Dubai: The future theme park king?

Published 10:21 PM ET, Tue November 4, 2014
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Pearl of Dubai is slated to be the world's largest underwater park. Aimed at snorkelers and scuba enthusiasts, the park will create a fictional lost world that will also act as artificial reefs. Courtesy Reef Worlds
Wire World Park, a planned outdoor adventure park aimed at health nuts, is scheduled to open later this year in Dubai's Meydan district. It will boast 70 obstacle courses, zip lines and rope swings. Courtesy Meydan
Motiongate Dubai is one of the attractions in the works as part of Dubai Parks. The Hollywood-themed park will open alongside a new Legoland and a Bollywood-themed park. Courtesy Dubai Parks and Resorts
Leisure consultant John Gerner notes that brand names like Legoland give the region a certain gravitas. Courtesy Legoland
Construction on Dubai Gate is scheduled to be complete in 2016. Courtesy Dubai Parks and Resorts
IMG World of Adventure is set to be the largest temperature-controlled indoor theme park, and will open in the long-delayed Dubailand Development. Zones. It will house animatronic dinosaurs, while Marvel comic and Cartoon Network characters are in the works. Courtesy IMG worlds of Adventure
Dubai developers Meraas Leisure and Entertainment struck a deal earlier this year to open a Six Flags theme park in Dubai. courtesy six flags great america