Construction Begins On Dubai's MARVEL ADVENTURE Theme Park

Construction has begun on Dubai's epic Marvel Adventure theme park, and you can find out a few new details about what to expect from the attraction (as well as comments from those involved) by hitting the jump.

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By Josh Wilding - 6/26/2012

Construction on a 350,000 thousand square foot Marvel theme park has begun in the City of Arabia, Dubai. Marvel Adventure will be a vital part of The Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group's plans to open a gigantic entertainment centre and will include Marvel-themed retail outlets, dining facilities and interactive entertainment experiences. Set to open at the end of 2013, an official ground breaking ceremony took place earlier today to signify the start of construction.

"We are pleased to collaborate with Marvel for our multi-faceted themed family entertainment destination. This will be one part of the region’s largest entertainment destinations that IMG is developing which is sure to be a strategic landmark in Dubai, appealing to the region as well as other parts of the world," said Ilyas Galadari and Mustafa Galadari of IMG Group. "Following the outstanding global and local box office success of Marvel’s The Avengers, and the strong affinity for Marvel in the UAE, we are thrilled to be working with the IMG Group to bring Marvel’s most popular characters to kids and families across Dubai," adds Simon Philips, President of Marvel Entertainment International.

"Whether it’s having fun at one of the entertainment experiences, hanging out with friends and enjoying a meal or collecting the latest Marvel gadgets and action figures, there is truly something for everyone at Marvel Adventure." What would you like to see at Marvel Adventure? Sound off with your thoughts in the usual place and stay tuned for more details about the theme park.

Source: Emirates 24/7
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batzack - 6/26/2012, 9:26 AM
350,000 million square foot ?!?! that's wildly humongous !
LucasMend - 6/26/2012, 9:27 AM
Hope there's some kind of Stark Expo attraction on that haha, would be awesome, a la iron man 2, showing technologies from the marvel universe
lsoshow2 - 6/26/2012, 9:31 AM
Hope there isn't a Gwen Stacey ride...
ksommer - 6/26/2012, 9:31 AM
Have one in the states! Pretty sure I'd be able to talk the wife into visiting often! :)
ksommer - 6/26/2012, 9:32 AM
$Isoshow2 LOL Worst rides include Gwen Stacy Ride and Punisher Experience!
The14thAvenger - 6/26/2012, 9:44 AM
Ahhaa definitely will be taking full advantage of my friends house over in Dubai should be fun!
DaenerysTargaryen - 6/26/2012, 9:45 AM
Why does it have to be in Dubai! Why not America!?!
SpiderFan35 - 6/26/2012, 9:45 AM
Humph, Dubai gets all the best stuff.
blueorangeny - 6/26/2012, 9:46 AM
Am I the only one to say, why again is this being built in Dubai. Nothing against the people of Dubai but shouldn't the first park in the states???? Disney did first open here then overseas. Again....who from this site will actually have the funds to visit expensive Dubai etc etc etc

Am I wrong, can't believe I'm the one thinking of this.
CaptainObvious - 6/26/2012, 9:48 AM
"Where can I find a DC theme park ?"
It's called Six Flags.
Lert - 6/26/2012, 9:51 AM
Universal Studios and Disney compete in Florida... I was always wondering about the Merging of Marvel how this would impact those two competing franchises.. Give me Universal over Disney any day of the week...
jessepostal - 6/26/2012, 9:52 AM
Wait, you guys don't want a gwen Stacy ride?? U ok?
jessepostal - 6/26/2012, 9:53 AM
I wouldn't say Disney and universal compete, Disney blows them out of the water. People go to Disney for a week and take a shuttle to universal for a day
AutobotCommander84 - 6/26/2012, 9:55 AM
Dubai not only gets the tallest building in the world, but now an EXTREMELY LARGE THEME PARK DEDICATED ONLY TO MARVEL? Dafauq? Someone better tell Disney or Universal to build one like that, and I mean a BIG one.
AutobotCommander84 - 6/26/2012, 9:57 AM
@jessepostal I want to ride Gwen Stacy (and Emma Stone if I ever had the chance, like I believe many of us would) but I wouldn't want to go on a Gwen Stacy ride. Oh and uh, I really do hope she is too busy to be able to read this comment.
GingerBird - 6/26/2012, 9:58 AM
Dubai's a bunch of nerds?
angus666 - 6/26/2012, 9:59 AM
Who would want to go to Dubai to go to a theme park? I don't know though, it may be very nice there, but I just don't see it.
jessepostal - 6/26/2012, 10:04 AM
Not even something like an up skirt adventures of Gwen Stacy ride? Haha ok that was too far sorry guys:)
thecap - 6/26/2012, 10:05 AM
if i strike oil in my backyard i will build a theme park there too
johnnydeppthroat - 6/26/2012, 10:08 AM
for the Gwen Stacy ride i think i WOULD actually enjoy galling off a bridge and getting caught by web. it's the ride of a lifetime.
PanochaLibre - 6/26/2012, 10:14 AM
I wonder how long it will be before some kid runs into the park with a big smile on his face and blows himself up along with innocent Americans?
Chewtoy - 6/26/2012, 10:18 AM
Who would want to go to Dubai to go to a theme park? The whole place is like some giant Los Vegas/Theme Park hybrid. World's tallest buildings, insane resort hotels, man-made islands all over the coast... If there's an insane blueprint out there, Dubai is the place to build whatever its for.
GodzillaKart - 6/26/2012, 10:21 AM
@PanochaLibre: Dude, if you are totally ignorant about something, just shut up so you can keep your stupidity secret. Do you know anything about Dubai, or does anyplace in the Middle East = the political climate of Afghanistan to you?
Chewtoy - 6/26/2012, 10:24 AM
Okay, seriously people... if you think the entirety of the middle east is war-torn, bombed out and full of terrorists, just go to google images and look up "Dubai".

