The world’s largest indoor theme park will open its doors to public on August 15, 2016, promoters Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group (IMG Group) announced in a media meeting in Dubai today.
With Dubai Parks and Resorts already announcing that they are all set to open their theme parks in October this year, the IMG Worlds of Adventure will have a couple of months’ headstart even as Dubai is set to become the theme parks hub of the region.
Calling it Dubai’s first international mega-themed leisure and entertainment destination, Lennard Otto, CEO of IMG Worlds of Adventure, said Dubai is following the Orlando 2.0 model and will house several theme parks which will all be part of the overall tourism strategy.
Tickets will be priced at Dh300 for adults and Dh250 for children, announced Otto, who also said that details of multiple day and annual passes will be announced later.
The tickets will be available for sale online starting tomorrow, April 25, 2016.
“We are very excited to announce our opening date and look forward to IMG Worlds of Adventure coming to life in August of this year. As the first international leisure and entertainment destination in Dubai, we have designed an entire world of entertainment for our guests,” said Ilyas Galadari and Mustafa Galadari, Executive Co-Chairmen and Owners of the Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group.
The indoor theme park will be open 365 days a year, said the owners, and added that the park has a capacity of 30,000 visitors per day.
“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,” the co-owners said.
“The park is 96 per cent complete as of today,” said Otto, who noted that only final approvals and final testing of certain attractions remains.
The park, complete with 20 rides and attractions, will open in its entirety on August 15, with the exception of the 12-screen Novo Cinema, which will open shortly thereafter.
This $1 billion project is fully indoors and comprises four zones: Marvel zone, Cartoon Network Zone, Lost Valley Zone and the IMG Boulevard.
“IMG Worlds of Adventure promises guests a remarkable immersive indoor theme park experience, bringing together the best international and local interactive entertainment and globally recognised characters and superheroes,” said Otto.
IMG Worlds of Adventure will have more than 1,600 employees and 4,500 parking spaces.