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Riverland Dubai
Updated on 29 January 2017

Riverland Dubai is located at the centre of Dubai Parks and Resorts offering a unique themed dining, retail and entertainment destination for all ages. 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.

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Dubai Parks and Resorts is the region’s largest integrated theme park destination comprising three theme parks
Dubai Garden Glow aims to educate people on the importance of reducing their carbon foot print and preserving the world by using recyclables. Visit now.
IMG Worlds of Adventure is an all-day adventure offering access to over 20 signature rides and attractions, including live shows and a 5D cinema experience.
Dubai Water Canal is the latest addition to the Dubai scene and serves as an extension of Deira Creek and Business Bay. Enjoy the arches, waterfall and walkway.
Covering 4,500 sq metres with 9 custom built domes, a butterfly museum and a butterfly flower park, Dubai Butterfly Garden is the largest covered garden in the world.
The Green Planet is the region’s much awaited and only standalone educational and recreational bio-dome, featuring over 3,000 stunning plants and animals.
MOTIONGATE Dubai is bringing some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters to life featuring 27 action-packed rides and attractions. Book your tickets now!
LEGOLAND Dubai is now open at the Dubai Parks and Resorts where visitors from all ages can enjoy extensive rides, dining and entertainment. Buy your tickets now!
The Dubai Fountain was designed by California-based WET, the creators of the Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas, and is 275 metres long with five circles and two central arcs. Over
Global Village, Dubai’s leading family entertainment and cultural attraction gets bigger and better every year. If you’re looking for a theme park to keep the family entertained, the hugely popular Fantasy
Dubai Festival City (DFC) has officially launched IMAGINE - its cutting-edge multi-media entertainment spectacular, in front of a crowd of thousands at Festival Bay.
With 10 million litres of water and thousands of aquatic animals, Dubai Aquarium is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the world.
Since its opening in December 1999, the Burj Al Arab has been one of the most photographed structures in the world. Sometimes referred to as "the world's most luxurious hotel
Aventura Nature Adventure Park opens its gates to Dubai and the UAE tourists and residents, offering a thrilling experience like no other. Find out more.
Bollywood Parks Dubai is a first-of-its-kind family theme park that showcases rides and attractions based on the authentic Bollywood experience. Buy your tickets now!
Unveiled in February 2010, the Burj Khalifa stands 828 metres high - 320 metres taller than Taipei 101 which held the record since 2004. The Burj Khalifa currently holds seven records, including the highest occupied
Featuring more than 45 million blooming flowers in stunning designs, awesome shapes and structures, Dubai Miracle Garden is full of eye catching colour.
The best way to see the impressive buildings that have sprung up along Dubai Creek is from the waterway through an abra.
The Yellow Boats provide guided tours around the waters of Dubai. Operating all year round, The Yellow Boats offer 4 different tours, from a 30-minute thrill ride to a 90-minute tour of the Palm Jumeirah
The spectacular 'Tower of Poseidon' is filled with record breaking rides, including the worlds largest waterslide. The terrifying 'Poseidon's Revenge' suspends you over a trap door and then releases you through a
Big Bus Tours Dubai offers a unique sightseeing experience on-board a traditional open top double-decker bus. With 64 stops, passengers can hop on and off at their leisure to take in the breath-taking views of the city’s most prestigious landmarks.
The Horse Museum is located in a house that once belonged to the late Sheikha Mozah bint Saeed in Dubai. Visit when you're in Old Dubai.
Black Palace Beach Dubai is an undeveloped plot of land located between the summer palaces on Al Sufouh road across from Knowledge Village.
Further into Deira on Omar bin Al Khattab road, you will find Burj Nahar, one of three inland-facing watchtowers that were used to guard Dubai from attack by hostile desert tribes. Built in 1870 and set amongst beautiful gardens
Founded in Paris in 1994 by Gilles Dyan, Opera Gallery is one of the world’s leading dealers in modern and contemporary American, European and Asian art. With a
The Heritage Village Dubai recreates a Bedouin settlement, complete with homes made from barasti and mud, and a tented village with traditional weapons, chests and household utensils.
Built in 1859, the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood has the largest concentration of traditional courtyard houses in Dubai and looking across the endless signature wind towers really gives you a feeling of what life was like all those years ago
Located in Shindagha Heritage, Saruq Al-Hadid Archaeology Museum tells the story of one of the most exciting and mysterious archaeological sites in Dubai.
Located in the district of Al Shindagha, between Port Rashid and Dubai Creek, Historical Shindagha is a cultural and heritage site, depicting life in old Dubai
Situated in front of the stunning Burj Al Arab and themed around the tale of Juha, a well known character from Arabian folklore, Wild Wadi is one of Dubai's foremost tourist locations. Discover your inner child on the master blaster - an
JBR is becoming one of the most popular locations in Dubai.
