6 Mega Projects in Dubai that Excites the Kid in Us
- Friday, April 18, 2014
- By Ion Gonzaga
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1. Six Flags
Six Flags Entertainment Corp, one of the world’s leading theme park developers, has just launched the tallest theme park drop/ride in the world, the Zumanjaro Drop of Doom. In partnership with Meraas Holding - the same developer behind the Bluewaters offshore project in Dubai that is to feature the world’s largest Ferris wheel, Six Flags is expected to build world-class theme park and record-setting rides and amusement. Tentatively, project completion is set at 2017.
Six Flags Entertainment currently operates 18 themed destinations in North America and Mexico and has revenues of $1.1 billion (Dh4 billion).
2. IMG World of Adventures / Dubai Adventure Studios
A 1.5 million square feet indoor themed entertainment destination, visitors will discover the huge excitement of an epic journey bursting with roller coasters, rides, thrills and adventures. The park will be comprised of 4 EPIC zones: Lost Valley-Dinosaur Adventure, Cartoon Network, IMG Boulevard and MARVEL. According to their Facebook Page, IMGWOA will be the biggest indoor themed entertainment destination in the world. Check out their website, http://www.imgwoa.ae/ to learn more about this marvelous development.
3. Universal Studios Dubailand
At more than twice the size of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, Dubailand will be the pinnacle of the emirate's tourism draw. Plan to have a Universal theme park in Dubai is still alive.The $110 billion, 280-square-kilometer development by state-owned real-estate firm Tatweer will also include an 11-kilometer strip of themed hotels and sports facilities such as Music City and Tiger Woods's first golf course.
4. Legoland Dubai
Grading and early foundation work for the new Legoland Dubai theme park is already under way. According to this article, Merlin has confirmed that they will move forward with their plans to build Legoland Dubai, hoping to open the park in 2016
5. Aladdin City
Not really a kiddie attraction but the name is. No flying carpets, no magic lamps and genies, but the idea is inspired by the tales of Sindbad and, well, Aladdin.
6. Dubai Safari
This new attraction that aims to build a huge natural animal habitat will replace the existing 1.5 hectare Dubai Zoo in Jumeirah.. The first phase of construction is already complete. Authorities hope to open the 29 hectares park by late 2014.