Al Ahli Holding Group has teamed with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products to launch a Fox-branded theme park and resort in Dubai.
The project will be the second 20th Century Fox World theme park, following the debut park in Malaysia, but it will be the first ever Fox-branded resort.
The deal allows for a roll-out of up to three additional Fox-branded resorts in territories outside Dubai.
20th Century Fox World Dubai will encompass themed lands featuring unique attractions, rides and retail outlets while the resort will boast themed rooms and dining opportunities.
Attractions at the theme park will include those based on Ice Age, Rio, Planet of the Apes, Aliens, Predator, Night at the Museum, Titanic, The Simpsons and Sons of Anarchy.
“20th Century Fox World, Dubai, is the second Fox theme park destination and marks an important step forward in our global theme park strategy," said Jeffrey Godsick, president of Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products.
"Fox World will be a world-class destination that will help fuel Dubai’s emergence as a global tourism destination. This park builds on the foundation being laid by 20th Century Fox World, Malaysia, currently under construction.”
Mohammed Khammas, CEO of Al Ahli Holding Group, added: “AAHG’s history in the genre of entertainment is replete with successful partnerships with top motion picture studios. We pride ourselves in understanding the pulse of the audience and catering to it with novel and breakthrough projects.”
“Fox’s rich history of great entertainment-based intellectual properties from movies, television shows and animation concepts will help us spearhead this project and add value to our latest offering in the global entertainment space.
"As part of our international deal with Fox, we look forward to building these attractions and resorts globally starting with Dubai as the first location and additional Fox branded resorts that we hope to open across other territories in the future."
20th Century Fox World Dubai is slated to open in 2018.