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Twentieth Century Fox Opening Theme Park in Dubai

Destination & Tourism | Donald Wood | November 04, 2015

Twentieth Century Fox Opening Theme Park in Dubai

Image via Twitter/dubaitourism

On Tuesday, the Al Ahli Holding Group (AAHG) and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products announced plans to build a Fox-branded theme park and resort in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

When completed, this will be the second 20th Century Fox World theme park and the first Fox-branded resort, and the deal between companies also allows for a roll-out of up to three additional Fox-branded resorts in territories outside Dubai.

Dubbed 20th Century Fox World Dubai, the entertainment complex will feature attractions, rides and retail outlets themed after the studio's iconic film and television franchises. Some of the highlights include media-based dark rides, a Fox-themed retail street, the the world's first Fox-themed resort hotel and more.

The crown jewel of the attraction will be the theme park. The facility will have themed lands throughout and marquee attractions based on Fox properties like “Ice Age,” “Rio,” “Planet of the Apes,” “Aliens,” “Predator,” “Night at the Museum,” “Titanic,” “The Simpsons” and “Sons of Anarchy.”

As for when 20th Century Fox World Dubai is expected to be open to the public, officials are planning for 2018. The official Twitter account of Dubai's Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing shared an artist's rendering of the proposed park:

Al Ahli Holding Group CEO Mohammed Khammas released a statement on the partnership with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products:

“AAHG's history in the genre of entertainment is replete with successful partnerships with top motion picture studios. We pride ourselves on understanding the pulse of the audience and catering to it with novel and breakthrough projects.”

“Fox's rich history of great entertainment-based intellectual properties from movies, television shows and animation concepts will help us spearhead this project and add value to our latest offering in the global entertainment space. As part of our international deal with Fox, we look forward to building these attractions and resorts globally, starting with Dubai as the first location and additional Fox branded resorts that we hope to open across other territories in the future.”

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