Dubai museum will be the first Madame Tussauds in the Middle East and will be operated by Merlin - reports
World famous waxwork museum Madame Tussauds is reportedly to open in Dubai this year.
The project, which was first announced in 2008, will add Dubai to its outposts in London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Shanghai, Wuhan and New York, according to media reports.
It will be the first Madame Tussauds in the Middle East and will be operated by Merlin, which operates the London Eye and Legoland.
The tourist attraction, which allows visitors to have their photos taken with lifelike wax models of the world's leading celebrities, politicians and athletes, is set to open on Bluewaters Island Dubai but exact dates are yet to be released.
It is not yet known which famous faces will feature in the Dubai museum.
The announcement comes as Dubai increased visitor numbers by two percent in the first quarter of this year, following a series of successful marketing campaigns and initiatives.
The 4.75 million international overnight visitors in the first three months of 2019 marks a pick up from a stable 2018 performance at saw an increase of 0.8 per cent year-on-year.
The emirate aims to attract 20 million tourists annually by 2020.For all the latest travel news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.