Saturday, March 01, 2008

Nakheel reveals development of Worlds of Discovery on The Palm

World of Discovery theme parks at palm
Nakheel has revealed details about its deal with the Busch Entertainment Corportation (BEC), the family entertainment division of Anheuser-Busch Company at the US, to develop four theme parks, named Worlds of Discovery.

The theme parks will include Aquatica, SeaWorld, Discovery Cove and Busch Gardens.
The President and COO of BEC, Jim Atchison, announced the deal with the CEO of Nakheel, Chris O'Donnell and the Managing Director of 'The Palm Jebel Ali', Marwan Al Qamzi at the SeaWorld Orlando yesterday.

Both BEC and Nakheel entered into an agreement this month, for the construction of four theme parks on the second island of the three palm-shaped Islands by Nakheel. BEC, which is based in Orlando, operates ten 'Worlds of Discovery' parks throughout the US.

The 'Worlds of Discovery' in Dubai, will be built on a section of 'The Palm Jebel Ali' known as 'The Crown'. The first phase of 'Worlds of Discovery' will be unveiled during 2012. Apart from the four theme parks, the project will comprise other family tourist attractions such as spas, hotels, resorts, restaurants and shops.

"Dubai has fast become a leading tourist destination in the world, and a major part of the strategy has been attracting world-class entertainment brands to the emirate. We have already entered into partnerships with major brands such as Atlantis, Cirque du Soleil and the Trump. Our partnership with BEC is another example of the growth of Dubai, as a city of global prominence," said O'Donnell.

Al Qamzi said "Worlds of Discovery will turn out to be the attraction of The Palm Jebel Ali, and am already excited about opening the doors to the first visitors during 2012."

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