Riverland™ Dubai Celebrates the Holiday Season with the Launch of Its First Annual “Festive On the River” Activity

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Riverland™ Dubai, the multi-themed dining and retail destination located at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination, has announced the launch of its first official annual “Festive on the River” activity in celebration of the holiday season. Visitors can enjoy a wide range of festive activities by the river from 7th December, 2016 until 7th January, 2017.

Riverland™ Dubai is the dining and retail destination of Dubai Parks and Resorts, it connects all three theme parks, water park, and hotel within the destination and is open to everyone to enjoy without an entry ticket to the parks.

To celebrate the holiday season, Riverland™ Dubai has launched its first” Festive on the River” activity adding yet another jolly destination for friends and families to enjoy together during this time of year. The one month long activities will take place at the “French Village” in the Riviera Plaza area, which will be decorated with glittering lights creating a magical atmosphere. Riverland™ Dubai will offer guests the opportunity to enjoy the holiday season in an authentic atmosphere resembling Europe’s renowned Christmas markets, with a 9 meter long Christmas tree and decorations beautifully placed across the French Village, and a special festive market offering special products, foods and beverages for the occasion. The” Festive on the River” event will welcome guests from 2pm to 10pm on weekdays, and 12pm to 10pm on Weekends, with free parking after 6:30pm

Guests will have the opportunity to celebrate and be part of the activities while enjoying an exceptional outdoor space with a wonderful view of the one-kilometre-long river. Riverland™ Dubai offers everything from casual to fine dining outlets alongside a retail portfolio with the very best in gifts, gadgets and essentials for a day in the parks.

Marcel Hendriks General Manager – Riverland™ Dubai, Dubai Parks and Resorts said: “We are delighted to announce the launch of our first annual” Festive on the River” at Riverland™ Dubai, and eager to showcase our uniquely themed destination with its decorations and activities we’ve prepared for this joyful season. Residents and tourists spending their holidays in Dubai will have an exciting new place to explore during this wonderful time of year. Guests can enjoy Riverland™ Dubai’s existing retail, dining and entertainment offer with an additional festive twist without an entry ticket. Children will especially enjoy our Christmas set up and Santa Claus appearances”.

Riverland™ Dubai is part of Dubai Parks and Resorts which will also feature MOTIONGATE™ Dubai – a unique theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Sony Pictures Studios and Lionsgate as well Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, a first-of-its-kind theme park that will showcase rides and attraction based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters, in addition to the region’s first LEGOLAND® Park and a LEGOLAND® Water Park. Guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph® Collection. Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be destination’s fourth theme park and the region’s first Six Flags theme park.

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 Riverland™ Dubai is located at the center of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination.  This uniquely themed dining, retail and entertainment destination is free for all to enjoy, and its exceptional location means it will be experienced by every visitor to the parks.  Riverland™ Dubai has four themed zones that offer a fascinating glimpse into some of the greatest eras of our past – from 1950s America at The Boardwalk to medieval France at The French Village, to India Gate and the 19th century themed Peninsula.  With more than 50 shops and restaurants and a range of entertainment from street performances to festivals and concerts there is always something exciting for friends, families and couples to enjoy at Riverland™ Dubai.

For more information, go to: www.riverlanddubai.com

Dubai Parks and Resorts, owned by DXB Entertainments PJSC, is the Middle East’s largest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination comprising three separate theme parks: MOTIONGATE™ Dubai the region’s largest Hollywood-inspired theme park featuring immersive rides and attractions based on Hollywood hits; LEGOLAND® Dubai, the first LEGOLAND theme park in the Middle East; and Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, a first-of-its-kind theme park that will showcase rides and attraction based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters. It will also host the LEGOLAND® Water Park, the region’s first water park catering to families with children aged 2-12. Expected to open in late 2019, Six Flags Dubai will be destinations fourth theme park and the regions first Six Flags themed park.

The entire destination is connected by Riverland™ Dubai – a uniquely themed retail and dining destination at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts, and guests can stay at the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian themed family hotel part of the Marriott Autograph Collection.

Located on Sheikh Zayed Road opposite the Palm Jebel Ali in Dubai equidistant to Dubai and Abu Dhabi International Airports the destination offers over 100 rides and attractions

For more information, go to: www.dubaiparksandresorts.com

For further information, please contact:

Dina Bajjali / Sameer Dasouqi
ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller
Email: Dina.bajjali@bm.comSameer.dasouqi@bm.com
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