Danish toy manufacturer, the LEGO Group – known for the iconic LEGO brick – celebrated the official opening of its new business unit headquarters for the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. With this step, the LEGO Group is reinforcing its commitment to bring its LEGO system-in-play to as many children in as many countries as possible.
The potential of the region to the LEGO Group is clear – according to World Bank, by 2028, it is estimated there will be 125 million children aged 0-14 years in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The opening of the new regional headquarters is to cover an extensive area of 68 markets.
“We are excited to open the new LEGO Group office in Dubai and to continue to invest in further globalising the company to help bring the LEGO play experience to more children all over the world. Being actively present in the region will help us to better understand local markets and consumers, and to more efficiently leverage our local partnerships,” says Jeroen Beijer, general manager of MEA business unit.
The LEGO Group has inspired and developed the builders of tomorrow through creative play for over 60 years. LEGO play helps young minds stay open, keep exploring and develop essential skills for the future, including confidence, creativity and communication. LEGO toys expand children’s capacity for inventiveness and imaginative ideas as they experience the unlimited possibilities of LEGO play – both physical and digital. The first brick made in 1958 is just as culturally relevant today as it was at its launch because it offers children the chance of constant discovery – the possibility to create something new every time.
“The LEGO Group wants children of all ages to experience joy and pride when exploring their creative potential. Our aim is to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through unique playful learning experiences that support children’s creativity and learning while bringing fun-filled moments to girls and boys all around the world,” adds Julia Goldin, chief marketing officer for the LEGO Group.