Frontgrid Ltd has launched its first ParadropVR™ installation in the Middle East. The thrilling immersive attraction is now live and thrilling guests at VR Theme Park at The Dubai Mall, which is owned and operated by Emaar Entertainments. 

This latest installation is the first new ParadropVR™ site to launch this year, following installations at Universe Science Park, Merlin Entertainments’ £20m new indoor adventure centre the Bear Grylls Adventure and iFLY Basingstoke in 2018. 

Frontgrid has also recently announced that it will be launching a world-first ParadropVR™ City Flyer experience at the King Power Mahanakhon in summer 2019, with a further 4 global sites due to be announced. 

Frontgrid is inviting visitors to the DEAL Middle East show to come and experience ParadropVR™ at VR Theme Park while in Dubai this week. Anyone wishing to request a VIP test flight should contact Claire Hughes (cdh@frontgrid.co.uk) to book. 

Frontgrid CEO, Matt Wells said: 

“We’re thrilled to have launched our first ParadropVR™ installation with Emaar Entertainments in Dubai. The VR Theme Park is a really exciting location and it’s great to see the enthusiasm visitors of all ages have for immersive entertainment.” 

“By the end of 2019, thrill-seekers in 8 countries worldwide will be able to experience ParadropVR™. We’re forecasting 1 million rides this year across all our existing and planned sites, and see huge potential for our products to help operators in the Middle East deliver meaningful results.” 

“We’re looking forward to meeting old and new friends at the DEAL Middle East Show next week, and to showcase our latest installation at VR Theme Park. It’s a great opportunity for visitors to experience the ride for themselves, and to introduce our ground-breaking city flyer concept.” 

About ParadropVR™ 

ParadropVR™ is a trademark of global adventure leisure and attractions specialists Frontgrid Ltd (Frontgrid.co.uk). The premium virtual reality attraction simulates flying a paraglider, combining self-controlled physical movement with free roam virtual reality content and a skill-based game to deliver high-octane fun and encourage repeat visitation. 

The world-first ParadropVR™ installation launched at Universe Science Park in Denmark in spring 2018, where over 40,000 visitors experienced the ride in the first four months. Subsequent installations at Merlin Entertainments’ The Bear Grylls Adventure and iFLY Basingstoke launched later in 2018. 

The installation at Emaar Entertainment’s VR Theme Park is the first installation to launch in the Middle East. Several more global installations are planned for 2019 including India, Malaysia and the UK, with the world-first ParadropVR™ City Flyer experience due to open at the King Power Mahanakhon in summer 2019. 

Available in configurations from 1-40+ seats, ParadropVR™ is a fully turnkey attraction suitable for a range of venues including theme parks, shopping malls, FECs and destination visitor attractions. 

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