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Get whisked away from the prickly heat of Dubai to the ultimate hub of fun and entertainment, at Dubai Parks and Resorts. From thrilling roller coasters and action-packed water rides to themed outdoor plazas and enthralling live music and dance performances, DPR offers a world of recreation and pleasure fit for all ages.

Why You Must Visit Dubai Parks & Resorts


Head out to the Middle East's largest integrated theme park destination, Dubai Parks & Resorts for some adrenaline-pumping, water-splashing fun and frolic under the sun.

Get the ultimate cinematic experience at Motiongate Dubai - the Middle East’s “Hollywood in the desert”. From Shrek and Kung Fu Panda to Toothless the Dragon and the Smurfs, enter the world of your favorite characters through a wide array of exciting rides and attractions.

Head to Bollywood Parks Dubai and stroll the streets of Mumbai, dive into adventure in a rural village and catch the region’s first and only Broadway-style Bollywood musical at the dazzling Rajmahal Theatre.

At LEGOLAND Dubai let your imagination run wild as you build your own lego city, conquer the Dragon roller coaster, get your boating license and much more.

If you’re looking to escape the heat, book yourself LEGOLAND Waterpark Dubai tickets, the region’s only water park specifically designed for children.

Buying Dubai Parks & Resorts Tickets Online


Dubai Parks & Resorts tickets can be purchased directly through the official website or in person at the entrance of the attraction. Or, save time, money, and energy by purchasing discounted tickets with Headout, a trusted online marketplace (enjoy 29% off your tickets!) As an added bonus, when you book with headout you’ll receive 5% cashback credit that you can use toward any other purchase on Headout.

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Combo Ticket Package: Park Hopper Pass

Instead of purchasing tickets to the individual parks (Motiongate Dubai, LEGOLAND Dubai, LEGOLAND Waterpark and Bollywood Parks Dubai), get yourself the Park Hopper Pass. Save time and money on this combo ticket package and enjoy the best of Dubai Parks & Resorts at a go!

Optional Q-Fast Pass Upgrade?

Upgrade your ticket to Q-Fast, which lets you pass up long queues for the park’s rides and attractions and reduces your overall waiting time. Q-Fast is purchased as an add-on to a regular park admission ticket - not in place of one. Upgrade your ticket here.

Individual Park Tickets

Dubai Explorer Pass

Want to combine your visit to Dubai Parks & Resorts with other iconic attractions in the city? The Dubai Explorer Pass lets you fit in the selected number of attractions into your itinerary spread across 60 days- so there's no rush.

Is the Dubai Parks & Resorts Annual Pass worth it?


The Dubai Parks & Resorts annual pass gives you access to individual parks for an entire year. If you live in Dubai (or frequent this metropolis often) and love amusement parks, this annual pass is well worth your money. Prices for the annual pass starts from AED 395 per person.

Theme Parks at Dubai Parks & Resorts


Dubai Parks and Resorts is home to three theme parks, one water park, one resort and one hotel.

1MotionGate Dubai

HOLLYWOOD •CINEMATIC ENTERTAINMENT

MotionGate is Dubai’s very own, “Hollywood in the desert”. Divided into four zones: Lionsgate, Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks, and Smurfs Village, the park features 27 rides and attractions. Fly through the sky with Toothless, hang out with Kung Fu Panda, take a behind-the-scenes tour of a movie set, free fall down Zombieland’s 58-metre tower and visit the first-ever roller coaster based on The Hunger Games.

Good for: Hollywood fanatics
Timings: Sat-Wed: 2 PM- 10 PM | Thur & Fri: 2 PM- 11 PM
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2Bollywood Parks Dubai

BOLLYWOOD •CINEMATIC ENTERTAINMENT

Based on the booming Indian film industry based in Mumbai, the park showcases the wonderful spirit behind Bollywood, and the stars who make it come alive. From multi-sensory 4D theatre adventures - think flying through the sky with Krrish, or plunging into the thrilling virtual world from Ra. ONE, to epic Bollywood performances that will transport you back through time, Bollywood Parks Dubai is a one-of-a-kind experience. Grab a bite while listeninng to some live music at the Rock On!! themed restaurant.

Good for: Families
Timings: 3 PM- 11 PM
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3LEGOLAND Dubai

THEME RIDES •LEGOS

At LEGOLAND Dubai, let your imagination run wild! Build and race lego cars, save a burning building in Lego City, conquer the exhilarating Dragon coaster, build your own lego city at the ten-metre play table and tour the Lego factory to watch how legos are made. There are over 40 LEGO themed rides, shows and attractions at this theme park, all designed especially for children aged 2-12. Boating school, wave racing, junior driving school and more, this interactive park offers much more than just rides.

Good for: Families with children
Timings: Sun, Mon, Wed: 11 AM - 6 PM | Thur-Sat: 11 AM - 7 PM | Closed on Tue
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4LEGOLAND Waterpark Dubai

LEGO-THEMED SLIDES

From building your very own Lego raft to venturing off on a splash safari, the park boasts over 20 water slides and attractions. It’s also the only water park in United Arab Emirates designed especially for children ages 2-12. Exhilarating racer slides, a gentle wave pool, a family-sized raft ride that takes you rushing down a 312-foot-long slide and a huge interactive playground - it’s fun for the whole family.

