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Dubai sure does love breaking all records whether it comes to the world’s tallest building, largest indoor ski resort, highest tennis court or the highest base jump in the world. Dubai loves doing it bigger and better and now wants to replace Orlando as the world’s theme park capital. With 5 new fun zones opened up in the city and an entire amusement park district inaugurated called Dubai parks and resorts ( DPR) along with a Polynesian themed hotel so you stay within the vicinity of the parks for easy access, Dubai aims to grab that record too. Whatever kind of theme you’re looking to satisfy your adventure thirst, you’ll find the perfect one to suit you during a vacation in Dubai.
1.IMG Worlds of Adventure
IMG Worlds of Adventure is the biggest indoor theme park in the world. It is as huge as 28 football pitches put together! Bring your comic book dreams to life in this park which has 4 adventure zones – IMG Boulevard, Cartoon Network, Marvel Comics, and Lost Valley Dinosaur Adventure and 22 rides to keep up your thrill. If you’re a Marvel comics fan, this theme park will not disappoint you with the Marvel magic it recreates. No matter what age you’re at, there is definitely something for everyone to enjoy here. Cartoon Network zone is highly popular as you get to meet your childhood heroes such as PowerPuff Girls and Johnny Bravo. Also, this is the first fully airconditioned theme park so all the more reason to visit and not worry about the humid summer weather of Dubai.
Experience the glitz, glamour, action and thrills of Hollywood in this Hollywood themed park. Motiongare Dubai is nicknamed as ‘Hollywood in the dessert.’ the park is divided into zones dedicated to each famous production house such as Lionsgate, Columbia pictures, Dreamworld and much more! Get ready to say hello to all our favourite characters such as Shrek, Smurfs, KungFu Panda, Madagascar’s loved characters etc. The park has over two dozen rides, attractions, performances and shows. You can even meet and greet your favourite characters. What more could one want?
Enjoy the magic and wonder of Bollywood in the heart of Dubai. Ironically the first-ever Bollywood dedicated theme park lies in Dubai than in Mumbai! Enjoy chasing Don across Dubai or help find Gabbar Singh by shooting down the bad guys. The visual effects are amazing in these 3D and 4D rides making you feel like the hero of the film. The park especially comes to life with the amazing musical and dance performances, theatrical shows and insane stunt displays. Even if you’ve never watched any Bollywood movies, you’ll be grooving to the music and enjoying the rides.
4. Legoland Dubai
Legoland is a globally acclaimed theme park and is notably a favourite amongst young kids so no surprise that it has opened up in Dubai too. It has an indoor and an outdoor park with over 40 attractions and rides where you will meet lego characters and be immersed into the plotline across six themed zones specifically Factory, Lego City, Imagination, Kingdoms, Adventure and Miniland. Miniland is highly popular where you have attractions of legos forming real-life famous buildings and you can create your own lego masterpieces in the Imagination kingdom. There are a lot of interactive rides where kids can earn their drivers licence, pilot licence and even become a fireman and put out a fire. A full day easily goes by enjoying this park.
5. Aquaventure Waterpark
Based inside one of Dubai’s iconic landmarks, Atlantis the Palm, this water-based theme park has something for everyone to enjoy. You can enjoy the numerous river slides and water slides beaches and even interact with aquatic life here. Kids usually spend their time in the splash zone which has kid-friendly water activities and rides. One of the highlights in the park is the towers built to represent towers of Poseidon and Neptune which are vertical tube slides that transport you into a shark-infested lagoon. Adults who do not want to get their feet soaked can chill on the private beaches while keeping an eye on their kids.
6. Ski Dubai
Can you imagine a ski resort in a middle eastern country? The miracle of modern technology brings winter all year round to Dubai. Located in Dubai mall, enjoy the ski slopes like you’re in Colorado. You can go skiing, snowboarding, sledging, tubing, wall climbing, ride the cable cars or even just enjoy the snow creating snowmen and snow angels. You have trainers to teach you the art of skiing which you’ll have to pay extra for. Ski Dubai also has other attractions where you can meet and greet cute penguins while you’re here. Do not miss out on this winter wonderland while you are on your Dubai vacation.
6.Wild Wadi Waterpark
Dubai’s first-ever water park has been open since 1999. It has 30 rides and attractions which is loosely based on Juha, a character from an Arabian folk tale so all the rides are exotically Arabian themed. It is located right next to Burj Al Arab and Jumeriah Beach hotel so you will find tourists staying here often coming to experience the fun. You can find wave pools, artificial surfing, numerous water slides and waterfalls to keep everyone’s mind off of the Dubai heat. Create a perfect day at the Wild Wadi waterpark.
Save on admission tickets!
Themeparks do not come cheap so be sure to avail the best offers. Usually, multi-day park admissions are cheaper to avail and also be sure to look out for seasonal discounts. Few hotels include admission passes as part of their stay such as Lapita hotel comes with unlimited access to all four theme parks in Dubai Parks and Resorts. Likewise, Atlantis hotel guests can access the Aquaventure park without purchasing tickets.
Dubai clearly is spoilt for choices when it comes to theme parks. Remember to take on the best deals. Travel companies like PickYourTrail especially get you the best offers and custom make itineraries so you can get the best for your buck. Dubai has all the right ingredients for a perfect vacation suiting any occasion may it be a family trip to Dubai or a romantic trip to Dubai with your special someone. Book your adventure-filled Dubai vacation soon and fill your hearts with memories.