Dubai to open Marvel, Cartoon Network-branded theme park
Dubai's new indoor amusement park on the city's desert outskirts will open on August 15
Dubai will soon have a one-stop destination for families whose tastes run from Spider-Man to velociraptors to the Powerpuff Girls.
Local developer Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group said Sunday its new 1.5 million square-foot (139,355 square meter) indoor amusement park on the city’s desert outskirts will open on August 15.
The $1 billion IMG Worlds of Adventure park includes one section centered on Marvel Comics and another branded by Cartoon Network. Another zone is dedicated to dinosaurs and features a roller coaster to whisk thrill-seekers outside and back into the air-conditioned complex.
Dubai is increasingly looking to amusement parks to cement its standing as a tourist haven. Another company is building a massive complex elsewhere in the 2020 World Expo host city that will include Legoland and Six Flags parks.
Abu Dhabi plans $1 billion Warner Bros. theme parkThe United Arab Emirates has announced plans for a $1 billion Warner Bros. theme park in Abu Dhabi Economy
Theme parks rise in Dubai amid shifting sands of tourismIn 2015, Dubai saw 14.2 million overnight visitors, up from 13.2 million the year before, according to the emirate’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing Features
20th Century Fox to open theme park in DubaiAl Ahli Holding Group has partnered with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products to build a Fox-branded theme park and resort in Dubai Variety
Universal signs deal with China to open Beijing theme parkUniversal Parks & Resorts is partnering with a consortium of four state-owned companies Variety