The world's first super heroes theme park is being planned for Dubai, following a deal between Marvel Entertainment and a local developer.
Marvel and Tatweer - the government owned company behind the Dubailand leisure and tourism development - will work together on a 4.5 million square foot theme park.
The park, which will feature Marvel characters including Iron Man, the Fantastic Four and Hulk, is expected to open in 2012.
"The launch of the Marvel Super Heroes theme park in Dubai will mark our entry into a region that promises tremendous growth potential for our brands," said David Maisel, executive VP of Marvel Entertainment.
In addition, Dubailand will also include theme parks from Dreamworks and Universal Studios.