Dubai doesn’t just specialise in the luxurious and elegant: look no further than its theme parks and waterparks for the best in rollercoasters, slides and entertainment. When the young – or young at heart – get bored of sightseeing and shopping, it’s time to take on the fast and furious rides at Atlantis and Aquaventure.
Cool off on speedy waterslides, dipping with dolphins, or shooting through tubes in shark infested waters – the choice is endless in Dubai’s waterparks. Try Wild Wadi Waterpark in Jumeirah, or Aquaventure in Atlantis – or both for the real thrill seekers!
With enough activities to keep everyone from the adrenaline junkies to those who prefer the slow lane happy, waterparks and theme parks in Dubai are a must for any visitor, of any age. Aquaventure, situated in the Palm Jumeirah’s Atlantis has hair-raising rides, high fashion shops, and a 4.5 hectare dolphin sanctuary – Dolphin Bay. Swim with dolphins, scuba dive or simply have a meet and greet with the stars of the show, and have a magical once in a lifetime experience, with the magnificent Burj Al Arab in the background.
Following Dubai's other major developments, the world’s largest theme park is due to open. Dubailand, once completed, will take centre stage on the global scene when it comes to fun and frolics – so keep an ear out for a confirmed opening date!
Aiming to please all of its visitors, from shopping to sliding, Dubai hasn’t spared any expense in designing its theme parks and waterparks. Wonderland Park is currently Dubai’s biggest amusement park, splitting into three large areas: Main Street, Theme Park and Fujifilm Splashland. Al Nasr Leisureland is slightly more relaxing, with sports and entertainment facilities, and plenty of lush, green parkland for evening activities. Stretching out over almost 50 acres, Al Nasr is Dubai’s oldest theme park, having opened in 1978.