The Spirit of Ramadan Builds up at LEGOLAND® Dubai Print

  • LEGOLAND® Dubai shares light and joy for families this Ramadan in partnership with the Beacon of Hope initiative
  • The themepark is set to welcome guests with new opening hours, activities, Iftar and ticket prices during Ramadan

Dubai, 2 May 2018 –Ramadan is set to bring joy and rewards in equal measure to LEGOLAND® Dubai, as the theme park welcomes families to celebrate with special offers, new opening hours, and activities, as well as a newly announced partnership with Beacon of Hope, a non-profit initiative founded by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan.

Back by popular demand is the awesome building experience at MINILAND, which invites guests to build traditional Ramadan lanterns out of LEGO bricks. This year however, LEGOLAND Dubai is set to partner with Beacon of Hope to bring joy and educational resources to young children in impoverished areas of the world, teaching them to assemble their own light. For every LEGO lantern built at LEGOLAND Dubai (up to 1,000 lanterns), the park will donate a ‘Beacon In A Box’ light kit to the organization.

Beacon of Hope, a non-profit initiative founded by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, aims to make a positive impact on impoverished children globally through light and literacy. The joint initiative also celebrates the legacy of the Year of Zayed, sharing the core values of wisdom and human development by assisting and imparting knowledge to those in need to help build a brighter future.

Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, said: "We are delighted that LEGOLAND Dubai has chosen to partner with Beacon of Hope, during the auspicious month of Ramadan, to bring light and literacy to children in need. Our collaboration will offer families who are experiencing happy occasions in the Park the opportunity to further enrich the lives of those in less fortunate areas of the world. ."

From the first day of Ramadan, LEGOLAND Dubai is set to have extended hours, opening from 1pm- 9 pm daily, with LEGOLAND® Water Park operating from 10am to 6pm. In addition, the theme park has introduced a new, 135 AED “Ramadan Nights Iftar Ticket,” which offers access to the Park from 6:00 pm and includes the all new Iftar Buffet in The Market Restaurant, which will be transformed during Ramadan, with new and décor and ambiance for the special occasion.

The Iftar will serve up fresh welcome juices and traditional Jallab with dates to break the fast, followed by an awesome buffet that includes an assortment of Mezzeh, soups and a salad bar, as well as an array of delicious Arabic and continental cuisines such as Lamb Ouzi, Chicken Kabsa, Mixed Grills and Roasted Salmon. Little ones can enjoy a selection of tasty treats such as Spaghetti and Sausage Rolls at a special kid’s counter, while those with a sweet tooth can try out Mohalabia, Umali and an assortment of Arabic sweets, along with seasonal fruits and Jell-O.

Those with full-day tickets can enjoy the daily Iftar at LEGOLAND Dubai for only 85 AED, and Annual Pass holders can enjoy a 20% discount.

For more information on the Ramadan celebration at LEGOLAND Dubai, visit www.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, the free to enter themed recreational hub with a multitude of dining, shopping and unique entertainment options, that connects the theme parks, perfect for friends and families of all ages, 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 fifth theme park and the region’s first Six Flags theme park.

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About Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai Parks and Resorts owned by DXB Entertainments PJSC, is the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination comprising  four separate theme parks: MOTIONGATE Dubai, the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park, featuring immersive rides and attractions based on Hollywood hits; LEGOLAND® Dubai, a unique, interactive theme park for families which brings the well-known LEGO® brick to life in a playful learning environment; and BOLLYWOOD PARKS Dubai, a first-of-its-kind theme park that showcases rides and attractions based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters. It also hosts the LEGOLAND® Water Park, the region’s first water park catering to families with children aged 2-12. Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be destinations fifth theme park and the regions first Six Flags themed park.

The entire destination is connected by Riverland Dubai, the free to enter themed recreational hub with a multitude of dining, shopping and unique entertainment options, that connects the theme parks, perfect for friends and families of all ages.  Guests can stay at the Lapita Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph Collection.

Located on Sheikh Zayed Road opposite the Palm Jebel Ali in Dubai equidistant to Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Airports, the destination offers over 100 rides and attractions

For more information, go to: www.dubaiparksandresorts.com

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About Merlin Entertainments plc

Merlin Entertainments plc is a global leader in location based, family entertainment. As Europe's Number 1 and the world's second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates over 100 attractions, 13 hotels and 5 holiday villages in 24 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable experiences to its more than 60 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its c.27,000 employees (peak season).

Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.

LEGOLAND® Parks are unique theme park resorts specifically designed for families with children between the ages of 2 to 12 years. Based on the world’s most popular toy - the LEGO® brick – LEGOLAND Parks offer families the opportunity to play together and to let their imaginations run free through an exciting range of unique LEGO experiences from kid-powered rides, building challenges, spectacular LEGO Models, interactive attractions, family-friendly coasters and shows, that pull the audience into the action.

There are currently six LEGOLAND® Resorts in five countries – Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, USA – Florida and California, and Malaysia.  All these Resorts also include fantastic LEGO® themed hotels and a mix of other attractions like water parks and SEA LIFE aquariums making them the perfect destinations for a family short break.   In addition to the newly opened LEGOLAND® Duba and LEGOLAND® Japan theme park, Merlin also has new LEGOLAND® Park developments underway in S. Korea.  

For further information, please contact:

Edelman DABO

+971 4 237 8084

LEGOLANDDubai@edelmandabo.com

LEGOLAND Dubai

Shone Jemmott

+971 4 820 3230Shone.Jemmott@LEGOLAND.ae