“Avatar” set designers designs underwater theme park in Dubai
One of the most advanced cities and famous tourist destination in the world is planning to open an underwater theme park called the Pearl of Dubai. It aims to be the largest underwater tourism attraction in the world specifically designed by the art team behind the blockbuster hit movies, “Avatar” and “Pirates of the Caribbean".
|The concept set design of Pandora from the 2009 film, “Avatar”.|
According to Travelers Today, the five acre theme park will be situated in the shallow waters of The World Islands and it is designed to look like the ancient mythical city of Atlantis. The park will be open to guests of all ages where they will be given an unforgettable experience and opportunity to explore the breath-taking underwater scenes through scuba diving and snorkeling.
|The World Islands, an artificial archipelago of various small islands constructed to look like the world map.|
Reef Worlds, a Los Angeles-based underwater tourism design company announced the plans for the park last week. The company hoped the new theme park will help Dubai attract more tourists from the USD3 billion scuba diving and snorkeling world market.
Apart from Dubai, Reef Worlds also plans to bring parks to other places such as Philipines where they think its tourism and regional habitat could be upgraded, as reported in Travelers Today.
Dave Taylor, director of development for Reef Worlds, said “The Reef Worlds brand is all about sustainability and the creation of new a habitat while at the same time adding instant tourism revenue and excitement to waterfront resorts.” Taylor added, “We will work with carefully selected resort partners on unique underwater habitat projects that directly support our clients’ sustainability and revenue goals.”