For greater than a century, Ripley s Believe It or Not!® has been recognized for celebrating life s most weird and most top notch attractions. American Robert Ripley started drawing cartoons of extremely good carrying feats in 1918. These humorous sketches have been soon syndicated throughout publications throughout the United States and the popularity persisted with books, movies, and competitions open to the public. In 1933 Ripley opened his first Odditorium in Chicago, on the World s Fair, the precursor to the modern-day World Expo. Now, simply in time for Dubai s Expo 2020, Ripley s has opened its 31st Odditorium, at Global Village.
It s the first ever Ripley s venue in the Middle East, out of more than 100 attractions, and Victor Danau, Director of Asia Pacific Operations & Development at Ripley s Entertainment, says Global Village is perfectly suited to it.
It s about amazing people doing amazing things, and also amazing things from all around the world, so Global Village was sort of a natural fit.
“It s such a thriving location, says Danau. “Global Village is all about welcoming diversity, he says. “Robert Ripley was all about that as well so we re excited to play to such a diverse and authentic audience.
What to expect
The highlights of the new Ripley s Dubai include six separate museum galleries: Robert Ripley s Tribal Jungle, Human Oddities, Ripley s Warehouse, Ripley s American & Arabian, Magical Studio, and WOW Space Gallery.
The six museums feature exhibits and interactive experiences for anyone who wants to see the extraordinary. Ripley s curators work to carefully strike a balance between things that are odd, strange, shocking and beautiful. Danau says, “Whether you re five or 95, you re going to find something that s going to blow you away.
Marvelous Mirror Maze The Marvelous Mirror Maze is one of handiest 11 within the world, and promises a mind-bending enjoy wandering via a labyrinth of extra than one hundred mirrors with light and sound shows to create extraordinary illusions on the way to set the scene for some extremely good selfies! Photos are allowed at some point of the attraction, with the aid of the way, so that you don t want to overlook out on any quirky picture opportunities.