Motiongate Dubai

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Motiongate Dubai
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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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MOTIONGATE™ Dubai is a must-visit for fun-lovers who want to experience jaw-dropping shows, adrenaline-pumping rides and endless movie-themed fun! From gravity-defying rides like The Hunger Games’ Capitol Bullet Train, to immersive attractions such as and Kung Fu Panda: Unstoppable Awesomeness. You can even battle for New York with Ghostbusters, join the Zoosters at Madagascar: Mad Pursuit, fly with Toothless the dragon or simply enjoy hours of fun and snap some epic photos inside the ginormous (air-conditioned) DreamWorks Zone. Little, big and medium-sized ones alike will be truly spoilt for thrilling choice as they explore the park’s five themed zones, each one straight out of the movies – just like the delicious collection of eateries and an incredible array of exclusive movie merchandise and memorabilia. So, buy your tickets now and we’ll see you at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, where rides and movies come together!
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Freddes
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates876 contributions
Family
It was our second visit and it did not disappoint.
They have some great thrilling rides such as Madagascar, bullet train or Dragons, and other smoother great attractions.
If the queues are too long you can get the Q fast pass, which you can book in advance or buy in the park from the shops while already inside the park. I found it really worth it as they operate at lower capacity due to COVID restrictions.
In all we had a great fun day as a family !
Written April 10, 2021
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Dena
2 contributions
Solo
This is an AMAZING theme park, and I love the selection of roller coasters!!

My issues have nothing to do with the park itself but my biggest issue is that Motiongate doesn't list on its website a month, a week, or even a day in advance when rides are scheduled to be maintained, hence, when they will be closed.

I don't live in Dubai so travelling to Dubai itself takes a lot of money not to mention the cost of Motiongate itself.

If they had a free shuttle bus, at least ONCE a day to it from Abu Dhabi, that would be super helpful; but they don't.
Written March 28, 2022
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Dear Guest, Thank you for sharing your experience about your visit to Motiongate. We are thrilled that you love our rollercoasters. Regarding our ride enhancement schedule, you can find the list on our website and the list is regularly updated. We would also like to inform you that your suggestion about free shuttle bus will be escalated to the management. Looking forward to seeing you soon.
Written April 10, 2022
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A Almagrabi
6 contributions
Family
We took the Leap Year promotion which was like getting a free ticket. However, knowing that it would be extremely crowded, we decided to purchase the Q-Fast, which was also a bit discounted online. And let me tell you, that was the best decision ever made.

Starting from the Bullet Train, the entrance was seamless as we passed through tens and tens of people. Same with every other ride. We played the ones we liked at least two times (up to four for certain rides). The only issue was that many rides were delayed because of unknown difficulties, which would've been devestating for those queuing for more than an hour or so.

Overall, we had a lot of fun and also had time to enjoy the shows. Great day for the whole family.
Written March 2, 2020
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Dear Guest, Thank you for feedback. Be assured that this will reach our management team for review. We are happy you enjoyed our park. Surely, we suggest that in these busy days the Q-fast is the best thing to have. Glad to welcome you again!!! Kind Regards, Rony S
Written March 4, 2020
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Hoops87
London, UK31 contributions
We went to Motiongate between Christmas and the New Year for the first time. Operations were dreadful and really ruined the experience. Ride operations were very slow. I understand the additional cleaning required but other parks have been much more efficient. We purchased the express entry which was not cheap to try to get on more rides but operations were slow here so you would be waiting a while in these queues as well which meant we still were not able to go on all the rides we wanted to in the park.

The worst part is the dining options which were really limited and lots were closed. We ended up queuing and waiting an hour off peak for lunch at 5pm inside the Smurfs land for fast food. More options needed to be open across the park.

The pros were the entrance and walk up the park which had lots of similarities to Disney’s Hollywood Studios and certain rides that were very good. I would recommend the Dreamworks rides like Madagascar and How to Train Your Dragon. The dark rides like Shrek, Smurfs and Hotel Transylvania are excellent for young kids which make it far better for families than IMG. There are also a lot of basic rides. Ghostbusters is awful given the IP and the chance to make it really exciting. KungFu Panda simulator is also very basic. Hopefully the newer coasters make the Lionsgate area a bit more exciting as its a bit lonely with the Hunger Games rides that are nothing much to shout about

This has the potential to be an excellent park with removal or redesigning of the poorer rides and far better operations across rides and dining.
Written January 10, 2022
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Yusuf V
United Kingdom8 contributions
Family
An absolutely poor experience. The park is very nice in terms of decoration and style. However it's let down by very poor service. The park is mainly not that busy. Of what little customers there are there, the ride queue times are completely inaccurate. The queue times will state 10 or 20 mins. But in actually fact the queing times are 1 hour plus for all the rides. We managed to go on 4 rides and that was it. We would have bought fast track but as all rides seemed to have short queue times, it did not seem to make sense. Complained to customer service, who could not be bothered to call a manager. Place is poorly run, and I would definitely advise people against visiting this place, especially if you have small kids. Warner brothers in Abu Dhabi is much better. Poor service poor staffing and shocking queing times. It's a complete waste of money motiongate, it should be renamed to motionslowgate.
Written October 22, 2021
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Sorina G
Arad, Romania46 contributions
Family
They just don't care about disability persons!!!!!
The place is very nice, like a woanderland, but the stuff is not very nice and they not pay atention at the people with disabilities!!!
So i was with my 4 year old boy snd my husbund whom is with disabilties, he can not stay long on feet. I acompany him all the time. So we had the fast line bracelet, but actualy nobody cares! The stuff is suposed to let you in because you go on the fast lane, but is not like this. We where at kung fu panda, 4d movie, and everybody got inside the boat and we where left out cause my husbund obviosly couldn't run!!! So the guy from the stuff said, if you dob't like you're sits just get out! The sits where spread like 1 here 1 there!!
And it's not the only thing! You pay for the full ticket (wich is not cheap) and when you get inside a lot of atractions are closed!!
So after all we want our money back for the ticket but no one care!!
Written May 8, 2022
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Morgan
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Family
I arrived at motion gate to be greeted by extremely rude and unhelpful staff members at the ticket desk. There was 8 people in my group and this is the only theme park I have ever been to which do not offer family tickets and the prices are extremely expensive.

