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Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai Parks and Resorts will become the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination when it opens on October 31st 2016 comprising three separate theme parks: MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, a Hollywood movie inspired theme park concept; LEGOLAND® Dubai, the first LEGOLAND theme park in the Middle East; and Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, a first-of-its-kind family theme park that will showcase rides and attractions based on the authentic Bollywood experience, It will also host the LEGOLAND® Water Park, the region’s first water park catering to families with children aged 2-12. The entire destination will be connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a uniquely themed retail and dining destination at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts, and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph Collection.

Temp °C

19-36 (°C)

Dubai enjoys a subtropical climate with warm and humid weather throughout the year.

You can enjoy t-shirt weather at any time of the year in Dubai. The temperatures start to climb at the beginning of spring and are typically topping the 20s (°C) by the end of May. Come in the summer or autumn for glorious highs in the mid-30s, or book your holiday during the winter for cooler highs of 24. If you want to escape the heat, there are a number of indoor air-conditioned areas where you can cool off.  

7 hours

Go beyond the screen to a world of cinematic adventure with MOTIONGATE™ Dubai featuring 27 rides and attractions inspired by some of Hollywood’s most beloved films. With roller coasters, multi-media rides, interactive play labs, a drop tower and exciting live entertainment, MOTIONGATE™ Dubai is an immersive experience filled with non-stop action.

Come and explore the first theme park in the world dedicated to all things Bollywood. You’ll see some of the industry’s most popular movies come to life through a range of interactive attractions, including 3D rides, motion simulators and live shows.

From interactive rides and shows to a variety of model-building activities, experience the wonderful world of LEGO® themed adventures at LEGOLAND® Dubai. Spend the day exploring the Park’s six lands, enjoying over 40 rides, shows and attractions. Specifically designed for families with children aged between 2-12.

Enjoy a full day of LEGO® themed water fun at the only Water Park in the region designed specifically for families with children aged 2-12 years old. You’ll have the opportunity to try over 20 water slides and attractions, including a LEGO® wave pool and the Build-A-Raft-River.

A uniquely themed-retail and dining destination at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts, Riverland™ Dubai takes you on a journey back in time through its four zones. Have dinner on a neon-lit Boardwalk inspired by 1950’s America; savor the sights, sounds and aromas of Asia at the India Gate; stop for a break at a medieval French village; or enjoy your drinks in a setting inspired by 19th century Europe in The Peninsula.

Situated in the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts, Lapita™ Hotel is a Polynesian-themed family resort, part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection. The hotel is conveniently located for families who want easy access to the theme parks.

All guests staying at Lapita will receive a complimentary Q-Fast pass!



Step into a zone where you can blast ghosts, escape from zombies, and where meatballs fall from the sky. Featuring a roller coaster, a water rafting ride, a drop tower and rides inspired by The Green Hornet, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Zombieland and Ghostbusters, guests can also meet some of their favourite movie characters – all in the Sony Pictures Studios Zone. 

Inspired by the Bollywood thriller, Don, starring Shahrukh Khan, Mumbai Chowk transports you to the streets of Mumbai. Here you can enjoy an immersive 3D tunnel ride, live shows performed on top of a replica of a local train, and delicious Indian food and drink. 

Ever fancied flying a plane or steering a boat? You can do all of that and still have time to earn your very own LEGOLAND® driving license at this playful mini city, located in LEGOLAND® Dubai.

Lying at the heart of Riverland™ Dubai, The Peninsula is a scenic area surrounded by the river and inspired by the 19th century Europe. Here you will find a collection of licensed outlets where you can relax while enjoying the view and your drinks.

End your day in style and with panoramic views of the resort at Lani, the rooftop restaurant and bar. The name of the restaurant means “heaven” in Polynesian and it is going to be a heavenly ending after a day of adventures in the parks.

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Fun facts

  • Dubai Parks and Resorts will be the Middle East’s largest integrated theme park resort.
  • The parks will have over 100 rides,shows and attractions for you to experience, including roller-coasters, cinematic rides, multisensory theatres, live shows and water slides.
  • The destination covers 30.6 million square feet of land. 
  • Dubai Parks and Resorts is 45 minutes from Dubai International Airport and only a 20 minute ride from Al Maktoum International Airport.
  • Try to leave at least one day at each of the parks in order to fully enjoy all of the attractions.
  • Riverland™ Dubai will feature a range of cuisines from casual street food to fine dining. 
  • You will find over 50 retail and dining outlets at Riverland™ Dubai. 
  • MOTIONGATE™ Dubai is the Middle East’s largest Hollywood inspired theme park offering an immersive, thrilling journey into the wonderful world of film.
  • Bollywood Parks™ Dubai is the World’s first Theme Park with rides and attractions based on Bollywood Blockbusters.
  • The Rajmahal Theatre at Bollywood Parks™ Dubai is the Middle East’s first separately ticketed Broadway-style Bollywood resident musical.
  • There are 15,000 LEGO® models, made from over 60 million LEGO® bricks in LEGOLAND® Dubai.

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