First major rollercoaster installed in Dubai
Rollercoaster enthusiasts can finally get a sneak peak of what is believed to be Dubai’s first major rollercoaster at Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination.
The Dragon roller coaster is the first ride to be installed at Dubai Parks and Resorts, a Dh10.5 billion project set to open in October 2016 with three separate theme parks, a hotel, and a retail and dining district spread across 25 million square feet of land.
Images released on Tuesday showed the 530 meters long and 16 metre high amusement ride fixed on Shaikh Zayed Road close to the Palm Jebel Ali between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Reaching speeds of up to 60 km per hour, the ride is said to form the centrepiece of the first LEGOLAND Park in the Middle East.
Siegfried Boerst, General Manager of LEGOLAND Dubai told Gulf News that the Dragon is LEGOLAND Dubai’s biggest roller coaster and is unique to the emirate in that it is designed along with six themed areas, over 40 interactive Park’s rides, shows, attractions and 15,000 LEGO model structures made from more than 60 million LEGO bricks. Details