The world-famous wax attraction, Madame Tussauds, opened its first Gulf branch in Dubai on Thursday, the UAE’s latest tourism attraction as the country’s seeks a tourism rebound following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The attraction, located within the island destination Bluewaters, includes 16 new wax figures from the Middle East region. GCC’s first Madame
The world-famous wax attraction, Madame Tussauds, opened its first Gulf branch in Dubai on Thursday, the UAE’s latest tourism attraction as the country’s seeks a tourism rebound following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
The attraction, located within the island destination Bluewaters, includes 16 new wax figures from the Middle East region.
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UAE’s latest tourist attraction will feature seven themed rooms including a party area complete with an interactive dance floor
With seven themed zones to explore and over 60 wax figures to discover, tickets costs AED135 for adults, AED110 for children while it’s free for under-3s.
Emirati athlete and Olympic weightlifter Amna Al Haddad opened the attraction alongside radio host and serial entrepreneur Kris Fade, both of whom feature inside the wax museum.
Established in London in 1835, Madame Tussauds is a global institution and the Dubai edition is the 25th internationally, bringing together handcrafted figures from the worlds of film and television, sport and science, music, history, art, pop culture, politics and more.
What to expect in Madame Tussauds Dubai
The Leaders & Royals Room, the first zone in the attraction, gives visitors the opportunity to encounter royalty, world leaders and iconic public and political figures from both past and present.
Enjoying afternoon tea with British monarch Queen Elizabeth II, meeting India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Taj Mahal and stepping on board an Airforce One replica and meeting Donald Trump are just a few of the highlights.
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The Fashion zone is filled with a who’s who of runway icons including the queen of British style, Victoria Beckham, Cara Delevingne, Kendall and Kylie Jenner and Lebanese fashion designer Elie Saab.
Guests in the third area, the Film zone, can get up close to Audrey Hepburn for a Breakfast at Tiffany’s, join Tom Cruise in a high-octane race or scale the length of Dubai with Spider-Man.
The Media zone features the likes of Fade, YouTube phenomenon Bin Baz, Arab Idol presenter, singer and actor Ahmed Fahmi, as well as the musical maverick and Arab Idol judge, Hassan El Shafei.
The Bollywood zone at Madame Tussauds includes Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif and Madhuri Dixit while the Sports room features superstars Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, as well as Muhammad Ali and Lewis Hamilton.
The Music A List Party zone includes singer Kadim Al Sahir, Mohammed Assaf, Nancy Ajram, Emirati-Yemeni women’s rights activist and music sensation Balqees Fathi and global superstars Will Smith, Rihanna and Justin Bieber.