This post was originally published on 24 April 2016.
Dubai’s IMG Worlds of Adventure is to open on Monday, 15 August 2016 and tickets will go on sale from tomorrow.
Owned by IMG Group, IMG Worlds of Adventure is Dubai’s first mega themed entertainment destination promising visitors from around the world the excitement of four epic adventure zones in one location.
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.
The park, which will include more than 20 rides and attractions, is set to feature Marvel comic heroes, Cartoon Network characters and dinosaurs.
Characters like Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, Hulk and Spiderman, CN’s Powerpuff Girls and Ben 10 will be among those featured.
US$ 1 Billion investment
IMG said that it had invested more than US$1 billion building the park and it expected to attract 4.5 million people in the first year of opening.
The news comes as Dubai Parks & Resorts gears up to open three linked theme parks in Dubai in October.
“We will be able to differentiate ourselves from the Dubai Parks & Resorts parks because of our brands – Marvel and Cartoon Network are global brands, and because of our location just 15 minutes from the airports,” said Lennard Otto, chief executive of IMG Worlds of Adventure, at a press conference in Dubai.
Tickets will be priced Dh300 for adults and Dh250 for children under 1.2 metres tall.