Legoland Dubai has welcomed special guest Emirati youth Mohammed bin Ahmed Jaber Al Harbi to officially unveil the world’s tallest Lego building structure, the Burj Khalifa.

Standing at 17 metres tall (a record-breaker for a model of a building), the Burj Khalifa replica towered over five year-old Mohammed, who added the finishing touches to the iconic masterpiece by adding a tiny replica of himself to the model and turning on the first of the structure’s LED lights.

Bangkok was the most visited city in 2012 and 2013, but London topped the annual rankings in 2014 and 2015. Paris held second place each year from 2012 to 2015, but has since fallen well behind the Thai and UK capitals.

An eco-friendly city in the shape of a flower is to be built in the desert in Dubai.

Desert Rose City has been given the go-ahead and will feature schools, shopping malls, clinics and hospitals, villas and designated housing for Emiratis running on renewable energy.

The Middle East is expected to see 154,576 new rooms in 550 hotels that are currently under contract, while Africa will see 55,736 new rooms in 289 hotels under contract.

According to the latest findings from STR, a data provider, the figures for under contract rooms in the Middle East in June 2016 represent a 23 per cent increase in rooms compared with June 2015. In Africa, the figures show a 29 per cent increase compared to June 2015.

Dubai is set to break yet another new record this summer with the debut of what is said to be the world's largest indoor theme park.
IMG Worlds of Adventure is set to open its doors in August, offering guests the chance to explore a staggering 1.5 million-square-feet of entertainment space.

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