Universal Studios Dubailand(TM) Conducts Groundbreaking Ceremony

    DUBAI, UAE, July 29 /CNW/ - Mohammed Al Habbai, CEO of DUBAILAND(R), a
member of Tatweer, and Laurent Jeanjean, Vice President of Universal Studios
Dubailand(TM), a member of Tatweer, broke ground today for the seven million
sq. ft. Universal Studios Dubailand(TM).

    (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080729/315353 )

    Cheering them on were future inhabitants of three of the five Lands that
will shape the AED 4.6 billion Universal Studios Dubailand(TM) theme park.
Star spectators included Woody and Winnie Woodpecker from Surf City
Boardwalk(TM), a menacing Raptor from Epic Adventures(TM), and two fierce
Nubian Guards from the Land of Legendary Heroes(TM).
    Hollywood, bustling with energy and bursting with glitz and glamour, and
New York, bold and romantic as it appears in classic films, will comprise the
remaining two Lands at Universal Studios Dubailand(TM).
    Laurent Jean Jean, Vice President of Universal Studios Dubailand(TM),
said: "We are proud to announce the ground breaking of Universal Studios
Dubailand(TM), the premiere theme park in the Middle East and the star of
    When completed in December 2010, Universal Studios Dubailand(TM) will
provide its guests from all over the globe with one-of-a-kind-in-the-world
thrills when they Ride The Movies(TM).
    They will discover music, dining, shopping, movies and more awaiting them
just outside the theme park gates. And they will find enough electrifying
memories to last a lifetime, just steps away from your luxuriously appointed
rooms in one of the magnificently themed on-site hotels or comfortable
residential communities of Universal City Dubailand(TM).
    Universal Studios Dubailand(TM) will join the family of world-renowned
theme parks in Hollywood, Florida, Japan and Singapore.

    About Universal Studios Dubailand(TM):

    DUBAILAND(R) IN 2010

    Universal Studios(R), the leader in awe-inspiring entertainment for
nearly a century, is creating a new tourism destination in Dubai, UAE,
combining the creativity of Hollywood with the greatest stories of all time.
Starting in 2010, every member of the family will enjoy an unforgettable
holiday... a spectacular theme park, a variety of exciting entertainment, and
world-class hospitality, all in one convenient location.
    The holiday destination of the future is taking shape today in Dubai...
Universal Studios Dubailand(TM).
    A member of TATWEER.

    Ride The Movies, Universal Studios, Universal City and Universal
Globe(TM) & (c) Universal Studios.

    DUBAILAND (R) Tatweer Dubai LLC. All rights reserved.

For further information:

For further information: Stephanie Goodell, Universal Studios Dubailand,
+971-4-433-1329, Stephanie.Goodell@tatweerdubai.com

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