Times of Oman
Jul 25, 2017 Last Updated at 13:29 AST
Destination Dubai: Legoland Park to open in October
August 30, 2016 | 6:13 PM
by Swati Dasgupta
Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park will feature many rides.
 
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In an exclusive interview with Times of Oman, Siegfried Boerst, General Manager of Legoland Dubai talks about Legoland Water Park that is all set to open in October this year.

Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park are set to open in October 2016, as part of Dubai Parks and Resorts. The two parks span 3 million square feet are located on Sheikh Zayed Road between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. In total, Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park will feature more than 60 interactive rides, water slides, attractions and Lego building experiences. Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park are each designed to provide a full day’s interactive and educational experience for families with children aged 2-12.

What attractions will Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park feature?

Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park have a very unique offering, being the first attractions in the Middle East that are specifically designed for families with children aged 2-12.

Legoland Dubai features over 40 interactive rides, shows, attractions and Lego building experiences, as well as 15,000 Lego models made from more than 60 million Lego bricks. Key attractions include a Legoland Driving School, Submarine Adventure, The Dragon roller coaster, and Miniland featuring iconic structures from around the Middle East made from 20 million Lego bricks.

Legoland Dubai will feature six themed lands: Lego City, Adventure, Kingdoms, Imagination, Factory and Miniland. Each of the six lands is unique in its experience and entertainment offering.

Legoland Water Park will feature over 20 slides and attractions, each offering a different and fun-soaked experience. Highlights include a Build-A-Raft-River where families can build their own custom raft using Lego soft bricks, a Lego Wave Pool, and Duplo toddler and Joker Soaker play areas.

Legoland Water Park offers many interactive options such as Build-A-Boat, where children can build using countless Lego bricks before testing their design against the flow of water in a 10 metre river.

What is the target age group for the parks?

Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park are the only attractions in the Middle East that are specifically designed for families with children aged 2-12. The parks are full of fun, interactive and educational experiences for the entire family to enjoy together.

How different is it from other attractions in the region and what makes it unique?

As previously mentioned, Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park are unique to the region in that they are the first attractions designed specifically for families with children aged 2-12.

Education and playful learning is at the forefront of everything Legoland does and Legoland Dubai aims to immerse the UAE and wider GCC community in its journey with interactivity, active fun and imagination.

The Lego concept is already hugely popular here in the region, and Legoland Dubai is the only attraction in the Middle East that offers Lego building experiences and models, alongside an awesome mix of rides, water slides and attractions. There truly is something for everyone.

Legoland Dubai and Dubai Parks & Resorts add another dimension to Dubai’s reputation as an increasingly popular family destination.

Facts & Features

Legoland Dubai will feature six themed lands, each unique in their experience, entertainment and educational offering, including:

Lego City: The coolest city around where children can indulge in a plethora of playful learning opportunities including flying a plane the Lego City airport, steering a boat at the boating school, saving a burning building at the Rescue Academy or earning a Legoland driving license at the Legoland driving school.

Kingdoms: Knights and princesses can explore a medieval land and conquer the exhilarating Dragon coaster, taking you on a journey through the King’s castle full of vibrant Lego models depicting the era. Enjoy rides such as Merlin’s Flying Machine, skill games as well as the indoor building experiences.

Imagination: Perfect for every Lego fan to enjoy, spend hours playing, racing Lego cars or taking advantage of the Master Builder Academy. Toddlers and small children will enjoy the Duplo playtown.

Adventure: Young explorers seeking thrilling antics will find that and more, enjoying a captivating Submarine Adventure, Wave Racers that power through waves and dodge water blasts as well as an exciting escapade through ancient temple ruins to recover a pharaoh’s stolen treasure.

Miniland: The Miniland at Legoland Dubai will be the first ever indoor air-conditioned Miniland at a Legoland Park and will also include Build a City where guests can find a 10 metre play table with white Lego bricks enabling them to create an ever changing city skyline.

Factory: Tour the Lego factory to see how Lego bricks are produced. Factory is also home to The BIG shop, the largest selection of Lego retail items. — [email protected]


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