Inauguration of the Madame Tussauds Museum in Dubai
London’s renowned wax museum, Madame Tsao, has opened its first branch in the Arab world in Dubai this week, and it is hoped that millions of tourists will flock to Expo 2020.
According to the French news agency AFP, the brand, which started in Nandan with 250 wax statues, attracts the attention of millions of tourists every year, while it also has branches in the United States, Europe and Asia.
“We opened the doors of our museum on October 14 this year, very close to Expo 2020,” Sanaz Kolsarud, general manager of Madame Tsao in Dubai, told AFP.
“We expect a lot of tourists, both locally and internationally,” he said.
“We have selected talented people who are popular in the region for the museum,” said Sanaz Kolsrod.
The branch, which opens in Dubai, has 60 statues of “world stars”, including football star Lionel Messi and pop singer Rihanna.
There are also statues of 15 personalities from the region, including Lebanese pop star Nancy Ajram and Maya Diab.
With limited oil reserves, Dubai is focusing on developing the tourism and leisure sector.
Expo 2020 is currently underway in Dubai, which started on October 1 with a delay of one year and will continue for 6 months.
It is hoped that millions of people will turn to Expo 2020, which will boost the epidemic-affected economy.