Dubai residents looking for new avenues of entertainment at the city’s newest landmark will have to wait as IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park has delayed its date of opening.
The reason for this delay has been put down to ‘fine-tuning the final details’, according to the management, with ticket holders now bagging a priority pass.
The new date will be two weeks away from the initial August 15 inaugural, with IMG Worlds now throwing open its doors on August 31, the same day as the emirate welcomes its second landmark, the Dubai Opera.
“We are currently fine-tuning the final details to bring our guests the best experience possible when we welcome everyone later in August,” IMG Worlds said in a statement.
“If you have already purchased tickets prior to the new opening date, you will be issued new tickets for a date of your choice. In addition, you will receive a complimentary Ultimate Fast Track pass, which will provide priority access on rides and attractions.”
Dubai Opera opening
Residents, however, will be spoilt for choice on the opening date, as August 31 also marks the opening of the city’s hottest new landmark and cultural hub, the Dubai Opera.
The opening night gala concert will witness the performance by legendary Spanish tenor, conductor and art administrator Plácido Domingo.
Described as the ‘King of Opera,’ and the ‘greatest operatic artist of modern times,’ Domingo has sung over 4,000 performances of 147 roles in addition to conducting more than 500 performances.
He is named by the Guinness Book of Records for the size of his repertoire and for having received 101 curtain calls after a performance – Verdi’s Otello at the Vienna State Opera.
Tickets for the opening night gala has already sold out, but those interested can wait-list themselves on the Dubai Opera website.
Tickets for entry to IMG World of Adventure are currently on sale.