DPR Theme Park in Dubai

In its bid to be known as the region’s first integrated resort and also promote the innovative ‘Vision 2020’ initiative by Dubai Tourism, ‘Dubai Parks and Resorts’ is all set to open on October 31, 2016. By uniting the best of the east and the west, the newest attraction has been designed with the vision to stay ahead of trends, as more and more visitors to Dubai seek an all-encompassing experience beyond the glitzy skyscrapers and top-notch entertainment venues.

Delivering over 25 million square feet of fun, adventure and thrill, this colossal complex in Jebel Ali – apparently – is expected to redefine the entertainment and leisure industry in Dubai. Guests can look forward to an invigorating mix of 100 rides and attractions at its three theme parks as well as water attractions, besides amazing accommodation, shopping, and dining facilities. So read on to know in detail about all unique attractions and experiences that await you in

Dubai Parks and Resorts.

All About Dubai Parks & Resorts

Best Time to Visit Dubai Parks and Resorts

Contrary to the city’s seasonal attractions like Miracle Garden Dubai and the Dubai parks and resorts are open throughout the year and any time you can visit it. However, our recommendation would be to plan a visit during the winter months when the weather is pleasant and the desert heat isn’t unbearable for an outdoor outing. Also, try to plan during weekdays to avoid bustling crowds and long queues.

Dubai Parks and Resorts Timings


Saturday – Wednesday: 2.00 PM to 10.00 PM and Thursday & Friday: 2.00 PM to 11.00 PM

  • Bollywood Parks™ Dubai

Monday – Sunday: 2.00 PM to 11.00 PM

All attractions will close 30 minutes prior to park closing.

  • LEGOLAND® Dubai

Saturday to Wednesday from 10.00 AM to 7.00 PM and Thursday & Friday from 10.00 AM to 8.00 PM.

  • LEGOLAND® Water Park

Monday – Sunday: 10.00 AM to 6.00 PM.

  • Riverland™ Dubai

Monday – Sunday: 4.00 PM – 12.00 AM

Dubai Parks and Resorts Location

Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite Palm Jebel Ali, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

How to Reach Dubai Parks and Resorts

  • By Car
    • From Dubai: Take E11 Highway (Sheikh Zayed Road), drive past Dubai Marina and Jebel Ali heading towards Abu Dhabi. Take Dubai Parks and Resorts Exit 5 and follow the signs towards your preferred parking or drop off location.
    • From Abu Dhabi: Take the E11 Highway (Sheikh Zayed Road) toward Dubai, take Dubai Parks and Resorts Exit 5 and follow the signs towards your preferred parking or drop off location.
  • By Public Transportation

Visitors can take the DPR1 Bus from Ibn Battuta Metro Station to Dubai Parks and Resorts. Alternatively, one can take the Dubai Metro Red Line towards Jebel Ali (UAE Exchange Station) and disembark at JLT Metro Station. From there, catch a taxi for the short distance to Dubai Parks and Resorts or take the RTA Shuttle Bus to Ibn Battuta Metro station and catch the RTA Bus – DPR1 to Dubai Parks and Resorts.

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Dubai Parks and Resorts Attractions



Set over an area of about 1,900,000 square feet, it is the Middle East’s biggest theme park based on Hollywood. Motiongate Dubai brings together 27 exciting rides and attractions, themed around the world’s three major motion picture studios: Sony Pictures Studio, Lionsgate, and DreamWorks Animation. With its attractions like Hunger Games already rated as one of 32 Best New Park Additions of 2016 by the Los Angeles Times, it’s sure to entice people of all ages and skill levels.

Start your Dubai Parks Motiongate experience by exploring the fun and fascinating elements of movie-making at Studio Central. Also, enjoy its roller coasters rides like Dragon Gliders, Capitol Bullet Train, and Smurf Village Express. For absolute family fun, head over to its attractions, including Woodland Play Park, Penguin Air, Kung Fu Panda Academy, Hotel Transylvania, and Ghostbusters: Battle for New York. There is also a spectrum of rides and motion simulators to excite your little ones, such as Underworld 4D, Flint’s Imagination Lab, and Panem Aerial Tour.

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2. Bollywood Parks™ Dubai

Bollywood Park in Dubai Resort and Park

If roller-coasters and sophisticated rides aren’t your things, make your way to Bollywood Parks Dubai. The world’s first of its kind Bollywood theme park, it offers a great blend of unique rides, live entertainment, and amazing shows, completely centered on Bollywood movies and Indian culture, in its five distinct zones spread over three million square feet. As you enter the park, Bollywood Boulevard beckons you with its several entertainment and dining options.

For a glimpse of Mumbai’s vibrant streets packed with dining and shopping options, visit Mumbai Chowk boasting a range of attractions inspired by blockbuster movies like Don and Lagaan. It also comprises Mumbai Express Stage, where you can watch performances depicting songs that idealize the Indian train. Another section to watch out is Rustic Ravine; not only does it allow you to capture the essence of India’s rural scene but also immerse in some unique fun and rides highlighting movies like Sholay. Moreover, with a visit to Bollywood Film Studios featuring Hall of Heroes, you’ll get to indulge in attractions and experiences that bring your favorite Bollywood movies and beloved characters to life, such as Krrish, Ra.One and Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara. Above all, Royal Plaza will welcome you with an extraordinary visual treat, thanks to its Rajmahal Theatre, where you can revel in Broadway-style musical performances. Complete with a wide array of themed dining venues like Mughal-e-Azam, Rock On, and Victoria Station Café, Bollywood Park Dubai gives you the chance to savor authentic Indian cuisines as well.

