Dubailand, a member of Tatweer, on Tuesday announced that it had finalised the design and conceptual master plan for the world's first Dh3.3 billion Marvel Superheroes theme park to be located in Dubai.
The development is a key anchor project at the world's largest leisure, tourism and entertainment destination.
The 4.5-million square feet project will be demarcated into three districts, including City Centrum, the HUB, and The Marvel Academy. Three of the theme park's rides – Flying with Spidey, Fantasticar, and X-men: Danger Room – are already undergoing offsite trial runs, prior to its installation in Dubailand.
Dubailand Chief Executive Officer Mohammed Alhabbai said: "Work on the Marvel Superheroes theme park is on the fast track. The finalisation of the design and master plan marks a significant milestone in the development, which is already generating great excitement with the offsite trial runs of its three popular rides.
The theme park will draw more than 3.5 million visitors annually as a high-voltage entertainment park for the entire family to re-live their childhood memories and interact with their much-loved Superhero characters."
The Marvel Superheroes theme park will boast 17 rides and attractions. It will comprise nine retail outlets on an area of 30,000 square feet. More than 40 food and beverage outlets, including carts merchandising light refreshments, will be developed over 40,000 sq ft area.
Groundbreaking for the project is expected to be conducted in the first quarter of 2009, with the theme park scheduled to open doors on December 31, 2012.
The theme park will further enhance and diversify the region's entertainment offerings, and spotlight Dubai's status as one of the world's most attractive tourism destinations. Tatweer's other outstanding theme park projects at Dubailand include The Tiger Woods Dubai, Universal Studios, Global Village, DreamWorks Animation Park, Hit Entertainment "Little Big Club, Six Flags, Marvel, Freej, and Legoland.