Dubai hotels get featured on Monopoly’s regionally inspired board game

The Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Jumeirah Emirates Towers find a prominent mention in the board game

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah was unveiled as the most exclusive property on the board
Burj Al Arab Jumeirah was unveiled as the most exclusive property on the board

Monopoly, the board game has featured several Dubai tourist spots and hotels in the regional version of the game — Monopoly Dubai.

The game that was launched at the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, shows that Dubai Holding has a total of five property squares on the board, the largest number of locations by a single company.

Burj Al Arab Jumeirah was unveiled as the most exclusive property on the board. Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Jumeirah Emirates Towers were also featured as prime locations in the board game.  

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Other landmark destinations from Dubai Holding’s portfolio on the board game include Souk Madinat Jumeirah and Global Village, the world’s leading multicultural festival park.

Dubai was chosen as the first city in the Middle East to have its own edition of Monopoly, which first hit the shelves in 1935 and has since been played by more than one billion people. 

HE Abdulla Al Habbai, chairman of Dubai Holding said: “We are pleased to have partnered with Hasbro and Winning Moves to bring Monopoly Dubai to the city and the world.  We are also honoured to have the largest number of hotels and destinations featured on the board game. Dubai Holding has shaped the urban fabric of the emirate for the past 15 years by delivering a range of pioneering landmarks, and we are proud to see many of those featured representing the region.”

HE Hala Badri, director general of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), said: “Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood is an iconic part of the heritage and culture of Dubai and it is fitting that it will now be part of the Monopoly Dubai board. We consider Al Fahidi to be one of the central locations for modern and historic culture and we are proud to sit alongside other important landmarks in this classic family game that will offer visitors and residents a new way to look at the city of Dubai.”

Jose Silva, CEO of Jumeirah Group, said: “Monopoly is held dear by many who grew up with the board game and we are immensely proud to have our most iconic Jumeirah hotels eternalised in the Dubai Edition. The inclusion of Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Jumeirah Emirates Towers will cement the brand’s legacy, both in the city and across the world, for years to come.”

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