Recently in March, my husband, our two boys (8 and 6 years old) and I visited Legoland Dubai. Sitting about halfway between the cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and only 15 minutes away from Al Maktoum Airport (DWC), it is set to become a holiday destination in itself. It’s the UAE’s first amusement park targeting the children primarily.
Below are some of the tips I thought are worth sharing to get the most out of your time when you visit Legoland.
Buy Entertainer App
I would strongly recommend to buy an Entertainer app for AED 395 (PKR 16,590).
The app allows you to get buy 1 get 1 free and thus the Legoland Dubai tickets for a family of four, which could have cost us AED 1,120 (PKR 47,000), cost us AED 560 (23,520) and the cost of Entertainer app was covered. The app also allows you to get discounts on fine dining, fast food, cinemas and much more.
Go on a weekday
Try to avoid weekends, or be ready to face the long queue at every ride in the place. It is better to visit on weekday. Try Tuesday!
Be there before the park opens
Please be mindful of the park timings. Better to reach the parking lot of Dubai parks 20 minutes prior to the opening. Park timings are Sunday to Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM, and Thursday to Saturday: 11:00 AM – 9:00 PM.
Start with the Lego City
An extraordinary beginning spot for getting the children hands-on. Here you will discover among other highlighted the Driving School (suits 5 to 12-year-old), Junior Driving School (suit 3 to 5-year-old), Boat School (all ages), Rescue Academy (grown-up required), City Airport (youngsters ride) and Sea Port – a climbing and free play region.
Structured in light of the somewhat older children, a large portion of the more ‘exciting’ rides are in this piece of the recreation center. There is Merlin’s Flying Machine (parental accelerating exertion required!) Merlin’s Challenge (a fundamental prologue to crazy rides for express 4 to 6-year-olds), Dragon’s Apprentice (little exciting ride – anticipate a couple of rushes) and the Dragon – a full-sized roller coaster! Children need to be 120cm+ to enjoy this ride.
More geared towards building, creativity and the younger crowd, there are a handful of rides still for older ones in this section including Lego Technic Twister (think spinning teacups, minimum 105cm) and Kid Power Towers (our lot too short to try, but looked great fun for your tweens).
For the youngsters though, plenty of building opportunities. Here you will find Master Builders Academy (older kids can join in workshops at pre-set times), Friends and Duplo Valley; lots of outdoor climbing games, giant building blocks and much to Master J’s delight, finally the Duplo Express train he could ride! (Only requirement here your child can sit upright independent).
You can also watch The Lego Movie 4D show.
A real mix of activities here that most of us could finally join in together!
Submarine Adventure takes you underwater with Lego and real sea life on an underwater mission; Lost Kingdom Adventure is a shooting game where all 4 of us were able to sit together.
Legoland Dubai Height Restriction
The all-important question that can make or break your day trip experience!! Here it is your ride-by-ride guide what to expect (and yes, it is strictly enforced).
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