DXB Entertainments and Merlin Entertainments announce Legoland Dubai Hotel
DXB Entertainments and Merlin Entertainments Group have announced that a Legoland Dubai Hotel, the Middle East’s first Lego branded hotel, is coming to Dubai Parks and Resorts.
The first Legoland Hotel in the Middle East and the seventh to open worldwide will immerse guests in the world of Lego. Every room will have Lego models and theming for guests to continue their Legoland Park adventure into the evening. From the disco elevator to the Castle Play Area, Legoland designers have integrated Lego storylines for every guest to create a memorable adventure.
The Legoland Dubai Hotel will be the second hotel at Dubai Parks and Resorts, offering a convenient base for families to stay within walking distance of the Park. Legoland Dubai has more than 40 interactive rides and attractions, and Legoland Water Park has 20 slides and attractions and is the region’s first water park specially designed for families with children ages 2-12.
The Legoland Dubai Hotel is a 60/40 joint venture between DXB Entertainments PJSC and Merlin Entertainments, and will be operated by Merlin Entertainments once opened. The 250-room hotel will have themed rooms to suit all Lego lovers. It will be built on approximately 300,000 square feet of land earmarked for Legoland expansion as part of the Dubai Parks and Resorts destination.
Raed Kajoor Al Nuaimi, DXB Entertainments’ Chief Executive Officer said: “The addition of a Lego themed hotel at Dubai Parks and Resorts will bring the total hospitality offering at the destination to over 750 rooms. With more than 100 rides and attractions spread across three theme parks, one water park and Six Flags Dubai opening in 2019, we expect families to spend several days at the destination to enjoy all the amazing experiences we offer. We are very pleased to partner with Merlin Entertainments to deliver a fun-filled and convenient place for families to stay as well as long-term value to our shareholders.”
Chief New Openings Officer at Merlin Entertainments John Jakobsen, commented: “Themed accommodation is an increasingly important part of the holiday and short-break visit, and we’re delighted to continue our partnership with DXB with the development of this hotel – the first of its kind in the Middle East region, which will allow families and children to continue their amazing Legoland experience after the Park closes.”
Dubai Parks and Resorts comprises three theme parks: Bollywood Parks Dubai – a first-of-its-kind theme park showcasing rides and attractions based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters; Motiongate Dubai – a unique theme park with rides and attractions showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Columbia Pictures and Lionsgate; and the region’s first Legoland Park and Legoland Water Park. The entire destination is connected by Riverland Dubai – a retail and dining destination at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts that is free for all to enjoy, 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 fourth theme park and the region’s first Six Flags theme park.
Watch this video of the Legoland Dubai Hotel’s sister hotel in Florida, followed by a look at the recent grand opening of Dubai Parks and Resorts: