Dubai Legoland reveals stunning Taj Mahal replica

Posted: 20-Aug-16 11:18

Paying homage to India's Independence Day on 15th August, Dubai's new Legoland Park unveiled an awe-inspiring model of the Taj Mahal. This beautiful replica will surely become one of the most astounding attractions within the vast amusement park, which should open its doors on 31st October.

Dubai Legoland reveals stunning Taj Mahal replica

For houndred years after Mughal emperor Shah Jahan was able to present his beloved wife with one of the most marvellous pieces of architecture in the world, the first attempt to replicate it was made. Surprisingly enough, this challenging craft was built to wow crowds in an amusement park, the largest one to open in the Middle East.

As a sign of respect and celebration to India, Legoland Dubai, part of the upcoming Dubai Parks and Resorts theme park, chose to give the world a sneak peek of the wondrous Taj Mahal replica on 15th August, the day that marks the Indian nation’s independence from the British Empire in 1947. Made from 280,741 bricks, the construction is one of the 15,000 structures made of 60 million Lego bricks the park will feature.

Despite its large seize, weighing over 645.9 kilograms, the “Lego Taj” will funnily enough be located in the park’s Miniland section, which will also house recreations of emblematic sights and landmarks from the region and surrounding countries for the visitors to admire. The real Taj Mahal took around 20 years to build, whilst the Legoland Dubai’s tribute to the iconic structure took a meek 2,019 hours to craft. The striking resemblance to the original speaks of the conscientious effort and attention to detail of its creators, who have highlighted the black, yellow and red touches of this predominantly white structure.

Once it’s finished, this enormous park will feature over forty interactive rides, shows and attractions, spanning six themed areas – Lego City, Factory, Imagination, Kingdoms, Adventure and Miniland. The other two parks involved in the Dubai Parks and Resorts project are Motiongate Dubai (a Hollywood-themed park) and Bollywood Parks. The three will be connected by Riverland Dubai, a retail, dining and entertainment walkway that provide more appealing options for adults.

The phenomenal complex was a billionaire investment, escalating to Dhs13.2 billion, and takes up over 30.6 million square feet of land, on Sheikh Zayed Road opposite The Palm Jebel Ali. Knowing a wonderful theme park of such gigantic dimensions exists, people from all around the world will be anxious and eager to visit as soon as possible.

Nonetheless, everyone will have to wait until October 31st, the official date when Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park will officially open their doors to visitors. Both amusement parks will become the ultimate destination in the Middle East for families with children from 2-12, offering hands-on experiences allowing families to take part in Lego themed adventures through interactive rides, water slides, models and building experiences. Dubai is becoming one of the best entertainment destinations in the world with a wide array of options to have fun.

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