There’s already Marvel Adventure Island, but how about a whole theme park devoted to the comic franchise? I know, I was pretty excited about it too… that is until I found out I have to make sure my passport is still up to date when the park opens in 2011 in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai).
Over $1 billion is going into this project using some of the most creative minds from around the globe.
David Maisel, Chairman of Marvel Studios and a member of the Office of the Chief Executive, Marvel Entertainment, said, “We are launching a long term relationship with the Al Ahli Group to bring the Marvel Universe to Dubai with this exciting new theme park development. Al Ahli Group has both an impressive team of theme park, entertainment and hospitality executives and the financial strength to leverage that expertise into a world-class destination resort experience unparalleled in the region. We are very pleased to be a part of this exciting initiative and look forward to a successful partnership with Mohamed Khammas and the Al Ahli Group.”
The Al Ahli Group, under the leadership of Chairman Nasser Ali Khammas and driven by the idea and dedication of CEO Mohamed Khammas, is poised to bring the region’s first and only global theme park destination directly to the heart of the Emirates. AAG and Marvel are also in initial stages of discussions about additional projects throughout the greater Pan Arabia region.
Dang, that country gets everything cool – an iPod inspired hotel, some of the world’s largest buildings and now this. Glad my gas money is going to a worthy cause.
I guess the only saving grace will be it opens in 2011 and if you are one of those conspiracists, the world will end in 2012.
via Superhero Hype! (link)