The LEGO® Group partners with Al-Futtaim Mall Dubai Festival City to launch exclusive ‘LEGO Festival & IMAGINE Show’
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 19 December 2019: The LEGO® Group and Dubai Festival City Mall are joining forces to deliver a first-of-its-kind experience to the Middle East: ‘The LEGO Festival & IMAGINE Show’. Set to launch in 2020, the LEGO Festival & Show is the largest event organized in a shopping mall by LEGO to date.
The partnership will see the launch of Festival City’s newest IMAGINE Show: ‘LEGO® Ninjago Show’, which will be IMAGINE’s first branded content experience.
Steven Cleaver, Director, Shopping Centers Dubai, Al-Futtaim Malls said: “The LEGO Group was our first choice to work with. The brand is globally recognized as continually innovating and constantly reinventing itself. We wanted to be able to create a 3-dimensional show through IMAGINE that would transform the LEGO Group’s characters like never before seen for audiences.”
‘The Festival and IMAGINE Show’ has been in construction for over 18 months with entertainment teams from both LEGO and Festival City Mall working together to animate a live show that will play daily at Festival Bay.
Urszula Bieganska, Head of Marketing, LEGO Middle East & Africa, commented: “The LEGO Group is committed to introducing fun and engaging experiences that families can enjoy together. Having expanded our presence in the Middle East this year with the opening of our new office in Dubai, our primary focus is to bring locally relevant initiatives to the region. Airing on Cartoon Network in English and in Arabic for the past 9 years, LEGO Ninjago is one of the most popular shows among children in the UAE and the Middle East. Our partnership with Al-Futtaim Mall Festival City allows us to create a new channel for this much-beloved experience to come to life for wider audience through IMAGINE. We look forward to showcasing what we have in store to the Dubai Festival City Mall shoppers.”
The IMAGINE Show will tell the story of one of LEGO’s most popular themes, LEGO Ninjago, which presents a captivating world where brave young ninjas face down the forces of evil. Audiences will experience the heat of Kai’s fire, feel Nya’s water, and interact with Lloyd’s green energy through laser lights and fire jets; with the power of IMAGINE bringing these elements to life for audiences to experience first-hand.
Over one million people have now witnessed IMAGINE, which is among a handful of free attractions organized for shoppers and tourists of Dubai. IMAGINE’s major events, including Eid, Diwali and New Year’s Eve, see attendance by more than 25,000 people at Festival Bay.
The LEGO IMAGINE Show will launch exclusively on the 8th of January in collaboration with the 25th Anniversary of Dubai Tourism’s Dubai Shopping Festival. At present, 9 LEGO® Certified Stores are open across the Middle East.