IMG Worlds of Adventure

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IMG Worlds of Adventure
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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[edit]

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[edit]

The theme park contains five themed areas, called "Epic Zones".[11] The park also contains a 12-screen cinema.[9] Falcon's Creative Group was the design company primarily involved in planning and designing the park.[12]

Roller Coasters[edit]

Ride name Manufacturer Type Year opened Themed land Status
Velociraptor Mack Rides Launch Coaster (Blue Fire) 2016 Lost Valley Dinosaur Adventure Operating
Spider-Man Doc Ock's Revenge Mack Rides Spinning Coaster 2016 Marvel Operating
Predator Gerstlauer EuroFighter 320+ 2016 Lost Valley Dinosaur Adventure Operating

Cartoon Network[edit]

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[edit]

Live shows[edit]

  • CN Live Stage Show

Restaurants and shops[edit]

  • CN Feast
  • Mr. Smoothy
  • Richard's Around the World Café
  • Finn & Jake's Everything Burrito
  • Cartoon Network Classics
  • Cartoon Network Store
  • The Amazing World of Gumball: The Store
  • Lazy Store
  • Ben 10 Universe

Marvel[edit]

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[edit]

Restaurants and shops[edit]

  • Tony's Skydeck
  • Chang's Golden Dragon
  • Mama Scano's Of Yancy Street
  • Marvel Universe
  • Empire News and Comics
  • Avengers Exchange
  • Epsilon Command
  • Daily Bugle Company Store
  • Marvel Vault

Lost Valley-Dinosaur Adventure[edit]

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[edit]

  • The Velociraptor
  • Forbidden Territory
  • Predator
  • Dino Carousel
  • Adventure Fortress

Restaurants and shops[edit]

  • Spice Valley
  • Carnivore Hut
  • 360 Express
  • The Explorer's Supply
  • Raptor Outpost
  • LV Retail Cart

IMG Boulevard[edit]

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

Attractions[edit]

  • The Haunted Hotel

Restaurants and shops[edit]

  • Popcorn Factory
  • Boulevard Gourmet
  • Samosa House
  • Flavors of Arabia
  • The Coffeehouse
  • Haunted Hotel Store
  • World of Candy
  • IMG Emporium

Novo Cinema[edit]

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[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "» Adventure Zones | IMG Worlds of Adventure". IMG Worlds of Adventure. Retrieved 2018-06-30.
  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.
  4. ^ a b "Dubai's Worlds of Adventures to open in early 2014". Arabian Business. May 2013. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  5. ^ a b El Samad, Daria (April 14, 2014). "Dubai's IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park secures $326m funding from ADIB". arabianindustry.com. Archived from the original on July 29, 2014. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  6. ^ Quirke, Joe (June 11, 2014). "$1.9bn Dubai Living Legend project nearing completion after six year delay". Chartered Institute of Building. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  7. ^ a b c d Barnard, Lucy (May 7, 2013). "World's largest indoor theme park in Dubai to star Marvel's Iron Man, Spider-Man and the Hulk". The National. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  8. ^ Kassem, Mahmoud (April 13, 2014). "Firm behind Dubai's IMG World of Adventures has Dh1.2bn loan arranged by ADIB". The National. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  9. ^ a b Algethami, Sarah (April 3, 2014). "IMG Worlds of Adventure receives rides". Gulf News. p. 2. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  10. ^ Hinson, Tamara (August 12, 2013). "11 top theme parks opening soon". CNN. Retrieved July 20, 2014.
  11. ^ "IMG Worlds of Adventure". Archived from the original on July 10, 2014. 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.

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