Dubai set to launch $1 billion indoor theme park in August

The $1 billion IMG Worlds of Adventure is set to open on August 15 and will go head to head with a rival theme park in Jebel Ali.

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The mother of all theme parks is set to open its doors to visitors in Dubai come August.

The $1 billion IMG Worlds of Adventure is set to open on August 15 and will go head to head with a rival theme park in Jebel Ali, an area in Dubai, which is expected two months later.

Standing at 1.5 million square feet, the indoor theme park located on Dubai’s hugely popular outer Mohammed bin Zayed road, has been touted as the largest indoor theme park in the world - it will be the size of 28 football fields.

The park will include more than 20 rides and attractions including  Marvel comic heroes, Cartoon Network characters and dinosaurs.

Tickets which have gone on sale cost Dh300 (over N16,000) for adults and Dh250 (over N13,000) for children under 1.2 metres tall.

Owned by the Dubai conglomerate Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group, IMG was originally intended to open in 2014, but forced a delay because of both the complexity of the project and a change in construction rules following the 2013 Iranian earthquake.

At the moment, the UAE boasts just one major indoor theme park - the 86,000 sq metres Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi.

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