Good for: Children
Timings: Thur-Tue: 10 AM - 7 PM | Closed on Wed
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5Riverland Dubai

RIVERSIDE BOARDWALK

RiverLand Dubai brings together the awe-inspiring architecture and ambiance from four distinct eras. Explore each zone and experience street life, theatres, and cuisine from The French Village during the 1600’s, America’s of the 1950’s, British Raj of the 1930’s and Europe in the early 19th century. Full of excellent dining options, retail shops, live street performers, musicians, and acrobats, RiverLand is the gateway to Dubai Parks and Resorts.

Good for: All ages
Timings: Sun-Thur: 11 AM - 7:30 PM | Fri & Sat: 11 AM - 8:30 PM
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6Lapita Hotel Dubai

TRIBAL THEME

A unique getaway, Lapita Hotel is a Polynesian themed resort hotel. The property’s detailed tribal theme offers guests an opportunity to learn about the culture and heritage of Polynesia. Take a culinary journey through Oceania at any of the resort’s five restaurants, or head to the rainforest themed rooftop bar and enjoy the tropical atmosphere. The resorts also hosts a plethora of kid-friendly activities. After enjoying all the fun, relax and pamper yourself at the OLA Spa Boutique.

Good for: Families
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Top Rides at Dubai Parks & Resorts - You Cannot Miss These!


Capitol Bullet Train

Enjoy the first-ever Hunger Games-inspired theme park land at Motiongate Dubai. Featuring a steel roller coaster and live entertainment, this is the place to be! The roller coaster must be tried by all thrill-seekers- travel to the Capitol from District 12 on this adrenaline-fueled roller coaster.

Park : Motiongate
Best for : Adults
Height restriction : 130 cm
Q-Fast : Accepted

The Green Hornet

Hop aboard this adrenaline-pumping rollercoaster and swing through a junkyard filled with leaps and hazards, if you dare. Be a vigilante (if you have the stomach for it) and brace yourself for some Black Beauty and the 65 Chrysler Imperial Crown kind of action.

Park : Motiongate
Best for : Adults
Height restriction : 105 cm
Q-Fast : Accepted

Rodeo Ki Sawari

Step into rural India at the Mela Junction and be enveloped by colorful garlands, Holi powders, and engraved architecture. This 3-action ride contains 2 circular platforms revolving at 10 revolutions a minute!

Park : Bollywood Parks
Best for : Families
Height restriction : 120 cm
Q-Fast : Not accepted

The Hunt for Jabar Singh

Enjoy a dark tour in 3D as you hunt down the thieves of the Jabar Singh gang from the movie Sholay. Hardcore fans will have the most fun as they carry laser weapons and try to save the day.

Park : Bollywood Parks
Best for : Families
Height restriction : None

LEGO® Technic Twister

Your adventure with legos trumps all! Grab the rest of your family and head over to the technic twister. Twist and spin in your family tea cup at the speed your like. Remember: the more you spin, the crazier the ride.

Park : LEGOLAND
Best for : Families
Height restriction : None

Lost Kingdom Adventure

Ride through the Lost Kingdom on this adrenaline-pumped expedition as your journey with legos continues! Best suited for families, pair up with your favorite sibling and blast at targets with laser guns in pursuit of stolen treasure.

Park : LEGOLAND
Best for : Children
Height range : 90 cm - 195 cm

Build-A-Raft River

Combine legos with water and we have the perfect ride! Build-A-Raft-River is a unique concept where children and adults can customize their own rafts with soft legos before taking to the waters. Float on the lazy river with your family and enjoy a day of fun under the sun.

Park : LEGOLAND Waterpark
Best for : Families

DUPLO® Splash Safari

The younger guests need something to look forward to. Thankfully, LEGOLAND Waterpark has just the thing for you. Splash around in the water play area with four massive water slides, replete with LEGO® DUPLO® characters.

Park : LEGOLAND Waterpark
Best for : Children

Hacks To Avoid Crowds at Dubai Parks & Resorts


The best time to visit Dubai Parks & Resorts is during the months of September through March. Not only are the crowds smaller, but Dubai's weather is rather pleasant during these months. That said, do not let summer be a deterrant for you- Dubai Parks and Resorts has about 70 cooling stations, and many attractions here are indoors.

Visiting During Ramadan

Many are skeptical about taking a trip to Dubai during Ramadan because of the holiday rush, but there is a way around it. If you start your day early, hit the attractions right around the time they open, and avoid the weekends, you can enjoy the holiday season in the UAE to the fullest. Ramadan also comes with holiday discounts on your tickets, so it's a great way to save money.

Before you visit Dubai Parks & Resorts, make sure you check the timings. Park timings and visiting hours are different for the summer, winter, and Ramadan.

