The official opening of the Middle East’s largest theme park destination was marked tonight with a grand inauguration ceremony in the presence of VIP dignitaries.

General view during the Grand Opening of Dubai Parks and Resorts on December 18, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Dubai Parks and Resorts features MOTIONGATE Dubai, the first ever collaboration between Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks and Lionsgate; LEGOLAND Dubai, the first LEGOLAND theme park in the Middle East and the World’s first Bollywood Theme Park at Bollywood Parks Dubai. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Dubai Parks and Resorts)

Dubai Parks and Resorts is a mega new destination comprising three separate theme parks, a water park, a uniquely themed dining and retail district and a Polynesian themed family hotel covering 30.6 million square feet: The destination includes Legoland Dubai, the region’s first Legoland, a Hollywood-inspired park called Motiongate Dubai; and Bollywood Parks is the world’s first Bollywood theme park based on some of its biggest blockbusters.

The entire destination is connected by Riverland Dubai – a uniquely themed retail and dining district, and guests will be able to stay at the Lapita Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph Collection.

The resort will also host the Legoland Water Park, the region’s first water park catering to families with children aged 2-12, which will open in the near future.

The event showcased its theme parks in a special show involving the dancers and actors from Dubai Parks and Resorts’ live entertainment team, who perform in shows such as the Bollywood musical Jaan-e-Jigar and Step Up: All In, inspired by the Step Up film franchise.

Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be destinations fourth theme park and the regions first Six Flags theme park.