Madame Tussauds Dubai unveiled a wax figure of the late former Prime Minister of Pakistan, Benazir Bhutto, which was previously showcased in Madame Tussauds London. The statue found its new home in Dubai after an unveiling ceremony on Bluewaters Island. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Pakistan’s foreign minister and Benazir Bhutto’s son, expressed gratitude for the tribute to his mother in a city with special significance for their family, having spent about a decade in exile there.
The wax figure is a fitting homage to Benazir Bhutto’s legacy as a champion of democracy, freedom, and equality. The event was also attended by Pakistan’s ambassador to the UAE, Faisal Niaz Tirmizi, who praised Madame Tussauds Museum for this commemoration.
The wax figure, personally chosen and designed by Benazir Bhutto herself in 1989, underwent refreshment and additional work before being displayed in Dubai. Creating such a figure is a meticulous process, taking 6 to 8 months, involving precise measurements and careful detailing. The cost of making a wax figure is approximately Dh700,000.
Madame Tussauds Dubai boasts a diverse collection of wax figures representing personalities from sports, media, politics, entertainment, bloggers, fashion, and more.