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Local Name:
يونيفرسال ستوديوز دبي
Budget:
2.2B
Announced:
Construction Start:
Opening:
on hold
Location:
Area:
65 ha
  1. To be clear, this never was the entrance to the actual park, but just the temporary gate to the site office. The park's supposed location is a mile further into the desert and the berm is still intact as of today.

  2. JustPassingBy is offline Senior Park Investigator
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    The abandoned, supposed entrance/archway.



  3. Quote Originally Posted by Guest View Post
    Is Universal Studios now open or is it still under construction?

    Neither of that is true. Construction stopped in 2008 and the project was canceled in 2016.

  4. Anyone have a clue what happened to the "planned" 5th gate at Dubai Parks and Resorts that was supposed to be Universal Studios Dubai? Or did they go with Six Flags (which they screwed up again)?

  5. Michael is online now themeparX Top Investigator
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    Here's a look at the Ghostbusters ride that was planned for Universal Studios Dubai:



    Source: http://www.studio-z.design/gallery/

  6. Quote Originally Posted by Lucid_Tornado View Post
    Do you guys think that they'll revive the project? I was looking forward to it as I was very excited that Universal Studios was coming to Dubai.
    Last I heard they were focusing on the Four Asian Tigers, because there is already a Universal park in Singapore through license to Resorts World. South Korea would be next, from my best guess.

  7. Lucid_Tornado is offline Senior Park Investigator
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    Do you guys think that they'll revive the project? I was looking forward to it as I was very excited that Universal Studios was coming to Dubai.

  8. BirdsEye is offline Park Investigator
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    Q1/2020 aerials of the abandoned site:








  9. tilal is offline Park Investigator
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    not much left from the good old times

  10. Construction has stopped in 2008...
    This particular project won't happen any more, but that's not to say Universal will never have a presence in Dubai.

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