In 2018, 20th Century Fox is set to open a series of theme-park attractions across Asia and the Middle East with rides that provide 'immersive experience' and are inspired by Aliens, Planet of the Apes and Titanic, among others.

Variety reports that Fox and Al Ahli Holding Group has struck a deal giving the former the license to use its properties for a Fox-branded theme park in Dubai. Estimated cost for the building of the resort is over $850m.

Jeffrey Godsick, president of Fox Consumer Products, said it "will build a tremendous amount of fan engagement with these brands.... There are strong merchandising opportunities and it will allow us to connect with our audiences on an ongoing basis."

On the contrary, some critics resorted to social media to express their opinion on the announcement. A tweet by @AshleyE_Davis read: "How the hell will they make a 'Titanic' theme park? What will be the rides? A fluke ride of sliding down the tipped boat?" Another one, by @tinyfenris, said: "why do people keep making themed rides out of tragic events. there's a titanic ride and a pompeii ride". On the lighter side, @H0OF_HARTED tweeted: "So there's going to be a Titanic theme park. Better be a ride where I can do it with Leonardo DiCaprio in a car on the cargo bay. Foreal."

Godsick said that they are aware the Titanic movie is not the best fit for a theme park due to its nature. However, Godsick assured that they are "working on creating an immersive experience that includes motion theatre simulators and will allow you to experience what it was like to be on the Titanic in an exciting way."

In a news published at Huffing Post, the Dubai resort features 22,500 square meters of indoor ski slopes.

Titanic is a movie inspired by a true story. It talks about the Titanic shipwreck back in 1912. The tragedy was turned into a movie in 1997 drama Titanic, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet