Sesame Joins Universal’s Dubai Park Plans

Universal Studios Dubailand has signed a deal with Sesame Workshop to develop three Sesame Street-themed venues for an under-construction theme park in the United Arab Emirates.

Anchoring the addition is Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic, an experience that will explore the moviemaking process using such familiar characters as Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert and Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, Grover and Prairie Dawn. The experience will be presented in a 400-seat auditorium.

The park also will feature a Sesame Street carousel, a live stage show and a retail outlet called Elmo’s Emporium.

‘Our collaboration with Universal Studios has allowed us to design and build an extraordinary family destination in the region and our new partnership with Sesame Workshop will enable us to deliver incomparable family entertainment featuring the legendary Sesame Street experience,’ says Khalid Al Malik, CEO of Tatweer Dubai, of which Universal Studios Dubailand is a member.

‘The park offers a remarkable opportunity to share all the laughter and learning of Sesame Street with the people of the U.A.E. and visiting guests from around the world.’ says Gary E. Knell, president and CEO, Sesame Workshop.