Spider-Man to Land at 4.5MSF Theme Park in Dubai

Marvel Entertainment Inc. has jointed forces with Dubai-based Tatweer to develop a 4.5 million-square-foot Marvel Super Heroes theme park to be located within the 3 billion-square-foot Dubailand mixed-use destination.A master plan for the Marvel Super Heroes theme park has already been created. The concept for the entertainment property first came to the fore just over one year ago as an endeavor that was to be pursued by Marvel and the Al Ahli group at another location. The development cost of Marvel’s project with its former partner was expected to be in excess of $1 billion. No price tag has yet been publicly attached to the Dubailand project with Tatweer, which will be responsible for managing development activities. Gates to the park are on target to open in 2012. The Marvel Super Heroes theme park will fit right in at Dubailand, where such projects as DreamWorks Animation Park, Six Flags, Universal Studios Dubailand, as well as resort and retail accommodations, are in the works.