Dubai, one of the seven emirates of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), is the largest and the most luxurious city perched on the Gulf Coastline. Luxury shopping, ultramodern architecture, diverse culture, stunning coastline, golden sand dunes, and a lively nightlife scene make Dubai one of the most visited cities in the world and among the most sought travel destinations for Indians. Besides, Dubai is home to some of the most exciting waterparks in the world that offer a wide range of activities and attractions for visitors of all ages, making them the perfect destination for a fun-filled day out with friends and family. From an Arabian-themed water park to Legoland, here is our list of some of the best adventurous water parks in Dubai that are surely going to give you a memorable experience as part of Dubai tour packages.
Atlantis Aquaventure is arguably the most recognized and largest waterpark as well as one of the top places to visit in Dubai. Situated at the Atlantis, the waterpark is spread over a vast area of 42 acres and is known for its innovative waterslides and thrilling slides for adventure-seekers. The most popular thrilling rides here are the Leap of Faith, a near-vertical drop of about 9 -storey tall slide that propels riders through a shark-filled lagoon, and the Tower of Neptune, a multi-level water playground that offers a wide range of slides and activities for visitors of all ages. For those looking for a more relaxing experience, Aquaventure has a private beach and a lazy river that winds its way through the park where visitors can float along the river on inflatable tubes and enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the park. There is a dedicated Children’s Play Area where they can enjoy slides and mazes. In addition to its rides and attractions, the park features several restaurants and cafes that serve a variety of cuisines, including international, Mediterranean, and Asian. The ticket price ranges from AED 250 to AED 300.
Wild Wadi Waterpark
Located next to the Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Wild Wadi is the only Arabian-themed outdoor water park in Dubai. The park is opened in 1999 and is operated by Jumeirah International, a Dubai-based hotelier. With a stunning Burj Al Arab as its backdrop, the park features more than 30 rides and attractions that are suitable for kids as well as adults. Among, the most popular rides are Breaker’s Bay which is the largest wave pool in the Middle East, Jumeirah Sceirah, the fastest and tallest free-fall water slide outside of the Americas, Burj Surj, and Masters Blasters. One of the unique features of Wild Wadi waterpark is the Juha’s Dhow and Lagoon which features a series of interconnected water rides and attractions, inspired by the traditional Bedouin dhow boats. Another unique feature of the park is the Flood River Flyer, a family ride that simulates the experience of white-water rafting. The ticket price ranges from AED 200 to AED 260.
Laguna is one of the newest waterparks in Dubai located in the heart of the city, next to the iconic La Mer Beach, among the top public beaches in Dubai. Renowned for its beautiful beachfront and promenade, this water park has four zones – Surf, Relax, Slide, and Splash. Laguna Water Park is home to more than 20 rides and attractions which include the WaveOz 180, a 180-meter long, wave-generating surf ride that simulates the experience of riding on real waves, Aqua Loop, a high-speed slide that propels riders through a 360-degree loop, the Lazy River, where visitors can float along on inflatable tubes, and the Laguna Kids, a children’s area with a variety of smaller rides and activities. This park is very much more about enjoying the beachfront vibes than high-flying spills but still worth considering as a change from the larger waterparks of Dubai. The ticket price ranges from AED 150 to AED 200.
Another wellknown waterpark in Dubai is Legoland Waterpark, located in Dubai Parks and Resorts. Legoland is the first of its kind in the Middle East that is based on the popular building blocks toy, LEGO. The waterpark features over 40 rides, shows, and attractions, as well as a wide range of shopping and dining options. The main attraction of the park is Lego-themed rides such as the Build-A-Raft River, where guests can build their own Lego raft and float along the lazy river and the Duplo Splash Safari, a water playground for younger children. The waterpark also features a wave pool, a variety of slides, and a Lego-themed restaurant, where one can try some mouthwatering Emirati dishes of Dubai. The ticket price ranges from AED 295 to AED 330.
Yas Water world
One of the most awarded waterparks in the world, Yas Water World is an Emirati-themed waterpark located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Spread over an area of 15 hectares, the park is home to more than 40 exhilarating rides, slithering slides and attractions that ranges from record-breaking slides to peaceful river rafting and a massive wave pool. Attracts both adults and children, the highlights of the park include Al Raha River, Bubble’s Barrel, Rush Rider, and Bandit Bomber which is the longest suspended roller coaster in the Middle East over 550 meters long. Also, one can buy souvenirs from the local shop within the complex and enjoy a wide range of tempting dining options including Indian, Thai and Chinese in the stylish restaurant. The ticket price ranges from AED 270 to AED 300.