The largest-ever SEGA Republic in the Middle
East region will open at the mall shortly. A high-adrenaline ride,
adventure and gaming zone, SEGA Republic is developed in
association with Japan-based SEGA Corporation, one of the global
leaders in hi-tech entertainment.
The Dubai Mall has set apart 76,000 sq ft across
two levels for SEGA Republic. An indoor roller-coaster, thrilling
rides and motion simulators, many of which are bespoke attractions
for Dubai, are the highlight of SEGA Republic, which is likely to
appeal to all members of the family.
SEGA Republic will feature numerous key
attractions including SPIN GEAR, HALFPIPE CANYON, SONIC HOPPER,
INITIAL D4 LIMITED, STORM-G and OUTRUN2 SP.
With most of the major attractions being
based on skill levels, visitors are guaranteed that no two rides
are ever the same, providing a unique experience every time.
While the bespoke roller-coaster, SPIN
GEAR, is set to become a rage among families, HALFPIPE CANYON, a
snow/skateboarding simulator that has gained a phenomenal
following at SEGA’s Joypolis theme park in Japan, is also keenly
awaited by theme park enthusiasts in the region. “Drifting” fans
can now experience the thrill of INITIAL D4 LIMITED and SONIC
HOPPER, the 9-metre drop tower that provides a breath-taking ride.
Visitors will also be able to enjoy up to 250 amusement games, a
climbing wall and a host of food and beverage options at SEGA
Mr Suresh Bhatia, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar
Retail LLC, said, “Most of the attractions in SEGA Republic will
be a first-time experience for visitors to the mall and in the
region. The selection of rides, roller-coaster, motion ride
simulators and games in this all-season indoor theme park, have
been made to meet the demands of the fun-loving young population
of the region as well as families. Safety aspects are given the
highest priority, and SEGA Republic will have a dedicated team of
professionals on hand to assist visitors.”
KidZania, another leisure concept in the mall to
open this year, is a novel concept that introduces children to a
scaled-down version of a city in which they can experience the
ultimate in role-playing. They can choose from over 70 preferred
‘roles’ and be provided with costumes and other accessories for
the complete real-life like experience.
Reel Cinemas, the 22-screen cineplex also
due to open this summer, will house up to 2,800 seats.
Over 900 retailers have already opened at The
Dubai Mall and the remaining 300 will open in the next three
months. Several of these are flagship stores or mark the Middle
East launch of global brands.
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