Dubai is the first Arabian country to host a venue for Madame Tussauds, one of the world’s most famous wax museums. Madame Tussauds is located on Bluewaters Island opposite JBR Beach and is a must-see stop during a trip to this city. There are also many shops and restaurants in this area so it will be easy to combine a visit to the museum with shopping.
Madame Tussauds in Dubai has more than 60 figures on display, taken not only from the Hollywood scene but also from the Arabian and Indian worlds. So here you can have your photo taken with Emirati weightlifter Amna Al Haddad but also with famous footballers Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi and Indian actor Salman Khan. Smaller and more famous than other Madame Tussauds, the one in Dubai takes its visitors through rooms reminiscent of the Arabian desert and the atmosphere of Middle Eastern countries.
Madame Tussauds in Dubai takes visitors through a journey that combines Eastern and Western culture. Here you can see many reproductions of historical figures, film personalities and current affairs, with a focus on the Arab world and the rulers of the Emirates. Inside the Museum the personalities are divided into several large macro-areas: royalty and political leaders, fashion icons, film personalities, personalities from the international music scene, journalists and sportsmen.
The first of these sections covers world political leaders and members of royal families from all over the world. This is the most westernised area. Here one finds wax representations of former US President Donald Trump, Queen Elizabeth II of England, Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As far as music and film are concerned, the characters are really varied. For example, here Lebanese singer Maya Diab is in the same room with American Lady Gaga and Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan.
In the fashion section, the famous model Kylie Jenner stands next to Lebanese fashion designer Eli Saab, while in the music section, Justin Bieber stands next to Emirati singer Balqees Ahmed Fathi and Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram. In the film section , however, references to the Middle East are more limited: here the figures of Vin Diesel, Audrey Hepburn and Tom Cruise share the spotlight with the constellation of Indian Bollywood stars.
Madame Tussauds Dubai is open daily from Monday to Sunday from 11am to 9pm.
During the warmer summer months, hours are often reduced and the Museum opens from 12:00 to 20:00.
The cost of tickets to Madame Tussauds is as follows:
Tickets can be purchased on-site at the ticket office or online. Buying your ticket online is definitely an advantage as it allows you to skip any queues and secure your entry.
If, in addition to Madame Tussauds in Dubai, you want to visit other attractions in the city, consider buying a combination ticket, which will save you money on individual entries. Alternatively, you can also take part in a guided tour with a VIP experience.
Madame Tussauds Dubai is located on Bluewaters Island and can be reached by car or metro. By metro you need to get to Sobha Realty station in Dubai Marina and then take the tram to Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). From Jumeirah Beach Residence there is a 300-metre pedestrian bridge that allows easy travel between The Beach and Bluewaters.
Alternatively, there is also a monorail that connects Bluewaters to Dubai Metro stations. The Museum can also be reached by a convenient taxi ride or by car as the area hosts a large underground car park.
The Madame Tussauds museums, invented by French sculptress Marie Tussaud in late 18th century London, are a chain of museums currently owned by Merlin Entertainments. Some of the most famous museums in Europe include the original in London (opened in 1835), Amsterdam (1970) and Berlin (2008), while outside Europe the museums in New York (2000), Las Vegas (1999) and Hong Kong (2000) stand out. The venues offer visitors the opportunity to take pictures and interact with the statues, thus becoming some of the main tourist attractions in many cities, with millions of visitors each year.
Madame Tussauds Dubai is located on Bluewaters Island, an artificial islet 500 metres from the shore of Jumeirah Beach Residence, near Dubai Marina. Also close to Madame Tussauds is another major attraction in the city, the Dubai Eye which is one of the world's largest Ferris wheels.
City Card allow you to save on public transport and / or on the entrances to the main tourist attractions.