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Dubai to get Lego-themed hotel as theme park expands

Dubai Parks and Resorts says first hotel of its kind in Middle East is scheduled to be built in 2018

Dubai to get Lego-themed hotel as theme park expands

A Lego-themed hotel will be built in Dubai as part of plans to expand the Legoland Dubai theme park in 2018, it has been confirmed.

Although details of the hotel have not been released yet, it will be the first of its kind in the region, and the fifth globally.

Paul La France, chief projects officer, Dubai Parks and Resorts told Construction Week: “As a part of our expansion strategy, we plan to have a Lego-themed hotel in the future, mostly in 2018. I can’t divulge any details right now but it will be the first of its kind in the region."

Legoland Dubai, which is expected to open to the public next year, will occupy approximately 27 hectares of space, and will include over 40 rides, shows and attractions set in six themed lands – City, Adventure, Kingdom, Create, Factory, and Miniland, featuring buildings and landmarks from the Middle East.

More than 60 million Lego bricks will be required for the construction of the park, and will be used to recreate buildings and depictions of landmarks from across the Middle East.

The venue will form a part of the $2.7 billion Dubai Parks and Resorts project which will become the Middle East's largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination.

Set to open in October 2016, the large-scale project will be spread across 25 million square feet of land.

About 6.7 million ticketed visits are expected in 2017, the first full year of operation.

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