The Smurfs host a Smurf-tastic Iftar for MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai’s newest residents Papa, Smurfette, Brainy and Vanity Smurf partake in Ramadan festivities with friends  

  Smurf iftar


The world’s most adored blue-coloured friends, the Smurfs have been continuing to paint the town blue as they settle into their future home in Smurfs Village, one of five Zones in MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park. Their Smurfy adventures continued as special guests for an Iftar in recognition of the Holy Month of Ramadan, where more than 100 guests of all ages were treated to a truly Smurf-mazing experience in the fun-loving company of Papa, Smurfette, Brainy and Vanity Smurf.

Throughout the evening, the Smurfs couldn’t contain their excitement as details of Smurfs Village Zone were revealed including an exclusive sneak peek of the Smurfs Studios Tour ride vehicle, one of the five action-packed rides nestled amongst charming mushroom-capped houses. Adding to the thrill, guests could fly through Smurfs Village and all five Zones within MOTIONGATE™ Dubai with a 360-degree virtual coaster tour, using special Virtual Reality goggles.

Other Smurf-tastic activities included face-painting, colouring and keepsake photo opportunities keeping kids and parents in Smurfy grins from ear-to-ear.

Scheduled to open in October this year, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, which will also feature two additional theme parks and a waterpark all in one amazing destination.

Guests can get a sneak peek of Smurfs Village before the park opens by purchasing MOTIONGATE™ Dubai’s Annual Pass at or By purchasing an Annual Pass now, fun-seekers will guarantee their place as one of the first to experience this world of fun and adventure, as the passes will include exclusive preview access to the parks. In addition, Annual Pass holders who use their passes in 2016, will be given an extended validity until December 31st 2017, meaning even more opportunities to ‘Experience Amazing’.



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MOTIONGATE™ Dubai is the place for Hollywood-inspired fun and adventure in the Middle East, inviting guests of all ages to step into the magical, mythical worlds of some of cinema’s most beloved movies. Uniting three legendary film studios in one theme park – Sony Pictures Studios, DreamWorks Animation and Lionsgate – visitors will go beyond the screen and immerse themselves in the magic of Hollywood, ensuring fun for the whole family year round and creating memories to last a lifetime.

Spread across five zones, guests of all ages will be entertained by 27 key rides and attractions including roller coasters, multi-media dark rides, interactive play labs, media-based theatre shows, plus a full program of roaming entertainment and live dance performances. Inspired by 13 of Hollywood’s most beloved live action and animated films, visitors will be transported into the world of movies including Shrek, Ku Fu Panda, Hotel Transylvania, Ghostbusters, The Smurfs and The Hunger Games.

With nine family-friendly restaurants, 15 themed retail outlets and a multi-purpose theatre, seating 1,000 guests, as well as multiple kiosks offering light bites and merchandise throughout the park, visitors have a full range of choices for dining, entertainment and relaxation beyond the rides and attractions. As part of its full-service offering, motiongate™ Dubai is enhanced with smart technology, smart queuing, shaded walkways and offers full access for visitors with mobility impairments.

Set to open in October this year, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai is part of the amazing experience of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest multi-themed family entertainment destination.


Dubai Parks and Resorts PJSC (DFM: DUBAIPARKS), is set to be the region’s largest integrated theme park destination comprising three theme parks: MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, a movie inspired theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate; Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, the first theme park based on the sights and sounds of Bollywood; as well as LEGOLAND® Dubai, a unique, interactive theme park for families which will bring the well-known LEGO® brick to life in a playful learning environment; and LEGOLAND® Water Park, the region’s first water park catering to families with children 2-12.

The entire destination will be connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a retail, dining and entertainment walkway located at the heart of the destination and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian-themed resort catering to families, which will be managed by the Marriott Group.

Set to open in October this year, the AED 10.5 billion development is spread across 25 million square feet of land located on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai opposite the Palm Jebel Ali.  6.7 million ticketed visits are projected for 2017, the first full year of operation.

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About Peyo, Lafig Belgium/IMPS (International Merchandising Promotions & Services)

IMPS, together with LAFIG Belgium, are the official licensors of the little blue-skinned characters ‘The Smurfs’. Over the years, IMPS has worked in close collaboration with its agents worldwide to develop successful licensed merchandising, retail and co-branded promotions, publishing activities broadcasting deals Theme Parks Live Shows that have secured the everlasting success of the Smurfs. IMPS is run by Véronique Culliford, the daughter of Pierre Culliford, the creator of the Smurfs, who is better known under his pseudonym Peyo. Véronique has run IMPS since 1984 and controls with LAFIG Belgium the rights to the Smurfs characters and the Smurfs licensing worldwide.

For further information please contact:

Dina Bajjali or Samantha D’sa
ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
T: +971 4 4507600