Dubai Aquarium is one of the largest indoor aquariums in the world with new animals and exhibits added regularly including King Croc and the rest of the Underwater Zoo.
Falconry has been practiced in the UAE for centuries, and hunting hare or houbara (the national bird of the UAE) to supplement the Bedouin diet, was an integral part of desert life.
Founded in 2008, Cuadro Fine Art Gallery has quickly become one of the UAE’s premier contemporary and modern art venues. Focusing on four keys areas; exhibitions, education, residency and consultation
Sunset Jumeirah Beach in Dubai is the city's most popular surfing destination with good wave sets and shops hiring surf boards, SUPs and kayaks.
A lot of people exercise in this area, from roller-skaters to cyclists and people using the dedicated running track. When you're visiting Dubai, head to Jumeirah Open Beach!
Take a magic carpet ride across rolling red sand dunes, with an amazing bird's eye view of the untouched desert below.
Built in 1896 on the banks of Dubai Creek, Sheikh Saeed Alm Maktoum House was the home of the ruling family until his death in 1958.
Founded in 2007, Alserkal Avenue Dubai is a prominent arts district within the industrial quarter of the city. Housing over twenty contemporary art galleries and alternative arts and
The first sea and land bus tour in the Middle East that offers a fun-filled sightseeing tour in Dubai creek, which will let you unfold the heritage marvels of Dubai.
Seawings have been providing sightseeing tours of Dubai and the UAE skyline since 2007, taking off from Dubai Creek, Jebel Ali and the World Islands. Book now!
Located in the 'Rekab House' (Camel House), the museum was originally used as a Camel stable for the Sheikhs.
The first phase of the Dubai Street Museum project saw the participation of prominent international mural and graffiti artists.
Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi features 43 rides, slides and attractions and follows the story of 'Dana', a young Emirati girl, on a quest for the legendary pearl that had once brought prosperity to her village
Desert safari is a real 'must do' when your on holiday in Dubai.
Helidubai, the premier helicopter service provider in Dubai and the UAE, offers an extensive range of services including tours, VIP transfers, helicopter charter, filming and photography.
Kite Beach is a haven for all beach sports enthusiasts, with volleyball, football, kayaks and running and cycling tracks. Visit Dubai and put Kite Beach in your list.
The Diving Village provides a glimpse of Dubai's maritime past and shows you what life was like six to seven thousand years ago.
No visit to Dubai is complete without a nice day relaxing on the beach whether you are looking for day access or weekly rates. Check out the top beach clubs in Dubai.
Al Mamzar Park is home to beautiful beaches and acres of green fields, making it one of Dubai's hidden gems.
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Take a magic carpet ride across rolling red sand dunes, with an amazing bird's eye view of the untouched desert below.
The Dubai Fountain was designed by California-based WET, the creators of the Bellagio Fountain in Las Vegas, and is 275 metres long with five circles and two central arcs. Over
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HAPPENINGS
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A convoy of electric vehicles set out on a 700km long road trip through the UAE to mark the start of the first Emirates Electric Vehicle Road Trip (Emirates EVRT).
Ras Al Khaimah has welcomed health and fitness enthusiast Nicholas Watson, along with six fellow cyclists to the emirate during their mission to raise awareness.
Burj Khalifa Annex is hosting the Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style exhibition that presents the design and style of the James Bond franchise and the craft behind
The Omega Dubai Desert Classic is back. This PGA European Tour sanctioned event, featuring a $2.5 million prize pool, is held early every year at the Emirates Golf
Truckers DXB came back to Emirates Golf Club last Saturday 11th February where the food truck movement started.
The Nokia 3310 is back with a revamped version as announced at the Mobile World Congress and will be available soon in the UAE.
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The Roadery has a little something special up its apron at this year's Eat The World DXB.
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A couple was overwhelmed when Dubai officials welcomed them with gifts and flowers upon arrival at Dubai airport.
UB40 featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue return to Dubai Duty Free Stadium on Thursday 30th March. Tickets are on sale for Dhs 150 and the first
Get ready party people as the RedFestDXB music festival takes over Dubai Media City Amphitheatre on Thursday
Passenger traffic at Dubai World Central witnessed a strong surge in 2016 climbing 85% according to the traffic report issued by Dubai Airports.
Adding to its already expansive close-encounter offering, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo has another exhilarating underwater experience with the Shark Scooter. Akin to a personal miniature
The fun continues at Dubai Marina Mall’s Outdoor Cinema with family-friendly films being screened each weekend until April.
Marcel Kittel was a proud man on Saturday after defending his Dubai Tour title with another majestic sprint finish on the fifth and final stage.
Keep your cool as something’s coming straight from the urban streets of 1950’s America to the UAE. West Side Story will have its spectacular GCC premiere at Dubai Opera
Steel Hammer is a spectacular music theatre that creatively explores the subject of human versus machine. The latest collaboration from composer Julia Wolfe
Expo 2020 Dubai launched a search for producers of authentic Emirati and regional products including dates, Arabian coffee and sweets, chocolate and spices.
