Posts Tagged ‘LEGOLAND’

Dubailand Update

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

Just saw this article from Dubai’s Gulf News about the famed Dubailand complex: “Dubailand project continues as it adapts to new market realities.”



I’m … shocked!

Dubailand was the conglomerate of theme parks that was always touted as “twice the size of Walt Disney World” using phrases such as “45 mega projects” and “5 billion square feet” – even though right now it’s all desert. I railed on it quite about over at Newlywed in Dubai.

Anyway, here’s today’s key quote:

Theme parks still on the list include Universal Studios, Six Flags and Legoland, [Khalid Al Malek, chief executive officer of Dubai Properties Group] said.

No mention of the other parks, which include (but are not limited to):

Warner Bros. Movie World
Dreamworks Animation Theme Park
F1-X Theme Park Dubai
Marvel Superheroes Theme Park
Dubai Snowdome

Huh. Reality.

Dubai Sells Stake in Merlin

Monday, February 15th, 2010

Recently we’ve talked about LEGOLAND owner Merlin Entertainments Group and how thy’re partially owned by Dubai International Capital (see Cypress Gardens and LEGO, Merlin, and Dubai).

Well now it turns out that Dubai actually owns a little less of them than we thought: “Dubai Firm Sold Part Of Merlin Stake“.