Lego model of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque unveiled
Legoland Dubai has unveiled its scale model of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ahead of the Eid holiday
Legoland Dubai has unveiled a scale model of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque ahead of Eid Al Adha.
The replica, which is made from 536,292 Lego bricks, took six technicians 6,300 hours to complete, and weighs in at over 1.3 tonnes.
The model is set to become one of the main attractions at the theme park’s Miniland district.
Commenting at the unveiling, Siegfried Boerst, general manager of Legoland Dubai, said: “We are extremely proud to reveal the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Miniland model in Legoland Dubai.
“The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is not only one of the Emirates’ most important sites, but also a reflection of the UAE’s cultural values and natural heritage.”
HE Yousif Al Obaidli, director general of The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Centre, added: “The Sheikh Zayed Grand 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.
“It was ranked the world’s second favourite landmark in a list compiled by TripAdvisor in 2016, receiving more than 2.5 million visitors in 2015.
“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,” he concluded.
Legoland Dubai and Legoland Waterpark form part of Dubai Parks and Resorts (DPR).
The attractions are scheduled to open on 31 October, 2016.