Dubai: World's first Real Madrid theme park to have football games to test skills

Company is currently in designing phase of park and ordering attractions, skill games, restaurants etc


Waheed Abbas

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Published: Mon 15 May 2023, 6:00 AM

Last updated: Mon 15 May 2023, 6:18 PM

The world’s first Real Madrid theme park coming up in Dubai will offer a lot of skill and football-related games where visitors will test their skills. Being built by Dubai Holding Entertainment, the theme park is set to open later this year at the Dubai Parks and Resorts.

“Real Madrid will have sportainment, a lot of skill games, football-related games, skilled games to know how good you’re versus a professional athlete. We will also have a museum where people will be able to see replicas of most of the trophies that the club has won in history,” said Fernando Eiroa, CEO of Dubai Holding Entertainment.

Eiroa added that the company is currently in the designing phase of the theme park and ordering attractions, skill games, restaurants, themes etc.

Dubai Holding Entertainment's portfolio includes Ain Dubai, Global Village, Dubai Parks and Resorts, The Green Planet, Arabian Radio Network, Virgin Radio and a number of other entities.

“In the next few months, we have focused on Real Madrid Theme Park and at the same time we are adding a lot of new experiences attractions, experiences, restaurants, F&B, and indoor playgrounds throughout the destinations,” he added.

Adding more experiences

Recently, it also opened the largest inflatable park at Dubai Parks and Resorts.

Eiroa added that the company’s Coca-Cola Arena, The Green Planet have attracted strong visitor numbers.

Dubai Holding Entertainment's chief added that they’re expanding experiences and entertainment options for the visitors in its existing portfolio, including the widely-popular Global Village.

Eiroa added that the next edition will have more shows, entertainment and experiences for visitors.

“Global Village is an example of what the world should be – where you have different cultures, different people, and different countries living together and sharing their experiences, culture and food. Millions of people come there to enjoy this diversity. So we will emphasise on that and bring more attractions related to that,” he said.

Dubai Global Village closed its doors on April 30 of its Season 27, and received the highest number of guests in its history, reaching over 9 million visitors.

“We have seen an increase in visitation both in domestic and international,” he added.


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