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First Sesame Street-Themed Attractions Coming to Middle East

Universal Studios Dubailand and Sesame Workshop will develop and build three unique SESAME STREET-themed entertainment venues for the first Universal Studios theme park in the Middle East.

At the center of this partnership will be three SESAME STREET attractions within the park's whimsical Surf City area anchored by "Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic," a technologically advanced multi-dimensional sensory experience exploring the magic of movie making featuring beloved SESAME STREET characters Big Bird, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Bert, Ernie, Oscar the Grouch, Grover and Prairie Dawn.

Presented in a multi-sensory state-of-the-art 400-seat theatre, fitted with cutting edge motion base technology, "Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic" will allow guests to not only see and hear this remarkable attraction, but also simultaneously be immersed in the feelings and smells of the action right from their own seats. It's a fourth dimension of fun that puts guests into the heart of the experience.

The international adaptation of SESAME STREET began in the early 1970s and programming in the Middle East began in Kuwait in 1979, with IFTAH YA SIMSIM, the first SESAME STREET co-production in Arabic. Since then, local versions of SESAME STREET have been produced in Palestine, Jordan and Egypt, among two dozen other countries.

In addition to "Sesame Street 4-D Movie Magic," a SESAME STREET-themed carousel and live stage show will immerse park guests in SESAME STREET's brand of family-friendly entertainment, while Elmo's Emporium will offer a selection of SESAME STREET merchandise.

Universal Studios Dubailand, now under construction, promises visitors from around the globe an extraordinary opportunity to literally Ride The Movies. The park's rides and attractions will feature up-to-the-minute technology and leading edge special effects designed to transport visitors into the middle of their favorite blockbuster motion pictures.

Universal Studios Dubailand will join the family of Universal Studios resorts in Universal City, California; Orlando, Florida; Osaka, Japan and Singapore (also under construction).