IMG Group Announce Dinosaur Concept In Dubai Theme Park

The upcoming theme park has already signed partnerships with Cartoon Network and Marvel.



Dubai-based Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group (IMG Group) announced a partnership with Falcon Treehouse to build a dinosaur-themed zone – The Lost Valley – in its upcoming IMG Theme Park.

Lost Valley is the third of four zones in the theme park, with IMG signing on Cartoon Network and Marvel for the first two zones. Details about the last zone will be disclosed shortly, said the company.

Representing dinosaurs from different ages, The Lost Valley will have animatronic dinosaurs, rides such as The Velociraptor Launch Coaster and video simulations. It will also include themed retail outlets and themed merchandise.

While Falcon Treehouse conceptualised the designs, IMG added the rides.

Spread across over 1.5 million square feet in its first stage, the park is slated to be the largest temperature controlled indoor entertainment destination in the world when ready.

It is designed to attract up to 20,000 visitors per day, the company said.

With Dubai attracting over 10 million tourists in 2012, the emirate is ramping up entertainment options to encourage visitor inflow.

Late last year, the office of Dubai’s ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum announced plans to build a Dhs10 billion complex of five theme parks.

Meraas Holding was chosen to develop the project, the first stage of which is expected to be ready by 2014.

The complex, located near Jebel Ali, is set to include an adventure park featuring Hollywood brands, a marine park, a children’s park and a night safari.