AWESOME STARTS NOW! LEGOLAND® DUBAI OFFICIALLY OPENS TO THE PUBLIC Print
The first LEGOLAND Park in the Middle East launched with an exciting celebration on 31 October 2016
Dubai, UAE: 1 November, 2016 – Awesome officially starts now as LEGOLAND® Dubai, part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination, opened its gates to hundreds of guests yesterday with an unforgettable opening ceremony.
The LEGOLAND Billund Marching Band kicked off celebrations, which included a choreographed dance number from the LEGOLAND® costume characters, spreading smiles across faces of excited flag-waving fans who then took part in a 10 second countdown to opening.
Siegfried Boerst, General Manager of LEGOLAND Dubai, officially opened the region’s first LEGOLAND theme park, along with Nick Varney, CEO of Merlin Entertainments and Raed Al Nuaimi, CEO of DXB Entertainments, owner of Dubai Parks and Resorts, by pushing a giant red LEGO® button, launching a pyrotechnic show and sending multi-coloured streamers into the sky before the kabuki curtain dropped, revealing the colourful theme park.
Siegfried Boerst, General Manager of LEGOLAND Dubai commented: “We are excited to celebrate this historic day with friends of LEGOLAND Dubai as we officially open the region’s first theme park aimed at families with children aged 2-12. We are committed to offering memorable experiences and we look forward to welcoming families from the region and international guests to experience days filled with adventure and fun.”
LEGOLAND Dubai is the ultimate world of LEGO adventures for families with children aged 2-12. It features over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions and 15,000 LEGO model structures made from over 60 million LEGO bricks. LEGOLAND Dubai features six themed lands - LEGO CITY, ADVENTURE, KINGDOMS, IMAGINATION, FACTORY and MINILAND - each unique in their design, entertainment and playful learning experience.
LEGOLAND Dubai, together with LEGOLAND® Water Park, is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts which will also feature MOTIONGATE™ Dubai – a unique theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate. Committed to bringing together the best of the East and West, Dubai Parks and Resorts will also feature Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, the first ever theme park based on the sights and sounds of Bollywood. The entire destination will be connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a retail, dining and entertainment walkway and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian-themed family hotel part of the Marriot Autograph® Collection. Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be destination’s fourth theme park and the region’s first Six Flags theme park.