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More retail names sign up to Dubai theme park project

Riverland Dubai, the gateway to Dubai Parks and Resorts, says 34 lease proposals have now been signed

More retail names sign up to Dubai theme park project

Riverland Dubai, the gateway to Dubai Parks and Resorts, has announced the second wave of retail partners to join the new dining, retail and entertainment destination, which is set to open in October, along with three theme parks, a water park and a resort hotel.

In total, 34 lease proposals have now been signed - combining household names and new brands, a statement said, adding that coffee shop The Brass and the popular UK-based family dining venue Giraffe are among them.

Other new restaurants who will take their place along the waterfront district include Taste of Italy, N Burger, Tom's Deli and the modern European restaurant Parle. Boots pharmacy and the souvenir shop Mr Camel Memories will also open.

Riverland Dubai's management confirmed in the statement that it has leased over 50 percent of the 220,000 square feet of dining and retail space - achieving one of the destination's key targets for 2015.

Riverland Dubai will be at the centre of the Dubai Parks and Resorts destination, with all guests passing through it as part of their visit.

Four zones - The French Village, Boardwalk, India Gate, and The Peninsula - will offer a wide range of dining and shopping options, coupled with planned street theatre and entertainment.

Raed Kajoor Al Nuaimi, CEO of Dubai Parks and Resorts said: "We are delighted to be able to announce the new restaurants, cafes and retailers who will be joining us at Riverland Dubai.

"In just eight months the management team has done an excellent job in securing a number of high-profile and exciting tenants for two-thirds of the 50-plus outlets available at Riverland Dubai.

"This means that we have exceeded our 2015 target of leasing out 50 percent of the available space and are on track to open with both unique and internationally recognised tenants."

The newly announced partners add to those previously announced which include Famous Dave's barbeque, Mr Greek, Galito's Flame Grilled Chicken, Tortilla, the Turkish restaurant Simit Sarayi, Jamba Juice, 800 Degrees Pizza, Starbucks, Shake Shack and Japanese restaurant Katsuya.

Dubai Parks and Resorts is set to be the region's largest integrated theme park destination with three theme parks - motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, LEGOLAND Dubai, LEGOLAND Water Park and the Lapita™ Hotel, a Polynesian-themed hotel.

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