Ms. Amal Bamatraf, Director of Culture Communication & Activities Department, revealed that 536,292 LEGO bricks went into the realistic rendition, demanding more than 6,300 hours to complete and weighing approximately 1,323 kilograms.
The real thing, in Abu Dhabi, remains a huge tourist draw, as well as an important place of worship. It celebrates 10 years of operation in 2017.
Some 30 contractors and 30,000 workers were involved in completing various elements of the structure and decoration with materials sourced from many countries including Greece, Italy, Germany, China, India and Morocco.
The creative harmony and the outstanding integration between the Islamic and modern architectural styles made it a great model for architectural design.
“Having a LEGO model of the mosque in LEGOLAND Dubai will play a vital role in introducing the mosque as a cultural and touristic destination among the visitors as well as residents," says H.E. Yousif Al Obaidli, Director General of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre.
“The mosque, besides being an Islamic and cultural edifice, is also considered to be one of the most important touristic destinations in the UAE and the region due to its unique design, amazing decorations and ornaments."
MINILAND - located at the heart of LEGOLAND Dubai just beyond Jebel Ali on the E11 motorway - will feature recreations of key sites and landmarks from the region. It is also the first indoor and air-conditioned MINILAND at a LEGOLAND park.
LEGOLAND Dubai, together with LEGOLAND® Water Park, is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts which will also feature MOTIONGATE™ Dubai – a unique theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate.
Dubai Parks and Resorts will also feature Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, the first ever theme park based on the sights and sounds of Bollywood. The entire destination will be connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a retail, dining and entertainment walkway, while guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian-themed resort catering to families.
LEGOLAND Dubai and LEGOLAND Water Park have announced the launch of their Annual Pass, offering exciting experiences for guests who want to be the “first to play” at the LEGOLAND parks’ 60 rides, waterslides attractions and building experiences before they officially open to the public on October 31. THE first Annual Pass holders will become privileged members that will be among the first families to try the rides and attractions, and will enjoy special access to private events helping to put the finishing touches to the park, as well as a commemorative LEGO® brick and Annual Pass Card. In addition to 12 months admission to LEGOLAND Dubai and LEGOLAND Water Park, all annual pass holders will enjoy benefits such as discounts on the park’s retail and food and beverage and special offers throughout the year. THE annual two-park combo pass for LEGOLAND Dubai and LEGOLAND Water Park is priced at 995AED, with the annual pass for LEGOLAND Dubai only priced at 765 AED. Buy at www.LEGOLAND.ae or at www.dubaiparksandresorts.com
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