Titanic and The Simpsons rides coming to Dubai!
Al Ahli Holding Group has signed an agreement with 20th Century Fox, which amounts to a global licensing deal to roll out branded theme parks. This means that four Fox parks can be built anywhere outside the US, and you guessed it, Dubai will be among the four places.
20th Century Fox has announced this week the launch of a theme park and resort which will consist of a four million square feet property in Dubai containing attractions based on popular Fox movies. These rides will include The Simpsons, Ice Age, Night at the Museum, Planet of the Apes and Titanic.
Even though Titanic might sound unconventional, Jeffery Godsick, President of Fox Consumer Products, said: "We are working on creating an immersive experience that includes motion theatre simulators and will allow you to experience what it was like to be on the Titanic in an exciting way."
"The construction of the first-ever Fox-branded theme park and resort will start in 2016. We are targeting to complete the project before the World Expo 2020," Mohammed Khammas, chief executive of Al Ahli Holding, said in a statement. "Fox World will be a world-class destination that will help fuel Dubai's emergence as a global tourism destination," he added. The park will be built on the site of Al Ahli Holding’s existing Dubai Outlet Mall, adjacent to Dubai Holding’s proposed Universal Studios Dubailand project. According to sources, the project is set to cost Dhs3.12 billion to build and develop and is scheduled to open in 2018.
The theme park will be a distinctive concept as it will also contain the world’s first Fox-branded resort hotel. Mohammed Khammas said it is unique as it is "infused into the theme park". "It’s not a distant element you utilise to walk to the park. You are actually in the park when you are in your room. You’re part of the show," he said.