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Best Amusement and Theme Parks in Dubai

In a sense, the city of Dubai is like one big theme park – thrill and adventure everywhere you look, each with a different flavour than the other. While Dubai is famous for its nightlife, shopping and beaches, nobody should forget that it is home to some of the biggest and most exciting experiences and theme parks in the world. Here you will find everything from an indoor snow resort to an artificial levitation facility to quench your adrenaline thirst.

Your kids will especially love Dubai, because they will get a chance to meet some of their favourite characters in person – from Marvel’s Avengers, Lego Batman to Bob the Builder. Each theme park is a world in itself, and you will surely lose track of time once you go inside. Here are some of our top picks for amusement and theme parks in Dubai. Find out the best time to visit Dubai for all the things you want to mark off your travel checklist.
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Wild Wadi Waterpark

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Located right across the iconic Burj Al Arab building near Jumeirah Beach, Wild Wadi Waterpark is the best way to get a dose of adventure while you beat the heat in Dubai. With over 30 rides and 100 thrilling unique experiences to choose from, Wild Wadi Waterpark lives up to its reputation as the biggest waterpark in Dubai. The Wild Wadi Waterpark is based on the story of Juha – a prominent character in Arabian folklore. Each ride in the park pushes the story of Juha further. The long and winding waterslide called Juha’s Journey and Flood River, where you are confronted with meter high waves are kids’ favourites. On the other hand, if you are looking for a little more adventure, go for the topsy turvy Tantrum Alley or the adrenaline filled Burj Surj!

Cost: All day ticket for Adults costs AED 270 and for children AED 220 per head

Location: Jumeirah Street, Opp. Burj Al Arab، Jumeirah 2 – Dubai

Ski Dubai

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At Ski Dubai, you can experience the unimaginable – playing in fresh, powdery snow in the middle of the desert. The first indoor ski resort in the Middle East is a favourite among tourists for the thrilling experiences that it offers. From skiing, snowboarding, tobogganing or being just plain silly in the snow, you can have all kinds of fun at Ski Dubai. Watch out for the giant snowball that chases you down a snowy slope, or ski down the 85 meter indoor hill. Once you are done having fun in the snow, have a relaxing cup of hot chocolate in one of the many food courts within the resort.
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Cost: AED 510 for the All Access Ski Dubai Experience Pass. Inclusive of a meal, hot chocolate and warm wear.

Location: Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

IMG Worlds of Adventure

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With a mind boggling total area of 1,500,000 square feet, IMG Worlds of Adventure is the world’s largest indoor theme park.  Equivalent to more than 28 football fields stacked together! But its not just size that the park has bragging rights about. IMG Worlds of Adventure is split into four adventure zones – one based on Marvel superheroes, one themed around your favourite Cartoon Network characters; Lost Valley gives you a pre-historic experience of dinosaurs and IMG Boulevard houses cafes, restaurants and merchandise stores, among others.

Cost: The Park Admission Fee for Adults is AED 258 with discounts for kids, senior citizens and persons with disability.

Location: Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai


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Everybody wishes that they could fly, and there is one place in Dubai that can actually make this wish come true. Welcome to iFLY, UAE’s first indoor skydiving experience. Flying at iFLY Dubai takes you as high as 12 to 15 feet, as you levitate and do backflips in the air. This is done by the help of a vertical wind tunnel that has giant rotating fans at its base. The massive power generated by the fans helps counteract your own weight, and the result – levitation! The experts at iFLY then show you how to execute tricks and stunts in mid-flight, and you get to take home with you videos of your own stunts at the end of the day!

Cost: AED 230 per session

Location: Mall of the Emirates, Dubai

Legoland Dubai

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Everybody’s favourite building block game Lego comes to life at the Legoland Dubai. Legoland and Legoland Waterpark are the favourite destination for little ones in Dubai and not without reason. With a host of fun rides and a chance to meet some of their favourite characters including Lego Batman and the King of Legoland, who wouldn’t want to spend the whole day here?

Cost: AED 235 (online) and AED 260 (gate) for an All Day Dining Pass.

Mattel Play! Town

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Mattel Play! Town is a magical place full of fun and learning that will become your kids’ favourite in no time. It is here that they will get to meet some of their favourite characters – from Bob the Builder and his Can-do Crew, Thomas the Train Engine and his friends, Angelina the Ballerina and everybody’s favourite Barney the friendly dinosaur. Each play space at Mattel Play! Town is dedicated to educating and honing a social skill set for the kids.

Cost: AED 59 for kids. Free entry for accompanying adults.

Location: CITY WALK – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Motiongate Dubai

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Themed around some of the greatest Hollywood movies of all time, Motiongate Dubai brings these images on screen to life and puts you in their midst. Whether it is the high speed chase in Green Hornet, the Unstoppable Awesomeness of Kung Fu Panda or the creepy yet cute Hotel Transylvania, you will relive moments from your favourite films like never before.

Cost: AED 235 for a Day Pass

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Park & Resorts – Dubai

Bollywood Parks Dubai

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If there can be a theme park around Hollywood, why should Bollywood be left behind? The Indian film industry has a massive fan following in the Middle East – so much so that they have built a theme park around all things Bollywood. Here you will find five zones inspired by Bollywood’s biggest blockbusters – from Lagaan, Krrish and Sholay – and 16 thrilling rides that put you in the shoes of your favourite heroes and heroines.

Cost: AED 180 for All Day Dining Pass

Location: Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai Park & Resorts – Dubai

If these don’t quench your thirst for adventure, there is always the great outdoors – maybe its time for some dune bashing in the great Arabian desert!
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