Madame Tussauds to open in Dubai this year

Bluewaters is an island in Dubai. (File/Shutterstock)
Updated 02 June 2019

Madame Tussauds to open in Dubai this year

  • The museum has several branches in different countries
  • There is no information available on which celebrities will have their wax statues displayed in Dubai's branch

DUBAI: World-famous waxwork museum Madame Tussauds is making its way to Dubai this year and will open in Bluewaters Island before the end of 2019.

The museum, which already has outposts in in London, Amsterdam, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Shanghai, Wuhan and New York, will open its doors in the Middle East for the first time in its almost 350-year history.

Years in the planning, the Dubai-based museum will be operated by Merlin, which operates the likes of the London Eye and Legoland.

There’s still no word on which celebrities will be immortalized in wax at the new museum, but considering Dubai’s status as a meeting point between the East and West, we hope to see a few international faces from Hollywood to Bollywood and beyond.


Priyanka Chopra voices Elsa in Hindi-language ‘Frozen 2’

Priyanka Chopra announced Friday that she will voice the character of Elsa in the Hindi-language version of hit Disney animation film ‘Frozen 2.’ (File/AFP)
Updated 19 October 2019

Priyanka Chopra voices Elsa in Hindi-language ‘Frozen 2’

DUBAI: Priyanka Chopra announced Friday that she will voice the character of Elsa in the Hindi-language version of hit Disney animation film “Frozen 2,” set to be released on Nov. 22.

And what’s more, Chopra’s cousin, Parineeti, will voice the character of Anna, who is played by Kristen Bell in the English-language film.

“Mimi & Tisha are now Elsa & Anna!” Priyanka posted on her Twitter account on Friday. “The #ChopraSisters are finally coming together for Disney’s #Frozen2. Can’t wait for you guys to see us…I mean HEAR us bring these amazing, strong characters to life in Hindi.”

Chopra released a statement about the new film and the character she voices.

“Elsa is a fictional character who’s known to be strongly-opinionated and level headed, traits that I deeply connect with," she said. "This not only made me want to be part of the film, but also gives me a wonderful opportunity to present one of the most-successful animated films to our local audiences.”