Developing world-class attractions and ensuring sustainable growth through robust planning, innovative designs, effective partnerships and guest attraction strategies

The Middle East is one of the world’s fastest growing tourist hotspots and with confirmed investment of over $350 billion dollars in the theme parks and attractions industry by 2020, the region is one of the most lucrative markets globally.

With a rapidly growing cluster of leisure attractions in the market including theme parks, water parks, zoos, FECs and aquariums, it has become more crucial than ever for stakeholders to develop effective business, guest attraction, marketing and operational models that will enable them achieve a competitive edge.

Join us at the 3rd edition of the Theme Parks & Entertainment Development Middle East Forum this May in Dubai, and discuss trends and strategies in developing world-class and iconic attractions as well as industry partnerships to sustain growth and increase overall revenue.

Now in its 3rd year, the 2017 event will feature presentations from King Abdullah Economic City, Dubai Opera, IMG Worlds of Adventure, Dubai Parks & Resorts, Abdullah Al Othaim Leisure & Tourism Company and more as well as the first-ever industry awards and a site visit to the Dubai Parks & Resorts.

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What can you expect from 2017?


Hear from C-level experts from King Abdullah Economic City, Novo Cinemas, Dubai Opera, DXB Entertainment and ADabisc on strategies to sustain growth and increase overall revenue


Learn how Dubai Fountains, Ski Dubai and At The Top Burj Khalifa use innovative strategies to maintain their position as the ‘must go to’ attractions in the UAE


Discover how Novo Cinemas, Emaar, IMG Worlds of Adventure and Dubai Parks and Resorts are forming strategic partnerships to support growth and increase overall revenues


Be a part of interactive discussions as AECOM, Killa Design, At The Top Burj Khalifa, Emaar Entertainment, VE Experts and IMG Worlds of Adventure debate on how technology can offer an incredible potential to improve guest experience and create quicker and easier access to unforgettable experiences

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New this year!


Don’t miss the first-ever industry awards in the region as we recognise the contributors and innovators in the industry on Wednesday, 10 May 2017.


Join us for an exclusive site visit on Thursday, 11 May and find out for yourself how this attraction is set to become the region’s largest integrated theme park resort.

Who should attend?

Stakeholders throughout the leisure & entertainment value chain from the Middle East and beyond including:

  •  Theme parks owners and operators
  •  Waterparks owners and operatorsli>
  •  Family Entertainment Centres (FECs)
  •  Attraction owners
  •  Tourism authorities
  •  Tourism investment companies
  •  Planning & design consultants
  •  Project management consultants
  •  Main contractors
  •  Suppliers and solution providers
  •  Industry associations


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