Legoland Dubai Themepark Review

One of the few recently opened theme parks in the city, Legoland Dubai is a part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, which also houses other theme parks such as Motiongate, Bollywood Parks, and Legoland Waterpark, apart from Lapita Resorts. You have the option to buy a 1 day-1 park pass, 1 day-2 parks pass or 2 days-2 parks pass.

If you're traveling during the winter months, which is the peak tourist season in Dubai, you're likely to encounter queues. However, the good part is that most of the waiting areas are in a closed, air-conditioned space which makes it a lot easier to wait than standing right under the hot Dubai sun.

Legoland Dubai's experiences are targetted towards children in the age groups 4-12 years. This is the reason that I visited this theme park with my 7-year-old nephew (you will see him in the following pictures). The park is partially in a closed space, which makes it easier to explore in the summer months as well. However, be prepared to walk in the open while going from one ride to another. Your kid can enjoy some fun and even some educational rides here. For the little adventurous, there are roller coasters and for the Lego masters, there are places where they can build their dream cars and try them out!

Legoland Dubai

The first thing I suggest is to purchase the AED 40 souvenir bottle with allows you unlimited refills of soft drinks (and water) throughout the park, for the entire day. The bottles are small but they help you stay hydrated through the day as you walk along and also turn out to be cheaper than if you were to purchase cold drinks by the glass. Also, do not forget to pick up a map at the entrance, it'll prove to be very helpful in navigating your way through the park. Each ride has a height restriction and your kid will be allowed to experience it only if (s)he qualifies as per their measurements. On average, every ride allows children above 100 inches height to ride with an adult and above 130 inches height to ride by themselves.

Legoland Dubai comprises of 4 major areas connected through the central 'Miniland'. I will mention the main rides in each of these areas and the best ones to experience. If you have limited time, you may want to pick these and skip the rest. Each zone comprises several themed rides and F&B options. You will also find several shops along the way for buying Lego souvenirs, games and building blocks. You can also get a free collectors brick at the 'Factory' and your very own Legoland Dubai driving license at the 'Driving School'.

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Miniland

Although not that exciting for a child, Miniland left me in awe! Miniatures of the tall skyscrapers of Dubai, made completely with Lego blocks, can be found here along with Lego miniatures of several other iconic sites from around the world such as Petra, Pyramids of Giza, Taj Mahal, and several others. The intricately placed small blocks of Lego, forming these exact replicas, are absolutely mesmerizing. You can see Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, Mall of Emirates, Dubai Marina's buildings and buildings of Sheikh Zayed Road perfectly laid out and though this may not be something your infant will appreciate, you are sure to be amazed by it.

Legoland Dubai

Legoland Dubai

Legoland Dubai

Miniland is right at the entrance of Legoland Dubai, after the 'Factory' - where you can enjoy a little tour of a Lego Factory and understand how Lego blocks are created from scratch. There are 4 different exits from Miniland to the other key areas - Adventure, Imagination, Kingdoms and Lego City.


Kingdoms

One of the most adventurous rides of Legoland Dubai can be found here - an exciting roller coaster called 'The Dragon'. My 7-year old nephew absolutely loved it, though I would recommend you to take your children here only if they are daring enough. The ride starts from inside a castle, which itself has many elements made completely of Lego blocks. Even if you do not plan to go on the ride itself, I'd still recommend you to explore inside this beautiful castle.

Legoland Dubai

Legoland Dubai

For the less daredevil children, a smaller roller coaster called 'Dragon's Apprentice' might be a better option. The only other ride worth experiencing here was Merlin's Flying Machine, which is a carousel with airplane seats and a lever, that allows you to 'fly' (ascend) or land (descend) your flight while the carousel turns. My 7-year old nephew seemed extremely excited that he was able to steer the plane!

Legoland Dubai


Adventure

This zone has some really exciting rides and I don't mean it from an adult's perspective only! A free-fall gravity ride called 'Beetle Bounce' meant for children is a great introduction to this zone and although it isn't as much of an adrenaline pump as the roller coaster, it's definitely a good one for the kids.

