Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Photo Diary Of Our First Visit to Riverland at Dubai Parks and Resorts

Hello everyone, sorry for being MIA. I was lacking the motivation to update the blog but I need to pick myself up from this January blues. I thought that sharing something nice to all of you will do the trick.

The first week of January wasn't actually busy for us except that the kids went back to school. We spent the first day of 2017 visiting a new Dubai attraction. We went to Riverland.

Riverland is the gateway to Dubai Parks & Resorts. A themed, fun, dining and retail destination which you can access without purchasing a ticket except but one. This should not put you off though because inside was amazing and it was worth every penny.  If you are visiting with your car, you will need a parking ticket. The cost of the ticket for regular guest is AED 50 and the VIP entrance parking ticket is AED 150.

From the parking lot, a shuttle bus service will take you to the first stop which is Riverland. Riverland has four zones. The French Village, The Peninsula, India Gate, and the Boardwalk.

I love the French Village the most. It gives you the feeling that you are traveling back in time with the setting of the Medieval era with beautiful and rustic architectural designs of the 16th century. Water wheel, brick roads, meandering alleyways, and towers will draw you in.







You can also take pictures in front of the three entrances of the four parks that are inside Dubai Parks & Resorts starting off with

Legoland Dubai

Unfortunately, we were not able to attend the opening ceremony of Legoland. The kids wanted to visit but we need to schedule it some other time.

Parks Opening Hours
Sunday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 06:00 PM




Motiongate

Parks Opening Hours
Sunday - Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 07:00 PM
Thursday - Saturday: 10:00 AM - 09:00 PM


and Bollywood by the India Gate

Parks Opening Hours
Saturday - Wednesday: 10:00 AM - 08:00 PM
Thursday - Friday: 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM


Riverland, as I've mentioned earlier is a dining and retail destination. Many restaurants are already open and much more are opening soon. Interesting shops with quirky gadgets, electronics and collectibles like Tarsam Image is also now open.


We still need to see the place in the morning and I'm sure there are more corners we haven't explored yet. I guess we will have time for that when we come to see Motiongate...soon. I'm sure it's going to be awesome.

This is my first blog post of the year and hoping for regular updates. Thanks to all of you who stick around last year reading all my ramblings. Wishing for more adventures with my family to share with you this year.