Sit down for a tete-a-tete with the Queen. Dance with Shah Rukh Khan. Pose with Ronaldo.
Set to open on October 14, Madame Tussauds is revving up for a grand opening for the residents of UAE. TheBrew team visited the museum of wax celebrities to bring exclusive pictures of the Who’s Who waiting to rub shoulders with you.
Sanaz Kollsrud, General Manager of Madame Tussauds Dubai was kind enough to show us around , “It is a thrilling experience to bring the iconic Madame Tussauds to the UAE. This will be the 25th edition of our wax attraction and will be a first in the GCC. We intend to bring a whole new entertainment experience to the exciting portfolio of attractions in Dubai and cement Bluewaters’ position as a global tourist destination.”
A bit more about Madame Tussauds
Madame Tussauds first opened its doors in 1835 in London, and has nearly 200 years of heritage. Each figure at Madame Tussauds is created using the expertise of sculptors who use the same techniques as the famous Marie Tussaud. To create a single life like figure it takes an artist 12 weeks in total, and during that time they document 500 precise body measurements, insert real hair strand by strand, apply countless layers of paints to build up the skin tones, and more. This entire process helps to achieve the incredible likeness that has made Madame Tussauds world renowned for over two centuries. The time and craftsmanship is also reflected in the value of the figure, which can cost up to a whopping AED 700,000 (GBP 150,000) depending on the detail required.
–With inputs from Zoya Siddiqui & Krishna Raj