Dubai has just opened a £2.8 billion 'mega theme park' - here's what it's like inside

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An architectural model view of the central lake and the Lapita hotel at the Dubai Parks and Resorts complex is displayed in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Dubai isn't known for blending into the background. 

The city is home to the world's tallest skyscraper, the world's first hotel with its own rainforest, and the world's largest indoor theme park.

Now, the gulf state can add a £2.8 billion "mega theme park" to its list of extravagances. 

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The newly-opened Dubai Parks and Resorts covers a massive 30.6 million square feet making it the largest park in the Middle East. 

Inside the property, guests can find three separate theme parks, a water park, a uniquely themed dining and retail district, and a Polynesian-themed family hotel.

The park was officially opened by Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid, the Ruler of Dubai, in a flashy ceremony which involved musical numbers and firework displays.   

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Read on to see inside the three theme parks.