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20th Century Fox World
Concept art of the finished park
LocationDubai, United Arab Emirates
Theme20th Century Studios
OwnerAl Ahli Holding Group
Operated byThe Walt Disney Company
Area75 acres (30 ha)
StatusCancelled

20th Century Fox World was a cancelled theme park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, initially scheduled to open in 2020. The park was slated to feature attractions based on various Fox-owned film and television franchises, such as Alien, Blue Sky Studios films, Family Guy, The Simpsons, Planet of the Apes, and Anastasia.

The park was owned by Al Ahli Holding Group, under license from The Walt Disney Company.

Development

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20th Century Fox World was announced on 3 November 2015, when 20th Century Fox and Al Ahli Holding Group made their licensing deal to build the theme park for $850 million, while 20th Century Fox World in Malaysia was also in development.[1][2]

On 29 April 2018, the park was put on indefinite hold by the Al Ahli Group amid concerns from its CEO Mohammed Khammas that there was a "serious supply" of theme parks in Dubai.[3]

References

  1. ^ Martin, Hugo (3 November 2015). "20th Century Fox World set to open in Dubai in 2018". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 4 October 2016. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  2. ^ Cieply, Michael (3 November 2015). "Fox to Open Theme Park in Dubai in 2018". The New York Times. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  3. ^ Lawrence, Jeremy (29 April 2018). "Dubai's 20th Century Fox World theme park on hold, says CEO". Arabian Business. Retrieved 13 April 2019.