Theme Parks in Dubai that Will Blow Your Mind 2024


Dubai is a global metropolis that is well known for its exceptional architecture and magnificent skyscrapers. Built in the middle of the desert, the city is the result of the creativity and persistence of human beings and the belief that with hard work anything is possible. It is home to extravagant hotels, sprawling shopping malls ,various souks markets in Dubai and also Burj Khalifa which is the tallest building in the world. With the growing footfall of international tourists and the extravagance they pursue on their arrival, Dubai has seen massive investments being made in the entertainment and leisure industry. Entertainment venues in the form of theme parks and water parks are operational as well as being planned all over the ever enchanting Dubai!

In this article, we try to highlight the best theme parks in Dubai for you:

1. IMG World of Adventures

IMG World of Adventures is one of the largest theme parks in UAE and is as big as 28 football fields taken together. It consists of sixteen restaurants and twelve food kiosks. There are four zones here – the first is IMG Boulevard which consists of a haunted hotel. There is a Marvel zone which consists of all your favorite characters from the Marvel comics such as Hulk, Ironman, Spider Man, and Thor. In the Cartoon Network zone, say hello to the Powerpuff girls and help them fight Mojo Jojo’s evil robot creation. In the Lost Valley zone, there are exhilarating vertical plummets and you will encounter some terrifying dinosaurs. IMG is also home to the fastest and tallest rollercoaster in Dubai called the Velociraptor which covers 100km in 2.5 seconds from the pre-historic jungle into the desert.

Location: Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE.
Sunday to Thursday: 12 noon to 10 pm
Friday & Saturday: 12 noon to 11 pm

Price Range: Tickets range from AED 295 to AED 330.
Signature Ride: Velociraptor is a high-speed roller coaster known for its speed and the thrill it offers riders. It reaches high speeds of up to 60 miles per hour. The ride features several twists, turns, and drops that will surely get your adrenaline pumping! The height restriction for this ride is 130 cm to 195 cm.

2. Motion Gate


Motiongate is a Hollywood based theme park where you can get up, close, and personal with all your beloved movie characters. There are numerous rides and animation films, and you will have plenty of options to keep you entertained. Three of the five zones are dedicated to Hollywood’s most legendary film studios including DreamWorks, Sony Pictures, and LionsGate, while Smurfs Village is entirely family friendly. You can also some insight into real-life movie sets of New York and get some behind the scenes trivia at Studio Central. Additionally, Bollywood Parks Dubai offers an opportunity for movie buffs to view Indian films and musicals, which share space with Motion Gate at Dubai Parks and Resorts.

Location: Dubai Parks and Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE.
Sunday to Wednesday: 12 pm to 8 pm
Thursday to Saturday: 12 pm to 9 pm
Price Range: Tickets start at AED 330.
Signature Ride: Capitol Bullet Train is a thrilling Mack Rides launch coaster. It transports the riders from District 12 to the Capitol at rocket speeds. It also features a zero gravity roll and two inversions.



Dubai parks and resorts have a LEGOLAND Dubai which is yet another ultimate theme park destination for children and their families. 60 million plastic Lego bricks were used to make it what it is today. Legoland is divided into 6 different lands based on various themes such as Lego City, Imagination, Kingdoms, Factory, Adventure, and Miniland having more than 40 attractive rides. LEGOLAND Water Park, one of the most kid-friendly water parks in Dubai, offers more than 20 child-friendly waterslides and attractions that include a wave pool, a DUPLO splash safari area for toddlers, giant water-dumping buckets and a lazy river where you build your own Lego raft. There are also educational elements like water flow channels where children can construct dams from Lego blocks to understand blustery fluid flows.

Location: Dubai Parks and Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE.
Sunday to Wednesday: 10 am to 6 pm
Thursday to Saturday: 10 am to 8 pm
Price Range: Tickets range from AED 295 to AED 330.
Signature Ride: The LEGO City Days is an exciting place. Here kids will get to explore LEGO-themed adventures, interactive rides, and several

4. Wild Wadi

wild wadi park dubai

Wild Wadi offers 30 rides and attractions. The park is themed around the tale of Juha- a well-known character from the Arabian folklore. There are a lot of imaginative structures and exciting rides. The ring rides are the most attractiveTantrum Alley & Burj Surj are two recent slides that have taken over the family rides. Both are the first of its kind in the region. Tantrum Alley is a slide with an exclusive blend of 3 tornados & Burj Surj has 2 bowls. Jumeirah Sceirah is the tallest and fastest free-fall water slide outside of North and South America rising to 33 m with riders reaching speeds up to 80 km/h. It also consists of the largest wave pool in the Middle East called the Breakers Bay.

