Legoland Dubai

Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Part of the Dubai Parks and Resorts complex, Legoland Dubai hosts the usual array of lego attractions together with the first ever indoor Miniland.

Opened31 October 2016
Last Visit18 March 2017
SeasonYear round
OwnerMerlin Entertainments
Websitewww.legoland.com/dubai/
Burj Khalifa

The Burj Khalifa in Lego

Forming part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, Legoland Dubai officially opened on 31 October 2016 as the first Legoland park in the Middle East. In terms of size, it is one of the smaller lego parks although it features most of the usual legoland attractions that visitors to other parks in the chain will be familiar with.

Due to Dubai's warm climate the park has the first ever indoor Miniland, which sits inside a giant air conditioned dome. Similar to other Minilands, it has recreations of some of the major landmarks of the region, including many of Dubai's iconic skyscapers. Towering above them all is a model of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world.

Shade

Adventureland, with some giant sun shades

It is a little surprising that the majority of other attractions are set outside, albeit some of them under large canopies to provide some shade. It will be interesting to see how the park and its guests fair during the hottest summer days.

In terms of other attractions, the park features staples such as The Dragon coaster, Driving School and Boating School, but sadly they all feel rather "off the shelf" and not customised for the park itself.

That would be my major complaint about Legoland Dubai currently: aside from the Miniland models, there is little to distinguish it from other Legoland parks worldwide. Even the souvenirs are the same, as are the standardised Merlin food offerings. This means the park doesn't have much of a personality of its own and feels a bit corporate.

Having said that, it is up to the usual high standards that guests would expect of Legoland, and everything is themed well. It would just be nice to see a stand-out headline attraction unique to the park coming along in the next few years to give it a definite Emirati feel.

Attractions

The Dragon

The Dragon

The park's largest rollercoaster, which begins with a dark ride section through an enchanted castle before speeding outside the castle walls for a flight around the grounds

Wave Racers

Wave Racers

The typical lego jet ski attraction complete with water jets that spectators can fire at unsuspecting riders

Miniland

Miniland

Housed inside a giant dome, millions of lego bricks make up recreations of landmarks from Dubai and the surrounding region including a floor-to-ceiling version of the Burj Khalifa

Dragon's Apprentice

Dragon's Apprentice

The Dragon's miniture cousin, taking junior rollercoaster riders on a journey around the outside of a lego castle tower

Lost Kingdom Adventure

Lost Kingdom Adventure

Well themed dark ride taking guests on an interative expedition through the Lost Kingdom where they must hit targets with laser guns to recover some stolen treasure

Submarine Adventure

Submarine Adventure

Dive underwater in a Lego Submarine and discover a large number of species of fish and sharks as the sub travels through the giant aquarium

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