Dubai is now home to the biggest indoor theme park: IMG Worlds of Adventure; this newly-built entertainment destination is already attracting scores of children and adults looking for adventure and fun.
Lennard Otto, CEO at IMG Worlds of Adventures, said Dubai’s newest indoor theme park covers 1.5 million square feet – that’s why it is the world’s biggest – and cost over one billion dollars; it took three years to build. (see CNN video – Duration: 02:18)
The world’s newest major theme park opened at the end of August and tickets are now on sale. Visitors are welcomes to more than 20 rides and attractions across themed zones; from the large roller coaster to the amusement characters from Marvel and Cartoon Network, visitors of all ages are sure to find their favorite attraction.
Why another amusement park? “[The project] is targeting tourists that come from countries that don’t have large-scale theme parks, says its chief executive, Lennard Otto. Also, “Theme parks are pegged to rake in more than $1.4bn (AED5bn) towards Dubai’s economy by 2020,” tells The Big 5 Hub.
Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who visited the IMG Worlds of Adventure CEO back in January of this year ensures the park will benefit the region’s leisure tourism market, as part of UAE’s objective that looks to capitalize on all the fun of theme parks.
Why an indoor facility? “Indoor theme parks minimize seasonality which allows the business to operate at its maximum levels throughout the year,” Otto explained. This is good news for amusement park operators, he concluded. Whatever the season, visitor and residents alike can count on plenty of entertainment, rides, attractions, live shows and restaurants to fill their days with fun.
The UAE theme park industry that is targeting especially family tourism is definitely thriving and succeeding. The arrival of the theme parks has also created a mini-boom in job opportunities for Staff and Entertainers at IMG Worlds of Adventure – Indoor Theme Park.
Whether you’re looking for thrill rides or employment, this new indoor amusement park may be your best choice.