Dubai Parks and Resorts has been officially opened to the public. The opening commenced with the region’s first Legoland Dubai theme park and Riverland Dubai, the multi-themed dining and retail destination located at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts.
Raed Kajoor Al Nuaimi, CEO, DXB Entertainments PJSC, the owner of Dubai Parks and Resorts said, “I’m immensely proud that today we start to welcome guests to experience amazing at this incredible new destination. Riverland Dubai and Legoland Dubai will be unveiled for the first time and offer unique experiences and entertainments that I genuinely believe will set the bar in this region. Nothing of this magnitude has ever been done before and after three years of hard work, it is a great honour to start to show our guests what we have achieved. As the largest entertainment destination in the region, Dubai Parks and Resorts will support the UAE’s tourism vision and grow the family leisure industry in the region.”
Legoland Dubai offers year-round Lego-themed adventures for families with children aged 2-12. Legoland Dubai features over 40 interactive rides, shows, attractions, building experiences and 15,000 Lego model structures made from over 60 million Lego bricks. It also features six themed lands, each unique in its experience, entertainment and educational offering; they include Lego City, Kingdoms, Imagination, Adventure and Miniland.
“We’re pleased to be able to bring the much-loved Legoland brand to Dubai, the first in the region, following the success of Legoland Parks in Europe, the US and Asia. Dubai is a key holiday market, and we expect this new park to appeal to both domestic and international visitors,” stated John Jakobsen, chief new openings officer, Merlin Entertainments.
Legoland Dubai will be open daily from 10.00 am to 6.00 pm.
Riverland Dubai will connect the three theme parks and water park at Dubai Parks and Resorts, and will be open to everyone with or without a ticket to the adjoining parks. It will feature a range of restaurants and retail shops, coupled with planned street theatre and entertainment.
Guests will be able enjoy lunch or dinner on the banks of the river in one of the four theme zones. Each zone has been designed to take guests on a visual experience through the ages from a medieval French village, featuring outdoor Mediterranean style dining and landscapes, to the heady days of 1950s America in Boardwalk, home to a range of casual dining options. India Gate, flanked by a hands sculpture, will showcase the best of 1930s India with its tastes, architecture and colours, while Peninsula, which takes its architectural inspiration from the 19th century, will allow visitors to sit by the river and enjoy casual dining options as well as live concerts and festivals.
Riverland Dubai will also offer four event spaces including small boutique outdoor locations and a large indoor multipurpose venue perfect for celebrations, parties and meetings. Riverlan Dubai will remain open from Sunday to Wednesday, 10.00am to 11.00 pm and from 10.00 am to 12.00 am on Thursday to Saturday.
Dubai Parks and Resorts will also feature Motiongate Dubai, a theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters, as well Bollywood Parks Dubai, a first-of-its-kind theme park will showcase rides and attraction based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters, in addition to the region’s first Legoland Park and a Legoland Water Park. Guests can stay at the Lapita Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph Collection. Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be destination’s fourth theme park and the region’s first Six Flags theme park.
Bollywood Parks Dubai, Legoland Water Park and the Lapita Hotel will open on November 15, 2016 followed by Motiongate Dubai on December 16, 2016.