By Staff writer
IMG Worlds of Adventure expects to host 4.5m visitors during first year of operations; adult tickets cost AED300
IMG Worlds of Adventure, the world's largest indoor theme park, opened its doors for the very first time on Wednesday.
Wholly owned by the Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group and managed by IMG Worlds, it is the first international mega-themed park to open in Dubai.
Spanning 1.5 million square feet, equivalent to 28 football fields, IMG Worlds of Adventure is the first global theme park to feature international brands Marvel and Cartoon Network, in addition to two proprietary brands, IMG Boulevard and Lost Valley - Dinosaur Adventure.
It also includes a range of roller coasters and attractions, complemented by 28 F&B offerings and 25 retail outlets.
Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari, executive co-chairmen and owners of the Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group, said: "The creation of IMG Worlds of Adventure is the realisation of a shared childhood dream. This landmark launch has turned our aspirations of creating the world's largest indoor theme park into a reality.
"IMG Worlds of Adventure will set a new universal standard for a fully immersive theme park experience, further driving tourism whilst enabling the United Arab Emirates to achieve its vision of becoming the leading global leisure and entertainment destination. Today is a key milestone in Dubai's rich history and we are proud to be a part of it."
Lennard Otto, CEO of IMG Worlds of Adventure, added: "We are excited to have launched the world's largest indoor theme park today, which will be a major tourism attraction for Dubai, the surrounding regions and the rest of the world. We expect to host over 4.5 million people in our first year of operation, transforming the entertainment and leisure industry forever."
Adult ticket prices are set at AED300 and children at AED250. Annual passes to the park can be purchased for AED2,495.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.
What happened to the $6 billion City of Arabia project by IMG? Has that been abandoned?
This looks ace!! I can't wait to check it out. This is the type of attraction Dubai tourism needs rather than the next Worlds largest mall (yawn!) or Trump branded golf course (presumably with EXTREME vetting of potential golfers?)
And as usual Arabian Business will not tell us exactly where in Dubai is this theme park located?
Yes, it was abandoned after many years and this theme park built on the site. The investors got nothing, not even a free ride on the rollercoaster!