IMG Worlds of Adventure
LocationCity of Arabia, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
StatusOperating
OpenedAugust 15, 2016 (2016-08-15)
OwnerIlyas & Mustafa Galadari Group, Marwan Ilyas Galadari
ThemeMarvel
Dinosaurs
Cartoon Network
Slogan"Live the epic adventure!"
Operating seasonYear-round
Area1,500,000 square feet (140,000 m2)
Websitewww.imgworlds.com

IMG Worlds of Adventure is an indoor amusement park in the United Arab Emirates in Dubai. It is Dubai's first mega themed entertainment destination. The park is divided into five[1][2] "epic zones". Two of the five zones represent global brands Cartoon Network and Marvel, while IMG Boulevard and the Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure zones are original concepts created by the IMG Group. Novo Cinema is the fifth section of IMG Worlds of Adventure and agreement was signed between Novo Cinema and IMG World of Adventure in May 2015.[3] The park has no connection to the multinational talent management agency IMG, and "IMG" stands for initials of the founding family.

IMG Worlds of Adventure is the second largest temperature controlled indoor themed entertainment destination in the world, covering an area in excess of 1.5 million square feet. With the capacity to welcome more than 20,000 guests a day, the destination features roller coasters, thrill rides, and other attractions based on popular Cartoon Network characters, iconic Marvel Super Heroes and animatronic dinosaurs. Other facilities include a variety of themed retail stores and dining venues, and a 12-screen Novo cinema complex.

IMG Worlds of Adventure is situated within City of Arabia, along Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road.

History

The park was built by the Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari (IMG) Group and is the world's largest indoor theme park.[4][5] The park was part of the City of Arabia development project, a part of Dubailand, which was stalled due to the 2008 property crash.[6][7] In April 2014, the park got a Dh1.2 billion loan from the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank.[8][5] The park itself is valued over Dh3.6 Billion.[9] The park has the capacity to hold up to 20,000 daily and has at many occasions received optimum park capacity level footfall.[7][10] IMG Worlds have opened its gate to guest on 31st August 2016 and now is one of the most sought after places to visit in Dubai.

The park includes 17 themed rides, some of them which are Bespoke rides and only to be found at IMG Worlds.[7]

IMG Worlds of Adventure has in it plans to come up with more such projects to entice and attract the domestic and international tourists to the country.

Themed areas

The park contains five themed areas, called "Epic Zones".[11] The park also contains a 12-screen cinema.[9] Falcon's Creative Group was the primary firm involved in master planning process.[12]

Cartoon Network

Cartoon Network is one of the zones and based on cartoon characters from Cartoon Network. It contains the world's first 5D Ben 10 cinema and the largest Ben 10 store in the world.[13][14]

Attractions

Live shows

Restaurants and shops

Marvel

Marvel is another of the themed zones based on characters from Marvel (The Walt Disney Company).[7] It was announced that this zone would feature the 3D media-based attraction, "Avengers: Battle of Ultron." The announcement made in early June, 2015, was made one month after the release of Marvel Studios' anticipated film Avengers: Age of Ultron in early May, 2015.[15]

Attractions

Restaurants and shops

Lost Valley-Dinosaur Adventure

Lost Valley-Dinosaur Adventure is an original intellectual property created for IMG Worlds of Adventure. This zone includes animatronic dinosaurs and roller coasters.[4]

Attractions

Restaurants and shops

IMG Boulevard

IMG Boulevard is the fourth zone and welcomes and sets up guests for the other three zones.[14]

Attractions

Restaurants and shops

Novo Cinema

On 10 May 2015, Novo Cinema signed an agreement with IMG World of Adventure for opening 12 multiplex screen cinemas in IMG World of Adventure.[3] The lavish Novo 7-star comfort is complete with retail and dining offers. IMG Novo opened its gate to public in February 2019. [16]

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Best Tours - Cinemas in Dubai UAE, Best Cinemas of Dubai". www.vjcyber.com. Retrieved 2018-10-15.
  3. ^ a b "» Novo Cinemas signs agreement with IMG Worlds of Adventure | IMG Worlds of Adventure". IMG Worlds of Adventure. Retrieved 2018-06-30.
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  10. ^ Hinson, Tamara (August 12, 2013). "11 top theme parks opening soon". CNN. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  11. ^ "IMG Worlds of Adventure". Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  12. ^ "Lennard Otto IMG Worlds of Adventure". www.blooloop.com. Retrieved 2016-10-01.
  13. ^ Clarke, Kelly (May 6, 2014). "Dubai ready to take on Disney World". Khaleej Times. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  14. ^ a b "IMG Worlds of Adventure to Cement Dubai's Position as the Complete One-Stop Destination for Entertainment and Leisure". City of Arabia. May 4, 2014. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  15. ^ (June 10, 2015) Falcon's Creative Group Realizes Avengers Battle of Ultron Attraction at IMG Worlds of Adventure. **MarketWatch.com** Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  16. ^ "Cities Blog". UAE Tour and Travels. Retrieved 2018-06-30.