Motiongate Dubai at Sunset

Dubai Parks and Resorts Tickets & Timings – 2024 Visitor Guide

by Dubai Travel Planner

Nestled amidst the vibrant landscape of Dubai, where the desert meets opulent modernity, lies a paradise for thrill-seekers, families, and adventure enthusiasts alike: Dubai Parks and Resorts.

This sprawling entertainment complex contains three giant theme parks and multiple entertainment zones, promising an immersive journey into a world where fantasy and reality converge. From the pulse-pounding rides of Motiongate Dubai to the bricktastic wonders of Legoland Water Park, Dubai Parks and Resorts beckons visitors for thrills, laughter, and unforgettable memories.

We’re going to guide you through what exactly you can expect to find at this mega theme park complex and how to plan your trip in 2024.

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Theme Parks at Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai Parks & Resorts currently operates three theme parks; Legoland Dubai, Legoland Water park Dubai and Motiongate Dubai.

Let’s take a closer look at what to expect at each park:

Legoland Dubai

Legoland is a family theme park targeted at younger children. There are plenty of fun games, rides and shows to enjoy.

The park is based around an indoor “Miniland” depicting a Dubai cityscape, as well as many important buildings from around the Middle East region and a display of the world’s tallest towers. The park is then split into four ‘lands’ – City, Kingdoms, Imagination & Adventure. Don’t miss the Lego Factory, too, where you can learn how Lego bricks are made and take home a souvenir Lego brick.

Legoland Dubai at Dubai Parks and Resorts
Inside Miniland replica city of Dubai made from LEGO bricks

The rides at Legoland Dubai range from sedate to moderately thrilling (for a 10-year-old at least), and there are several character meet & greet opportunities as well as a 4D theatre and live Ninjago stage show. There are Lego building areas dotted around each of the lands as well as restaurants and retail shops (you can find the best discounted Lego in Kingdoms!)

Tickets for Legoland Dubai

  • All children 3 and above require a ticket, purchased in advance online AED 295

Although pitched at 2 to 12 years old, the ideal audience is really your 4 to 10-year-old crowd. Smaller children may enjoy it, but you will find there are many height-restricted rides below 105cm. Those over 10 years old might start to find it a little babyish.

Buy your tickets to Legoland Dubai here or get them included on Dubai Go City pass

Legoland Water Park

Sitting right next door to Legoland Dubai, you will find Legoland Water Park. Separate entry tickets are needed for the two, though you can get your hands on 2-for-1 passes that get you into both. It is possible to see both parks on one day as neither is overly large.

Legoland Water Park

It is aimed at your younger children, so your tweens+ might not be enthralled, but for those under 10, it’s perfect; it is far less crowded on a warm day than many of Dubai’s other large water parks and fewer “big kids” to contend with.

The whole family can enjoy the Build-a-Raft lazy river, and the wave pool is popular, though unlikely one of the largest you’ll find worldwide. Pre-teen kids have a good choice of rides and slides, whilst your littlest ones will enjoy Duplo Splash Safari.

Top tips for Legoland Water Park Dubai

  • Unsure about what to wear at a UAE water park?  We have a detailed guide here to expected dress code in the UAE and what is appropriate in different situations. At a water park, much like a resort, the dress standard is different BUT still bear in mind your cultural situation.  You will see ladies wearing anything from two-piece bathers through to Burkinis at Dubai water parks.
  • Cabanas are available for hire on a first-come basis. If visiting on weekends or public holidays especially, you may want to get there at opening time.
  • The park closes for two weeks in the coldest winter months around Jan/Feb for annual maintenance, check exact dates if you are looking to visit around this time to avoid disappointment.

