The 5 Must-Visit Water Parks in Dubai
A day at a water park is the perfect way to cool off in the Dubai heat! They’re also great fun no matter what your age, whether you want adrenaline-fuelled rides or just relaxing in the sun.
These are the most splash-tastic water parks in and around Dubai!
What: An all-round resort that you can spend the whole day at!
Where: Aquaventure water park is part of Atlantis The Palm Resort, on The Palm Jumeirah Island
Rides: Aquaventure is filled with record-breaking rides and slides, including the Aquaconda – the world’s largest water slide! There’s also a Shark Lagoon and an almost-vertical waterslide aptly named the “Leap of Faith”.
Kids: The Splasher’s Children’s Play Area is heaven for little ones, with water cannons, slides, climbing frames and more mini adventures.
Animals: You can interact with and even hand feed the adorable, harmless Cownose Rays, or if you’re feeling braver, take a Shark Safari among sharks, rays and a rainbow of tropical fish.
Beach: Relax on 700m of private beach, exclusive to guests of Aquaventure.
Zip Line: Aquaventure’s “Atlantean Flyer” is the longest zip line in the Middle East, with unparalleled views of Atlantis The Palm, its gorgeous beachfront and the shimmering Dubai skyline.
Wild Wadi Water Park
Head here if you’re looking for adrenaline! Wild Wadi has the biggest selection of water rides in the UAE.
Where: Wild Wadi is located in the heart of Dubai, next to the Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel
Rides: There’s something here to suit all ages and fear thresholds! Thrill-seekers will want to head straight for thrill rides like Tantrum Alley, Burj Surj and the gravity-defying Master Blaster rides that rocket you up to 15 metres high!
Kids: Little ones will love Juha’s Dhow & Lagoon interactive play structure, with over 100 water activities including racing slides, dumping buckets and water guns.
Wave Pool: Jump the giant 1½m waves at Breaker’s Bay, the largest wave pool in the Middle East!
Surf: You can get the ultimate surfing experience on Wild Wadi’s Wipeout and Riptide Flowriders, one of only four such rides in the world!
Where: In Abu Dhabi, less than an hour’s journey from Dubai. You can get Yas Waterworld tickets with transport included from Dubai.
Rides: Experience the most exhilarating tornado ride in the world, with a 20-metre high funnel and 6-person rafts! There’s also a high-intensity, looping waterslide and loads more extreme rides that will have your heart pumping!
Kids: There’s plenty to keep the little ones happy here, and parents can relax while keeping an eye on them! Marah Fortress is the ultimate playground with six slides, two dumping buckets, a water-shooting geyser and water cannons, and there’s also an infant-sized pool and slide complex.
Surf: Yas Waterworld is home to the world’s biggest surf-able sheet wave, with a 3m-high wave and some serious surf power! Surf novices can begin their flowboarding and surfing career on the milder “Rush Rider”.
Ice Land Water Park
At Ice Land you’ll get the best of both worlds – an Antarctica-themed water park in the glorious UAE heat!
Located in Al Riffa, just 45 minutes’ drive from Dubai, Ice Land has various thrill attractions including Mount Cyclone, and Mount Attack with 3 toweringly tall waterslides! Small children can enjoy the “Kids Cove”, with shallow waters and gentle play areas, plus there’s a 3,000m² wave pool and a snorkelling experience in a man-made coral reef.
Dreamland Aqua Park
Dreamland Aqua Park is located on the scenic coastline of Umm Al Quwain, about 45 minutes’ drive from Dubai.
This water park is home to the largest wave pool in the region, as well as a float-tastic “Dead Sea” style high-salinity pool. Thrill-seekers can enjoy some wild river raft rides or be plunged into total darkness on the Black Hole, while smaller children will love the interactive Kids’ Pool designed with 19 fun water games and a giant dumping bucket!
Of all the exciting Dubai attractions, a water park should definitely be on your holiday to-do list!
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