DXB Entertainments, the Dubai-based owner and operator of Dubai Parks and Resorts, has reported AED109 million ($29.6 million) in revenues, 602, 000 visits and 37% occupancy at the Lapita Hotel for the first nine months of the year.
Adjusted EBITDA loss of AED114 million shows an improvement of 25% for the first nine months of 2020, compared to the same period last year, a reflection of the company’s efficiency programme and the cost mitigation initiatives implemented at the onset of the pandemic in March 2020.Consequently, operating costs for the 9M 2020 period decreased to AED205 million, compared to AED449million in the 9M2019, an improvement of 54%.
Mohamed Almulla, CEO and Managing Director, DXB Entertainments, said:
“We responded quickly and efficiently to the pandemic, and this has been clearly reflected in the 25% improvement in our adjusted EBITDA loss for the nine-month period, despite the challenging market environment.”
“We are happy to have partially re-opened our destination in September 2020 and would like to thank the UAE government and our operator partners who helped us implement global theme park safety standards.
“We are currently in the process of rolling out many exciting surprises with the launch of our new rides and the re-opening of our theme parks. We are working closely with our partners to promote Dubai Parks and Resorts as a preferred family staycation destination,” he added.
“During the closure of operations from March to September 2020, we have focused on the enhancement plan which includes addition of 10 new rides in Bollywood Parks™ Dubai and 2 new rides in Motiongate Dubai. I am pleased to announce that with the latest addition of thrill rides, Motiongate™ Dubai will become the region’s largest theme park by number of rollercoasters.
“The expansion to Lionsgate Zone will launch in early 2021 and feature the world’s first theme park ride inspired by the popular “John Wick” franchise and “Now You See Me” movie inspired roller coaster. Our destination will have a total of 3 world record thrill rides by early 2021.
“In line with our stated hotel strategy to deliver over 1,300 hotel rooms to the destination, we are getting ready to open the region’s first Legoland Hotel. This will complete our 360˚Legoland® Dubai Resort offering, with the hotel complementing the existing Legoland® Dubai theme park and Legoland Water Park.
“We are proud to be a key part of Dubai’s tourism infrastructure and look forward to welcome our annual pass holders and new guests to enjoy the latest ride additions and enhancements at our theme parks and hotels,” Almulla concluded.
– TradeArabia News Service
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