Dubai Opera presents Madam Butterfly from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th March. Beautifully delivered with Puccini’s score and featuring the Flower Duet
According to Dubai Carbon, there’s money in that half-eaten club sandwich or leftover pizza now making its way into your kitchen dustbin.
California electric automaker Tesla is plugging into the UAE electricity grid with an investment of tens of millions of dollars to support the arrival of its new cars by summer.
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Dubai International has retained its title as the world’s number one airport for international passengers after near record numbers in 2016 according to Dubai Airports.
Grammy and three-time Academy Award-winning French composer, conductor and jazz pianist Michel Legrand is coming to Dubai Opera for one night only on 23rd February
Expo 2020 Dubai will award 47 construction contracts worth Dhs 11 billion (3 billion USD) in 2017.
The Red Bull Air Race kick off in style on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th February offering fans the perfect racing destination
Dubai Food Festival (DFF), Dubai’s annual citywide culinary celebration, will return to the city from 23rd February to 11th March bigger and better than ever
Dubai Tourism released its annual visitor figures showing Dubai attracted 14.9 million overnight visitors in 2016.
Art Dubai has become one of the most globalised meeting points in the art world today, an essential gathering place for collectors, artists and art professionals from across
For a unforgettable night of laughter check out the Montreux Comedy Festival, the biggest French-language comedy festival in the world bringing the most talented comedians
Kung Fu Yoga, Jackie Chan’s latest international blockbusters release today across the UAE cinemas.
Global Village has been ranked the number one brand in the Leisure and Entertainment category among consumers in the UAE
The who’s who of the equestrian world, the elite of Dubai’s society and tens of thousands of race goers will be donning their finery for the culmination of
Music legend Sir Tom Jones will be headlining the opening night of the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival’s 15th anniversary celebration on 22nd February at the Dubai Media City
SpaceX plans to launch two paying passengers on a tourist trip around the moon next year.
The Camel Trek participants were overwhelmed by the hero’s welcome they received after successfully completing a journey in the desert of the UAE.
Don’t miss an amazing Valentine’s Day celebration with some of the UK’s best tribute bands - Abba Illusions and The UK Bee Gees. The stunning Events Arena of Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a breathtaking
Dubai is well known for always looking towards the future, but a new museum in the Emirate gives visitors a deeper look into the UAE’s past
The winter weather offers a great time to visit Global Village, the largest seasonal cultural extravaganza in the region offering an amazing array of festivals, shopping and entertainment
Sia will headline the Dubai World Cup (DWC) at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday 25th March.
The UAE’s favourite food, drink and music festival is celebrating its 10 year anniversary with the best ever line-up of chefs, 24 of the city’s hottest
UAE has filed a patent to increase rainfall in the country to supplement water security in the country.
The new season of Abu Dhabi Classics at Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi brings a dynamic new season of classical and traditional music featuring world-class performers and orchestras
Andy Murray and Roger Federer are heading to Dubai next month to lead a stellar line-up for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships.
Some of the world’s top female tennis players enjoyed the annual Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships WTA Players’ Party last night.
The Emirates Mars Mission (EMM) is on track to launch the Hope spacecraft in July 2020 on its seven-month journey to the Red Planet.
Abu Dhabi will host the 2019 Special Olympics World Games, the world's largest humanitarian and sporting event, to be held first time in the Middle East.
Eat the World DXB, the UAE’s leading international street food and food truck event, will return to Downtown Dubai’s Burj Park from Thursday 23rd to
Madinat Theatre kicks off an exciting new season with a ten-day run of classic family musical, Aladdin.
Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has launched Dubai-Opoly, a new recreational game as part of its efforts to promote Dubai.
Sergio Garcia wins the Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2017 following four days of enthralling golf.
Emirates had to divert 60 of 194,000 flights in 2016 to save passengers who needed immediate medical care.
For many visitors, Dubai's healthcare system offers them an opportunity to get quick access to doctors and services.
Etihad Museum is hosting its first exhibition on the UAE postal history until 30th April.
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One of the UK’s most-loved traditions, the summer season of concerts known as BBC Proms, is coming to Dubai with a four-day festival of fine musical performances
Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s dedicated entity for culture, arts and heritage, has opened an exhibition dedicated to the
City Walk will transform into an ‘open air canvas’ for the world’s best 3D street artists to create stunning artworks during the Dubai Canvas 3D Art Festival 2017.
The eighth edition of the Julius Baer Gold Cup is set to be one of the most glamorous sporting events of the year. Running from 18th February to 10th March at Al Habtoor
Good Morning Britain & Lorraine, ITV's Breakfast Shows, recently visited the Emirates Palace and local attractions in Abu Dhabi.
UAE campaign encourages switch from bottled to tap water.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the operation of a traditional abra on the Dubai Water Canal.
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