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Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 16 November 2018

First Legoland Hotel in Middle East to open in Dubai

Dubai is set to have its very own Legoland Hotel. Courtesy Pawan Singh / The National
Dubai is set to have its very own Legoland Hotel. Courtesy Pawan Singh / The National

Lego lovers will be excited to hear that Dubai is set to have its very own Legoland Hotel — the first in the Middle East.

The hotel, a collaboration between Dubai-based leisure and entertainment company DXB Entertainments PJSC and Merlin Entertainments Group, will be the seventh Legoland Hotel in the world and will come complete with disco elevators and Lego modelled rooms.

The hotel will be located next to the Legoland theme park in Dubai Parks and Resorts, and while developers have not announced a time frame for completion, the design is said to resemble the playful nature and Lego-themed international chain of hotels.

Lego storylines and characters will adorn guest common areas and rooms, and the hotel will be fitted with disco elevators and a castle play and adventure area which will provide for an immersive experience.

The 250-room hotel is being built on 300,00 square feet of land and will have easy access to Legoland Dubai and Legoland Waterpark.

Themed accommodation is an increasingly important part of the holiday and short-break visit,” says John Jakobsen, the chief new openings officer at Merlin Entertainments. “With the development of this hotel — the first of its kind in the Middle East region — families and children [can] continue their amazing Legoland experience after the Park closes.”

Legoland Hotel Dubai is the second hotel within Dubai Parks and Resorts. The addition of the Lego themed hotel, along with Lapita Hotel of the Marriott Autograph Collection, will bring the total hospitality offering at the destination to more than 750 rooms.

Dubai Parks and Resorts includes Bollywood Parks, Motiongate Dubai and Legoland Dubai and Legoland Waterpark. Riverland is a family destination with retail and dining options that can be accessed for free. The Six Flags Dubai theme park is expected to open at the destination in 2019.

For more details, visit www.dubaiparksandresorts.com

aahmed@thenational.ae