Dubai Parks and Resorts has grown to become the region’s first integrated resort destination, comprising three theme parks, a waterpark, an entertainment district, and a Polynesian-style family resort. From Lego-building experiences to Bollywood-themed stunt shows and fireworks every Friday night, there is truly something for everyone.
For many Dubai Parks and Resorts visitors, the highlights are the twin parks LEGOLAND Dubai and LEGOLAND Water Park, each with its own set of rides, water features, and, of course, LEGO-building ops. Motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai are cinematic theme parks based on Hollywood and Bollywood classics, while Riverland Dubai serves as the gateway to the parks, with a collection of shops and restaurants divided into four themed zones.
One of Dubai’s most popular family attractions offers numerous ways to visit. If you’re planning to spend only a day at the parks, choose between a 1- or 2-park pass. With two days to dedicate to the area, you can opt for a 2-day all-parks pass that offers unlimited access to all three theme parks and the waterpark. Single-day park passes with hotel transfers are also an appealing option for a care-free experience.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Dubai Parks and Resorts are a must for families visiting the region.
- Don’t forget to bring sun protection and drink plenty of water.
- Wear comfortable walking shoes and be prepared to spend a lot of time on your feet.
- Some of the parks’ rides, attractions, and amenities are accessible to wheelchair users.
How to Get There
Dubai Parks and Resorts are located about 20 minutes outside of Dubai. The park offers a free shuttle service from malls and hotels around the city, including Dubai Mall and Mall of the Emirates.
When to Get There
The best time to visit the parks is during the winter months, from November to April, when temperatures are cool enough to enjoy the many outdoor attractions. Save Motiongate for the hottest part of the day, as the park features more indoor sights. Expect temperatures to top 100°F (38°C) degrees from June to September.
Fireworks by the River
While Dubai Parks and Resorts doesn’t currently offer a nightly fireworks display, the resort does host a fireworks show, called Fireworks by the River, each Friday night at Riverland Dubai. The area isn’t ticketed, so you can come enjoy the show over coffee or dinner at one of the area’s 40 restaurants.