Madame Tussauds opens museum in Dubai with statues of Virat Kohli, Lionel Messi and more | Travel

London’s famend waxwork museum Madame Tussauds opened this week its first outpost in the Arab world in Dubai, which hopes to draw tens of millions of vacationers to Expo 2020.

The model, which started life in London the place it boasts 250 wax sculptures that draw tens of millions of guests yearly, additionally has smaller branches in the United States, Europe and Asia.

“We have opened our doors on the 14th of October this year very close to Expo 2020,” Sanaz Kollsrud, normal supervisor of Dubai’s Madame Tussauds, informed AFP.

“We expect many visitors locally and internationally to come in. We have chosen the talents that are relevant and popular in the region.”

A waxwork of Indian cricket participant Virat Kohli is unveiled on the newly opened Madame Tussauds in Dubai(AFP)

The Dubai department displayed 60 sculptures of “global stars”, together with soccer sensation Lionel Messi, cricketer Virat Kohli, and pop singer Rihanna.

And about 15 had been from the area together with Lebanese pop stars Nancy Ajram and Maya Diab.

With solely restricted oil reserves, the emirate of Dubai has been focussing on the event of tourism and the leisure sector.

A wax statue of Soccer participant Lionel Messi is displayed at Madame Tussauds Museum, in Dubai(REUTERS)

Dubai is relying on the six-month Expo 2020 Dubai – which opened on October 1 after a one-year delay – to draw tens of millions of guests and enhance its pandemic-hit financial system.

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