Riverland is the central hub at Dubai Parks and Resorts, the biggest theme park destination in Dubai and the Middle East. The restaurant and shopping development sits at the centre of the four theme parks; Motiongate, Bollywood Parks, LEGOLAND Dubai, and LEGOLAND Water Park.

Built around a large manmade waterway, Riverland is divided into four unique zones:

  • French Village – Built to resemble a medieval French village
  • Boardwalk – An area inspired by 1950s America
  • India Gate – Colonial-era India
  • The Peninsula – Designed like 19th century England
Riverland, Dubai

Each area offers restaurants, shops, and event spaces.


Restaurants at Riverland include:

  • Al Mashowa (India Gate) – Emirati restaurant.
  • Bol Gappa (India Gate) – Indian.
  • Chikadees
  • Costa Coffee (India Gate)
  • McDonald’s (French Village) – Fast food.
  • The Keg
  • Viva Ristorante
  • Wok Garden

There are also restaurants and places to eat and drink within the theme parks (Motiongate, Bollywood Parks, LEGOLAND Dubai, and LEGOLAND Water Park).

Tickets and Entry

Entrance to Riverland is completely free. No tickets are needed to dine and shop here. Tickets are only needed to enter the adjoining theme parks (Motiongate, Bollywood Parks, LEGOLAND Dubai, and LEGOLAND Water Park).


Riverland is located at Dubai Parks and Resorts, in the Jebel Ali area of Dubai. It is close to the border with Abu Dhabi.

It is easy to reach by car. Just follow Sheikh Zayed Road (E11) out of Dubai and head for Abu Dhabi. It’s on the left, around 4 miles from the border.

The closest Metro station is UAE Exchange. This is the western terminus of the Red Line. From here you’ll need to continue the journey by taxi.

Bus service DPR1 departs from Ibn Battuta Bus Station and goes directly to Riverland and Dubai Parks and Resorts.

Nearby Attractions

Tourist attractions and things to do near Riverland include:

  • Motiongate (0.3 miles) - Hollywood-inspired theme park.
  • LEGOLAND Dubai (0.3 miles) - LEGO theme park at Dubai Parks and Resorts.
  • LEGOLAND Water Park (0.4 miles) - Water park for families with young children.
  • Bollywood Parks (0.4 miles) - Bollywood-inspired theme park at Dubai Parks and Resorts.

Nearby Shopping

Places to shop near Riverland include:

  • The Outlet Village (0.5 miles) - Shopping mall in Jebel Ali offering designer goods at discounted prices.

Nearby Hotels

Hotels near Riverland include:

  • Lapita, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Autograph Collection (0.1 miles)


Map showing location of Riverland.

Click here for a detailed map showing all points of interest.

Map showing location of Riverland



Jebel Ali
United Arab Emirates

Visit Riverland Website

Photo Credit: Feroze Edassery/Shutterstock

Add Review or Additional Information