Sega Republic to open as major new attraction

The park has more than 150 games and nine rides. (SUPPLIED)

A major new leisure attraction, the 76,000sq ft Sega Republic indoor theme park, opens today at The Dubai Mall.

The park has been developed by Emaar Retail and Japan's Sega Corporation, creator of video games such as Sonic the Hedgehog and a leader in hi-tech entertainment.

The park has more than 150 games and nine rides including spinning roller coaster Spin Gear, Sonic Hopper, Halfpipe Canyon, Storm-G and Initial D4 Limited. Halfpipe Canyon is a snowboarding ride that gives adrenaline fans the thrill of speeding up and down a seven-metre incline at up to 40kph.

The attractions are spread over five themed zones – Speed, Adventure, Sports, Cyberpop and Redemption.

"Sega Republic is the first of its kind in the Middle East and it delivers an unmatched, distinctive leisure experience for all visitors," said Emaar Retail CEO Arif Amiri.

"The theme park complements the myriad other leisure attractions within the mall and provides quality entertainment for all visitors.

"All the attractions have been thoroughly tested to meet international standards for safety and the operating team has undertaken extensive training to ensure the well-being of every guest. We are offering the ultimate in fun and excitement to all visitors in a totally safe, controlled environment."

Introductory offers will be available to mark the opening. One, the Power Pass, will give unlimited access to all nine rides for a whole day for Dh100. The attraction has the same opening hours as the mall – 10am to 10pm Sunday to Wednesday and 10am to midnight Thursday to Saturday.

The launch of the theme park follows last week's opening of the first 10 screens at the mall's 22-screen Reel Cinemas megaplex. Later this year, KidZania, an attraction offering a mixture of education and entertainment, will open to complete the mall's leisure precinct.


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