Honestly. Go do it now.

Still feel like asking who would want to travel there?
marvelstudios - 6/26/2012, 10:24 AM
that is soooo awesome. im going dubai after my degree
marvelstudios - 6/26/2012, 10:29 AM

wow your a complete idiot. and if you imply thats what muslims do, go off urself. im muslim and i enjoy almost the same things everyone does
PanochaLibre - 6/26/2012, 10:33 AM
@godzillafart have you ever been to Dubai? I haven't but I've heard American porn stars talk about their trips over there to escort for the filthy rich on howard stern. I'm basically an expert since ive been a long time listener. So dude no disrespect but get some culture. They are all terrorists out there and Allah forbid if one of our blue eyed military boys goes over there and tries to get some sweet Muslim tail. He will had been stoned to death. Women have to be covered at all times and furburgered out.
supernaturalfreak - 6/26/2012, 10:38 AM
why are these kinds of places always in random locations, dubai? really? not america? where the comic industry thrives?
Chewtoy - 6/26/2012, 10:45 AM
Okay, now go look up "Dubai beach". Look at all the women covered in burkas! Wait, no... those are bikinis.

It's sad to have a childish view of the world, but you should at least be intelligent enough to figure out that when an entire nation stakes its economy on tourism, they're not likely to tolerate hostility towards outsiders.

The very rich and powerful people in charge over there want foreigners to come there and spend money, have a good time, and come back again. The whole country is practically Disney World.
Danbojohnj - 6/26/2012, 10:46 AM
The Captain America ride will go down a treat with the locals.
Danbojohnj - 6/26/2012, 10:52 AM
Except all the fun stuff.
SocalMaggot - 6/26/2012, 10:57 AM
Hey!! there is a shit tone of land in Ventura, oxnard area, even in bakersfield!!! Ca would be a great place to put it!! the new Disneyland, MarvelLand!!
bbarber2323 - 6/26/2012, 11:13 AM
What a slap in the face this is to us! Dubai?! Really?!!! This should be in America!
ralfinader - 6/26/2012, 11:22 AM
Can't wait to never visit this place! Dubai's are for smoking, not building a Marvel theme park in, silly people.
raygonzales4 - 6/26/2012, 11:36 AM
there is an Atlantis in Dubai. The country is doing its best to invest in their future. they understand they will eventually run out of oil. tourism will be the country's backfall for an economy.
SCURVYDOG619 - 6/26/2012, 11:41 AM
When's the "Ride The She-Hulk" going to open there? lol
[inspired by a classic Twisted Toyfare Theatre]
hartley07 - 6/26/2012, 11:50 AM
OverlyManlyMan - 6/26/2012, 11:50 AM

take my money pleeeaassseee!
Durf - 6/26/2012, 12:40 PM
Sucks that it's not here in America, but it sounds awesome and Dubai looks beautiful. Maybe if I somehow become rich I will make it there.

@Intruder: Artificially cooled beach? Badass!

@PanochaLibre: wow you are a douche. not all Muslims and people from the Middle East are [frick]ing terrorists moron! Just because there are terrorists in Afghanistan and Iraq doesn't mean there are terrorists everywhere over there. Dubai is a HUGE tourist place, so why would they hate foreigners exactly? If you respect their culture, you will be fine.

I blame ignorant assholes like you for being the reason that people in other countries hate Americans. You are not the majority, but people like you are the most vocal so you are the ones people hear and make the rest of us look bad. GTFO!
kingmonkeyman - 6/26/2012, 12:57 PM
I'm glad they are building this in Dubai. It's just one more reason to go there. I always wanted to go to the one at Universal but I can't stand visiting the United States.
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