Dubai has a variety of places that are exciting. But the most exciting has to be the wonderful theme parks which are designed to recreate the real or fantasy experience. Let’s look at the must-visit theme parks in Dubai.
Best Theme Parks in Dubai
- IMG Worlds of Adventure
- Aquaventure Waterpark
- Bollywood Parks
- VR Park
- Ferrari World
- Ski Dubai
- Wild Wadi Waterpark
- La Perle
IMG Worlds of Adventure
IMG Worlds of Adventure is an indoor theme park and the largest one in the world. Its size is equal to 28 football fields. This is a dream park for Cartoon Network and Marvel fans. The Park includes four zones – Cartoon Network, Marvel Universe, Lost Valley (Dinosaurs), and IMG Boulevard. The theme park is temperature-controlled and has over 20 rides. Live an adventure through your favourite characters.
- Sunday to Wednesday: 12 pm to 8 pm
- Thursday to Saturday: 12 pm to 9 pm
This Hollywood-inspired theme park features 27 rides, all inspired by 13 animation and action films, some include The Hunger Games, Ghostbusters, and Shrek. The Park has 3 popular and largest zones dedicated to Hollywood’s legendary film studios – DreamWorks Animation, Columbia Pictures, and Lionsgate.
- Summer Timings (11 April – 11 September 2021)
- Saturday to Wednesday: 2 pm to 10 pm
- Thursday and Friday: 2 pm to 11 pm
- Winter Timings (12 September 2021 – 10 April 2022)
- Saturday to Wednesday: 11 am to 8 pm
- Thursday and Friday: 11 am to 9 pm
Legoland is Dubai’s most innovative theme park and consists of a water park and theme-based amusement park. With over 40 rides, an innovative play area for kids from 2 to 12 years, and a family-friendly place, makes Legoland is a special place. It has 15,000 Lego models, including attractions for kids to steer a boat or a car.
If you’re looking for water rides, head over to Legoland Water Park next door.
- Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday – 11 am to 6 pm
- Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – 1 am to 7 pm
- Tuesday Closed
Aquaventure Waterpark is an award-winning park and the world’s largest park. It has various slides including a 90-foot slide that takes you through a lagoon of real sharks. The highlight of this waterpark is you get a chance to swim next to stingrays and sharks. It’s not only thrilling but safe too, as it’s a protected environment. Apart from the water slides and rides, you can also relax by the beach.
- Monday to Saturday: 10 am to 6:45 pm
- Sunday Closed
Bollywood Parks is the first Bollywood-themed Park in the world. At a square foot of 1.7 million, it allows you to enjoy the action, fun, adventure, dance, and romance of Hindi cinema. It is spread across 5 zones – Bollywood Boulevard, Mumbai Chowk, Rustic Ravine, Royal Plaza, and Bollywood Film Studios, including Hall of Heroes. All the zones have various attractions, dining options, and live shows inspired by Bollywood blockbusters. They also recreate Bollywood’s most loved characters, like Hrithik Roshan, Salman Khan, Shahrukh Khan, and Aamir Khan.
- Sunday to Saturday: 3 pm to 11 pm (Summer timing)
- (Check timings before going, subject to change)
Spanning over two levels of the Dubai Mall, the park has one of the best spectrums of AR and VR-based attractions in the UAE. This 7000 square meter facility has around 18 rides for all skill levels. In the centre is Burj Drop, where you can experience the Burj Khalifa and feel the terror of the drop. Some other popular rides are VR balloon, dune bash, Dubai Drone takes you to 2050, and Plummet for a skydiving adventure.
You can experience some favourite series and movies like John Wick Chronicles, The Walking Dead, and The Mummy.
- Sunday to Thursday – 10 am to 10 pm
- Friday and Saturday – 10 am to 12 am
This colossal amusement park is located on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, and is one of the biggest attractions in the city. It draws millions of people every form all over every year known for its adventure, adrenaline rush, and high-speed rides. The theme park gives visitors the taste of Ferrari’s speed with roller coasters, exciting rides, and special rides for families. The park’s most famous attraction is Formula Rossa which is the fastest roller coaster in the world.
- September & October
- 1st Sep to 14th Oct: 12 pm to 8 pm (Except 21st Sep)
- 21st Sep: 12 pm to 5 pm, Ladies Night: 6 pm to 10 pm
- 15th Oct to 23rd Oct: 12 pm to 9 pm
- 26th Oct: 12 pm to 5 pm, Ladies Night: 6 pm to 10 pm
- 27th Oct to 30 Oct: 12 pm to 8 pm
Escape the blazing heat in Dubai by heading to Ski Dubai located in the Mall of the Emirates. It occupies a massive 3,000 sq. metres. It imitates a hill station filled with snow and features an indoor 85-meter-high mountain with slopes, a proper snow park, snow penguins, ski school, winter-themed cafes, and other activities. Depending on your level, there are 5 different runs with different lengths and difficulties. Spend a good day skiing and beginners can learn to ski from trained instructors.
- Sunday to Thursday: 10 am to 12 pm
- Friday to Saturday: 9 am to 12 am
Wild Wadi Waterpark
Wild Wadi is located next to Burj Al Arab, which is among the world’s tallest hotels. This Park has adrenaline-filled rides, surrounded by breathtaking views. The park’s theme is designed on Juha, an Arabian folklore character. The Park also has the fastest and tallest (120 metres) water slides which bring you down at 80 km/hr.
- Tuesday to Sunday: 10 am to 6pm
- Closed on Mondays
La Perle Dragone has an aqua theatre with a 1300-seater area occupied by over 2.5 million litres of water. This is the region’s first permanent water-based show. You can expect unforgettable performances, blending imaginative and heart stopping actions, in, on and under water. It captures the Arabian spirit giving a twist to the entertainment.
Performers from over the world will engross you with their aerial and acrobatic moves, dance sequences and costumes. With live music, artistic fountains and hydraulic lifts, the show adds fantastical elements.
- Sunday to Monday: 6:30pm and 9pm
After reading about these fascinating theme parks, surely you must be planning to visit them. So, don’t wait and start planning your trip to Dubai, and your favourite amusement parks.