- Benazir Bhutto’s (late former Prime Minister of Pakistan) statue presented by Madame Tussauds in Dubai.
- The statue, previously housed in Madame Tussauds London, finds its new home in Dubai at Bluewaters Island.
- Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of the late PM, unveils the wax figure and expresses his gratitude.
- The statue symbolizes democracy, freedom, and equality of rights for all people and commemorates Benazir Bhutto’s progressive legacy.
- The wax figure was sculpted in 1989, and extra work has been done on it before its installation in Dubai.
- The museum at Bluewaters Island is home to numerous wax figures representing various personalities from sports, media, politics, and entertainment.
Madame Tussauds Dubai proudly unveiled the wax figure of the esteemed late former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, on Sunday. The exquisite statue, which was formerly displayed at Madame Tussauds London, has now found its new home in Dubai at Bluewaters Island.
The ceremonial event was graced by the presence of Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the son of the late prime minister, who took part in the unveiling ceremony with heartfelt sentiments. Bilawal expressed his deep appreciation for the tribute to his mother in the form of a wax statue, as Dubai holds a special place in the hearts of their family.
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“My mother and family spent around ten years in exile here. I did my primary and secondary education here in the UAE. I have a strong attachment to this city and country,” said Bilawal Bhutto during the event.
Benazir Bhutto’s Wax Figure
Benazir Bhutto’s wax figure, sculpted in 1989, was originally displayed in London and was later presented to her during the exhibition. The style and costume were meticulously chosen by Benazir Bhutto herself in collaboration with the artists at that time. To prepare the figure for its new home in Dubai, the statue underwent refreshing and additional detailing.
Creating a lifelike wax figure is a time-consuming and intricate process, taking approximately 6 to 8 months. Each aspect, from measuring head to toe, to the insertion of every individual hair, requires meticulous artistic work. The dedication to detail makes the process unique and precise. Crafting a wax figure costs around Dh700,000, reflecting the effort and artistry involved in its creation.
The Madame Tussauds museum in Dubai showcases a diverse array of wax figures representing personalities from various domains, including sports, media, politics, entertainment, fashion, and more. Since its opening in 2021, the museum has become a prominent attraction with over 60 global stars and numerous new wax figures to captivate visitors. Located next to Ain Dubai, the museum continues to honor iconic figures and their legacies in the world of art, politics, and culture.