1.Â The largest SEGA Republic in the Middle East to open shortly at The Dubai Mall
2.Â 76,000 sq ft indoor theme park offers array of high-adrenaline attractions for all ages
SEGA Republic, the 76,000 sq ft indoor theme park in The Dubai Mall, is readying to open soon, with intensive training sessions for the operating team currently underway. The largest SEGA Republic theme park of its kind in the Middle East region has laid out the physical infrastructure with only finishing touches to be completed.
The focus has now moved on to training the SEGA Republic team of over 125 staff spanning various nationalities to ensure a superior leisure experience for all guests. The extensive training programme covers all aspects of guest service as well as intensive instruction on the advanced gaming technologies featured in the theme parkâ€™s nine heart-stopping attractions and 250-plus amusement games. At the end of the programme, each participant will undergo a detailed practical and written assessment designed to ensure that he or she can deliver the high standard of service required.
Spread over two levels, SEGA Republic has five zones with something for everyone – from the adrenaline rush of fast-paced attractions to the thrill of cutting-edge motion simulators and the family-oriented fun of carnival games, redemption games and competitive tests of skill.
The Speed Zone offers keenly awaited attractions such as the freefall drop ride SONIC HOPPER and the motion simulators STORM-G, INITIAL D4 LIMITED, and OUTRUN 2 SPECIAL TOURS SDX. The main attraction of the Sports Zone is HALFPIPE CANYON, a high-tech snowboarding half-pipe that gives riders the thrill of throttling up and down a 7-metre incline at speeds of up to 40 kms per hour, scoring points for performing various spins. Nearby, the Adventure Zone showcases indoor rollercoaster SPIN GEAR, along with the virtual experiences WILD WING, WILD JUNGLE and LETâ€™S GO JUNGLE! SPECIAL. The Cyberpop and Redemption Zones host one of the regionâ€™s largest selection of amusement games, with the latter offering the chance to win from an extensive array of 200 different prizes.
Mr. Arif Amiri, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Retail, said: â€œAs an indoor theme park, SEGA Republic is set to become a trend-setter in family leisure by offering the right mix of adventure, thrills and gaming for all ages. Now that the park is nearing opening, our energies are focused on training the team to offer every guest the finest leisure experience in a tech-savvy environment.â€
He explained: â€œThe operating team will play a key role in making sure that guests have a thoroughly fulfilling experience. This can only be achieved through extensive training, led by experts from SEGA Corporation in Japan, who have many years of experience in operating similar theme parks.â€
SEGA Republic complements KidZaniaÂ®, another leisure concept to open shortly at the mall, and the 22-screen Reel Cinemas, thus offering a larger breadth of leisure experiences for visitors. The new leisure complexes will be located in close proximity to each other in the mallâ€™s entertainment precinct, with direct access from the car park for the convenience of visitors.
The entertainment precinct strengthens the successful leisure roster at the mall including Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo with over 33,000 aquatic animals and the worldâ€™s largest acrylic viewing panel; the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink and The Dubai Fountain, the worldâ€™s tallest performing fountain.