Tickets For Legoland Water Park Dubai

  • All children three and above require a ticket, purchased in advance online AED 295
  • Combine your entry ticket on the same day with Legoland for AED 355
  • Or a 2 park pass good for 2 days in AED 395

Buy your tickets to Legoland Water Park here or get them included on Dubai Go City pass

Motiongate Dubai, Dubai Parks & Resorts

Motiongate is a Hollywood movie-based theme park bringing together many childhood favourites in one place. Divided into four zones you will find themed rides and entertainment from Lionsgate (think Hunger Games), Columbia Pictures (Ghost Busters, Hotel Transylvania), DreamWorks (cartoon favourites Madagascar through to Shrek) and Smurfs Village.

Motiongate Dubai at Sunset

All up, there are 27 rides and attractions spread indoors and outdoors making it easy to visit year-round. There are plenty of character meet and greets throughout the day and each section of the park has its own themed eateries.

Top tips for visiting Motiongate Dubai

  • The rides towards the back of Dreamworks get busiest on weekends; head to Dragons and Madagascar first!
  • DreamWorks is entirely indoors. On hot days, we like to start here and then work our way back through the park as the sun goes down.

Tickets For Motiongate Dubai

  • Tickets are required for everyone aged three and over
  • Purchase tickets online in advance for AED 330
  • Combine with either of the Legoland parks on the same day for AED 355

Buy your tickets to Motiongate Dubai here or get them included on Dubai Go City pass

Real Madrid World

Coming Soon! The world’s first ever football theme park. We don’t have an exact date for you yet, nor ride details, – but you can sign up via Dubai Parks & Resorts to get updates on the opening

Bollywood Parks, Dubai Parks & Resorts

Sadly, the original Bollywood Dubai park closed its doors in 2023. The Real Madrid World is taking over the space formerly used by this theme park, we wait to see which rides will be repurposes and what new structures will be going in.

Riverland

Riverland is a collection of “villages” that pulls all of the theme parks together. You will be taken from an ancient French Village, through to 1950s-style American diners and early 19th-century European architecture.

Riverland has a huge variety of dining options for all tastes and budgets as well as live street performers and roving entertainment.

It’s free to enter Riverland and see the street shows, but some activities are paid. Open Daily 10:00 Am to 10:00 PM.

 Riverland Dubai Parks and Resorts French Village
Riverland at Dubai Parks & Resorts

Neon Galaxy

This giant indoor playground is the perfect summer escape. With a dedicated ares for toddlers, Little Astronauts, and a multi-level play are Astro Arena for your bigger kids.

  • Little Astronauts – 1 hour AED 60 / All Day AED 90
  • Adtro Arena – 1 hour AED 85 / All Day AED 125
  • Open from 11:00 AM Daily

JumpX

Welcome to the world’s largest inflatable park (official Guinness World Record Holder!)! The perfect winter playground, this 1,200sqm park is the perfect spot for kids to practice their jumping skills, enjoy climbing walls, tunnels and obstacles over multiple levels.

(Restricted to children over 1.1 metres tall; between 1.1 metres and 1.5 metres you must have an accompanying adult)

  • 1 hour AED 60 / All Day AED 100
  • All Day Family Pass (2 adults, 2 children up to 16) AED 300
  • Open from 2:00 PM Daily

Laser Show

Daily at 7:30 pm, 8:30 pm and 9:30 pm, Riverland is illuminated with a spectacular display of light and colour.

Dino Mania

A fun evening show every Wednesday to Sunday at 9:00 pm, Dino Mania involves life-like animatronic dinosaurs with special sound and visual effects.

Dubai Parks and Resorts Timing

Dubai Parks & Resorts’ opening hours vary by season and park. In the winter months, the opening times are:

Legoland Dubai Opening Times

  • Sat to Wed: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Sat & Sun: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Legoland Water Park Opening Times

  • Daily: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Closed Wednesdays

Motiongate Dubai Opening Times

  • Sun to Thu: 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Fri & Sati: 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM

Summer & Ramadan at Dubai Parks and Resorts

Opening times are subject to change over the summer and during the Holy Month. We suggest you look at the official websites to confirm opening times when planning your visit

The following perks have also previously been offered over summer:

  • Complimentary Buggies and Dotto trains will operate from the car park and between the parks during the following times:
    • MOTIONGATE™ Dubai:  2:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    • LEGOLAND®: 9:30 AM – 7:00 PM

Worried about the heat and outdoor theme parks? There’s a good guide here on what to expect when visiting Dubai Parks and resorts in the summer.

