Sega Park Opens In Dubai

The SEGA Republic—a nine-ride, 150-game amusement park—has officially opened in Dubai Mall, roughly 18 months after it was first announced.

The rides—with names like Spin Gear, Sonic Hopper, Halfpipe Canyon, Storm-G and Initial D4 Limited—are all just standard fun park fare, only with Sega characters stuck over them. They're split over five "zones", labelled Speed, Adventure, Sports, Cyberpop and Redemption.

There are also 150 arcade machines scattered around the place, along with plenty of places to spend your hard-earned dirham on Sega merch.

Welcome to the 1990s, Dubai. Expect this place to die as spectacular a death as any other Sega "fun park" built outside Japan during the Clinton/Seinfeld era.

SEGA Republic Opens in Dubai [Sega]


    Uh, seriously, i hope it works out for sega but i wouldn't hold my breath.

    Oh nice. Looks better than SEGA arcade in China.

    It's Dubai, so it should succeed.

    Errgh. SegaWorld Sydney sucked and closed down after only three years.

      SegaWorld Sydney was ok for what else there was at the time (not a replacement as a video game, but as a better theme park-esque, yet arcades still could beat it.)
      Also, who'd want to travel into the city during the schooltime? From where I live, it's like a 40minute trip, and maybe an extra few bits there.

    To appropriate Kramer: "These theme parks are making me-ah nostalgic."

    I miss Rail Chase, that indoor roller coaster @ Sega World Sydney :( It was the only ride I ever went on there. I also miss Wonderland - SNOWY RIVER RAMPAGE OMG!

    TBH, I never understood why Nintendo didn't make a theme park instead? :| If Microsoft were to make one, they def. better have a Mr Patch [from the Banjo Kazooie-verse] jumping castle!

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