Dubai Parks and Resorts LLC, a Meraas Holding company, today announced plans for Riverpark, the grand entrance plaza that will interconnect the three theme parks defining phase one of the mega leisure and entertainment destination.
Spanning an area of 120,000 sq meters with a total built up area of 20,000 sq meter’, Riverpark will provide residents and visitors with an innovative concept that integrates retail outlets, casual dining options, quick service restaurants, as well as varied indoor and outdoor entertainment offerings.
A one kilometer canal will flow through the development lined with cafés and retail outlets on either side. Water taxis will add to the attraction to help visitors navigate the destination.
A pathway around the canal and garden terraces are some of the added attractions at Riverpark. The plaza will also feature an expansive arena for hosting community events, street entertainment and a range of outdoor activities. A tram route and service roads around the plaza will facilitate easy commute.
Raed Al Nuaimi, CEO of Dubai Parks and Resorts, said: “With Dubai looking to double visitor numbers by the year 2020, we believe the innovative retail, entertainment, food and beverage options showcased at Dubai Parks and Resorts will give tourists several compelling reasons to visit the mega destination.
“Riverpark will serve as a central meeting point for visitors across the three themed amusement parks as well as guests to the Polynesian themed family hotel, Lapita. The precinct is sure to find resonance with visitors keen to sit back and unwind after an eventful day at the theme parks or to simply enjoy a fun evening with family and friends.”
Taking shape at Jebel Ali, the first phase of Dubai Parks and Resorts will, in addition to Riverpark, comprise three theme parks: motiongate™ Dubai, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, and LEGOLAND® Dubai. The development will also feature Lapita, a family themed hotel.
Dubai Parks and Resorts LLC is a Meraas Holding company established in September 2014 to bring to life the leadership’s vision of positioning Dubai as a formidable global tourist destination.
The company is developing Phase 1 of Dubai Parks and Resorts which comprises three theme parks – motiongate™ Dubai, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai and LEGOLAND® Dubai. It will also feature Riverpark – a grand entrance plaza and
Lapita, a themed family hotel. Located in Jebel Ali close to the world class international airports, Phase 1 is set for completion in 2016.
Offering new heights in experiential entertainment through an inspired concept, Dubai Parks and Resorts brings the best of the entertainment industry from the East and the West.The project is designed to draw five million visitors in its first year of operations, serving the regions within a four hour flying distance from Dubai.
Dubai Parks and Resorts LLC is set to generate thousands of jobs and economic benefits, and position the UAE as a catalyst for the expansion of the global entertainment industry.
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