DUBAI: Most Exciting Theme Parks and To do things in Dubai
Without any doubt, Dubai never fails to mesmerize to you by their unique adventurer; one of the best water-parks for adrenaline junkies. Its magnificent structures and skyscrapers always hypnotize and aside from this, it offers a fabulous array of fun and adventure theme parks both indoor and outdoor.
With 5 new fun zones opened since 2016, Dubai is now also determined to become the theme park capital of the world. You can now go ghost-busting, snap selfies with a dinosaur, sink into a shark lagoon and join forces with superheroes without ever leaving town.
1. IMG Worlds of Adventure:
IMG world’s largest indoor theme park IMG stands for Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari.
Dubai’s latest record-breaker is the gigantic size of 28 football fields and features four zones with one entirely keened to dinosaurs. This temperature-controlled Indoor Park is abode to more than 20 rides and attractions, superheroes ruling the thrill-packed Marvel zone; many themed about Marvel comics and Cartoon characters.
The nail-biting velociraptor rollercoaster will eat you raw can say. It is the tallest and fastest rollercoaster in Dubai, propelling guests to maximum 100km in just 2.5sec from the prehistoric jungle into the desert.
IMG also presents 12-screen cinema, 3D attention-grabbing rides, and more than 20 restaurants and retail outlets.
2. Wild Wadi Waterpark:
One of the most popular and first Aquapark has lured water rats since 1999. Situated across the gorgeous iconic Burj Al Arab offers amusement and enchanting fun with a view. Full-fledged with 30 unplugged rides, which are inspired by Arabian folklore’s tale of Juha. Among these, the heart pumping tube ride and a relaxing wave pool are the most popular activities.
Lagoon & Juha’s Dhow is finest for kids where a play arrangement is with more than 100 activities, while for Jumeirah Sceirah slide is for adrenaline junkies, the Wipeout Flower-rider’ surfing wave and the ‘Master-Blaster’ watery rollercoaster are the best.
3. Aqua venture water-Park:
Located on the outside arms of the renowned Palm Islands in Atlantis, The Palm Resort is the largest water park in all of the Middle East and Europe.
It is one of the multi-award winning parks, having won on the TripAdvisor “Best Waterpark in the Middle East 2015” and “Middle East’s Leading Waterpark 2016” by the World Travel Awards.
Having a fantastic river ride and around 11 water slides definitely, the adventure gets an adrenaline rush from the nail-biting rides.
90-foot slides where the exit point is into a shark-infested lagoon, lazy riverboat rides and the most famous of them all, Poseidon’s Revenge – tumbling you from 75 feet before the slide arcs you from beginning to end a double loop.
4. Motiongate Dubai:
Opened on December 2016, this exclusive theme park is the largest Hollywood inspired park in UAE.
This will welcome you with 27 rides, which are inspired by 13 memorable action and animation films.
There are 3 zones, dedicated to Hollywood’s most legendary film studio including Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks, Lionsgate and, while for little one the Smurfs Village and a live show and a blasé rollercoaster which keeps enchanted for hours.
5. Bollywood Parks:
This easy breezy park with more than 16 cinematic rides and attractions, 20 live shows across five different stages with mouthwatering Indian cousins and divided into five zones based on Bollywood’s biggest hits, including Bollywood Boulevard and Mumbai Chowk.
Motiongate is the best park for Bollywood lover. The park’s most important attraction is Rajmahal Theatre, which is the home to the Middle East’s first Broadway-style, Jaan-E-Jigar, Bollywood musical and spaces for up to 856 people.
6. Legoland Waterpark:
Splash safari area
This easy breezy water park is one of the best parks for the little once. Over 20 Lego-themed waterslides and attractions along with a wave pool, specially designed for families and the little ones.
For the toddler, a DUPLO splash safari area is a best and lazy river where you can even build your own Lego raft.
The major hits are ‘Twin Chasers’, a side-by-side slide where you can race and the ‘Splash Out’ slides with its 18-meter drop.
7. Legoland Dubai
Brought to you by the most trendy toy manufacturers in the world, LEGOLAND Dubai is one of the most groundbreaking theme parks and all-rounder for kids in Dubai.
With more than 40 rides and 15,000 Lego models, spread across six themed parklands i.e. Factory, Kingdoms, Adventure, Lego City, Imagination, and Miniland. That is head-on aimed at entertaining pre-teens, with family-friendly attractions, which require kids to use teamwork and apply their skills to steer a boat or drive a car.
The attraction of Legoland is climbing on board the medieval Dragon coaster and encounter twists and turns with a view of life behind the scenes in the enthralled King’s castle.
8. Ski Dubai
Yes, in Dubai you can actually go skiing and have a snowball fight! An indoor winter wonderland Ski Dubai is at the Mall of the Emirates.
