A highlight on Bluewaters Island is the Madame Tussauds Dubai wax museum. This is certainly known from other well-known metropolises in the world such as London, New York, or Berlin. There is now also an offshoot in the Emirates.
The entrance to Madame Tussauds Dubai
You’ve probably heard of the famous wax figures before. These are very realistic figures and you might think you’re standing next to a famous star. This is now also possible in Dubai and Madame Tussauds Dubai is also the first in the whole of the Middle East. So this is, of course, something special that you can imagine. A visit is always recommended.
You will definitely have a lot of fun and you can also take great photos of the trip. The best way to combine this, for example, with a visit to the world’s tallest Ferris wheel and is Ain Dubai. Incidentally, this is also on this small island and so you can combine this wonderfully if you want. Maybe you stay in a hotel there and then you can even go there on foot.
As you have already learned, Madame Tussauds Dubai is located on Bluewaters Island. This is practically a pleasant island with numerous attractions such as the Ferris wheel Ain Dubai, the promenade The Wharf, and much more. It is best to stay overnight there, for example at the Caesars Resort, or the Caesars Palace Dubai.
But you can also easily reach the island by car and you only need to drive to the island and there is a separate exit. Furthermore, you can then park the rental car in the large parking garage. But this is chargeable. If you have booked a hotel on The Walk then there is a bridge where you can get to the island from the mainland. It’s done in a very practical way and you also have a great view.
The opening hours of Madame Tussauds Dubai are from Saturday to Wednesday between 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The last admission is always at 7:45 p.m. You always have a little more time to visit on the weekend, where it is open from Thursday to Friday between 11:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. Furthermore you have to know that the last admission is at 8:45 pm.
Queen Elizabeth II
We recommend planning at least two hours for a visit. But on the weekend in Dubai, you have to expect more and more visitors. During the week it is much quieter and you can take a closer look at the famous wax figures when there is not so much going on. But of course, you can go there any day and that is very practical what you can imagine.
For the visit, you need a valid ticket and it is always best to reserve it online in advance. Then you don’t have to queue at the box office on site. This is definitely an advantage and you definitely don’t want to spend your vacation time in Dubai waiting. In principle, this is the same as with the Burj Khalifa ticket, only that there the demand is significantly higher.
Adults pay 135 dirhams for a ticket and you have to decide on a specific date and time when making your reservation. The entrance fee is a little cheaper for the children and they pay 110 dirhams. If you have small children under three years of age, admission is even free. Visiting families with children is therefore always recommended.
The main attraction at Madame Tussauds Dubai is of course the wax figures. There are different areas such as Music Party, Fashion, Film, Leaders, Media, Bollywood, and Sports. You would definitely like to take a souvenir photo there, and of course, that is also possible there. We always recommend taking a tour and then you can look at all of them closely. An advantage there is certainly that you can look at figures from the Emirates and also from Bollywood. It is only available there and therefore it is also unique.
These are the most famous wax figures:
Queen Elizabeth II
Shah Rukh Khan
You can certainly imagine that the production of such a wax figure takes a lot of time and that it costs a lot. So it is not allowed to touch them. The reason is of course that they can be damaged. But of course, it is always possible to stand next to it and take a picture. But you shouldn’t touch the characters.
As already mentioned, there are other highlights on Bluewaters Island to watch. You definitely want to go on a tour with the tallest Ferris wheel in the world, and that’s possible there. Then you can go for a wonderful stroll along the promenade, The Wharf. There you will find numerous shops and restaurants where you can end the day. So there is always something going on there.
A visit to Madame Tussauds Dubai is definitely recommended if you are interested in famous wax figures. If you are already on the island then you should stop by, it is worth it. The figures look very realistic and maybe you are lucky and you can take a picture of your idol which you always wanted to do.