Best Theme Parks in Dubai

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Dubai, while famous for its grand desert and the magnificent Arabian Gulf, is also home to some of the best water and theme parks in the Middle-East. With multiple theme parks of the highest standards, one can even design an entire holiday around them. In this guide, we will take a quick look at some of the best theme parks in Dubai. Whether you’re looking for friendly rides or hair-rising thrills, you will find them here.

1

Aquaventure Waterpark

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#1 of 28 Water & Amusement Parks in Dubai on TripAdvisor

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The Aquaventure Waterpark is situated on the outer arms of the famous Palm Islands in Atlantis, The Palm Resort. The largest water park in all of the Middle East and Europe, Aquaventure Waterpark is also a multi-award winning park, having won the “Best Waterpark in the Middle East 2015” on TripAdvisor and “Middle East’s Leading Waterpark 2016” by the World Travel Awards. Awaiting you at Aquaventure are 90-foot slides where you exit into a shark-infested lagoon, lazy river boat rides and the most famous of them all, Poseidon’s Revenge – dropping you 75 feet before the slide arcs you through a double loop.

Good for

Family

Fun

Hours
The park is open every day from 10:00 AM to sunset.

Address
Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Road, Dubai, UAE
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2

Wild Wadi Waterpark

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#2 of 28 Water & Amusement Parks in Dubai on TripAdvisor

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Wild Wadi is one of the most popular water parks in Dubai. Situated across the gorgeous Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi offers recreation and enthralling fun with a view. Themed around the Arabian folklore character, Juha, Wild Wadi is the first water park to have been built in the Middle East and was awarded the Dubai Quality Award Gold in the year 2007. Home to the largest wave pool in the Middle East – Breakers Bay; Wild Wadi has numerous rides and slides purpose built for people of all ages. The most famous ride though is the Jumeirah Sceirah – the tallest and fastest free-fall water slide outside the Americas.that allows you to fly down a 120-meter slide at speeds of up to 80 km/h (50mph)!

Good for

Family

Fun

Hours
January to October – 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM; November – 10:30 to 5:30 PM; December – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Address
Jumeirah Road, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai, UAE
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3

Ski Dubai

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#3 of 28 Water & Amusement Parks in Dubai on TripAdvisor

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Ski Dubai is unlike any other park in Dubai, or the Middle East for that matter. With temperatures maintained at -2° C, it is easy to forget that you’re in Dubai once you step into Ski Dubai. Located in the Mall of the Emirates and covered in snow all year round, Ski Dubai is a massive space that covers 22,500 square meters. With 5 slopes that vary in difficulty, height and gradient, there is something for everyone here. It doesn’t matter if it’s your first time in snow or you’re a seasoned skier, visitors of all skill levels can enjoy the slopes. The longest run here is 400 meters long that slopes over 60 meters in height. It also has a Freestyle Zone for those fluid in their trade to show off their skills.

Good for

Family

Fun

Adventure Sports

Hours
Sunday to Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 11:00 PM; Thursday: 10AM -12:00 AM; Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 AM; Saturday: 9:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Address
Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, UAE
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4

IMG Worlds of Adventure

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#5 of 28 Water & Amusement Parks in Dubai on TripAdvisor

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IMG Worlds of Adventure is the largest indoor theme park in the world. Spread over 1.5 million square feet, IMG brings the awesome world of Marvel Comics and Cartoon Network to life. IMG Worlds of Adventure is made up of 4 thematic zones – Cartoon Network, Marvel Universe, Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure and IMG Boulevard. Here, you can enjoy exhilarating rides such as the Velociraptor, scary and heart-racing experiences such as the Haunted Hotel or family-friendly attractions such as Lazy Town. IMG Dubai also has plenty of rides that are specifically designed for toddlers.

Good for

Family

Fun

Hours
Sunday to Wednesday – 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM; Thursday to Saturday – 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM

Address
E311, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai Land, Dubai, UAE
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5

Splash n Party

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#6 of 28 Water & Amusement Parks in Dubai

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Splash n Party may not the biggest waterpark around, but it is a favourite when it comes to enjoying a waterpark with your family. Splash n Party has been designed for the entire family. The little ones can frolic about in the water slides or splash pads, while parents can relax and unwind at the juice bar. Splash n Party is also a wonderful place to host a party for your children. With a friendly and extremely safe environment, Splash n Party is a must for every family visiting Dubai with young kids.

Good for

Family

Children

Fun

Hours
9:00 AM to 8:00 AM on weekdays and 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM on weekends

Address
Al Safa 2, Street 8A, Villa no. 1, Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
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6

LEGOLAND Dubai

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#8 of 28 Water & Amusement Parks in Dubai on TripAdvisor

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Brought to you by the most popular toy manufacturers in the world, LEGOLAND Dubai is the one of the most innovative theme parks in Dubai. Situated within the larger Dubai Parks and Resorts, LEGOLAND Dubai consists of a theme park and a water park. With over 40 fantastic rides, family-friendly attractions, and innovative play areas for kids, LEGOLAND is a special place. If you’re familiar with the magic of Legos, they’ll appreciate the fun and excitement of a park made entirely of giant Legos. As a part of Dubai Parks and Resorts, LEGOLAND Dubai is neighboured by Motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Park.

