The theme park, whcih carries a development price tag of US$1.3bn is one of six theme parks that have been announced for Dubailand so far and it will consist of five segments, two of which will centre on renowned US destinations Hollywood and New York city.

Other US companies involved in the ground floor of Dubailand include Six Flags, DreamWorks Animation, which has agreed to develop its first ever theme park, and Tiger Woods has agreed to design an 18-hole championship golf course.

Tatweer, the company behind the Dubailand project, is a division of Dubai Holding.