Dubai's IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park to open in August ahead of rivals

Dubai's IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park to open in August ahead of rivals
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Published April 25th, 2016 - 05:43 GMT via SyndiGate.info

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The 1.5 million sq ft park will have a two-month headstart over rival Dubai Parks and Resorts. (Raconteur.net)
The 1.5 million sq ft park will have a two-month headstart over rival Dubai Parks and Resorts. (Raconteur.net)
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Dubai’s $1bn indoor theme park IMG Worlds of Adventure will open its doors on Monday August 15, the company’s owners Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group confirmed on Sunday.

The park, which will include 20 rides and attractions, aims to be the first ‘multi-themed destination’ to open in the region.

It will have a several month head start on Dubai Parks and Resorts three theme park attraction, scheduled to open in October.

“As the first international leisure and entertainment destination in Dubai, we have designed an entire world of entertainment for our guests. By offering a fully immersive indoor theme park experience in a temperature-controlled environment this enables IMG Worlds of Adventure to be open all year round,” said company co-chairman and owner Ilyas Galadari.

The 1.5 million square feet facility has the capacity to welcome more than 30,000 people a day and expects 4.5 million visitors during its first year of operation.

IMG said the site would open in its entirety with the exception of a 12-screen Novo Cinema, which will follow shortly after.

Tickets will be available for purchase on the company’s website from April 25 at Dhs 300 for adults and Dhs 250 for children.

IMG will consist of four unique areas themed around Cartoon Network, Marvel, Lost Valley-Dinosaur Adventure and IMG Boulevard.

It will include 25 retail concept stores and 28 food and beverage outlets, employing 1,600 staff.

By Robert Anderson

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