Nakheel Malls brings zombie-themed fantasy land to Deira Islands
Nakheel Malls, the retail arm of master developer Nakheel, has teamed up with Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club to create a giant, zombie-themed entertainment zone, featuring more than 12 activities and attractions, at The Night Market at Deira Islands.
Zombie Apocalypse Park (ZAP) – the first of its kind in the UAE – boasts a thriller of a line-up of live acts, games, battles and events, powered by glow-in-the-dark technology. Activities include paintball games, escape games, VR 9D cinema, haunted house, axe throw, archery, haunted corn maze, air soft battle games, laser tag, trampolines, target shooting, zombie apocalypse attack and zombie runs.
The ZAP collaboration was cemented on Thursday (27 June) at a signing ceremony led by Nakheel CEO, Sanjay Manchanda and Joseph Estephan, General Manager, Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club.
Set to open in mid-2020, the 65,000 sq ft fantasy land also has its own car park, zombie-themed cafe, party room for private events and ZAP activities shop.
Omar Khoory, Managing Director of Nakheel Malls, said: “We are committed to creating unique, unforgettable experiences, attractions and facilities at our existing and upcoming retail developments. The Zombie Apocalypse Park will be a huge draw at The Night Market, attracting tourists, businesses and schools for team-building events and families and individuals for a new kind of entertainment. We are delighted to partner with Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club for this exciting new venture at our latest retail project.”
Joseph Estephan, General Manager, Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club, added: “Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club aspires to be recognised as the leader in providing high quality facilities in sports, recreation and hospitality, delivering diversified, innovative and unforgettable experiences for individuals, families and companies. With this collaboration, we are expanding our reach to provide a phenomenal entertainment experience at The Night Market, and are honoured to be partnering up with Nakheel Malls.”
Under the auspices of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Ruler of Sharjah, the Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club, the only mixed club in the emirate, opened in November 2005. Since its inception, the unique facility has added countless amenities, inspired by its Chairman, HE Sheikh. Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Thani and Managing Director, HE Sheikh Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al Thani. The Club houses a championship nine hole floodlit golf course and academy, indoor and outdoor paintball parks and shooting ranges and a diverse range of other sporting and leisure facilities.
The Night Market, one of a range of Nakheel retail, leisure and hospitality projects at Deira Islands, will be the world’s largest night market, with over 5,000 waterfront shops, restaurants, cafes and attractions, and more than 3,000 parking spaces. Construction is complete, with landscaping, water features and other finishing touches in progress.
Nakheel is one of the world’s leading developers and a major contributor to realising the vision of Dubai for the 21st century: to create a world class destination for living, business and tourism. Nakheel continues to deliver and enhance an iconic portfolio of innovative landmark projects in Dubai across the residential, retail, hospitality and leisure sectors.