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High-Adrenaline Entertainment at SEGA Republic in Dubai

Travel News Asia Latest Travel News Podcasts Tuesday, 15 July 2008

The Dubai Mall, one of the worlds largest shopping and entertainment destinations, is opening doors to a new wave of high-adrenaline entertainment with SEGA Republic, an indoor theme park featuring thrilling rides, motion-simulator adventures and cutting edge amusements.

SEGA Republic, is a two-level, 76,000 sq ft indoor theme park, featuring a diverse line-up of rides and amusements, all in a controlled environment designed from the concept stage to entertain all age groups, at all levels. It will be the first of its kind in the region, and will serve as a benchmark for future SEGA indoor theme park developments across the Middle East and North Africa region and the Indian Subcontinent. With zones themed to reflect the experiences on offer, from the thrill of the Speed Zone, the active Sports Zone, the major rides and simulators, and huge Redemption Zone, SEGA Republic promises to offer something for all age-groups, whether residents or tourists.

Mr Yousif Al Ali, General Manager, The Dubai Mall said, SEGA Republic is redefining the concept of indoor entertainment in the region by introducing never-experienced before adventures and games. Based on the original Joypolis in Tokyo, SEGA Republic adopts the same adrenaline-fueled offer of thrilling rides including brand new concepts - and the latest interactive arcade games that will appeal to people of all ages.

SEGA Republic offers visitors of all ages the opportunity to discover the worlds they wish to explore through a variety of themed zones Wild Adventure Zone, Speed Zone, Cyberpop Zone, Sports Zone and the Redemption Zone. Near the entry, is Sonic Hopper a drop tower offering thrills for all age groups in a family-free-fall experience. The Wild Adventure zone includes motion simulated rides with an extreme adventure theme such as Wild Wing that allows visitors to experience a dramatic aerial tour of the countryside or also explore nature up-close on Wild Jungle. SEGA Republic also features Spin Gear, a full-scale indoor horizontal spinning-coaster offering several surprise twists and turns. In the Sports Zone, visitors can enjoy games and rides based on real-world sports, such as the signature attraction, Halfpipe Canyon.

Another large attraction at the SEGA Republic is the Redemption Zone, a themed arcade and gaming zone, where tickets can be won and redeemed for a large range of merchandise.

Mr Okitane Usui, President and Chief Operating Officer, SEGA Corporation, said, We are proud to be able to launch a number of new concepts, and a major new sub-brand with our friends at Emaar Malls Group. The newly created identity of the indoor theme park at The Dubai Mall, SEGA Republic, will offer a new experience for the young, and the young at heart, as it upholds the quest for adventure in an out-of-this-world environment. Our theme parks and entertainment centers are community spaces that present unique opportunities for everyone from children to adults to share extraordinary experiences together. We aim to create a very special feel in every one of our designs to create a bridge to the world of adventures that await within.

SEGA Republic will further build on the strong leisure and entertainment quotient of The Dubai Mall, which also features KidZania, an innovative childrens edutainment concept; a world-class Aquarium with a 270 degree walkthrough tunnel; an Olympic-sized Ice Rink; the worlds largest indoor Gold Souk and a 22-screen Cineplex all set to open in the coming months. In addition there are over 14,000 undercover car park spaces and an adjoining luxury 5-star hotel with 250 rooms and 450 serviced apartments.

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