A Quick Visitors’ Guide to Dubai Parks and Resorts

This post was originally published on 31 October 2016.

Two of Dubai’s most anticipated sites – Legoland and Riverland Dubai – have opened their doors to the public today, marking the first day of Dubai Parks and Resorts.

Constituting over 25 million square feet of land, the Dh13-billion development is set to become the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination.

In addition to LEGOLAND and Riverlands Dubai, the development will eventually grow to two additional theme parks – the Hollywood-inspired Motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai – as well as the Polynesian-theme Lapita Hotel.

Here is everything you need to know about Dubai Parks and Resorts, including opening dates, ticket prices, rides, attractions and location.


  • Opens : 31 October 2016
  • Time : 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Ticket Prices : One day passes : Dh295 for adults and Dh250 for children & seniors. Annual passes are Dh765
  • 40 Interactive rides
  • 15,000 LEGO Model structures made from over 60 million LEGO bricks
  • Targets families and children aged between 2 and 12
  • Six themed areas offering various entertainment and educational options, such as LEGO City, ‘Kingdoms’, ‘Adventure’, ‘Miniland’ and ‘Factory’
  • Website: https://www.legoland.com/dubai/


  • Opens : December 2016
  • Ticket Prices : One day passes : Dh330 for adults, Dh280 for children & seniors. Annual passes are Dh865
  • Largest theme park in Dubai Parks and Resorts at 30.6 million square-feet
  • Five unique Hollywood-inspired zones: Studio Central, Sony Pictures Studios, DreamWorks, Lionsgate and Smurfs Village
  • Designed to be used year round, with 21 key attractions completely indoors
  • Among the rides are some inspired by Ghostbusters, the Green Hornet and Zombieland
  • Website : https://www.motiongatedubai.com/

Bollywood Parks Dubai

  • Opens : 15 November 2016
  • Ticket Prices : One day passes :  Dh285 for adults and Dh245 for children & seniors. Annual passes are Dh755
  • First Bollywood-themed park ever built
  • Three million square feet in size
  • Five themed areas developed in partnership with Mumbai’s most significant film studios: Bollywood Film Studios, Mumbai Chowk, Hall of Heroes, Regal Plaza and Rustic Ravine
  • Includes “Bollywood Boulevard’ which will include live entertainment and performances, character interactions and street theatre
  • Bollywood stars have been involved in the design, including Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan and Farhan Akhtar.
  • Includes an 850-seat theatre, the Rajmahal Theatre
  • Includes rides recreating some of the most iconic Bollywood films, such as Don: The Chase, featuring Shah Rukh Khan
  • Website : https://www.bollywoodparksdubai.com/


  • Opens : 31 October 2016
  • Time : 10:00 AM  – 6:00 PM
  • Ticket Prices : One day passes : Dh240 for adults and Dh205 for children & seniors
  • Only water park in the region developed specifically for families with children aged between 2 and 12
  • Includes more than 20 attractions and water slides, including the highly anticipated “Build-a-Raft River” in which guests can construct their own vessel using soft LEGO bricks
  • Other attractions include the LEGO Wave Pool, LEGO Slide Racers, the ‘Twist N Spin’ in which one slides down individually or with a friend on a double tube, and the DUPLO toddler lay area designed for smaller children
  • Website : https://www.legoland.com/dubai/


  • Opens : 31 October 2016
  • Price : FREE to enter
  • 234,000 square-foot area
  • Divided into four main zones offering a glimpse into history: The 1950’s-America-themed Boardwalk, the medieval France French Village, Colonial India through the India Gate, and the 19th century-themed Peninsula
  • A kilometre-long river runs through all the zones
  • Almost 60 restaurants and entertainment offerings, as well as street performances, concerts and various festivals
  • Website : https://www.riverlanddubai.com/

Lapita Hotel

  • Polynesian theme hotel
  • 501 guest rooms and three villas
  • Includes adventure playgrounds, Lagoon-style swimming pools and spas
  • Will include five restaurants and bars, one of which will draw inspiration from the rhythm of a tropical rainforest
  • Website : http://www.marriott.com/

How to reach Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai Parks and Resorts is located on Shaikh Zayed Road, opposite Palm Jebel Ali and close to the Dubai World Central – Al Maktoum International Airport and equidistant between Dubai International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport.
By Public Transport: Take the red metro line to the end station, Jebel Ali. From there take a taxi to Dubai Parks and Resorts
By Car: From Downtown Dubai, head south of Shaikh Zayed Road, past Dubai Marina and Jebel Ali, till you see Dubai Parks and Resorts on the left side of the road.
Main website : https://www.dubaiparksandresorts.com/

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