Riverland™ Dubai fills the first man-made river within a theme park destination in the region


Riverland™ Dubai, the multi-themed dining and retail destination located at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts, today released the first pictures of its newly filled river that will be home to a brand new entertainment scene just outside the city.

Spanning across one-kilometre, water is slowly rising in the river as works continue to fill it up completely ahead of the opening on 31st October 2016. Once open to the public, visitors can go on relaxing boat rides along the river and enjoy lunch or dinner on its banks in one of the four uniquely theme zones that bring to life different eras of the past: The French Village, Boardwalk, India Gate, and The Peninsula.

Riverland™ Dubai will connect the three theme parks and water park at Dubai Parks and Resorts, and will open to everyone with or without a ticket to the adjoining parks, which means it will be experienced by every visitor to the destination.  It will feature more than 50 restaurants and retail shops, coupled with planned street theatre and entertainment, making it the perfect place for families and friends to come together, relax and recharge.



Riverland™ Dubai is located at the centre of Dubai Parks and Resorts which is set to open in October 2016.  This uniquely themed dining, retail and entertainment destination is free for all to enjoy, and its exceptional location means it will be experienced by every visitor to the parks.  Riverland™ Dubai has four themed zones that offer a fascinating glimpse into some of the greatest eras of our past – from 1950s America at The Boardwalk to medieval France at The French Village, colonial India at India Gate and the 19th century themed Peninsula.  With more than 50 shops and restaurants and a range of entertainment from street performances to festivals and concerts there is an exciting experience for friends, families and couples to enjoy at Riverland™ Dubai.

For more information, go to: www.riverlanddubai.com

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Dubai Parks and Resorts PJSC (DFM: DUBAIPARKS), will become the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination when it opens in October 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. 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.

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.

The large-scale AED 13.2 billion development is spread across 30.6 million square feet of land located on Sheikh Zayed Road opposite the Palm Jebel Ali in Dubai equidistant to Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Airports.  6.7 million ticketed visits are expected in 2017, the first full year of operation.

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