June 2005

june 2005.jpgJACK ROUSE ASSOCIATES CONTRACTED FOR DESIGN AND BUILD

Ilyas & Mustapha Galadari Group (IMGG), developers of City of Arabia at Dubailand, officially appointed Jack Rouse Associates of Cincinnati to manage the design and build contract for the 500.000 square foot park, which will contain life-like dinosaurs and exhibits of real fossil discoveries.

Jack Rouse Associates partner Keith James signed the contract on behalf of the US-based firm. Other members of the consortium developing the Restless Planet include Kokoro of Japan, which will supply more than 100 moving, roaring animatronic dinosaurs to the park; the BBC, which will provide access to its huge TV archives on dinosaur and fossil displays, and the educational content of the park.

Museum director Dr. Michael Dixon attended today’s signing ceremony at the IMGG offices in Dubai. DR. Jack Horner, the well-known palaeontologist who was a consultant for Stephen Spielberg’s Jurassic Park films, will also act as an advisor to the Restless Planet team.