Dubai has added another large, glittering star to its already sparkling crown of spectacular fun vistas. The world’s first Bollywood theme park opened in Dubai in 2016, with major fanfare, fireworks and 4D simulator shows of major Bollywood hit movies. Lauded by locals and visitors alike as the park that “brings Bollywood to 4D life”, the Dubai Bollywood Parks is a treat for all movie lovers. If you’re planning a trip to Dubai anytime soon, do not miss a visit to the spectacular Bollywood Parks in Dubai.
What’s in Bollywood parks?
For one thing, plenty of rides and live shows based on Bollywood’s biggest hit movies. Add to those six major restaurants and several cafes, offering all Indian cuisines. Plus, 30 live shows and 4D stunt simulations across six stages! The palatial Rajmahal Theatre is the piece-de-resistance; a magnificent 850-seater palatial theater with a revolving stage! Rajmahal Theater puts on Broadway-style Bollywood musicals regularly.
Shows and dance performances:
The Rangmanch Stage is built around a banyan tree, on which the energetic bhangra and the lyrical garba dances take place.
Crossroads: A grand theatre that puts on performances from Bollywood hits.
At the Bollywood Film Studio Featuring Hall of Heroes you’ll be able to learn how Bollywood movies are made, and how to avoid bullets, flying planes and angry bulls.
Hall of Heroes: Join Shah Rukh Khan and Hrithik Roshan in spectacular 4D-theater experiences, battling evil forces in the world.
Cinema Circle: Brings children’s songs from Bollywood movies to life for kids.
Book tickets in advance to get entry to the best shows. There are day and annual passes, and VIP passes with personal tour guide, discounts and more.
Fantastic action rides and live shows!
Live shows at Bollywood Parks are inspired by classic and contemporary Bollywood hits. Here are some of the very best rides and shows! Most of these shows are held at The Rustic Ravine, where Indian villages are recreated as a backdrop for stunts.
Krrish: Krrish is a virtual reality ride, where Hrithik Roshan battles aliens who attack Mumbai city en-masse.
Don The Chase: Don The Chase, a 3D motion immersive tunnel ride through which you can chase criminals across Dubai. What’s more, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is part of the ride, as are the Dubai Police!
Mumbai Express: Mumbai’s famous Victoria Station is beautifully recreated for this show, with a moving train on which action performances and Bollywood dances take place.
Lagaan: Lagaan is an indoor game zone that has game carousels and a motion simulator which transports viewers to the famous cricket match in the movie Lagaan. The way it works, it’s like you and the cricket ball whiz around the cricket field, furiously trying to score runs.
Sholay: This ride lets you shoot laser beams at the fearsome dacoit Gabbar Singh, who leads armed bandits into villages on horses to create mayhem and loot the innocent. It’s just the thing that all adrenalin-junkies seek.
Dabangg Stunt: Watch amazing stuntmen performing death-defying stunts in the action ride based on the Bollywood mega hit action movie Dabangg. Chulbul Pandey, a cop, fights his way through explosions and flying bullets to save his girl and her pals. Unbelievable!
Themed cafes and restaurants
When you’ve had your fill of live shows, stunts and rides, some fabulous themed cafes and restaurants await you. Check these out!
Rock On!!: This restaurant is inspired by the Bollywood musical Rock On!! Enjoy the groovy atmosphere with Bollywood hits and rock music playing in the background. A delicious menu of Indian chaats and other quick eats along with western fast food awaits you.
Mumbai Chowk: The streets of the real Mumbai city are famous for their lively atmosphere and fabulous food, and so it is with the Mumbai Chowk café. You can shop here, eat chaat by the wayside, and have a party. When you’re bored, chase through the streets of Dubai with the mafia boss Don!
Juhu Juice Bus: If you’ve never ridden in Mumbai’s red double-decker public bus, get on this life-size replica. You’ll enjoy looking down on the colorful Bollywood Parks while refreshing yourself with a variety of fresh juices.
Jumbo Café: A pastry shop and café where you can enjoy the best coffees, teas, fresh shakes, juices and a huge variety of Arabic sweets, pastries, cakes and ice cream.
Mughal-e-Azam Shahi Dining: If you long to be treated like royalty, dine at the royal darbar from the movie Mughal-E-Azam. Take off on a nostalgic journey of culinary Mughal India via your taste buds.
Spicy Dhaba: A classic roadside Punjabi Dhaba serving authentic Punjabi food such as tandoori rotis and nans along with home-style curries and pickles.
Studio Canteen: Western fast food offering pizza, burgers, pasta and a range of must-eat desserts, just for a change.
Victoria Station: Feast on authentic Maharashtrian dishes while seated in a train compartment at Victoria Station. Enjoy Tamil delicacies and coastal curries that are a part of Mumbai’s cuisine. The Vada Paavs are extremely good here, so don’t give them a miss!
Bollywood Parks offers everything that your entire family desires – plenty of action, rides, stunts, fabulous food, color and music everywhere. Just see it this way – the Bollywood Parks is 157,935 square meters of celebrating Bollywood in all its glamor. As with everything else in Dubai, it’s big, it’s spectacular, and it’s unforgettable!
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