Leisure & Entertainment
Dubai Holding’s impact in leisure and entertainment is bar none, offering leading attractions and venues that have brought to life many of the most popular and iconic tourist hotspots across Dubai.
Entertaining Millions through Media, Events and Attractions
Dubai Holding Entertainment’s Arabian Radio Network (ARN) is the largest and most dynamic multiplatform radio network in the region. It operates some of the leading radio stations, attracting more than 4 million weekly listeners.
The Dubai Holding Entertainment portfolio offers a diverse range of attractions and event venues, including the iconic Ain Dubai, the world’s largest and tallest observation wheel on Bluewaters; Coca-Cola Arena, the Middle East's largest multipurpose indoor arena located at City Walk; The Green Planet, a fully immersive indoor tropical forest with animal encounters; Roxy Cinemas, an ultimate boutique cinema experience, and many more.
One of the most popular eco-friendly adventure destinations in the UAE is Hatta Wadi Hub. The leisurely experience at Hatta, overseen by Dubai Holding Hospitality, is crafted to provide a rich, sensory treat, allowing visitors a take a break from city life and indulge in nature and outdoor adventure like nowhere else in the UAE. It offers an exciting array of activities and opportunities, ranging from glamping, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking to exploring the heritage of Hatta and indulging in authentic Emirati culture – attracting thrill seekers, nature enthusiasts, families and holidaymakers alike year on year.
Spreading Joy with Leading Theme Parks across the City
Global Village, managed by the Dubai Holding Entertainment, is one of Dubai’s longest established tourist attractions having opened in 1997. Global Village offers world-class cultural and family entertainment, featuring more than 26 international pavilions and representing more than 75 countries. The popular attraction has welcomed 4.5 million guests during Season 25.
The newest addition to the Dubai Holding Entertainment portfolio is Dubai Parks and Resorts™, the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination comprising of four separate theme parks. These include MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park that features immersive rides and attractions based on famous Hollywood hits; BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai, a first-of-its-kind theme park that showcases rides, attractions and live entertainment shows based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters; LEGOLAND® Dubai, a unique and interactive theme park for families which brings the well-known LEGO® brick to life in a playful environment that encourages learning; and LEGOLAND® Water Park, the region’s first water park catering to families with children aged 2-12 years old.
Wild Wadi Waterpark by Jumeirah opened in 1999, becoming the first themed waterpark in the region, and set the standard for others to follow. It has received international awards for the quality of its 30 rides, its safety record and also for its innovation. It welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors annually, with thousands of thrill-seekers every day.
The success of Wild Wadi Waterpark attracted an impressive range of other waterparks to open its doors for residents and visitors in Dubai, including our Laguna Waterpark nestled at the heart of Dubai's coolest beachfront destination of La Mer.
Together, these diverse entertainment and leisure assets from across the Dubai Holding portfolio enhance the appeal and competitiveness of Dubai as an international tourism and leisure destination, with the added value of the quality of the facilities and the high standards of training, supervision and security.