In addition to this 4 of the rides were closed. John wicks ride being one of them which was the reason we came to the park as it was my brothers birthday. And it was not stated online that the ride would be closed!

We then entered the park and were told at almost all of the rides we must wear a mask. However they could not provide us with one nor did they sell any!! This left all children extremely upset as we were being turned away from almost all the rides!!

Furthermore, 5 members of my group went on the
Now you see me ride. Which got stuck just as the ride was finishing mid air!! My young brother was petrified crying and the only compensation was warm water!!

The place is a ghost town, so quiet and it has no atmosphere whatsoever! I didn’t come across one friendly staff member. All so unhappy and rude!

Please do not go here and waste your money

You will leave with upset children
Written July 20, 2022
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Dear M6063OJmorgan , We would like to extend our apologies for the inconveniences you and your family experienced while vising Motiongate. Regarding rude and unhelpful staff, we would like to apologize if you have been attended to in an unprofessional manner. This will be escalated to the management for further action. The list of rides due for and undergoing annual enhancements are regularly updated on our website. Wearing of masks is absolutely mandatory in indoor areas as stipulated by Dubai government. Furthermore, all our retail stores are equipped with masks for sale. Some rides may experience unexpected technical issues which may lead to ride evacuation. Our Attractions team are highly trained and certified to evacuate stuck guests, in accordance with the set safety measures put in place by the authority. For further assistance, kindly contact us at "guestservices@motiongatedubai.com" and we will get back to you. Best regards, Motiongate Guest Services Management
Written August 1, 2022
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suecorr
Dublin, Ireland3 contributions
Family
Massive queue to get your fast pass which is ironic! Only one person at fast pass desk. 2 other motion gate staff just standing there looking at the queue. When we asked what the delay was and could we speak to someone in charge, a very obnoxious “retail manager” started arguing with us and refused to get the fast pass manager. We were very upset with their lack of management but she just made things 20 times worse by antagonising us and telling us there is nothing she can do. A lady behind us complained also and asked to talk to manager and she said she’d get him!!! Really really bad customer service and we hadn’t even got in to the park yet.
Very few restaurants open or booths to get drinks or snacks
Rides were good but staff let a lot of normal queue people in before fast pass people so you wonder why you pay a lot of extra money when you don’t get the service.
Was at motiongate in dec 2019 and it was much better, staff were much better and it was managed much better.
Standards have slipped big time and the “retail manager” needs a personality transplant if she wants to continue working in a theme park.
Written December 30, 2021
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Ahussein78
Dubai, United Arab Emirates28 contributions
Family
Overall, the park has Amazing rides, however, there were ridicules queues on every ride with an average waiting time of 60 mins which makes it impossible to enjoy your visit.

The queues hardly moves which I think is caused by mismanagement.

There are no much rides for kids aged under 8. The majority of the rides are for teenagers and adults who are looking for adrenaline.

We hardly got into 4 rides in 5 hrs plus that we had to leave some queues after queuing for over 20 mins.

It’s an absolute waste of money if you visit in a busy period but will be definitely worth if you go at the middle of the week outside the holidays season.
Written December 29, 2021
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alhasan1909
Lahore, Pakistan934 contributions
Family
We have been to all the theme parks in UAE many times. Motiongate has the rides our kids love the most. They love the themes of IMG, Legoland and Warner Bros but they love the rides at Motiongate. Last time we went in September 2019 before the Pandemic it was off season so not very busy but was extremely hot so during the day we usually just stayed in the Dreamworks section which is all indoors and enjoyed the rest of the park in the evening. The tickets at the counter if I'm not mistaken are $75 and the annual pass is around $110 so if your planning to visit again it makes sense to get the annual passes as you get discounts on food and merchandise. The staff at the place while not the best but are professional and helpful. The food is expensive which is to be expected but because it was off season we got some great deals on merchandise. My elder son who's 10 loves the Madagascar Mad Pursuit ride which is a lot of fun also for adults and is usually the busiest of all the rides. My younger son who's 5 loves the Smurf Roller-coaster which kids over 1m can go on accompanied by an adult. Which I think is the only roller-coaster ride we could go on in all of UAE. The Kung Fu Panda trainng is a great show for kids where they can participate and get to meet the characters. The dragon flyer is also a ride where kids as little as 1m can go which the kids also loved. There are many play areas spread across the park indoor and an outdoor one. The first time we went I didn't think the place was all that special but the kids loved all the rides and had so much fun it became one of our favourites. They also have some great rides for thrill seekers. The only 1 criticism I have is the character meet and greet which should be a little longer and more often. If your kids like the movie Hotel Transylvania the ride isn't all that good but the character meet and greet is a lot of fun they sing and dance and the kids can participate which was fun. The park is not a must see but if you have kids the place is worth a visit.
Written August 26, 2020
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Dear Guest, We highly valued your feedback and we are glad to hear that you had an enjoyable experience and especially your recommendation about the Smurf Roller-coaster with us. We would be delighted to welcome you back soon! Best Regards, Harsha Perera Manager - Entry Operation.
Written September 10, 2020
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Motiongate Dubai is open:
  • Sun - Thu 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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