The iconic Madame Tussauds is set to open its doors in Dubai this year, with 16 wax figures that are new to the Middle East region, including Nancy Ajram and Maya Diab.
The world-famous wax attraction will be located within the island destination Bluewaters, next to Ain Dubai.
It will provide an interactive fame experience like no other, where visitors can get up close and take pictures with 60 global stars, including Shahrukh Khan, Kylie Jenner, Cara Delevingne, and Christiano Ronaldo, among others.
With seven themed rooms, it will be the first-ever Madame Tussauds in the GCC, and 25th globally.
Did you know?
Madame Tussauds first opened its doors in 1835 in London, and has nearly 200 years of heritage.
Each figure at Madame Tussauds is created using the expertise of sculptors who use the same techniques as the famous Marie Tussaud.
To create a single life-like figure it takes an artist 12 weeks in total, and during that time they document 500 precise body measurements, insert real hair strand by strand, apply countless layers of paints to build up the skin tones, and more.
This entire process helps to achieve the incredible likeness that has made Madame Tussauds world-renowned for over two centuries.
The time and craftsmanship is also reflected in the value of the figure, which can cost up to a whopping AED 700,000 (GBP 150,000) depending on the detail required.