All You Need to Know Before Visiting Dubai Parks & Resorts


Dubai Parks and Resorts Timings

MOTIONGATE Dubai
Summer Hours
Sat-Wed: 2 PM- 10 PM
Thur & Fri: 2 PM- 11 PM

Bollywood Parks Dubai
Summer Hours
Daily: 3 PM- 11 PM

LEGOLAND Dubai
Summer Hours
Sun, Mon, Wed: 11 AM - 6 PM
Thur-Sat: 11 AM - 7 PM
Closed on Tue

LEGOLAND Water Park Dubai
Summer Hours
Thur-Tue: 10 AM - 7 PM
Closed on Wed

Getting To Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai Parks and Resorts is located in Dubai on Sheikh Zayed Road, opposite Palm Jebel Ali.

  • By car: It’s a relatively easy ride to DPR Dubai. From downtown Dubai, the trip is around 40 minutes. Head south of Sheikh Zayed Road. Drive past Dubai Marina and Jebel Ali and you will see Dubai Parks and Resorts on the left.
  • Via public transport: Take the red metro line south all the way to the last station, Jebel Ali. From there, you will have to take a taxi the rest of the way - which should only take you about 15 minutes.
  • From Dubai International Airport: Head south on E11, also known as Sheikh Zayed Road, towards Abu Dhabi. It’s just a straight shot from there, past Dubai Marina and Jebel Ali. You will see Dubai Parks and Resorts on your left. The trip takes around 45 minutes with low traffic, or close to an hour if there is heavy traffic.
  • From Al Maktoum International Airport: Dubai Parks and Resorts is only 20 minutes away from this Al Maktoum. Take the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road south and turn right towards E11. Take another right, towards Dubai. DPR will appear almost immediately on the right side of the road.

Parking

Parking passes are available for purchase upon entering the park. Your pass is good for the whole day, across all Dubai Parks and Resorts.
General parking fees are AED 20 for the entire day. Preferred parking is AED 80, covered parking is AED 100 and valet parking is AED 150. Annual pass holders get complimentary parking. After 6:30pm, all general parking is free.
There are designated parking spots available for guests with disabilities. A valid parking permit is required.

Available Facilities at Dubai Parks & Resorts

The following are available at each of the parks:

  • ATM
  • First Aid Station
  • Lockers
  • Drinking Fountains
  • Strollers (available for rent)
  • Wheelchairs

Dress Code

There is no set dress code for any of the Dubai Parks. However, the following suggestions are recommended:

  • Wear comfortable shoes; you’ll be walking all day.
  • Check the weather and dress accordingly.
  • For men, shorts and t-shirt are recommended.
  • For women, light trousers or shorts and a top are suggested.
  • For LEGOLAND Waterpark, do be sure to wear appropriate swim wear.

Dubai Parks and Resorts Reviews


A place you must visit in Dubai! We had so much fun last July 9, 2021 at Legoland Waterpark and would definitely recommend and visit again. Special thanks to Dennis from Kenya for the amazing assistance and recommendations of the different attractions and food.

Redj, TripAdvisor, Jul 2021

It was my first time into the park and that won't be my last.lost of things to enjoy in there.the dragon was one of the best and the submarine. but what really stood out was the service of aloysius. very nice way of educating the little ones in his mindstorms session.will be back for sure.

Evaristus, TripAdvisor, Jun 2021

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DPR Dubai: Insider Tips


  • Try and arrive to the park before sunset. The park looks amazing at dusk!
  • If you plan to visit any of the theme parks at Dubai Parks and Resorts more than three times a year, it would be wise to purchase an annual pass to save money.
  • If possible, visit the park on a weekday. It’s far less crowded than the weekends!
  • Buy a combo ticket to enjoy the best savings.
  • Get your tickets ahead of time to avoid long lines.
  • Take snack breaks, especially for kids, and make sure everyone in your group stays hydrated.
  • Check the weather before you go.
  • Make sure your phone and/or camera are adequately charged before entering the park.
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Dubai Parks & Resorts: FAQs


How far is Dubai Parks & Resorts from Downtown Dubai?

Dubai Parks & Resorts is a quick 40 minute drive from downtown Dubai.

How much do Dubai Parks & Resorts tickets cost?

Tickets to individual parks cost around AED 195. We recommend the Park Hopper Pass that gives you access to all 4 parks at AED 210. 

How many parks are included in the Dubai Parks & Resorts?

Dubai Parks and Resorts is home to three theme parks, one water park, one resort and one hotel.

What is the best time to visit Dubai Parks & Resorts?

The best time to visit Dubai Parks & Resorts is during the months of September through March. Not only are the crowds smaller, but Dubai's weather is rather pleasant during these months.

What should I wear to Dubai Parks & Resorts?

There is no dress code at Dubai Parks & Resorts. It is recommended to wear comfortable clothing and shoes as you'll be walking all day. Make sure you wear appropriate swimwear at LEGOLAND waterpark.

Is the Dubai Parks & Resort annual pass worth it?

Yes, the Dubai Parks & Resorts annual pass is definitely worth it if you live in Dubai or keep visiting as you have access to these parks for an entire year. 

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