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Dubai theme park firm to hold auditions for entertainments team

Dubai Parks and Resorts says it plans to recruit more than 400 performers ahead of October opening

Dubai theme park firm to hold auditions for entertainments team
Dubai Park and Resorts. (Courtesy: Dubai Parks and Resorts)

Dubai Parks and Resorts, set to be the region’s largest theme park resort upon opening in October, has announced its audition plans to recruit more than 400 performers to be part of its inaugural entertainment cast.

Auditions will be held throughout January and February and artists across MENA are being invited as part of the destination’s vision to secure some of the best talent in the Middle East for the many planned shows and performances. 

Dubai Parks and Resorts is planning a range of different offerings with everything from stage shows to street performances and character meet-and-greets.

The resort said in a statement that it is looking for a variety of talents from singers, dancers and actors through to puppeteers and trampolinists. 

The audition tour – which will take place in several continents, will start in the Middle East in Lebanon from late January before travelling to Egypt, Morocco and the UAE. It will also be visiting the UK and Australia in search of some of the best talent that the world has to offer. 

Jason Ramsburg, director of Live Entertainment at Dubai Parks and Resorts, said: “With less than a year to go until opening we are now focused on bringing to life the many entertainment offerings that Dubai Parks and Resorts has to offer and are excited to be announcing our audition tour.

"We have already had a round of auditions in India and we will soon also be having auditions in Australia and the United Kingdom. We want to make sure that the many talented artists that we have here in the Middle East have a chance to audition and so we have organised a fairly wide reaching tour to meet as many performers as possible.” 

Those interested in auditioning are urged to visit www.dprauditions.com for further details on the roles required and the audition process. 

Auditions will be held across the MENA region as follows: 

* January 30-31 - Beirut, Lebanon, Lebanon Dance Academy, Private Club, Cosmopolitan Hotel

* February 2-3 - Cairo, Egypt, Higher Institute of Ballet, The Academy of Arts Giza

* February 6-7 – Casablanca, Morocco, Sport Plaza, Art’s Plaza Academy

* February 25-26 – Dubai, UAE, James & Alex Dance Studios

Dubai Parks and Resorts will feature motiongate Dubai as well as the region’s first LEGOLAND Park and a LEGOLAND Water Park. Dubai Parks and Resorts will also feature Bollywood Parks Dubai and the entire destination will be connected by Riverland Dubai, a retail, dining and entertainment walkway.

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