With the controlled temperature at -2° C, it is easy to put out of your mind that you’re in Dubai once you walk into Ski Dubai. With 5 levels of slopes that are different in height and gradient, there is something for everyone. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time in snow or professional one, visitors of all skill levels can enjoy the slopes.
The longest run here is that slopes over 60 meters in height and 400 meters long.
9. Ice Land Water Park
The Coolest Place in the Desert including more than 30 exciting slides.
An Olympic sized lap pool with a beautiful beach, the world’s largest man-made waterfall, a huge wave pool, a rain dance pool, private cabanas and has a dedicated kid’s pool, all are here for everyone.
Ice Land Water Park covers over a 103,000 square meters and has been featured as a Penguin Home Land. Ice Land Waterpark is an ideal family destination.
10. Ferrari World
Ferrari World has been awarded over 14 industry awards and accolades, including the World Travel Awards, in 2015 as well as 2016 awarded as the Middle East’s Leading Tourist Attraction Award. To get an in-depth look into Ferrari World, check out our Ferrari World guide.
From rides that go more rapidly than the standard speeds of an F1 car track to tasting authentic Italian food, there is something for everyone at Ferrari World.
In Ferrari World, you can race your friends with the most advanced feedback systems or opt for a roller coaster ride with the tallest non-inverting loop.
You can go for a significant, albeit virtual, a tour of the momentous Ferrari factory in Maranello.
With so much of world-class entertainment to experience, Ferrari World is a must in everyone’s bucket list that is visiting UAE.
11. Yas Waterworld
Dubai’s favorites attraction and world’s top 10 water parks, Yas water-world spread across 37 acres.
Middle East’s longest suspended roller coaster and is the home to the world’s first hydro-magnetic tornado waterslide! Here, you will be able to surf at the world’s largest surf-able wave, take the plunge down an epic slink Slide and pass through wave tunnels on your way down.
For wild ride just jump in a six-person water coaster, turns, rapids, and drops, and, when you’ve tired yourself out from all the adrenaline, sit back, relax and float along the lazy river.
From A-list celebrities to UAE locals, Yas Waterworld attracts and entices with its promise to give you the exclusive water park experience you’ll ever get.
13. Warner Bros. World
This immersive indoor theme park is said to be one amongst the largest indoor theme parks around the world and is well known as a family-friendly destination that caters to all age groups.
Exclusively designed to host 29 breathtaking rides and live entertainment across 6 themed lands i.e. Warner Bros, Plaza, Cartoon Junction, Metropolis, Gotham City, Bedrock and Dynamite Gulch.
It perfectly complements the adventure destination theme of Yas Island with rides, shows, and attractions for everyone.
13. Laguna Waterpark:
Dubai’s exclusive retail and leisure time attractions La Mer just got more appealing with the opening of a beachfront water-park called the Laguna Water Park.
This 4 zoned waterpark overflowing with slides and a whole lot of wet fun.
The pool and the Middle East’s first ever 180-degree surf park! In addition, Laguna Water Park isn’t your run of the mill water park with just rides in large numbers.
There’s plenty to dine and shop right on the periphery of this beachside development.
Take care that you make no instant plans after Laguna Water Park because you will surely while away a good few hours window-shopping and beachside chilling.
14. Dubai Parks & Resorts.
It is not just one, it consists four theme parks: LEGOLAND water park, Bollywood parks, motion gate, and LEGOLAND Dubai. The two are inspired by Bollywood and Hollywood movies i.e. Bollywood and Motion gate. Meanwhile rests two have 40 rides and attractions including world’s tallest Lego model of the Burj Khalifa.
- Dubai’s theme parks don’t come inexpensive, but there are ways to ease the pain by buying tickets online, checking the park’s website for special promotions, buying multi-day passes or taking advantage of regular deals usually in summer, but beware of the heat.
- Some hotels take in park admission in their room rates.
- Checking into the Hotels, for instance, comes with unlimited access to all four DPR parks, while rates at Atlantis- include admission to Aqua venture.
- Guests of any hotel affiliated with the Jumeirah group including Al Qasr Hotel, Mina A’Salam, and Jumeirah Beach Hotel; here you can make unlimited visits to Wild Wadi Waterpark.
- Early arrivals can beat the crowd and get sufficient time to enjoy all the park’s rides and attractions.
- If possible, visit the parks on a weekday.
- Make the purchase of a multi-park ticket to get the best savings. This is especially helpful for Dubai Parks and Resorts theme parks.
- Get your tickets online, to the lead of time, to avoid long queues.
- Phone and/or camera are sufficiently charged before entering the park.
- Make sure everyone stays hydrated and take snack breaks, especially for kids.