Location: Opposite Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Street, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai, UAE.
Sunday to Thursday: 11 am to 8 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11 am to 9 pm6.
Price Range: Check the official website for current ticket prices.
Signature Ride: Try the Jumeirah Sceirah which is a thrilling water slide with a 32-meter drop.

5. Aquaventure Waterpark

Boasted as one of the largest water parks in the Middle East, Aquaventure water park is also one of the most fun things to do in Dubai with family and friends. Aquaventure waterpark offers some of the most thrilling water slides and attractions. This colossal waterpark is housed in Atlantis, the Palm hotel and is a paradise for every water lover. Some of the exciting rides here include the Leap of Faith, the Tower of Poseidon and Aquaconda. It also has a private beach where you can relax after a tiring day. There is a splash zone and simple slides for kids to have their own fun time. While here, you can also visit the Lost Chambers Aquarium which is home to an array of exotic aquatic animals such as sharks, piranhas, sea lions, dolphins, and jellyfish among others. This is enough temptation to get your Dubai visa.

Location: Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Road, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE.
Daily: 10 am to 6 pm
Price Range:
Adults and children 1.2 meters and higher: AED 325
Kids from 3 years old and below 120 cm: AED 279
Kids below 3 years old: Free of charge
Signature Ride: Leap of Faith is a creepy-looking pipe slide. It starts from a very high point, almost completely vertical. You will be passing through a transparent tunnel at the end. In the entire journey the pipe would be surrounded by real sharks and rays during the ride.

6. Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai is one of the largest indoor ski resort in the world that offers an ideal break from the sweltering heat of Dubai. You can indulge in a plethora of exciting snow activities such as skiing, tobogganing, tube slides, zorbing, and snowboarding. It has a large mountain with 5 different slopes of varying levels and an ice cave for kids. Spanning over 22500 square meters of area, the park maintains a sub-zero temperature throughout the year. It is the perfect way to spend some fun time with your family. A major highlight here is ‘The March of the Penguins’ show where these adorable creatures leave you amazed with their antics. However, it is essential to get an insight into this attraction and learn basic things to know before visiting Ski Dubai like how cold it would be inside and when is the best time to visit and if you can ski if you are a first-timer.

Location: Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE.
Sunday to Wednesday: 10 am to 11 pm
Thursday: 10 am to 12 midnight
Friday: 9 am to 12 midnight
Saturday: 9 am to 11 pm
Price Range: Tickets start at AED 250.
Signature Attraction: You must try out the Ski Slope. It is an indoor ski slope with real snow. The slope is perfect for skiing, snowboarding, and snow play.

7. VR Park

VR Park is the place to be for experiencing virtual reality and augmented reality in Dubai. Consisting of more than 25 attractions, this theme park offers several rides and experiences in different genres including action, horror, thrill, adventure, and leisure. It blurs the lines between perception and reality offering an incredible experience to its visitors. Some of the popular activities here are Burj Drop, The Raft, APE-X, and The Walking Dead or VR Outbreak. It is a must visit for adventure junkies and thrill-seekers.

Location: The Dubai Mall, Financial Center Road, Downtown Dubai, UAE.
Sunday to Wednesday: 10 am to 11 pm
Thursday to Saturday: 10 am to 12 midnight
Price Range: Tickets start at AED 75.
Signature Experience: Dubai Drone is a thrilling virtual reality experience where you would be flying over the iconic Dubai landmarks.

The incredible theme parks at Dubai promises to offer thrill, excitement and fun for all ages. From the cinematic adventures of Motion Gate to the virtual experience at the imaginative walls of LEGOLAND and IMG Worlds, there are endless opportunities to explore. If you are troubled with the Dubai hot climate you can cool off at the wild water parks like Aquaventure and Wild Wadi, or experience the virtual realities at the VR Park. With so many top rides, interactive themes and something new around every corner, the adventure parks promises unforgettable entertainment for all the bravehearts and families a like.

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