Construction photos for the Sega Republic at the Dubai Mall

Shaggy January 26, 2009 5



I don’t recall how long ago it was that we heard that Sega was building some sort of amusement park in Dubai but either way one of the people involved in the construction of said amusement park has begun posting pictures of the construction progress on a forum for theme parks. Called the Sega Republic, it looks like it will be pretty cool when it’s all said and done but I don’t envy the guy who has to put this all together and make it work, it looks like it’s a bit of a headache. There will be roller coaster rides and a drop tower and much more (I believe there will be something like Gameworks there too) so when it’s all said and done in a few years, it should be another fun place to visit if you go to Dubai.

For the full set, click here (the Theme Park Review Forums). Pictures posted by forum user “Dubaidave”.


  1. Nomax January 26, 2009 at 7:44 am - Reply

    If only they could bring this concept back in Europe too…

  2. Editor January 26, 2009 at 12:53 pm - Reply

    ai men.

    But t be honest, Sega was so badly mauled by Sega World (Troc) that a new European facility will need major consideration.

  3. Nomax January 26, 2009 at 2:00 pm - Reply

    I understand… And If I had the financial ability to set up this sort of FEC, I would think about it twice before investing.

    Funny thing is that Tokyo’s Joypolis doesn’t attract that much people either… while in Belgium we have “Plopsa Indoor” which does quite well despite presenting ugly mascots… But kids know about them because they have a show broadcast on several different TV channels each morning…

    When Sega World opened in the mid-90’s, Sonic was very popular at the time…

    That’s what is needed, something popular that attracts visitors. It doesn’t have to be characters, it can also be a hyped up place (through heavy advertising or word of mouth).

    Recent on-line general media attention shows amusement is slowly regaining popularity but is it enough to ensure successful operation of such big locations??? :-/

  4. Madjock January 27, 2009 at 4:37 pm - Reply

    The Joypolis was busy when I was in Tokyo last summer, me and a friend had a good time but the queues were a nightmare, mainly as the Japanese were so polite – loading the rides takes forever.

    Looks like one of the the rides, the snowboarding like one, is the same… the large half pipe shaped one.

  5. segafan August 19, 2009 at 7:55 pm - Reply

    Looks like it’s finally going to open soon. Check out this website. Someone got a sneak peak!

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