The fantastic city of Dubai has plenty of activities to offer to its visitors. Be it ultramodern hotels, jaw-dropping infrastructures, or cultural hotspots; the city is one of the leading destinations for providing top-notch entertainment. Apart from these, it is also home to some of the best theme parks in the world. Read on to know more about the top 15 theme parks in this marvelous Emirate.
IMG Worlds of Adventure
This theme park brings you face to face with all your beloved characters from Marvel Comics, Cartoon Network, and Jurassic World. This park is divided into different zones, and you can enjoy rides based on Spiderman, Powerpuff Girls, Thor, Ben 10, Superman, The Hulk, Iron Man, and Velociraptors.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo transports you to the mysterious aquatic world. You can see hundreds of exotic animals such as sharks, giant crocodiles, manta rays, stingrays, jellyfishes, crabs, seahorses, and piranhas. It also holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the ‘World’s Largest Acrylic Panel.’
KidZania offers an interactive experience for kids based on the concept of ‘Edutainment.’ It is created to resemble a mini city where children can role-play adult professions such as doctors, journalists, firefighters, astronauts, and bankers, thus learning and having fun at the same time.
Wild Wadi Waterpark
Wild Wadi waterpark is based on the popular character ‘Juha’ from Arabian folklore and overlooks the remarkable Burj Al Arab. It offers more than 30 rides and attractions for all age groups. Kids can enjoy the pool area with small slides, climbing frames, and dumping buckets. Adults can try their hands on water roller coasters, experience gravity-defying slides, and float on the lazy river.
Motiongate is a Hollywood-inspired theme park divided into four themed zones The Smurfs, Sony’s Columbia Pictures, Lionsgate, and DreamWorks Animation having 27 attractions and rides based on your favorite Hollywood movies. Say hello to your beloved characters from Madagascar, Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon, and Kung Fu Panda. You are sure to have a fun-filled time at this theme park.
VR Park offers an exhilarating virtual reality and augmented reality experience to its visitors. It consists of more than 25 attractions across different genres such as thrill, horror, action, leisure, and adventure, blurring the lines between perception and reality. A must-visit if you want to experience something unusual.
This largest indoor ski resort offers everything from skiing, chairlift to tobogganing and snowboarding, ice cave, and zorbing. Don’t miss the ‘March of the Penguins’ show, where a bunch of adorable penguins take you by surprise with their antics.
Legoland Dubai is based on the extremely popular LEGO building blocks and has more than 40 entertaining rides and innovative play areas in store for you. It has two main areas – Legoland waterpark and Legoland theme park. Miniature models of world-renowned landmarks and structures from all over the world are created using colorful Lego blocks—a great place for kids to experiment with their creative side.
Aquaventure Waterpark has a wide range of thrilling rides, including Shark Attack, Leap of Faith, and Aquaconda. You can also enjoy a children’s playground, a private beach, and a lush green tropical landscape. A major draw here is the Lost Chambers Aquarium, where you can lose yourself in narrow tunnels searching for the lost civilization and encounter some of the fascinating underwater creatures.
Bollywood Park is a first-of-its-kind amusement park in the world. It pays tribute to the larger-than-life characters from Hindi movies. You can participate in rides based on famous movies such as Dabangg, Krish, Sholay, and Don. The most popular attraction here is the grand Raj Mahal Theatre, where you can watch extravagant Bollywood-style musicals.
Get up, close, and personal with many bottle-nose dolphins, seals, and different species of parrots. Watch these delightful creatures play, juggle and dance and also swim, interact, and click pictures with them. You can watch colorful birds such as Red-billed Hornbills, Macaws, African Greys, Eclectus Parrots, and Sulfur-Crested Cockatoos here as well.
Dubai Garden Glow
Dubai Garden Glow brings to life an exciting concept displaying eco-friendly characters and structures made with millions of energy-saving bulbs and recyclable luminous materials. You can also watch live performances by local and international artists here. The place is separated into different areas like Glow Park, Ice Park, Dinosaur Park, and Art Park.
One of the best places to take a break from the scorching Dubai heat, Laguna Park, is located on thepopular La Mer beach. The theme park has five regions, and you can explore each one leisurely. You can enjoy a 180-degree surfing experience at the WaveOz 180 FloRider or the Ultimate Surf Machine. Other rides here include Free Fall, Manta, Mad Racer, Constrictor, and Loop. You can relax at the Lazy river or the cabanas with your favorite drink after an exhausting day.
Mattel Play Town
Mattel Town Play is an ideal place for children to play with some of their most-loved characters. Learn about teamwork with Bob the Builder, dance with Angelina Ballerina, watch a 4D movie with Thomas the Tank Engineer, and navigate mazes with Fireman Sam. The kids can enjoy a day learning, getting creative, and having oodles of fun at this amusement park.
Global Village is a complete shopping and entertainment extravaganza that takes place every winter in the city. You can find pavilions replicating various countries consisting of a famous landmark or monument welcoming you. You can watch live performances, relish lip-smacking delicacies, shop for clothes, handicrafts, souvenirs, and also enjoy different rides.
Dubai is slowly emerging as the new hub for spectacular theme parks and well on its way to replacing Orlando as the ‘Theme Park Capital of the World.’ Which one is your favorite? Please do comment and let us know.