Dubai has achieved yet another regional first! Granted, it’s not as impressive as some of its other achievements, but it’s still pretty cool…

Riverland Dubai, the dining and retail destination at Dubai Parks and Resorts has become the, wait for it, region’s first man-made river within a theme park.

Well, it’s not entirely full yet, but the one-kilometre river’s water is slowly rising.

When it opens on October 31, guests will be able to take boat rides, or enjoy a meal on the river’s banks in one of four themed zones: The French Village, Boardwalk, India Gate and The Peninsula.

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All it needs is some bloke doing caricatures and it’ll feel like a real French holiday town.

Riverland will serve as the connection between the three theme parks and Legoland’s water park, and will be open to everyone with or without a ticket.

Inside, you’ll find more than 50 restaurants and retail outlets, coupled with street theatre performances and more.

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Legoland Dubai: One day pass is Dhs250 for children and seniors, Dhs295 for adults, Dhs765 for annual pass.

Legoland Waterpark: One day pass is Dhs205 for children and seniors, Dhs240 for adults, no annual pass option.

Legoland Dubai & Legoland Waterpark: One day pass is Dhs350 for children and seniors, Dhs 395 for adults, Dhs995 for annual pass.

Motiongate Dubai: One day pass is Dhs280 for children and seniors, Dhs330 for adults, Dhs865 for annual pass.

Bollywood Parks: One day pass is Dhs245 for children and seniors, Dhs285 for adults, Dhs755 for annual pass.

Annual pass for all parks is Dhs2,495.

One-day pass for all parks: Dhs430 for children and seniors, Dhs480 for adults.

Two-day pass for all parks: Dhs650 for children and seniors, Dhs730 for adults.

Three-day pass for all parks: Dhs765 for children and seniors, Dhs870 for adults.

Four-day pass for all parks: Dhs790 for children and seniors, Dhs890 for adults.

Some of Motiongate is still undergoing construction, so for two months after the opening on October 31, a discounted price of Dhs210 for children and seniors and Dhs240 for adults will be offered.

VIP tickets are priced at Dhs1,500 per park per day. This gives guests access to queue skipping, a personal tour guide, as well as food, beverage and retail discounts.

As a comparison, tickets to the just-opened indoor theme park IMG Worlds of Adventure are Dhs300 for adults, Dhs250 for children under 1.2 metres and it’s free for those under 0.9 metres.

For more information on what you can expect to find inside Dubai Parks & Resorts, check out our guide here.

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