World-famous wax attraction Madame Tussauds will open in Dubai later this year, set to be located within the popular waterfront tourist destination of Bluewaters.
The iconic attraction will feature 60 global stars, including 16 brand new wax figures from the Middle East region including Nancy Ajram and Maya Diab. Madame Tussauds Dubai will be located next to Ain Dubai, the world’s largest observation wheel, and will enhance the vibrant destination’s position as one of Dubai’s most attractive tourism destinations.
The venue’s operator Merlin Entertainments Ltd (Merlin), the second largest attraction operator in the world, has officially confirmed the opening. Meike Lippert, Senior Divisional Director Midway Europe and Global New Openings, at Merlin Entertainments, the operator of Madame Tussauds, said: “As one of the world leaders in location-based entertainment, we are delighted to be launching the first ever Madame Tussauds in the GCC, Dubai, later this year.
“In addition to well-known global figures, the new Madame Tussauds will also be home to figures celebrated in the Middle East including Nancy Ajram and Maya Diab, alongside other figures which we will announce very soon. The new attraction will provide an immersive and exhilarating experience for visitors to enjoy the famous world of renowned celebrities and personalities”
With seven themed rooms, guests can step into a Bollywood movie and take a picture with the Badshah of Bollywood, Shahrukh Khan, or take a selfie with Kylie Jenner. Guests can pose next to Cara Delevingne and can even show off their football skills next to Christiano Ronaldo.
Madame Tussauds first opened its doors in 1835 in London, and has nearly 200 years of heritage. Each figure at Madame Tussauds is created using the expertise of sculptors who use the same techniques as the famous Marie Tussaud.
Sanaz Kollsrud, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Dubai added: “It is a thrilling experience to bring the iconic Madame Tussauds to the UAE. This will be the 25th edition of our wax attraction and will be a first in the GCC. We intend to bring a whole new entertainment experience to the exciting portfolio of attractions in Dubai and cement Bluewaters’ position as a global tourist destination.”