Diplodocus-skel

Amphicoelias Brontodiplodocus

Unveiled At The Dubai Mall

On March 10th, 2014, The Dubai Mall revealed the magnificent Amphicoelias Brontodiplodocus, Sleeping Beauty, as their newest permanent attraction. The unveiling ceremony was an elaborate, spectacular show with many onlookers and concluded with an engaging renaming contest to further connect visitors to their new local resident.

Sleeping Beauty’s new home holds the title for the world’s most-visited shopping and leisure destination, attracting more than 65 million visitors. This public exposure to authentic dinosaur fossils even exceeds the most visited natural history museums globally, including the Smithsonian.

Displayed in the Grand Atrium, the exhibit includes the first sauropod skeleton comprised of actual fossil bone mounted in an upright position, detailed interactive displays, and a trained staff to inform visitors on the discovery of the fossil, the process in reconstructing the skeleton, and the creation of the unprecedented mount position.

Numerous visitors to this Middle Eastern mall may never have seen a dinosaur fossil making this exhibition a significant educational contribution to the region and the world.

We are pleased that Sleeping Beauty will have a permanent home for the world to enjoy and look forward to her new name.

UPDATE: The Dubai Mall has announced DubaiDino as the winning name for their social media based contest.

Sleeping Beauty Brochure

from Dubai Mall

News & Press

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The Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall Dinosaur Exhibit
pdf ¦ online

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Khaleej Times
Saudi woman names dinosaur at Dubai Mall by Kelly Clarke
June 3, 2014 ¦ pdf ¦ online

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ArabianBusiness.com
Dubai Mall’s dinosaur exhibit given new name by staff writer
June 2, 2014 ¦ pdf ¦ online

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BBC News
Dubai: DubaiDino the shopping mall dinosaur
June 3, 2014 ¦ pdf ¦ online

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The National
And the name of the Dubai Mall’s resident is… by Ramola Talwar Badam
June 3, 2014  ¦ pdf ¦ online

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Khaleej Times
155 million-year-old dinosaur at Dubai Mall by Kelly Clarke
March 12, 2014 ¦ pdf ¦ online

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Time Out Dubai
Now in Dubai Mall…a dinosaur skeleton by Rob Garratt
March 11, 2014 ¦ pdf ¦ online

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GulfNews.com
Giant dinosaur skeleton unveiled at The Dubai Mall
March 11, 2014 ¦ pdf ¦ online

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People’s Daily (China)
155-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton on display in Dubai Mall
March 11, 2014 ¦ pdf ¦ online

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Büro
155 million year-old dinosaur takes up new residence in The Dubai Mall by Orna Ballout
March 11, 2014 ¦ pdf ¦ online

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The National
Rare diplodocus dinosaur sells for $650,000 at British auction by Vesela Todorova
March 10, 2014 ¦ pdf ¦ online

Gulf News
Dinosaur Skeleton Displayed in Dubai Mall posted by asianetnews
March 11, 2014 ¦ online video

We are happy to see DubaiDino (Sleep Beauty) in a permanent home. For information of other similar specimens, check out the original brochure.