A Visitor’s Guide to Dubai’s Theme Parks

Strap in for a wild ride around Dubai. Don’t get intimidated, we’re here to compile the best theme parks in Dubai that you can’t miss in the city.  No one goes as big in the emirates and the world knows it for its record-breaking skyscrapers but its setting a new record for theme parks. Dubai is now home to the largest theme park in the UAE.

Years in the making, IMG Worlds of Adventure is bound to impress with a billion dollar budget. It boasts iconic cinematic collaborations, adrenaline-pumping rides, and more. There’s nothing like it. Or is there?

theme parks in dubai

The Ultimate Guide to Dubai’s Best Theme Parks

Dubai Parks and Resorts is neck in neck with IMG Worlds of Adventures with impressive amusements. They’re serving equally diverse attractions to capture newcomers. But the fun doesn’t stop there. There’s something for everyone in this guide to the stand outs of Dubai’s theme parks.

You can’t miss out on these adventures!

IMG Worlds of Adventure

IMG is one of the recent additions to Dubai and is already making an impression. The biggest indoor theme park (1.5 million square feet)  is all about beloved films for all ages. Visitors can be their own hero and battle evil villains like Doc Ock. Bump into the Avengers in the Marvel zone or visit the Lost Valley before catching a live show. Get your horror fix in the maze of The Ghoulish Hotel in the IMG Boulevard. Shopping and meals won’t be a problem with at least 20 retail outlets and restaurants.

A photo posted by IMGworlds (@imgworlds) on


Tired of going around? Get your thrills in one place with their 3D ride with 18 IMAX projectors or chill out at their 12-screen cinema. Live shows are often held to bring cartoon characters into life. Check out the Lazy Town show held this month. You definitely won’t run out of things to do with the whole family.

Dubai Parks and Resorts

Why settle for one theme park when you can have four? Theme park goers are treated to different interconnecting parks with their own charm. Your itinerary consists of Legoland Dubai and it’s own water park, Bollywood Parks and Motiongate. Motiongate is a Hollywood themed park set to open this month and we’re excited along with film fans.

Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park is probably the most famous out of the four and it’s easy to see why. It’s every child’s dream to be surrounded by 60 million Lego bricks while splashing around under the sun. These parks combined have 40 rides and so much other attractions. Children (and children at heart) can marvel at the world’s tallest Lego model of the Burj Khalifa

Get your groove on in Bollywood Parks Dubai. Feel like you walked straight in to the vibrant set of India’s Bollywood cinema. Up for a game of cricket? Try it out on a realistic simulator ride. Immerse yourself the best way and try out the authentic Indian cuisine with a classic curry.

Planning your visit is a must. The vibrant themes don’t just stop in the parks but extend to the boardwalks and restaurants scattered around. Riverland is the place to be after a crazy day of thrill seeking.

Aquaventure Waterpark

This enormous water park is found on Dubai’s manmade island; Palm Jumeirah in the Atlantis hotel. Spend the day exploring around 11 water slides and a river ride.


Aquaventure is sure to capture the hearts of animal lovers can interact with aquatic life like cownose rays and sharks. One of the stand out features is The Tower of Neptune. Do you dare to be catapulted into a shark lagoon?

Wild Wadi Waterpark

You can’t miss the Wild Wadi Waterpark. It’s located beside the iconic sail-shaped Burj Al Arab Jumeirah and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Chill out in the wave pool or hold on tight as you plunge down in their thrilling tube ride.

A photo posted by Rachelle Lorene (@rachridad) on


Fun-seekers will be thrilled to discover 30 different rides to explore. These amusements are based off the tale of Juha, an Arabian folklore.

Ski Dubai

We’ve crossed off all terrains with this park. If land and sea aren’t enough to capture your interest, try out a winter wonderland in the comfort of the Mall of the Emirates. Get an authentic frosty experience in 3,000 square meters of real snow. And who can’t resist cuddling a penguin?

#skidubai #mallofemirates #dubai #uae?? #uae #penguin

A photo posted by Vasily Fedorov (@bepeckburiza) on

Cross off skiing, snowboarding, and playing with penguins off you bucket list. Dare to jump the 10-foot ramp or zip down the mini mountain. Extreme sports aren’t your thing? Chill out on the chairlift with hot cocoa waiting for you at the top.


With an assortment of sights and wonders to see, the city is never short on options for your weekend getaway. Whichever theme park you choose, it’s sure to be an unforgettable experience. There’s truly no age limit to having fun.

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply