Want to go to Florida? Then submit a name for Dubai Mall's Dinosaur
The skeleton of a colossal dinosaur that wandered the earth 155 million years ago has taken up residence in The Dubai Mall.
Along with Louis Vuitton, Chopard and Chanel, the world’s biggest shopping mall is now home to the remains of an eight metre tall female dinosaur from the late Jurassic period.
Members of the public are now being invited to come up with names for the skeleton, which will remain on permanent display in the Grand Atrium, Gulf News said.
Alive, the huge creature would have been as heavy as five elephants and as long as five cars parked bumper to bumper.
The bones – almost 90 per cent of which are original fossils – belonged to an adult dinosaur of the Diplodocus variety, known for their long necks, small heads, and snaking tails.
“The new exhibit is educational, awe-inspiring, and yet another definitive reason to visit our city and the mall,” said Natalie Bogdanova, the senior director of business development and operations at Emaar Malls Group.
The skeleton, which was discovered in a quarry in Wyoming, US, in 2008, were previously on display at a museum in Texas before being air freighted to its new home in the UAE.
A dedicated onsite team will be on hand to give visitors further insights into the history of the discovery.
Whoever comes up with the winning name for the Dubai Mall dinosaur will win a six-night trip for four – two adults and two children under the age of 12 – to Jurassic Park at Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida.
To enter the contest for free visit facebook.com/TheDubaiMall, twitter.com/TheDubaiMall, or instagram.com/TheDubaiMall and post your suggestion with the hashtag #NameTDMDino