Among the destinations in Dubai that you should definitely visit are such magnificent places as the Dubai Miracle Garden, with amazing installations from hundreds of types of flowers, as well as Global Village Dubai, an entertaining and educational project that brought together the best of the cultural traditions of countries from around the world. It is also worth paying attention to Dubai Parks and Resorts which is a complex of theme parks combining several destinations, including Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Park Dubai, Legoland Dubai, and several others, as well as a resort, and numerous recreation areas.
Children and adults alike will be happy to explore one or more theme parks in Dubai while visiting (or living) in the UAE. Theme parks, as well as amusement parks in Dubai, offer a huge number of proposals for the families. We have chosen only a few of them, but it’s not so important whether you want the thriller sensations or quiet walks in picturesque places, you will find dozens of equally amazing options in the city and its immediate vicinity.
Dubai theme park, called Motiongate Dubai, draws its themes straight from Hollywood. The park has been hosting guests since 2016. There are several theme zones here: you can visit the Columbia Pictures, Dreamworks and Lionsgate zones, as well as get acquainted with the smurfs in Smurfs Village.
You will meet familiar characters from films and cartoons, plunge into a world of fun and magic. And of course, you can choose from 40 incredible rides, including Roller Coaster and Water Rides, which are designed exclusively for kids or for the whole family. Guests will also enjoy unique motion simulators, a variety of game areas and entertaining stage shows.
Bollywood Park Dubai is dedicated to the vibrant theme of Bollywood, its favorite actors, famous films and the unique atmosphere of music and fun inherent in it. Concerts of famous performers directly from Bollywood are often held here, hundreds of music fans and just lovers of good time gather at such musical evenings in front of the Rajmahal Theater. Enjoy thrilling rides, live music shows, delicious food and many entertaining activities.
To get to Legoland Dubai is the dream of many children. But even if you are not too keen on creating worlds from this famous bricks, you will still enjoy the park. Fun and recreational activities await the whole family, you can ride on 40 attractions dedicated to the Lego theme, go on excursions to the Lego Factory and visit the largest Lego store in the Middle East, gain experience in Lego City activities, build a tower or a robot in the Imagination zone, take a glimpse into the world of the Middle Ages in the Kingdoms area, as well as admire Dubai in miniature in Miniland.
If you want to tickle your nerves, then among Dubai amusement parks, IMG Worlds of Adventure should suit you. Here you will find many rides with a variety of themes and dizzying experiences. In the entertainment park guests can visit different theme zones. Marvel and Cartoon Network zones will give you a unique opportunity to meet your favorite cartoon characters and superheroes. IMG Boulevard offers many experiences including a visit to The Haunted Hotel, as well as options for relaxation and lunch. In the Lost Valley, dinosaur lovers can take a glance into the world of such amazing animals and enjoy incredible entertainment. The park also offers a visit to the Novo Cinemas area with a huge IMAX hall.
It is interesting to note that IMG Worlds of Adventure was the first of its kind among theme parks in Dubai. This indoor entertainment destination covers an area of about 140 000 square meters and can host more than 20 000 guests per day.
Among Dubai’s water parks, Wild Wadi is one of the most visited by both tourists and residents. More to that, it was the first water park that was built in the Middle East back in 1998. Here you will enjoy extreme adventures such as the free-fall water slide called Jumeirah Sceirah, as well as calmer areas such as Juha’s Journey imitating a calm river trip. The character of Juha is central to the theme of the park, and you will surely meet this hero from Arabian folklore many times during your journey through the park.
At Ski Dubai, you can enjoy the snow and winter fun after the hot weather in Dubai. Here you can go skiing or sledding, visit the ice cave, create your own snowman, enjoy the Mountain Thriller ride and other amazing rides.
Ski Dubai was opened back in 2005, and this destination is considered one of the most attractive indoor ski resorts for tourists from around the world.
The indoor park offers an area of more than 20 000 square meters for skiing and other recreational and sports activities. It features an 85-meter mountain with several slopes, a snow park with attractions, including a Zorb Ball ride, Snow Bullet Ride and other recreational activities. And the most interesting entertainments from the winter world will be a meeting with real penguins, which will certainly delight children and their parents.
Aquaventure Waterpark will amaze you with its scale, exciting atmosphere of fun, as well as unique water attractions. Located next to Atlantis, The Palm, Aquaventure Waterpark offers relaxing beach activities and safe water areas for young children. But for those who want to tickle their nerves, there are an incredible Poseidon’s Revenge water slide, 116 meters long, in which you will develop a speed of up to 60 km/h; amazing Leap of Faith slide, where you will fall from the height of the ninth floor and fly through the lagoon with sharks and stingrays; Slitherine slide with the world’s first double tube slide and dozens of other slides and attractions.
Dubai Garden Glow is an unusual entertainment concept created using technical innovations and unique ideas. Stunning Glow Park, glowing with neon colors and charming music invites you to the world of magic. The installations in the park change each year in accordance with the theme, so you can come back here, again and again, to get into the unusual and magical world once more.
You can also visit Art Park, with works of art created from environmentally friendly materials, Magic Park, with its illusions and optical tricks, Dinosaur Park, and Ice Park. The visual and sensory experience gained in this wonderful place will be remembered for a long time by both children and adults.