Dubai Parks and Resorts will re-open on 23 September 2020
Operations at Dubai Parks & Resorts were temporarily suspended in March 2020 due to Covid-19 precautionary measures.
DXB Entertainments, operator of the Dubai Parks and Resorts theme parks – which include Legoland Dubai, Legoland Water Park, Motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai – announced that the destination will remain closed during summer 2020 to reopen from Wednesday, 23 September 2020.
Over the closure time, they are working on an enhancement program and maintenance works. 12 new rides are slated, with 8 expected to be ready in Q3 2020 and a further 4 in Q4 2020.
“As Dubai is getting ready to welcome back tourists with the opening of the leisure and entertainment sector, we are eager to welcome back our guests with new rides and experiences for the entire family.”
“Summer period has historically been the low season for visitation to the theme parks. We are therefore utilising this period to complete the maintenance works and focus on the enhancement programme for Motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai.”
“We are excited for the new season and look forward to welcoming our guests in due course,”Mohamed Almulla, managing director and CEO of DXB Entertainments
What happens if you already have a ticket to Legoland Dubai?
Existing ticket holders who may have already pre-purchased before the temporary closure are entitled to a complimentary date change or a full refund. They should contact Dubai Parks & Resorts here to make arrangements if they purchased the tickets directly, or their 3rd Party ticket seller if applicable.
If you are an annual pass holder, all months lost due to the temporary closure will be credited back to your annual pass. This will happen automatically on reopening.
What about the Legoland Hotel Dubai?
We were super excited to confirm in early 2019 that Dubai would be joining the likes of Malaysia, Denmark & California in opening a 250 room Legoland hotel – a joint venture between DXB Entertainments (who look after Dubai Parks and Resorts) and Merlin Entertainments who will manage the property’s operations.
LEGOLAND® Dubai, part of @dxbparksresorts, the largest integrated theme park destination in the region, has released an artistic drawing of the first LEGOLAND Hotel. The first of its kind in the Middle East, the 250-room LEGOLAND Hotel is set to open in the first half of 2020. pic.twitter.com/9H6Cmfn2wk— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) April 22, 2019
We have no further updates at this stage if the Legoland Hotel will be opened this year alongside the Legoland theme park re-openings – but watch this space!
We believe it will now be November 2020 but no confirmation!
So stay tuned Lego fans, not long to wait now until the fun will return.
Other UAE theme park options this summer
In the meantime, Dubai’s largest entirely indoor theme park IMG Worlds of Aventure has re-opened. Watch out for their Eid Special which includes 20 AED entry then pay as you go rides for 25 AED.
We have a comprehensive lisiting here of all the best indoor attactions in Dubai to beat the summer heat.
And for those willing to meet current border entry requirements to cross into Abu Dhabi, Yas Island theme parks Ferrari World, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and CLYMB Abu Dhabi have re-opened doors from 29 July 2020 at 30% capacity – pre-booking essential (NB their current free shuttle service from Dubai is suspended – learn more about getting to Yas Island here)
Are you currently planning a trip to Dubai?
Make sure to stay tuned to all our Latest Dubai Travel News. We are updating this every week with news on post-COVID reopenings, as well as any changes to entry rules into Dubai that may affect your travel plans.
We also have a detailed Dubai travel planning page where we take you through everything you need to know for planning your Dubai trip from what to pack, where to stay and rules and etiquettes you should observe.