Legoland Dubai

The highlight of this zone, however, is the 'Submarine Adventure' in which you board a submarine from a platform and then travel under the water! Glass windows allow you to look outside and you will encounter some really colorful fish as you sail along. Watching the variety of fish swimming by and lego miniatures of the Lost City of Atlantis at the bottom of the 'ocean' makes you feel as if you're in a real submarine, out in the sea!

Legoland Dubai

The 'Lost Kingdom Adventure' is yet another 4D ride which is really cool. However, this is not operational throughout the day and you would have to wait for the specific show times to be able to watch this.

While you wait for the next show, you might want to experience 'Wave Racers', yet another exhilarating ride for the kids as it allows them to steer their 'boats' while on a carousel,  getting slightly splashed in it too.


Imagination

This zone is mainly for kids who want to play with the Lego blocks and build something. Only two rides - 'Kid Power Towers' (similar to the free-fall gravity ride in Adventure Zone) and 'Lego Studios' (a 4D show) here seemed interesting. If your children like to play with Lego blocks and use their imagination to the fullest or are car enthusiasts, the 'Build and test' experience might be worth it.

Legoland Dubai

'Lego Mindstorms' is for the older kids (8-12 years old) whereas 'Stepping Stones' is for the younger (4-7 years old). Let your child's imagination run wild in this zone at Legoland Dubai!


Lego City

This zone in Legoland Dubai is an educational one for the kids. Rides such as 'Driving School', 'Boating School', 'Police Headquarters' and 'Rescue Academy' teaches the children through experience, basic civil rules of our cities. Children can actually steer a boat, drive a car and be a part of a fire rescue while understanding the nuances of living in the society and the jobs of the heroes of our day to day lives such as the cops and firefighters. Although the rides are low on the exhilaration quotient, they are meant to educate.

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Disclaimer: This is NOT a sponsored post. I paid full price for the ticket and all the opinions expressed in the post are my own genuine views about the theme park. 

79 thoughts on “Legoland Dubai Themepark Review”

  1. It amazes me how many things one can make out of legos. The mini’s are amazing. I love how much work goes into building these figures.

  2. Wow what a fun place for kids! These kind of places make me wish I was a kid again. I was not aware of Dubai had such a grand Legoland park. The activities are mind blowing.

    1. It is quite big so yeah, it can take a whole day to explore. Luckily when we went, there were no queues so we got to the rides we wanted quickly and smoothly. I’m guessing there would be more people during the peak travel season!

  3. First, I didn’t know there was a Legoland in Dubai. What a shame!
    I can see why people, both kids and adults would enjoy this place. I grew up playing and making Lego toys so I would have completely sold out to such parks. 🙂
    It’s also a cool idea to have that souvenir bottle to save money and more importantly to keep yourself hydrated for people like me who are always thirsty. 🙂

    1. There are a lot of theme parks here in the UAE now. Legoland is usually the choice for younger kids but I quite enjoyed it myself as well.

    1. I can understand, it’s more of a kids place. Teenagers or adults prefer to go to Motiongate & Ferrari World instead, here in the UAE. Now we also have a Warner Bros theme park here!

  4. Wow, they really have literally everything in Dubai – even toys from Denmark 😉 looks like a great place bringing back childhood memories to all of us – and creating new ones for our kids.

    1. There are several new theme parks opening up this year and the next. Until 3 years ago, we had almost none. Suddenly, we have so many.

  5. We did a lot of things in Dubai. But we missed the Legoland Theme Park. It looks like a lot of fun for kids. It would make me remember all the time I spent playing with lego with my son. It would be cool to see the miniature buildings of Dubai. Something to remember if I return with kids one day.

  6. I’ve heard so much about Legoland but have never actually made it to one of them. Dubai’s Legoland looks huge and I’m sure you could spend the entire day wandering around. I love the lego build of The Treasury in Petra.

  7. 2 years back when I was in Dubai, I had heard this was getting build.
    This sure is a place which promises great fun all day for kids and adults both. I love these rides and amusement parks are on my list. Kids Power Towers and Beatle Bounce looks very interesting and inviting.

    1. I’d say its more for kids than adults. For adults, Motiongate (also a part of Dubai Parks and Resorts) had better rides!

