'Dinosaurs' to roam Dubai theme park

IMG unveils prehistoric-themed Lost Valley zone at City of Arabia park

Velociraptor Launch Coaster planned for IMG's The Lost Valley zone at City of Arabia theme park
Velociraptor Launch Coaster planned for IMG's The Lost Valley zone at City of Arabia theme park

Ilyas & Mustafa Galadari Group (IMG) has announced that the third phase of its planned 1.5m ft2 theme park in Dubai will be branded as The Lost Valley and will contain animatronic dinosaurs and rollercoaster rides.

The Lost Valley is a 270,000ft2 facility and will be the third of four 'worlds' it is developing on site - with the fourth due to be announced shortly.

The two previously-announced zones include a Cartoon Network-themed park and an area based on Marvel Entertainment characters.

IMG said the newly-announced area would feature rollercoasters, rides, entertainment and retail outlets.

“We are extremely delighted to announce the third component of the IMG Theme Park," said a representative from the firm.
"The Lost Valley will provide a visual, audible and tactile experience allowing visitors to feel the exuberant excitement of a lost world. We want to offer our visitors an immersive experience in an unexplored land, full of dinosaurs, providing ‘hands on’ activities and thrills in an environment themed down to the smallest detail of a time existing long ago.

Designs for the Lost Valley were created by Falcon Treehouse.

Once it completes, the theme park is set to be one of the largest temperature-controlled indoor entertainment destinations in the world, IMG said, attracting around 20,000 visitors a day.

It will be based within City Arabia at the sprawling Dubailand development off Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (formerly Emirates Road).

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