Sade Williams writes that a visit to the Dubai parks and resorts presents an experience of a unique world of exciting adventures for the discerning tourists of all ages from around the globe.
Dubai Parks and Resorts is the Middle East’s largest integrated leisure and theme park destination located on Sheikh Zayed road in Dubai.
As an ultimate resort destination in the United Arabs Emirates (UAE), the Dubai Parks and Resorts present a variety of bespoke entertainments, attractions and tourists delights that set the mind blowing.
Our tour guide, Ms. Amira had told us a day before we visited the resorts that it is one of the world’s most visited centres because of the magnificent features that present tourists with a variety of entertainment and fun.
Excited, we set out the next day, to the centre from the Address Boulevard hotel where we were lodged and headed and on our way, Camila never stopped to tell how amazing the Dubai parks is and how well have an unforgettable experience at the end of the tour.
On getting to the entrance to the Parks, we were welcomed by one of the curators who took time to explain to us in details, the main features in the magnificent resorts.
After a detailed lecture, tickets for meals and adventures into some places in the resorts were handed to us as we made our way into the resort proper.
As the first integrated resort destination in the region, it is the home of three world-class theme parks and one water park, as well as Riverland Dubai, the grand entrance plaza, and a Polynesian themed family resort.
The Dubai parks and resorts mainly have the Legoland (Legoland Dubai and Legoland Waterparks), The Motiongate, The Bollywood parks and The Riverland.
The first point of call was the Riverland with a bold inscription in front of the Resorts. It serves as the gateway to the parks.
Riverland Dubai is the gateway to Dubai Parks and Resorts. A themed, fun, dining and retail destination which you can access without purchasing a ticket!
Tourists can take a walk along the river on a journey through time, where four different zones give a fascinating glimpse into some of the greatest eras of our past. The French Village, Boardwalk, India Gate, and The Peninsula.
We them proceeded to Legoland, where we were thrilled by the facilities for adventures for both old and young.
Amira had also inundated us with some exciting information on adventurous rides and others, including the Roller Coaster in the Legoland, some of us had entertained fear that they might not be able to ride on it.
But we made straight to the Roller coaster and I joined two other colleagues to catch a ride after watching with fun, the way other tourists rode on it.
Wow! it was hilarious riding on it for the first time. I had a nice time and story to tell other colleagues who were afraid to try it.
From there, we moved to the Kingdoms, a medieval land where one can sit in a car and conquer the exhilarating Dragon coaster through the King’s castle. Younger knights and princesses can also join in the fun and ride the Dragon’s Apprentice. Families up for the quest will love a quick whirl around Merlin’s Challenge.
The Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park are the ultimate destination in the Middle East for families with children from 2-12.
They are hands-on experiences allowing families to take part in Lego themed adventures through interactive rides, water slides, models and building experiences.
Legoland Water Park will be the only UAE water park designed specifically for kids aged 2-12 and their families.
At this unique water park, you can take on the Joker Soaker, build your very own Lego raft, go on a splash safari or slip and slide your way down one of the many attractions!
Over 20 water slides and attractions designed specifically for kids aged 2-12 and their families to enjoy together.
The Motion-gate is for movie lovers all over the globe as Dubai welcomes them to a cinematic journey into the fantasy world of films. Dive into an alternative universe of captivating stories and adventures with your favourite animated characters from Hollywood.
Best-in-branded entertainment from three of the largest and most successful motion picture studios in Hollywood – DreamWorks Animation, Columbia Pictures and Lionsgate – complete your visit to a world of innovation and creative storytelling by visiting Motion gate Dubai theme park.
At the Lionsgate, we were thrilled by wild animals’ statues and animations that speak and greet you enter the ‘den’.
The moving pictures thrill children to an unforgettable amazing moments as they move round the facility.
You will also enjoy unique, high-value entertainment with the latest-in-technology attractions and new-generation rides that recreate the thrill only motion pictures can deliver.
The Bollywood parks is the first theme park in the world dedicated to all things Bollywood!
In five fascinating zones, you can experience different environments inspired by the greatest Bollywood blockbusters.
Action, adventure, romance, comedy, music, dance, flavour and emotion, Bollywood style.
Bollywood Parks, which is a part of the 25 million square feet Dubai Parks and Resorts Destination, will open its gates to every eager fan around the world.
Apart from these, there is the Lapita Hotel which presents tourists with a world of exciting adventures; a place where together with their families, they can explore, learn and bond together.
Lapita is a unique gateway to endless fun at Dubai Parks and Resorts, which is the home of three world-class theme parks and one water park, as well as Riverland Dubai. All guests staying at Lapita Hotel & Resort will enjoy unlimited multi-park access for the duration of their stay, in addition to complimentary Q-fast to Motiongate and Bollywood.