Travel guide 9 tourist attractions opening in 2016

If you're a lover of parks and tourist attractions then please be excited as several parks are set to open in 2016.

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It's the year of the parks.

If you're a lover of parks and tourist attractions then please be excited as several parks are set to open in 2016.

From Dubai to Shanghai and West Bank, these tourist attractions are bound to drive tourism in a whole new way.

Here are 9 tourist attractions opening in 2016.


  1. Dubai Park & Resorts, United Arab Emirates: The 25-million square-foot theme park complex is set to open in in October 2016 and will feature a water park and three themed zones based around the Lego franchise, Bollywood films and Hollywood blockbusters such as 'Shrek' and 'The Hunger Games'.

  2. Shanghai Disneyland: China is set to have its very own Disneyland which will open early this year.

  3.  FIFA Football Museum, Switzerland: Located in  Zurich, the museum will feature over 1,000 exclusive exhibits dedicated to football. There will also be  a giant soccer pinball machine and a cinema recreating the atmosphere of a stadium.

  4. San Francisco SFMOMA: Gather here art lovers, this one is for you. Opening on May 14th, the museum will become the largest modern art museum in the United States.

  5. Ark Encounter, Kentucky: This theme park which proselytises the theory of creationism will open to the public on July 7 with a full-scale replica of Noah's Ark that's said to be the largest wooden structure in the world.

  6. Doha Festival City, Qatar: Opening in September 2016, the festival city has been described as a miniature village which has 2.6 million square feet of leasable area with 550 shops, 100 cafes and restaurants, a hotel and convention center and two entertainment zones.

  7. Darling Harbour Live, Sydney Australia: The world famous Darling Harbour is set to get a make over which will be unveiled in December.

  8. Palestinian Museum, West Bank: The 430,000-square-foot institution will be dedicated to Palestinian art and culture, and plans to foster "a link between Palestinians in historic Palestine and those living in the diaspora".

  9. Louvre Abu Dhabi: Paris famous Louvre museum will be journeying to Arabia and the museum's domed structure, designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, will feature both Arabic and European art.

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