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6/6 Dubai Parks and Resorts, UAE
Putting Dubai on the theme parks map, this attraction consists of three parks and one water park with over 100 rides and attractions:
MOTIONGATE™ Dubai showcases some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Columbia Pictures and Liongate such as Ghostbusters, , Hunger Games, the Smurfs, Kung Fu Panda, How to Train Your Dragon, Madagascar and Shrek across 27 rides and attractions including five rollercoasters.
BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai is a first-of-its-kind theme park that showcases rides and attractions based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters. The park has 30 street entertainment shows held throughout the day including folk dances and Bollywood themed acts.
LEGOLAND® Dubai is an interactive theme park for families which brings the well-known LEGO bricks to life with 40 themed rides, shows building experiences and attractions.
LEGOLAND Water Park is the region’s only water park designed for families with kids aged 2-12. Children can let their creativity and imagination flow with over 20 LEGO themed water slides and attractions, including the LEGO Wave Pool, Duplo toddler play area and Build-A-Raft River where you can build your very own LEGO raft.
The entire area is connected by Riverland Dubai, a retail and dining district.
Where: The parks are on the E11 Highway past Dubai Marina and Jebel Ali heading towards Abu Dhabi.
Best age to go: All ages, though LEGOLAND Dubai is aimed at younger kids aged 2-12 years.
Can we stay? The Lapita Hotel is a Polynesian themed family hotel with 501 rooms and three villas and is part of the Marriott Autograph Collection. Children will love the adventure playgrounds, Kids/teen and adult fun pools and family spa.
Price: A one-day ticket to MOTIONGATE™ Dubai, LEGOLAND® Dubai or LEGOLAND® Water Park costs 245 AED (Approx. £50) per person. A one-day ticket to BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai costs 175 AED (Approx. £37) per person. A One Day Two Park pass that offers access to two of the Parks costs from 295 AED (Approx. £63) per person. A Two Day All Parks pass that offers access to all the Parks over two days costs from 525 AED (Approx. £63) per person.
Emirates Holidays offers three nights at the four-star Lapita™ Hotel from £615 per person. This price is based on two adults sharing a deluxe room on a half board basis and includes return Emirates flights from London Heathrow to Dubai and complimentary tickets to Dubai Parks and Resorts plus exclusive offers across the UAE with My Emirates Pass. Other departure airports are available – London Gatwick from £669pp, London Stansted from £635pp, Birmingham from £629pp, Manchester from £715pp, Newcastle from £639pp and Edinburgh from £679pp.
Find out more: dubaiparksandresorts.com
Family traveller rating:
EXCITING RIDES ★★★★★
VALUE FOR MONEY ★★★★
WOW FACTOR ★★★★★