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Universal Studios Dubai

UNIrd

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Jul 18, 2008
6,433
I hope it never gets built, honestly. I never really wanted there to be a Universal there.
 

Splatter

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Nov 29, 2009
2,614
Over saturation. See Hong Kong Disneyland. Then when the other parks suffer the ones that are already successful and existing suffer as well. People come from all over the world to the Orlando and California parks. They don't need to 'franchise' and lose focus like Disney has done at times. Hong Kong.....yeah.

Think of it like a great resturant chain that starts sucking in service after it branches out.

Dubai's increased amazing jump in Economy was a flash in the pan. As ours gets better, theirs will go down.
 

UNIrd

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Jul 18, 2008
6,433
why wouldny u want a park built there i think its a great place better place than the parks getting built in asia imo
Because all the projects are falling through in Dubai and I'm not sure those are the kind of people that I think Universal should be in business with anyway. Yeah, I said it.
 

ChrisFL

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Jan 31, 2010
1,153
Tampa, FL
Homophobic, mostly, and it's a place with strange laws and is ultimately pretty unsafe.
homophobic, that is understandable. The laws are only strange to strangers to their land :p

I've never been to the middle east or dubai, just playing devil's advocate ;)
 

UNIrd

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Jul 18, 2008
6,433
homophobic, that is understandable. The laws are only strange to strangers to their land :p

I've never been to the middle east or dubai, just playing devil's advocate ;)
Exactly. With tourists, by definition, all being strangers to the land, I don't think it's the best place for a Universal theme park.
 

Tbad556

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Aug 17, 2009
6,900
A little bit more info from Screamscape:
It’s not much, but check out the concept art on the wall behind the guy in this photo. I’m told that’s all stuff for the queue for the King Kong themed coaster planned for Universal Studios Dubailand where guests wander around creepy jungle ruins past giant bats and huge slug creatures before they make their way to the coaster itself, which is a copy of Dueling Dragons from Islands of Adventure.
Here is the picture(the Kong queue concept art is on the wall in the background):
 

violarum

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Oct 5, 2009
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Hogsmeade
I hope that they don't follow through with this. Like, I REALLY hope they don't. When Dubai's majestic glory falls, so will all of its planned projects. Disney can recover easily from something like this since their pudgy with money, but it'll be harder on Universal :/