Al Ahli Holding Group and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products have announced plans to build and open a Fox-branded theme park and resort in Dubai in 2018.
Highlights of 20th Century Fox World Dubai will include:
• Theme park consisting of themed lands and attractions based Ice Age, Rio, Planet of the Apes, Aliens, Predator, Night at the Museum, Titanic, The Simpsons and Sons of Anarchy
• A broad attraction mix, ranging from media-based dark rides to thrill rides that will tell new stories based on Fox film and television brands
• A themed retail street featuring unique shopping and dining based on Fox properties
• The world’s first Fox-themed resort hotel
This will be the second 20th Century Fox World theme park and the first Fox-branded resort. The deal allows for a roll-out of up to three additional Fox-branded resorts in territories outside Dubai.
20th Century Fox World Dubai will encompass themed lands featuring unique attractions, rides and retail outlets that will bring to life the studio’s iconic film and television franchises. The licensing partnership with AAHG also calls for the creation of the world’s first Fox-branded resort, where themed rooms and dining opportunities will offer visitors a chance to further immerse themselves in the entertainment brands of 20th Century Fox.
“20th Century Fox World Dubai is the second Fox theme park destination and marks an important step forward in our global theme park strategy. Fox World will be a world-class destination that will help fuel Dubai’s emergence as a global tourism destination,” said Jeffrey Godsick, president of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products. “This park builds on the foundation being laid by 20th Century Fox World Malaysia, currently under construction.”
“The synergy created by AAHG’s partnership with Fox will enable 20th Century Fox World, Dubai to offer the consumers in the Middle East and global tourists visiting Dubai to experience world-class facilities with unique attractions and retail outlets that will take themed entertainment to a different level,” said Manoj Aheeray, Director of Investment and Strategy for AAHG.
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