SEGA Republic, a 76,000 sq ft indoor theme park,
opens its gates today (Friday, 21 August 2009) at The Dubai Mall,
the world's largest shopping and entertainment destination.
With nine adrenaline-pumping attractions such as
SPIN GEAR, SONIC HOPPER, HALFPIPE CANYON, STORM-G and INITIAL D4
LIMITED, SEGA Republic is sure to thrill visitors from the young
to the young at heart.
The various attractions are spread over
five themed zones – Speed, Adventure, Sports, Cyberpop and
Redemption – featuring an array of everything from action
packed motion-simulators to simulated sports games, classic
carnival games and one of the region’s largest selections of
prize-winning redemption games.
Speed Zone offers thrills for the adrenaline seeker on attractions
such as the 9-metre drop ride SONIC HOPPER, the Adventure Zone has
the keenly awaited SPIN GEAR, a spinning coaster replete with
sound and visual effects, themed on the story of an evil attempt
to capture Sonic the Hedgehog by his arch nemesis Dr. Eggman.
The Sports Zone is the place to test one’s skills and win
at the latest trendsetting sports simulation games that are based
on real world sports. One of the highlights of this zone is
HALFPIPE CANYON, a hi-tech snowboarding half-pipe that gives
riders the thrill of throttling up and down a 7-metre incline at
speeds of up to 40 km/hr.
The Cyberpop Zone offers cutting-edge
interactive entertainment through a variety of next-generation
gaming equipment, virtual experiences and light-hearted fun.
Redemption Zone hosts one of the region’s largest selection of
redemption games as well as a huge selection of winnable
merchandises for all ages.
Special introductory offers have been
made available to celebrate the opening. These include the
POWER Pass, which gives unlimited access to all nine
attractions for the entire day for only AED 100.
A PAY and PLAY
Pass, which can be topped up as and when required, is also
available at a minimum start charge of AED 10. For those who take
this option, the various attractions will range in price from AED
15 to AED 30.
The theme park operates the same hours as the
mall, which is from 10am to 10pm Sunday to Wednesday and 10am to
midnight Thursday to Saturday. The entrance to SEGA Republic is
located on the second floor of The Dubai Mall with parking
conveniently located nearby.
Mr. Arif Amiri, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar
Retail said, “Through our partnership with SEGA Corporation, we
have brought world-class leisure expertise to the region to ensure
that the very best in theme park entertainment is delivered. 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.”
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