Dubai’s IMG unveils plans for second theme park

The new park will be located opposite IMG Worlds of Adventure



Dubai-based theme park operator and owner Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group has unveiled a new attraction opposite the existing IMG Worlds of Adventure.

IMG Worlds of Legends will feature nine zones spread across more than 2 million square feet with global brand licensing from Ubisoft, Mattel, Nickelodeon, Saban Brands, Pokémon, Cartoon Network, Toei Animation and TV TOKYO.

It will include interactive roller coasters, rides, water-based attractions and live entertainment in a temperature-controlled environment with a retractable roof.

“We are fast becoming the family entertainment capital of the Middle East with high growth prospects that permit us to plan for the long term. We look forward to welcoming residents as well as visitors from the region and abroad to enjoy a unique theme park adventure like no other,” said Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari, owners of the Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group.

The park will include 104,000 square feet of food and beverage space and 102,000 square feet of retail space and will be open 365 days a year.

IMG Worlds of Legends connected to IMG World of Adventure via a sky bridge and a pedestrian walkway with a multiple park pass available.

Attractions will include characters from:

Nickelodeon
– Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
– Dora the Explorer
– SpongeBob SquarePants
Ubisoft
– Assassin’s Creed®
– Raving Rabbids®
– Just Dance®
Saban Brands
– Saban’s Power Rangers
Pokémon
Mattel
– Barbie® doll
– Hot Wheels®
– Bob the Builder™
– Thomas & Friends™
– Mega Bloks®
The Animé Zone
– Toei Animation: Dragon Ball Z and One Piece
– TV TOKYO: Naruto
Cartoon Network (a partner in IMG Worlds of Adventure)
– We Bare Bears
– Other hit and classic brands to be revealed
IMG Worlds’ proprietary brands
– Legends of Arabia
– Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure

The opening date and construction timeline was not disclosed.

IMG Worlds of Adventure became Dubai’s first theme park when it opened in August and is expected to host 4.5 million people in its first year of operation.

Read: World’s largest indoor theme park, IMG Worlds of Adventure, opens in Dubai

Reports in September suggested IMG was considering an initial public offering next year.

Read: IMG Worlds of Adventure owner reportedly mulling IPO to raise funds