Dubai, UAE – 17 December 2017: – Sleigh bells will ring at Riverland™ Dubai this festive season as the themed, retail, dining and entertainment destination located at the heart of Dubai Parks and Resorts, will bring in the holiday season with the second edition of the annual ‘Festive on the river’ event. At the free to enter destination, visitors can enjoy a wide range of activities by the river from 21st December 2017 until 6th January 2018.
Riverland™ Dubai will be transformed into a magical winter wonderland complete with a dusting of snow, twinkling lights and a special visit from Santa Claus & his Elves; along with a snow play area; and the world’s largest festive colouring book which is hoped will set a new Guinness World Record.
With festive décor decking the halls, Dubai’s first pop-up ice-rink, an outdoor cinema screening the season’s favourite movies and a traditional, European style festive market there is something for the whole family to enjoy. The enchanted line-up with also feature festive street entertainment and musical performances along with special holiday themed food and beverages.
Ahmed Al Rayyes, General Manager of Retail and Hospitality at DXB Entertainments said: “This is one of the most wonderful times of the year for families and a visit to ‘Festive on the River’ will certainly get everyone into the spirit of the holiday season. We are transforming Riverland™ Dubai into a magical winter wonderland complete with a flurry of snow, decorations on every corner and a traditional festive market. We hope residents and visitors to Dubai will come together to celebrate with us and create great memories that last a lifetime and also join us as we try and break the world record for the largest coloring book in the world!”
The full list of all the festive activities taking place at Riverland™ Dubai this holiday season;
- Ice rink – No festive season is complete without a round on the ice rink! Guests can put on a pair of skates to glide over Riverland™ Dubai’s glistening ice skating rink which will be located at the Amazium Plaza for a nominal price of AED 50 for 30 minutes. The ice rink will add a little more magic to this already enchanting season
- Guinness World Record Largest Colouring Book – French Village will also see another one of a kind activation as Riverland™ Dubai is striving to achieve a world record with the largest coloring book in the world
- Snow Play Area – The Boardwalk Plaza will see a specially curated snow play area where adults and children alike can enjoy a little snow fight or get together to make igloos and snowman
- Write to Santa – Adding to the festivities, the little ones get the chance to share their wish list with Santa by writing to him at his special address in Riverland™ Dubai or drop off their letters in the Santa Post box which you can find right next to ginormous Christmas tree!
- Christmas market – The market, located at the Island Plaza and Riviera Plaza will feature unique artisans and culinary delights. At this festive, bustling market, guests can find one-of-a-kind gifts and dine on scrumptious holiday delights, such as hot chocolate, s‘mores and lots more
- Outdoor cinema – What’s a festive season without the festive movies? Riverland Dubai will be showing all the popular holiday movies at its outdoor cinema at the Island plaza from December 21 till January 6th 2018
The “Festive on the River” event will welcome guests from 4pm to 10pm everyday from December 21st 2017 until January 6th 2018, with free parking after 6:30pm.
Riverland Dubai is a free to enter, themed, retail, dining and entertainment destination, perfect for friends and families of all ages. Its central location means it will be experienced by all Dubai Parks and Resorts visitors. The destination 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 to enjoy at Riverland™ Dubai.
Dubai Parks and Resorts, the region’s largest integrated theme park destination, features MOTIONGATE™ Dubai – a unique theme park showcasing some of Hollywood’s most beloved characters from DreamWorks Animation, Columbia Pictures and Lionsgate, Bollywood Parks™ Dubai, a first-of-its-kind theme park that showcases rides and attraction based on some of Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters, LEGOLAND® Dubai, a unique interactive theme park for families which brings the well-known LEGO® brick to life in a playful learning environment. LEGOLAND® Water Park is the region’s first water park catering to families with children aged 2-12. The entire destination is connected by Riverland™ Dubai – Riverland™ Dubai, the free to enter themed recreational hub with a multitude of dining, shopping and unique entertainment options, that connects the theme parks, perfect for friends and families of all ages. 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 the destination’s fifth theme park and the region’s first Six Flags theme park.
To find out more about the event visit www.Riverlanddubai.com or www.DubaiParksandResorts.com or call our customer experience team on 800-AMAZING to find out what’s happening next at Riverland™ Dubai.