Madame Tussauds museum to open in Dubai in 2019
Museum chain known for life-like wax exhibits of celebrities such as Trump and Van Gogh to reportedly open at Bluewater's Island
A Madame Tussauds museum – known for its life-like wax exhibits of celebrities such as Indian actors Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan, US President Donald Trump, famed painter Vincent Van Gogh, Doctor Strange actor Benedict Cumberbatch, British pop sensation Ed Sheeran, and personalities from Britain’s Royal family, among countless others – is set to open at Dubai's Bluewater's Island later in 2019, according to a report by Construction Week's sister title Time Out Dubai.
Additional details about the museum have yet to be revealed, but the attraction in Dubai would be the Madame Tussauds museum in the Middle East.
Time Out Dubai reported that it was yet unknown which celebrities would feature at the museum.
Madame Tussauds was established in 1835 at London's Baker Street Bazaar by Marie Tussaud.
In the years since, Madame Tussauds museums have opened up in major cities such as Amsterdam, Las Vegas, New York City, Hong Kong, and Delhi.
Some Madame Tussauds museums also feature themed interactive zones dedicated to film franchises such as Captain Marvel, Kong: Skull Island, Alien: Covenant, and the Star Wars series.
Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, currently in the England leading India's campaign at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, has also received a waxwork at Madame Tussauds London, with his exhibit joining fellow Indian and Bollywood star Deepika Padukone's at the museum.