The countdown is now on for IMG Worlds of Adventure, Dubai’s first mega themed entertainment destination promising visitors the excitement of four epic adventure zones in one location is set to open.
Two of the four zones represent renowned global brands Cartoon Network and MARVEL, while IMG Boulevard and the Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure zones are original concepts created by the IMG Group.
Once open, IMG Worlds of Adventure will be the largest temperature controlled indoor themed entertainment destination in the world, covering an area in excess of 1.5 million square feet.
With the capacity to welcome more than 20,000 guests a day, the destination will feature a unique array of adrenaline-pumping roller coasters, thrill rides, and spine-tingling attractions based on popular Cartoon Network characters, iconic MARVEL Super Heroes and hair-raising dinosaurs.
Additionally, the destination will be home to a number of world-firsts, a variety of themed retail stores, exclusive dining venues, and a 12-screen state-of-the-art cinema.
Dubai’s opera house opens its doors with Spanish tenor Placido Domingo performing at the opening gala. The arts complex is set to host about 50 concerts in its opening four months which will include a Broadway musical, Indian classical music, ballet, flamenco, orchestral and a magic show.
The opera house is shaped like a dhow, a traditional wooden boat used for centuries in Arabian Gulf waters. It can seat 2,000 and can be transformed from a theatre to a concert hall and also a venue suitable for banquets and weddings.
Building work at Dubai Safari Park is in its exciting final stages. The site is every day, looking more and more like a miniature man-made version of South Africa’s Kruger National Park or Chobe in Botswana. From the thatched terraces to the huge elephant and giraffe replicas, it very much is Dubai meets Africa.
The 119 hectare site is divided into three main villages - African, Arabic, Safari - each with unique features, designs, animals and plants. The centrepiece will feature a 1,000-seat theatre, a clean energy production garden, and an interactive garden for children. The site will be home to almost 10,500 animals from around the world, including around 350 species of rare and endangered animals.
The opening is expected to be no later than the first couple of months of 2017. Exclusive look inside the Dubai Safari park >
Details of the Dubai Tourism Roadshow will be launched this week commencing in Perth on the 8th September and finishing in Sydney on the 15th September, we will see 800 agents across 4 States.