  8. This looks like so much fun! I’ve never been to legoland park, but I grew up playing legos with my brother. I think it would be fun to actually do a brother/sister trip here, especially since we both love rides as well! It’s good to know that it’s partially covered so that you can still enjoy it even in the heat of summer.

  9. It really doesn’t matter how old you are, who doesn’t love lego!!! I had no idea there were so many theme parks in Dubai, that is a whole lot of fun to be had with a multi day pass. The purchase of the souvenir refill bottle is a brilliant idea and tip.

    Mini land looks amazing, the details are just so incredible. I would love to go on the submarine adventure, that looks like so much fun.

    1. Until 2 years back, we had only one theme park and now there’s so many! Legoland is a good one for kids 🙂

  10. I haven’t been to theme parks for quite a while. Legoland is definitely on my bucket list. Those miniature iconic landmarks are so impressive. The rides at Kingdoms look super fun!

  11. I didn’t realize there was a Legoland in Dubai since I don’t have kids. Your tip to buy a souvenir cup at the beginning is a good one. We’ve all gotten dehydrated at some point visiting a park. Looks like your kids had fun!

  12. I don’t have kids so Legoland isn’t a place I’ll be visiting. But I’ve got to say that they really do some impressive things with Legos. That Lego Petra is incredible!

  13. The Dragon is something that I might consider to ride on! Your nephew is brave to try it! So, is it only for kids or also good for adults? The last time I took one like that was when I was in High School. Legoland Dubai must be massive, I bet? So, what’s your best recommendation here? I hope I did not miss that part!

    1. Well, most of the rides are meant for kids but that doesn’t mean adults won’t enjoy them 🙂 I personally loved the roller coaster ‘The Dragon’ and ‘Submarine Adventure’ because it really takes you under water where there is a variety of fish swimming around! If you want something a bit more thrilling, Motiongate Themepark is right next to Legoland, also a part of Dubai Parks and Resorts 🙂

  14. Cool! I didn’t know Legoland opened in Dubai. I imagine that could get pretty hot in the summer! I would love to see Miniland. I just can’t imagine the people putting these together.

  15. It’s great that a lot of the park is inside with air-con, I remember it being overwhelmingly hot and humid in Dubai so you need as much air conditioning as possible! Great tip for the water too, it’s important to keep hydrated while your inbetween rides!

    1. Yeah, we need air conditioning here in Dubai. The park can only function throughout the year because it is, else outdoor places have to shut down for 6 months in the year. It’s too hot in the summer!

  16. Is there anyone who doesn’t love legos? As a new mommy I’m looking forward for the time my gal would start playing with lego blocks (well, I’m looking forward to play with it).
    Big thanks for the suggestion about the souvenier bottle that can be refilled. And yeah, I’ll put this on hold until my gal is atleast 100 inches tall. The entry fee wouldn’t make sense otherwise.

    1. Oh that’s lovely, and yeah, I’d suggest to wait until your kid is at least 4-5 years old so she can have fun on all the rides 🙂

  17. This is so surprising! I have been to Dubai 4 or 5 times, but I didn’t know about this park. It should be new. It is amazing how Dubai can surprise you each time you go back. I totally agree with you to buy a souvenir bottle a refill drink, because no matter when you are in Dubai you always get thirsty there easily.

  18. I loved legos as a kid. Even though I don’t have any kids, I would probably go there anyway just to have fun and honor the “kid within.” Miniland is probably where I’d spend most of my time. Great place to take my nieces when they get older!!

    1. They have a Miniland in Legoland Cali too? That is pretty awesome, I’d love to see that and compare it with the one here in Dubai 🙂

  19. Thank you so much for this thorough review. These are excellent places to take my future children one day. Although I’d definitely be interested in Mini world right now! Definitely adding this to our future itinerary. How would you compare these to Ferrari World in Abu Dhabi?

