Dubai, UAE –: Tim Harrison-Jones has been recently appointed as the General Manager for LEGOLAND® Dubai Resort part of Dubai Parks™ and Resorts, taking the leadership responsibility for LEGOLAND® Dubai theme park, LEGOLAND® Water Park and the region’s only LEGOLAND® Hotel, Dubai.
Following his passion for hospitality at the age of 14, Tim decided as a young entrepreneur to pursue his dream and master the world of hospitality and leisure. After more than 30 years, his passion, extensive leadership and commitment to deliver exceptional guest experiences, have led him to be part of the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator Merlin Entertainments that operates over 140 attractions in 25 countries around the world including LEGOLAND® Parks, SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds and more. Tim assumed various positions throughout his years in the UK, while his most recent role prior to joining LEGOLAND Dubai Resort, was Senior Divisional Director, overseeing Chessington World of Adventures and Thrope Park Resort in the UK.
Originally from the UK, Tim has expressed his delight to move to Dubai, recently named one of the safest cities in the world and commented on his appointment: “Moving to Dubai, and joining LEGOLAND Dubai Resort, part of the Dubai Parks™ and Resorts, the largest theme-park destination in Dubai– is an exciting new chapter that I’m eager to start. I’m thrilled to be joining the team – known for its extensive knowledge and experience, as we take LEGOLAND Dubai Resort to the next level as one of the best family-friendly resorts in the region, and continuing the success of the recently opened LEGOLAND Hotel.”
Tim has been married for more than 12 years, has two daughters and three grandchildren. During his UAE visit in 2020, he completed the RAK Marathon and has recently started his training plan to participate in Dubai Marathon in January 2024. Back in the UK, during the COVID 19 pandemic, Tim and his wife engaged in volunteering activities at National Health Service (NHS), and as they become UAE residents, they are looking forward to continuing their community service activities in Dubai.