What's On in Dubai

Heading to Dubai? We've rounded up some of the latest news that may be of interest to you during your travels.

Marvel Entertainment has teamed up with local partner IMG Group to begin construction on an indoor family entertainment center that will have comic book geeks over the moon. Slated for 2013, Marvel Adventure will be located in the City of Arabia development, and will have attractions, restaurants, and retail outlets themed with Marvel characters like Spider-Man, The Avengers, The Hulk, and the X-Men.

And for the seaworthy crowd, after completing 500 miles at sea, the Queen Elizabeth II will make it's final dock at Port Rashid in Dubai. The ocean liner will be renovated and transformed into a 300-room hotel, a project headed by state-owned company Istithmar World PJSC. The ship has five restaurants, a cinema, a casino, a health club, a shopping area, a hospital, library and several bars. Port Rashid will undergo major changes including an updated water-supply and drainage system. The cruise terminal will be expanded to fit five cruise ships, and a Dubai Maritime Museum is expected to debut along with the ship.

As for hotels, we hear that the Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, which is already under construction, will be situated on a 11-acre natural waterfront site along the Arabian Gulf when it opens in mid-2014, a little more than a mile from Dubai’s central commercial district and key tourism landmarks along Sheikh Zayed Road. We hear that the resort, which is already under construction, will be situated on a 11-acre natural waterfront site along the Arabian Gulf when it opens in mid-2014, a little more than a mile from Dubai’s central commercial district and key tourism landmarks along Sheikh Zayed Road.

 

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