Good for

Family

Children

Fun

Hours
LEGOLAND Park : 4:00 PM – 12:00 AM; LEGOLAND Waterpark: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Address
Dubai Parks and Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite Palm Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE
Get Directions

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7

Bollywood Park Dubai

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#9 of 28 Water & Amusement Parks in Dubai on TripAdvisor

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Bollywood Park Dubai is the world’s only theme park of its kind! Based on the booming Indian film industry based in Mumbai, the park showcases the wonderful spirit behind Bollywood, and the stars who make it come alive. From multi-sensory 4D theatre adventures – think flying through the sky with Krrish, or plunging into the thrilling virtual world from Ra. ONE – to epic Bollywood performances that will transport you back through the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, then all the way to today’s hottest hits, Bollywood Parks Dubai is a one-of-a-kind experience. Situated in the middle of Dubai Parks and Resorts, the park is divided into five zones based on Bollywood’s biggest hits. Bollywood Park is every Bollywood lover’s dream come true.

Good for

Family

Children

Fun

Hours
2:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Address
Dubai Parks and Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite Palm Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE
Get Directions

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8

Motiongate Dubai

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#11 of 28 Water & Amusement Parks in Dubai on TripAdvisor

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One of the newest theme parks in Dubai, Motiongate Dubai opened on December 16, 2016 and is the largest Hollywood inspired theme park in the United Arab Emirates. Motiongate Dubai is the city’s latest push into becoming the entertainment capital of the world and is appropriately nicknamed “Hollywood in the desert”. The theme park is divided into four themed zones, inspired by Hollywood giants such as Sony’s Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks Animation, The Smurfs and Lionsgate. Together, they feature 27 rides and attractions that provide the ultimate cinematic experience for the whole family. From speeding roller coasters based on The Hunger Games to the Smurf Village Express, Motiongate Dubai has something for everyone.

Good for

Family

Children

Fun

Hours
11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

Address
Dubai Parks and Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite Palm Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE
Get Directions

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9

Dubai Parks n Resorts

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#10 of 28 Water & Amusement Parks in Dubai on TripAdvisor

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Dedicated to some of the most outlandish rides and slides in the Middle East, Dubai Parks and Resorts is an exciting labyrinth of theme parks. Cementing its place as one of the leading entertainment and recreation destinations in the world, Dubai Parks and Resorts is made up of 4 individually stunning theme parks – Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Park, LEGOLAND Dubai and LEGOLAND Water Park. Not only is Dubai Parks and Resorts packed with roller-coasters and water rides, but is also home to a number of themed outdoor plazas that entertain people of all ages with live music and dance performances every day.

Good for

Family

Children

Fun

Hours
10:00 AM to 11:00 PM

Address
Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite Palm Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE
Get Directions

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10

Ice Land Waterpark

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#14 of 28 Water & Amusement Parks in Dubai on TripAdvisor

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Ice Land Water Park covers a massive expanse of 103,000 square metres and has been themed as a Penguin Home Land. Often titled “The Coolest Place in the Desert”, Ice Land has more than 30 exciting slides, the world’s largest manmade waterfall, a huge wave pool, a rain dance pool, private cabanas, an Olympic sized lap pool and a beautiful beach. The park also has a dedicated kids pool. With so many activities for everyone to enjoy, Ice Land Waterpark is the perfect family destination. The park is also settled in a beautiful piece of land. The Hajar Mountains cover the eastern panorama while the Persian Gulf lies to the north of the park. Together, the scenic beauty of the hills and the blue sea to the north make it quite a unique setting.

Good for

Family

Children

Fun

Hours
10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Address
6581, Al Jazeera, Al Hamra, Ras al Khaimah, UAE
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11

Ferrari World

Theme Parks

# 9 of 147 things to do in Abu Dhabi on TripAdvisor

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From rides that go faster than the average speeds of an F1 car round a track to tasting authentic Italian food, there is something for everyone at Ferrari World. You can race your friends in racing simulators with the most advanced feedback systems or go for a roller coaster ride with the tallest non-inverting loop. You can go for a historic, albeit virtual, tour of the historic Ferrari factory in Maranello or even learn how to fly. With so much of world class entertainment to experience, Ferrari World is a must for everyone visiting the United Arab Emirates. Over the years, Ferrari World has been awarded over 14 industry awards and accolades, including the World Travel Awards , heralding Ferrari World as the Middle East’s Leading Tourist Attraction Award in 2015 as well as 2016.

Good for

Family

Children

Fun

Hours
11:00 AM to 8:00 PM

Address
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
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Tips

  • Arrive at the parks early to beat the crowd and get ample time to enjoy all the park’s rides and attractions.
  • If possible, visit the parks on a weekday. It’s far less crowded than the weekends!
  • Buy a multi-park ticket to get the best savings. This is specially beneficial for Dubai Parks and Resorts theme parks.
  • Get your tickets online, ahead of time, to avoid long queues.
  • Make sure your phone and/or camera are adequately charged before entering the park.
  • Take snack breaks, especially for kids, and make sure everyone in your group stays hydrated.

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