Top theme parks in Dubai

A list of the best theme parks in the city for you to choose from

10 Jun 2019, words by Ankita Bhowmick in The Guides

Top theme-parks in Dubai

The Middle Eastern hotspot of Dubai is home to some of the best theme parks in the world. They cater to the entertainment needs of the residents as well as tourists and feature some of the most adventurous rides. Here are the top theme parks in Dubai for you to enjoy during the weekends:

1. Aquaventure Waterpark

Top theme parks in Dubai
Photo Credit: Atlantis The Palm

Part of the 5-star luxury hotel of Atlantis The Palm, Aquaventure Waterpark is located in the manmade island of Palm Jumeirah. Covering an area of 17 hectares, the water-theme park offers rides that guarantee an adrenaline rush to guests of all ages. Aquaventure also features a number of tamer rides and Splashers Children's Play Area so as to cater to the needs of their little guests.  

Where: Atlantis The Palm 

Call: 04-426 2000 

2. Bollywood Parks

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The first park of its kind in the world, Bollywood Parks features five fascinating zones that offer different environments inspired the greatest blockbusters of the hugely popular Indian Film Industry, famously known as Bollywood. The park complements its guests with action, adventure, dance and romance. It hosts exciting rides and great live performances and is an ideal destination for all the Bollywood lovers out there.

Where: Sheikh Zayed Road, Across Jebel Ali

Call: 800 262 9464

3. Legoland Dubai

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LEGOLAND Dubai is a LEGO theme park that features over 40 interactive rides along with a number of shows and attractions. The park also features 15,000 LEGO model structures that are made from more than 60 million LEGO bricks. 

LEGOLAND Waterpark, on the other hand, is specially designed for families with children from 2 to 12 years old. The water theme park features 15 water slides that include family-raft, body and tube slides. Also on feature is LEGO Wave Pool Build-A-Raft River where the guests can make custom-made custom LEGO raft DUPLO toddler play area.

Where: Sheikh Zayed Road, Across Jebel Ali

Call: 04-820 3123

4. Motiongate

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Photo Credit: Dubai Parks and Resorts

The Hollywood inspired themed park of Motiongate is the largest of its kind in the Middle East. It features three-world famous motion picture studios that include Dreamworks Animation, Columbia Pictures and Lionsgate. The park hosts 5 studio zones that offer 40 world-class rides and a range of live entertainment experiences. Other attractions of Motiongate includes indoor shows.

Where: Sheikh Zayed Road, Across Jebel Ali

Call: 800 262 9464

5. IMG World of Adventure

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IMG World of Adventure is renowned for being the world's largest indoor theme park. Spread over an area of 1.5 million sqft, the park features 28 football fields and state-of-the-art rides that bring Marvel and Cartoon Network characters to life. The park also has on offer multi-sensory adventures for children as well as a dinosaur adventure zone called The Lost Valley.

Where: Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubailand 

Call: 04-403 8888  

6. Ski Dubai

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Located in Mall of the Emirates, Ski Dubai is the first indoor Ski Resort in the region. It offers a range of activities where the guests can ski, snowboard, toboggan, zip line and take a chairlift. Ski Dubai features beautiful views and is a perfect place to have friendly snowball fights with family and friends. The place also hosts Gentoo and King Penguins with whom the guests can have up-close and personal interactions. Ski Dubai also features the Ski School where one can learn to ski and snowboard from world-class instructors.

Where: Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha

Call: 04-409 4000 

7. Laguna Waterpark

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The Laguna Waterpark is located in La Mer. The park features a pool lounge, children's zone, lazy river, food kiosks and a store. Divided into four distinctive zones - Surf, Relax, Slide and Splash, Laguna offers attractions that are unique in the GCC. The attractions include WaveOz 180 FloRider, which is otherwise known as 'The Ultimate Surf Machine'. Also on offer are an exciting tower featuring the region’s first Manta family raft ride and Aqualoop. Catering to the little ones, the park offers a comprehensive children’s zone with Splash Pad and AquaPlay Rainfortress.  

Where: La Mer, Jumeirah 

Call: 800 637 227 

8. Wild Wadi Waterpark

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Located infront of the iconic Burj Al Arab in Jumeirah, Wild Wadi Waterpark is a water theme park featuring 30 rides and attractions that are suitable for families and alike. The park is themed around the tale of Juha, a renowned character from the Arabian folklore. Catering to guests of all ages, there are rides on offer an adrenaline rush and also ‘Juha’s Dhow and Lagoon’ for the little ones. The park is also complemented with beach access and a lazy river. 

Where: Jumeirah

Call: 04-348 4444