Dubai’s $1bn IMG theme park set to open in August

1.5 million sq ft indoor attraction originally scheduled to open in 2014

PHOTO: The IMG Worlds of Adventure project is expected to cost around $1 billion. Credit: IMG

The delayed IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park is set to open its doors to visitors this summer, according to the developer of the 1.5 million sq ft project.

The $1 billion indoor attraction, which was originally scheduled to open in 2014, will now open on August 15, according to IMG Group.

It is set to compete with the under-construction Dubai Parks & Resorts theme park project, which is scheduled to open just two months later.

The IMG Worlds of Adventure project, which is to open year-round, is owned by Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group (IMG Group).

“With the capacity to welcome more than 30,000 people a day we anticipate 4.5 million guests in our first full year of operation, contributing to Dubai’s position as a leading tourism hub,” Ilyas Galadari and Mustafa Galadari said in a joint statement.

The theme park has four zones themed around the Cartoon Network, Marvel, the Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure and IMG Boulevard. A 12-screen Novo Cinema is to open shortly after August 15, the statement added.

Tickets – priced at AED300 for adults and AED250 for children – go on sale on April 25.

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