There are 21 Madame Tussauds in the world, and I was for one appalled that Dubai didn't have one as yet. I guess the wax gods sensed my dismay and now it seems that a Madame Tussauds Dubai is on its way!
What's even more exciting is that Madame Tussauds Dubai when completed will be right next to Ain Dubai ( Dubai's version of the London Eye), on BlueWaters Island off Dubai Marina. With entertainment hubs cropping up in the city, left, right and centre, I can't wait to see what this island has in store.
The Madame Tussauds Dubai is still under construction and not open to public yet. The date for opening is not definite either.
Madame Tussauds Dubai
In 1836, Madame Tussauds established a base in London at Baker Street Bazaar which which the Punch Magazine coined as the "Chamber Of Horrors" as it displayed gruesome relics of the French Revolution. After Madame Tussauds death, her son shifted her work to the current location of Madame Tussauds London. In 1972, the first oversees Madame Tussauds was opened in Amsterdam and ever since there has been no looking back. Today you'll find one in locations all around the globe including Bangkok, Beijing, Berlin, Delhi, Hollywood, Hong Kong, Istanbul, Las Vegas, London, New York, Orlando, San Francisco, Shanghai, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington DC and Wuhan.
InMadame Tussauds Dubai is designed and curated to give the world a chance to get up-close and personal with A-list celebrities, sporting legends, political heavyweights and historical icons including the rulers of the UAE and Dubai. Without doubt, the incredibly lifelike figures are created by critically acclaimed sculptors, using the same techniques as Madame Tussauds herself did 200 years ago. You're more than welcome to touch them, hug them and click as many selfies as you'd like (duh!). Aren't museums that allow you to touch the artefacts the best?!
Madame Tussauds Dubai Celebrity List
While the list is not final and public, a little birdie told us a few names. You can expect to click pictures alongside David Beckham, Elvis Presley, Brad Pitt, Vladimir Putin and Barack Obama. These are just a few names and I'm sure there are a 100 more. But, this is exciting enough, right?
Also like how the London branch has many figures from the British monarchy, you can expect to see wax figures of the rulers of Abu Dhabi. Stand alongside your leaders with pride!
Madame Tussauds Tickets
Watch this space for Madame Tussauds Tickets. We'll be updating them as soon as they're on for sale.
The Bluewaters Island
Bluewaters Island Project developed by Meraas is an entertainment project on a reclaimed land, around 500 meters off the JBR coastline. Channelling a zesty vibe that blends island calm with urban buzz, Bluewaters Island brings together leisure and lifestyle at a vantage point with stunning views of the dynamic Dubai skyline.
This man-made island is touted ( not entirely complete) to feature ten apartment buildings with world class gyms, swimming pools, landscaped gardens, basketball courts and children’s play areas. The island is also expected to have 2 hotels with direct access to a 450 metre private beach. The Wharf, will be home to all the shopping and eating action, connected by walkways dotted around low-rise boulevards.
Apart from Madame Tussauds, the Ain Dubai is also set to open on the island some time this year.
Madame Tussauds Opening Hours
As Madame Tussauds has not yet open, the prices of the ticket and the timings are yet to be announced.
Madame Tussauds Location
Madame Tussauds Dubai is currently under construction on Bluewaters Island.
Directions To Madame Tussauds Dubai
The Bluewater Islands where Madame Tussauds is located stands right across Jumeirah Beach Residences and a 20-minute drive from City Walk. Both Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum Airport can be reached in 30 minutes while Abu Dhabi Airport is just 45 minutes away. the island is connected to the mainland via a direct link from Sheikh Zayed Road, as well as a 265-metre-long pedestrian bridge from The Beach. We strongly recommend the 15 minute stroll on the pedestrian bridge with sweeping panoramas of the azure Arabian waters.
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