DUBAI: Kris Fade, the UAE’s most prominent radio personality, has been immortalized with a Madame Tussauds Wax Museum sculpture in the soon to open Dubai location.
After its humble beginnings in 1835 in London, Madame Tussauds now boasts 25 branches across the world, with the latest located in the vibrant island destination Bluewaters next to Ain Dubai, the world’s largest observation wheel.
Fade, who moved to Dubai in 2007, will have his wax figure displayed in the museum’s “Media room experience.”
A team of artists put countless hours into this latest sculpture in a bid to create the most lifelike depiction of the Lebanese-Australian radio presenter, host, and musician.
To cap it off, Fade contributed his clothes to complement his wax figure, resulting in a striking similarity that impressed even his closest family and friends who attended the unveiling.
“It is a great honor to have my character immortalized by this amazing wax figure in Madame Tussauds,” Fade said in the presence of his wife and two children.
“It is a huge blessing that I will remember for the rest of my life, I am so grateful to be part of the Madame Tussauds family,” he added.
The highly anticipated attraction is set to open to the public on Oct. 14, giving visitors a chance to get up close and take pictures with wax figures of 60 global stars including 16 new wax figures of famous faces from the Middle East.
To celebrate the launch, Madame Tussauds Dubai is offering special preview tickets for a sneak peak before everyone else on Oct. 8 and 9.
With seven themed rooms, visitors will witness the mesmerizing world of glamour, sport, music, and entertainment all packed under one roof.
Celebrities from the Middle East, like Lebanese actress Nadine Njeim and Emirati pianist, composer, and singer Hussain Al Jassmi will be paired next to global icons such as supermodel Cara Delavigne and iconic footballer Cristiano Ronaldo.