Universal confirms Dubailand theme park project
Written by Robert Niles
It looks like it's a go for a new Universal Studios theme park within the Dubailand project in the United Arab Emirates.Tweet
It's a licensing deal, meaning that Universal will not own nor operate Universal City Dubailand. But Universal will provide attraction design, operating procedures and training to the UAE. The theme park will be part of the $2.2 billion Dubailand project, which is expected to open in 2010.
Dubai is positioning itself as the Orlando of the Middle East, with a slew of over-the-top heavily themed, multi-million dollar attractions, including theme parks, malls, golf courses, hotels and even an indoor ski slope. It's all paid for by three-buck-plus per gallon gasoline, of course.
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