60 million Lego bricks will be used to construct Dubai theme park

Legoland Dubai will consist of six different themed areas and feature more than 15,000 models made from 60 million bricks.

The Jebel Ali park, which will be operated by Merlin Entertainments, is being developed in conjunction with Dubai Parks & Resorts Limited, a Meraas holding company and is set to open in 2016.

It will also include over 40 interactive rides, shows and attractions set in Lego  City, Adventure, Lego Kingdom, Create, Lego Factory, and the magical-themed Miniland.

Nick Varney, CEO of Merlin, said: “We are delighted to be opening in Dubai and to be working with a partner as innovative and supportive as Dubai Parks & Resorts on this exciting new project.

“Dubai is the most important tourist centre in the Middle East and we believe that it is the ideal place for Legoland. Not only is the Lego concept already very popular here, but Legoland’s unique appeal for families with younger children is universal, making it a must do visit not just for ‘local’ visitors from Dubai and neighbouring Middle Eastern states; but also tourists visiting the region from all over the world.

The first phase of Dubai Parks & Resorts will also comprise Motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai. Set for completion in 2016, phase one will also feature Riverpark, a grand entrance plaza and Lapita, a family themed hotel.