Dubai Parks and resorts in deal with Merlin to develop Legoland Park in Dubai

Posted on 24th April 2015

Dubai Parks and Resorts, a subsidiary of top real estate investment company Meraas Holding, has joined hands with UK-based Merlin Entertainments, the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator and a FTSE 100 company, to develop a new theme park attraction in the Emirate.

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The Legoland Water Park, which is set to open next year, will be an exciting new addition to the wider Legoland Dubai theme park, said a statement from Dubai Parks and Resorts.

Aimed at children ages two to 12, the new facility will feature some of Legoland’s most popular water attractions including a half-million gallon wave pool; the Build-A-Raft River where guests can design and build their own customised raft; along with the interactive Imagination Station, which lets children construct bridges, dams and cities and test their designs against the flow of water, it added.

Unveiling the plans, CEO Raed Al Nuaimi said: "We are committed to offering unforgettable experiences for guests of all ages at Dubai Parks and Resorts. We are therefore very pleased to partner with Merlin Entertainments to bring this unique water park concept to the UAE as an exciting new element to the Legoland Dubai theme park."

"We look forward to welcoming families to this immersive and interactive attraction, where children can create, build, and learn while having fun. With the addition of the Legoland Water Park to our existing offering, we will now have a destination that boasts six components and over 100 rides and attractions," he added.

Legoland Dubai, the first Legoland Park in the Middle East, will cover a total of three million sq ft made from more than 60 million Lego bricks.

This includes over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions set in six themed lands – Lego City, Adventure, Kingdom, Create, Factory and Miniland which is unique to every individual location and showcases some of the most iconic buildings and landmarks from Dubai and the Middle East – replicated to scale in Lego bricks.

On the tie-up, Nick Varney, the CEO of Merlin Entertainments, said: "We already have a strong working partnership with Dubai Parks and Resorts and this Legoland Water Park is an exciting and natural extension to our existing park development here in Dubai."

"In line with Legoland Dubai, the Legoland Water Park is aimed primarily at families with young children, offering a unique place for them to play and have fun together," noted Varney.

"The addition of the Legoland Water Park will not only allow families to enjoy the Legoland Dubai experience over a number of days but also help create many more truly memorable experiences of their visit," he added. Back to all Construction News

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