Accommodation at Dubai Parks & Resorts

There are two hotel resorts with immediate access to the Riverland area and the theme parks, plus a furtehr budget option not far away.

Lapita, Dubai Parks & Resorts, Autograph Collection

Lapita is the luxury offering at Dubai Parks & Resorts. It sits immediately adjacent to the parks and is accessible by foot or cart immediately into Riverland. The Polynesian themed resort is easily on a par what you would expect of Dubai’s best beach resorts when it comes to service, facilities and food offering – just with the convenience for park guests!

Lapita Resort Daycation Brunch at Dubai Parks & Resorts

The resort has several on-site dining options, a lazy river, a great pool and Ola Spa.  There’s also the Luna and Nova Kids and Teen Clubs, so even when you’re not in the theme parks, the kids can be kept entertained.

Learn more about Lapita & check prices here

Legoland Hotel Dubai

The region’s first Lego-themed hotel has opened adjacent to the theme parks, offering visitors a completely immersive Lego experience. All their standard rooms can fit up to 5 (2 adults, 3 kids) and are fully themed with a choice of

  • Pirate
  • Adventure
  • LEGO® NINJAGO®
  • LEGO® Friends
  • Kingdom
Swimming pool at Legoland Dubai Hotel

There are also 1, 2 and 3 bedroom suites, as well as an interconnecting suite to make the park & hotel as accessible as possible to larger families.

Deals can change from time to time, but generally, each night you stay at the park gets you access to one theme park included in your stay – so if you want to see both Legoland and Legoland Water Park, you’ll need to book a 2-day stay.

Learn more about Legoland Hotel & check prices here

Rove at the Park

Rove at the Park offers visitors a budget alternative, just 15 minutes away by shuttle or foot. The Rove brand in Dubai is synonymous with cheaper accommodation with funky and fun interiors, suitable to the younger more “backpackers” crowd with a hip vibe, as much as families on a budget looking for suites and interconnecting rooms.

Rove at the Park is a great new alternative, sitting just behind the main park complex, opposite the Outlet Mall. You will find on-site dining options, as well as a minimart here, walking distance to the outlet too for further options. Their shuttle service still keeps the theme parks within easy reach.

Learn more about Rove at the Park & check prices here.

You can check all other nearby accommodation options for Dubai Parks & Resorts, though be aware, you will need transportation from other hotels & Airbnbs to get to the Parks entrance.

How to Get to Dubai Parks and Resorts

Dubai Parks & Resorts is outside of the main city centre of Dubai, to the west of the city, in an area known as Jebel Ali. It is just before you reach the border with neighbouring emirate Abu Dhabi.

Public Transport to Dubai Parks & Resorts

The Dubai Metro does not go quite as far west as Dubai Parks and Resorts, so you will need to make a transfer if travelling by public transport. Your options are:

  • Take the Red Line Dubai Metro as far as Ibn Battuta Metro Station, then jump on a connecting bus
  • Drop off is at two points at VIP Parking & the taxi centre (Near French Village)
  • You can get the current RTA bus timetable here.
  • Alternatively, catch the Red Line Dubai Metro as far as JLT Metro Station (UAE Exchange), and from here, you can catch a taxi (approximately 40AED/$11USD).

Private Transport to Dubai Parks & Resorts

Taxis, Careem & Uber are also available. You can expect to pay approximately:

  • 60 AED from Dubai Marina
  • 100 AED from Downtown Dubai
  • 120 AED from Dubai International Airport/Bur Dubai.

If you have a private vehicle, they have changed the public parking to now be completely free in the VIP and General Parking lots. If you wish to valet, expect to pay 120 AED in the VIP Car Park (P1).


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