    1. Ferrari World is not really for kids, I’d say. It has these really crazy anmazing) roller coasters and rides which are totally meant for adults and kids aren’t even allowed on it. Also, it is for car enthusiasts since they have exhibitions, displays and 4D rides based on the theme of ‘Ferrari’. Legoland, for sure, is more of a kids place 🙂

  20. I love legoland, so this would be a good choice for me, with or without kids! You’re right about Miniland, it’s very impressive to see. I also love the look of the rollercoaster and the castle, I can imagine the view is cool from above too. Good tip about the water bottle to refill; I can imagine it gets expensive here.

  21. My head was spinning by the time I reached the end of your post. Oh boy, this is going to be a fun-filled day (perhaps 2 days) for my daughter but tiring for me. We have promised her a visit to Legoland, either in Dubai or Malaysia. I like the one in Dubai based on your description.

  22. Oh this is such an amazing place to take the little ones! I don’t have any kids but I wouldn’t mind taking a tour of the legoland and try the rides. Who wouldn’t wamt to be a kid for a day and bring back childhood memories. Thanks for the share Medha :).

  23. I didn’t know there are other Legolands around the World. Although I don’t have kids I have Nephews that I’m sure would love it. I’d never be able to take them to Dubai for it though, but maybe the UK one. Great post

  24. Legoland in Dubai, adds up to just another reason to take a trip to Dubai. Though haven’t been to Dubai till now, but its on my radar. I feel Dubai, is more of a family destination, rather than a place which can be enjoyed solo, unlike other popular European cities, or South East Asian cities.

    1. That’s not true Arnav. It is as much a solo travel destination as it is a family one. And even a couple travel destination actually 🙂 The nightlife here is amazing!

  25. I like the idea of the refillable bottle! Good on them for taking an initiative on waste reduction. I think adults would find this exciting too! I’d like to know how lego blocks are made from scratch.

  26. Ahh I was a big lego girl growing up and would love to go here! I’d honestly be way more excited about Legoland than Disney even. This is definitely one of those things that would bring out the inner child in me!

  27. I honestly had no idea that there were any other Legolands around the world, in addition to the one in California. I like the idea of purchasing the refillable cup. I did something like that at Tivoli in Copenhagen and it really saved me and kept me hydrated.

  28. Lego land in Dubai what more can you ask. This was expected and as most of the entertainment giants get their foot into Dubai this had to happen. Love it and would want to take the kids there surely. Good all the waiting areas are having air conditioning The bottomless bottles to refill drink is a must with the DXB weather. Thanks fir the great post and an insight into legoland Dubai.

  29. Looks very similar to the one by my house in SoCal. Though we don’t have air conditioning while waiting in line, that would be great! Looks like an awesome park to explore with kids.

    1. Well, the mercury rises to 50 degrees in the summer here, so we kind of cannot survive without air conditioning 😉

  30. Never knew Legoland opened in Dubai also. This is great news. My 6 year old is indeed with Lego and we were going to visit it in Malaysia this winter. Will change it to Dubai now.

  31. Your post on Legoland, Dubai has all vital information for tourists. I too loved this place and loved to get surrounded by colorful pieces of plastic building blocks. I loved the Mini-land part where they have made metro system, Burj-Khalifa, etc. out of tiny pieces of Lego. Children love this place.

  32. What fun, who would not like to go experience this, kids and adults! They really know in Dubai how to do things one step better don’t they! Hope I get to visit one day and go on some of those rides.

  33. This place looks so fun! We also have Legoland in Denmark but unfortunately, I haven’t been there yet. Legoland is such a nice place for kids to hang out so I think my little brother will love this theme park. Hope we can visit Dubai one day and go here.

  34. What a fantastic place for the family especially for kids! This will help them to be more creative and inspired. Maybe they will be the future LEGO modeler, or designer!

  35. Legoland what a place. I live here in London and visit the one here quite often. Reading about your post has made me want to come to the one in Dubai. Surely must be different and one I would want to try. The photos say the story itself and very informative post. Thanks for sharing

  36. What a fun day out! I can see why Miniland left you in awe. It looks insane! But I am also an adult (kind of). All the rides look like a lot of fun as well.

    1. There actually isn’t an age limit on any of the rides, just height restrictions. There aren’t any upper limits on heights on most rides, however, many of them may not really interest adults anyway 🙂

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