties and celebrations. The restaurant offers not only a groovy atmosphere but also a delicious menu of western fast food and Indian quick bites It combines the spirit of rock n’ roll with the flair of a live Bollywood rock band.
Take home some cool Bollywood-themed merch from a variety of gift shops in the park. Whether it is the Krrish and Ra. One merch from Heroes Vault or the range of souvenirs, stationary and apparel inspired by Dabangg, Sholay and Lagaan movies from Bollywood Haat, there’s something for everyone to remember this fascinating trip. You can also get yourself photographed with plenty of fun props at the Snapshot Photo Pickup. Other interesting stores include Mumbai Bazaar, Chalte Chalte, Shahenshah and lastly, the Desi Emporium with Maharani Sweet from where you can take mouth-watering Indian sweets.
Bollywood Parks Dubai is one of the must-visit attractions in the UAE, and definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience for all.
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