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3. LEGOLAND® Dubai Theme Park


Dubai Parks and Resorts also host to Legoland Dubai, which is the first of its kind theme park in the Middle East. More than 40 immersive rides, attractions, and shows encompass its six exciting zones, such as:

  • Factory: This zone offers you the opportunity to know the way Lego bricks are created. You can also discover the Middle East’s largest LEGO store.
  • Lego City: From obtaining an exclusive Legoland driving license to steering a boat and flying a plane, this section provides a range of exciting options for your kids to indulge in.
  • Imagination: Major highlights that form part of this section are Technic Twister, Build & Test, Lego Mindstorms, Kid Power Towers, Duplo Express, and Lego Studios 4D – each of them promising exhilarating fun and thrill.
  • Kingdoms: It has a range of amazing rides like The Dragon and Dragon’s Apprentice.
  • Adventure: With specialties by way of Pharaoh’s Revenge, Submarine Adventure, and Lost Kingdom Adventure, this section well caters to your adventurous little ones.
  • Miniland: Containing more than 20 million Lego bricks, this indoor attraction allows you to enjoy replicas of iconic Dubai landmarks created using Lego bricks.

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4. LEGOLAND® Water Park

Waterpark Legoland dubai

Located next to Legoland Dubai is Legoland Water Park, with a range of innovative attractions that are specially designed for families accompanied by kids aged between two and 12 years. Some of its rides and attractions are:

  • Build-A-Raft River: This is a totally unique ride; it enables the little riders to personalize their own raft as they head out to enjoy the lazy river.
  • Duplo Splash Safari: Encompassing four slides plus intriguing Duplo characters, it is an exclusive zone created for toddlers.
  • Joker Soaker: This fun-filled zone has a variety of attractions to excite all members of your family.
  • Red Rush: Ride in a family-sized raft that floats you down a long twisted track.
  • Lego Racers: A six-lane slide, this is a thrilling ride to enjoy with your friends in tow.
  • Twist ‘N’ Spin: Take delight in amazing twists and turns, as you drift along this slide on a double tube.

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5. Dining Experience at Riverland™ Dubai


With over 50 themed dining venues, entertainment and retail spaces, Riverland Dubai serve as the doorway to Dubai Parks and Resorts. It is modeled to replicate a sprawling waterfront district with a one-kilometer long man-made river. It’s four mesmerizingly set zones allow you to step back in time.

The focal point of Riverland is probably the Peninsula, which is noteworthy for its 19th-century architectural theme. Recreating the American life of the 1950s, Boardwalk is another of its prominent sections. Then there is India Gate that enables you to experience the authentic Asian culture. Moreover, don’t miss out on the French Village, capturing the spirit of a medieval European town, with its architectural styles that resemble 17th-century French structures.

Besides shopping unusual souvenirs and sampling distinct culinary flavors from all over the world, Riverland Dubai Parks is also the ultimate destination to revel in many amazing festivals, concerts, and street performances all throughout the year.

6. Enjoy Polynesian-themed stay at Lapita™

Lapita Hotel

For guests who wish to experience all of Dubai Parks and Resorts’ highlights without leaving the facility, there is the Lapita Hotel – a segment of the Marriott Autograph® Collection. With its unmatched setting and theme reflecting the Polynesian culture and traditions, it also makes for an exotic retreat. It has a collection of deluxe rooms, suite rooms, and three-bedroom villas – all replete with a wide spectrum of in-room amenities and comforts. Apart from five restaurants and bars, the hotel features a spa facility (OLA Spa Boutique). A retail shop is also attached.

Few Interesting Facts about Dubai Parks & Resorts

  • It spans over 25 million square feet making it the largest integrated leisure theme park in the Middle East.
  • It is home to the only Bollywood theme park in the world which features exciting shows and thrilling rides.
  • The Burj Khalifa LEGO model in LEGOLAND Dubai is the tallest in the world and stands at 17 meters.
  • You can get your own personalized LEGO block made at the LEGO factory and take it home as a souvenir.
  • LEGOLAND® Dubai has more than 15,000 models made from 60 million bricks.

Dubai Parks & Resorts Facilities

  • Tram service is provided in Riverland from the tram station that lets guests travel to and from the theme parks.
  • In Lapita Hotel, Two adults or one adult and one child can stay in a Deluxe King, two adults and two children or three adults can stay in a Deluxe Twin, Junior Suite, and Family Suite.
  • There are ATMs, First Aid services, Locker rooms, drinking fountains and strollers on rent within the park. The park is also specially-abled friendly.


Check out these nearby attractions as well:

  • Dubai Marina – 20 minutes’ drive away
  • Skydive Dubai – 25 minutes’ drive away
  • Dubai Miracle Garden – 25 minutes’ drive away
  • Ski Dubai – 27 minutes’ drive away


Not to mention, Dubai Parks and Resorts – conveniently located on Sheik Zayed Road and adjacent to Palm Jebel Ali – will be the ultimate fun and entertainment destination. In order to enjoy its varied attractions within Dubai Parks and Resorts, visitors can take their pick from single day or multi-day passes. For those who wish to have unlimited access to three theme parks and a water park over a period of one year, annual passes covering tickets for varied shows and discounts on dining and shopping are also available.

Rezmin is passionate about traveling and curating content about history, traditions and other intriguing aspects that make a place attractive. In her spare time, she enjoys reading fictional books sprinkled with inspiration, humor and enthusiasm.

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