Nickelodeon’s Dora the Explorer and a trio of Marvel Superheroes and villains are the latest stars to take to the stage at ‘Show World’ – the specially-constructed, 120-capacity theatre which is a keynote attraction at this year’s Summer in Abu Dhabi
festival at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC)
The refreshed ‘Show World’ line-up, which runs until July 19, see ‘Dora and the Big Piñata’ and ‘Thor’ – with special guests Wolverine, Captain America and Dr. Doom – replace ‘Return to Fairytale Land’ and ‘Louna in the Magical World’. Each show runs twice daily Sunday through Thursday – ‘Thor’ starts at 5:10pm and 8pm, while ‘Dora and the Big Pinata’ starts at 3:45pm and 6:35pm – and thrice on weekends: ‘Thor’ kicks off at 4:30pm, 7pm, and 9pm, with Dora and her Nickelodoeon colleagues on-stage at 3pm, 5:50pm and 8pm.
In ‘Thor’, Dr. Doom, one of the greatest villains in the Marvel universe, is on a mission to steal Mjollnir – Thor’s legendary hammer. Weakened by his mortality and loss of power, Thor fails to prevent Dr. Doom’s plan to harness the hammer’s magic and conquer the world, so he asks Wolverine and Captain America for help. Together, the heroes must battle Dr. Doom and his band of henchmen, retrieve Mjollnir and save the world.
Meanwhile, the action in Dora’s ‘The Big Piñata’ jumps straight the television episode of the same name - one of much-loved cartoon adventurer’s most-treasured escapades. In the show, the audience must help Dora and her sidekick Boots win the big piñata by playing carnival games to collect 10 yellow tickets.
Following the current show run, Nickelodeon’s SpongeBob SquarePants will take over with a solo run from July 20-29 in ‘Stories of SpongeBob’.
Entrance to ‘Show World’ is free with a regular ADNEC ticket and guests are admitted on a first come-first served basis until the venue reaches capacity.
ADNEC entry rates are AED 20 (US$ 5,5) for children aged up to 12 years old – toddlers up to two years old go free - and AED 40 (US$ 11) for adults. More details are available from www.summerinabudhabi.ae