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Merlin Entertainment reveals plans for Legoland Dubai

Merlin Entertainment reveals plans for Legoland Dubai
October 17, 2014

Merlin Entertainments has revealed detailed plans for Legoland Dubai, set to become the seventh Legoland Park when it opens in 2016.

Legoland Dubai will cover a total of 27 hectares and feature over 15,000 Lego model structures made from more than 60 million Lego bricks. It will include over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions – all set in six themed areas - Lego City, Adventure, Lego Kingdom, Create, Lego Factory, and the magical Miniland.

Introducing the plans, Merlin Entertainments Chief Executive Nick Varney stated “we are delighted to be opening in Dubai and to be working with a partner as innovative and supportive as Dubai Parks & Resorts on this exciting new project.

"Dubai is the most important tourist centre in the Middle East and we believe that it is the ideal place for Legoland.

“Not only is the Lego concept already very popular here, but Legoland’s unique appeal for families with younger children is universal, making it a must do visit not just for ‘local’ visitors from Dubai and neighbouring Middle Eastern states; but also tourists visiting the region from all over the world.

"Indeed, we have no doubt that Legoland Dubai will add a whole new dimension to Dubai’s leisure scene.”

The Jebel Ali park, which will be operated by Merlin, is being developed in conjunction with Dubai Parks & Resorts Limited, a Meraas holding company.

Dubai Parks & Resorts Limited Chief Executive Raed Al Nuaimi added “we are excited to have one of the world’s leading global leisure operators join hands with us to enhance the entertainment and leisure offerings in Dubai and the wider region.

“We are confident that Legoland Dubai will add incredible value to the overall family entertainment experience at Dubai Parks & Resorts.”

In addition to Legoland Dubai, the first phase of Dubai Parks & Resorts will also comprise Motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai.

Set for completion in 2016, phase one will also feature Riverpark, a grand entrance plaza and Lapita, a family themed hotel.

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