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Universal Studios Dubailand Theme Park officially off the table

UAE - October 30, 2016
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Zawya has reported that plans for the Universal Studios Theme Park in Dubailand have been officially scrapped, according to the project’s partners.

Construction of the project had begun in 2008 but has been on hiatus since the global financial crisis.

The seven million foot project was originally scheduled for completion in 2010, that date was then pushed to 2015.

Both Dubai Holding and Universal Studios Theme Parks & Resorts have confirmed to Zawya that the project will no longer be pursued.

“Dubai Holding, the global investment holding company, confirmed today that it is no longer in discussions with Universal Parks & Resorts concerning the development of a theme park in Dubai,” Dubai Holding told Zawya in an emailed statement.

Dubailand will be home to a number of theme parks including IMG Worlds of Attraction which opened last August, a Six Flags park, and 20th Century Fox World Theme Park and Resort scheduled to open in 2020.

The Dubai Parks and Resorts will also feature five separate parks, including the first of its kind Bollywood theme park.

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