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One of the most popular tourist attraction which is known for it’s famous and historical figures, as well as popular film and television characters played by famous actors is now also part of the Arab world resulting in a tourist boom.
Madame Tussauds, the world-famous waxwork museum in London, inaugurated its first branch in the Arab world in Dubai on 14th October 2021.
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What is Madame Tussauds?
Madame Tussauds is originally a London-based wax museum with smaller locations in a number of other major cities including Amsterdam, Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin, Delhi, Hollywood, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Las Vegas, London, New York, Orlando, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington DC and Wuhan.
The original museum was created by a wax sculptor named Marie Tussaud in 1835. It has now featured political and entertainment figures such as Ariana Grande, Amitabh Bachchan, Sachin Tendulkar, Kim Kardashian, Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Scarlett Johansson, Angelina Jolie, Asha Bhosle, Kapil Dev, Mary Kom and many many more.
With its huge assortment of A-list celebrities exhibited in the wax museum, Madame Tussauds has left tourists delighted and star struck since it first opened in 1835. It’s no surprise that Madame Tussauds is still regarded as a favourite tourist site in London after witnessing Kate Winslet and Daniel Craig up up and personal or sitting and having a photo taken with Her Majesty the Queen.
Madame Tussauds Dubai
Madame Tussauds has officially opened its doors in Dubai on October 14th 2021. The unbelievably impressive museum is set on Bluewaters Dubai, right next to the world’s tallest observation wheel, Ain Dubai.
What to expect at Madame Tussauds Dubai?
The Madame Tussauds in Dubai truly embraces the uniqueness of the 60 displayed statues which includes the pioneering UAE weightlifter Amna Al Haddad powerlifting, the Queen of England, as well as Donald Trump’s latest tweet with the world’s most powerful politicians. From which 16 figures are of the notable personalities from the Middle East.
The Media Zone, featuring some of Dubai’s most well-known regional radio and television personalities, and the Bollywood Zone, which has a lifelike statue of Shah Rukh Khan, are followed by the Sport Zone where you will witness the statues of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, UFC superstar Conor McGregor, and see boxing hero Muhammed Ali up close.
It is yet unknown who you will see at Madame Tussauds Dubai, but it is predicted that you will be able to get up close and personal with A-list celebrities, sporting stars, political heavyweights, and historical figures such as the UAE and Dubai monarchs. As celebrities rise to fame or go away, the exhibitions will be updated and assessed on a regular basis.
Madame Tussauds Dubai is open every day throughout the week and on weekends from:
Sunday to Saturday: 10:00am – 11:00pm
You can purchase the tickets on Madame Tussauds Dubai website.
Adults: from Dh122
Children aged 3-11: Dh110
Children aged under 3: Free