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LEGOLAND® Dubai Celebrates UAE National Day with a special Salute LEGO® Model to Honor the Spirit of the Union
- Tuesday November 20th 2018
Taking place from 28 November – 3 December, LEGOLAND Dubai will showcase its specially designed Salute LEGO® Model, made solely out of LEGO bricks. The three-finger salute popularized by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, represents win, victory, and love, and symbolises work ethic, success, and love of the nation. Since its inception in 2013, the Three Finger Salute has become a trademark of the nation, locals, expats, and prominent Emiratis have adopted it as a symbol of love for the UAE.
The model, which stands at 2.8 metres tall and weighs in at 300kg has been made with an astonishing 108,231 LEGO bricks, and took over 900 hours to design and build. The spirit of the Union also rings true with the model, as it was created with red, green, white and black LEGO bricks – the colours of the UAE flag.
In addition to viewing the Salute Model, families can take part in a number of activities at LEGOLAND Dubai over the National Day weekend, including a fun UAE history scavenger hunt in MINILAND for a chance to win a LEGO Burj Khalifa box set; as well as help build a four-meter-long National Day LEGO mosaic.
Restaurants in the park will also celebrate National Day in style with themed food and beverages – be sure to tuck into burger sliders with the buns in UAE flag colours, hand-made fresh gnocchi in UAE colours, and of course traditional Arabic coffee and sweets amongst other tasty treats.
On your way out, don’t forget to pick up your very own special limited-edition LEGO collector brick for every guest in the park.
For National Day celebrations at LEGOLAND Dubai, guests buying MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai, or LEGOLAND® Water Park tickets can get a ticket to any of the other parks within Dubai Parks and Resorts Park for just AED 47. UAE residents aged 3 and above can visit for just AED 175 for a day ticket to LEGOLAND Dubai or LEGOLAND Water Park. For unlimited, year-round fun, Annual Passes are AED 345 per person for LEGOLAND Dubai or AED 475 for LEGOLAND Dubai and LEGOLAND Water Park, with benefits including free all year parking, 10% discount in all cafes, restaurants, and retail stores in the Parks, as well as 10% discount at the Lapita Hotel restaurants, and 20% off on the hotel spa. For additional information, visit LEGOLAND.ae.
LEGOLAND Dubai, together with LEGOLAND® Water Park, is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts which also features Bollywood Parks™ Dubai a first-of-its-kind theme park that showcases rides and attraction based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters and MOTIONGATE™ Dubai – a unique theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Colombia Pictures and Lionsgate. The entire destination is connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a retail and dining destination at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts that is free for all to enjoy, and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph® Collection. Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be the destination’s fourth theme park and the region’s first Six Flags theme park.