Best theme park in Dubai
Move over Orlando! Dubai is the new hotspot for theme parks as it’s well on its way to replace Orlando as the ‘Theme Park Capital of the World.’ Tourists from all over the world throng Dubai every year to visit its architectural wonders and deserts. But in recent years, theme parks and waterparks in Dubai are attracting visitors like a magnet. The theme parks in Dubai are so varied in its adventure and thrill that you can plan an entire vacation just around them. The best part is that it is an ideal way to chill out with family and friends and enjoy loads of entertainment. Here is a guide to some of the most

popular theme parks in Dubai.

1. Play DXB

Play DXB

Play DXB, formerly known as VR Park Dubai, is one of the ultimate attractions to enjoy VR based rides and games in Dubai. Located within the Dubai Mall, this theme park offers over 30 attractions across diverse genres such as horror, thrill, leisure, action, and adventure. It blurs the lines between perception and reality offering a mind-blowing experience to its visitors. Some of the popular activities here are Burj Drop and Transformers VR- Invasion of the Decepticons. It is a haven for adventure junkies and fun-seekers of all age groups.


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2. Aquaventure Waterpark

Altantis Aquaventure Water Park

One of the largest waterparks in the Middle East, Aquaventure is home to thrilling water slides and attractions. This giant waterpark housed by Atlantis, the Palm hotel is every water lover’s delight. Some of the exciting rides include the Leap of Faith, the Tower of Poseidon and Aquaconda. There is a private beach where you can relax after a tiring day. There is a splash zone, apart from easy slides for kids to have their own fun time. Depending on your Atlantis Water Park tickets, you can head out to the Lost Chambers Aquarium to get up close and personal, close, and personal with a variety of marine animals such as sharks, dolphins, sea lions, and jellyfish.

3. IMG Worlds of Adventure

IMG World Adventure

All your favorite characters from Marvel comics and Cartoon Network come to life at IMG worlds of adventure. At Marvel zone, try some amazing rides based on your favorite superheroes such as Spiderman, Thor, Iron Man, and Hulk. The Cartoon Network zone brings the rides themed around adventure of Powerpuff Girls, Ben 10 etc. After that, visit the Lost Valley zone where dinosaurs such as Velociraptor and TRex await you with some spine-tingling rides. For some hair-raising time, don’t forget to visit the Haunted Hotel. Not only kids, but even adults can have a great time at this park.

4. Motiongate Dubai

Motiongate Theme Park

One of the newest additions to the long list of Dubai’s theme parks is Motiongate Dubai. A part of the region’s first-of-its-kind Dubai Parks and Resorts, this Hollywood inspired theme park is divided into four themed zones: Sony’s Columbia Pictures, The Smurfs, Lionsgate, and DreamWorks Animation. Aptly nicknamed ‘Hollywood in the desert’, this park offers 27 attractions and rides based on your favorite classic and blockbuster Hollywood movies. This further allows you to hit rides and experiences based on your favorite characters from Shrek, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda, and How to Train your Dragon. You can also get a taste of real-life movie sets of New York and go behind the scenes at Studio Central.

5. Bollywood Parks Dubai


Bollywood Parks Dubai is another main park within Dubai Parks and Resorts. It is home to the world’s unique theme park based on Bollywood. It is a tribute to the vibrant movie industry that is based in Mumbai. The park offers more than 20 lives shows across five different stages, 20 rides and attractions based on the cinema, a lot of Indian dining options, and 5 different zones including Bollywood Boulevard and Mumbai Chowk. Experience some exciting action rides based on famous movies such as Sholay, Dabangg, Krrish, and Don. The most popular attraction here is the stunning Raj Mahal Theatre which brings in extravagant Bollywood style musicals.

6. Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai theme Park

Ski Dubai is the largest indoor ski park in the world. With superb opportunities for winter activities such as skiing, tobogganing, and snowboarding, it offers a break from the sweltering heat of Dubai. It consists of a large mountain with 5 different slopes of varying levels and an ice cave for kids. Covering over 22500 square meters of area, the park maintains a temperature of -4 degrees throughout the year and is the perfect way to spend some fun time with your family. The March of the Penguins show is highly recommended and should not be missed. These delightful creatures are sure to leave you amazed with their antics.

7. Wild Wadi Waterpark

Wild Wadi Water Park

The award-winning, Wild Wadi waterpark offers 30 exciting rides and attractions to its visitors. It is based on Juha, a popular character from the Arabian folklore. It houses the largest wave pool in the Middle East called the Breakers Bay. It also has the tallest and fastest free-fall waterslide outside the USA, called Jumeirah Sceirah. The icing on the cake is the splendid view of the majestic sail-shaped hotel Burj Al Arab that can be seen from here. You can choose Wild Wadi Water Park tickets with meal for ultimate experience.


Legoland Park

Based on the extremely popular LEGO building blocks, LEGOLAND Dubai offers kids and adults more than 40 entertaining rides and innovative play areas for the kids. It’s part of the Dubai Parks and Resorts, and has a water park (LEGOLAND Water Park) nearby. There are 6 different lands based on various themes, such as Lego City, Imagination, Adventure, Kingdoms, Factory, and Miniland, where millions of LEGO bricks are used to create miniature models of famous landmarks and structures around the world. The kids will have a blast with the colorful bricks of giant Legos.

9. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

The first of its kind Ferrari World Theme Park brings the exciting Formula One racing to Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island in style. One of the world’s largest indoor theme parks, it is just 1.5 hours away from Dubai. It is home to some of the most exhilarating rides such as Formula Rossa, which is the world’s fastest roller-coaster at 150 mph, and Flying Aces – The world’s tallest non-inverting loop. With over 37 exciting rides on offer, this place gives you the ultimate Ferrari driving experience. The park also has an excellent collection of Ferrari cars, some of which date back to the 1940s, plus electric-powered go-karts, a vast collection of memorabilia, and many live shows. You can also enjoy a Ferrari knowledge game show, and a Ferrari factory tour. This trip is a must for all car lovers.

10. Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

Say hello to all your favorite characters such as Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman, from various Warner Warner Brothers’ movies and shows. It also has your favorite cartoon characters such as Tom and Jerry, Flintstones, Bugs Bunny, and Scooby-Doo. Located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi and right next to Ferrari World, it consists of 29 state-of-the-art rides and many interactive experiences. This Warner Bros. World theme park caters to all age groups and is a perfect family destination. It also has many dining options, shopping outlets, and live entertainment. You can buy some fun merchandise and other souvenirs from the stores here.

Tips for visiting Dubai Theme Parks

  • It is highly recommended to check the timings of the theme parks and waterparks on their websites as timings are subject to change
  • Visit theme parks on a weekday if possible as weekends tend to get very crowded
  • It is advisable to book tickets online and in advance to get the best deals
  • Carry water and keep yourself and your family hydrated
  • Take snack and meal breaks frequently as the kids may get tired easily
  • Apply sunscreen and wear comfortable clothes to protect yourself from the warm weather
  • Avoid wearing high heels and uncomfortable footwear as you will have to walk around a lot
  • Ensure that your phone and camera are fully charged before going to a theme park.
  • It is recommended to arrive at the parks early so that you can avoid crowds and make the most of the opportunity
  • Carry your swimming costumes for waterparks. Though swimming costumes are available at the shops within the waterparks, they are quite expensive.
  • Places such as Dubai Parks and Resorts which is home to many theme parks such as Bollywood Park, Motiongate, Legoland, etc offer multi-park tickets which will result in a lot of saving

Some hotels give free passes to these theme parks, however only if you’ve booked an accommodation here. For example, Atlantis, The Palm gives free access to Aquaventure Waterpark, while Lapita gives free access to Dubai Parks and Resorts. Moreover, the hotels affiliated to the Jumeirah Group give free access to Wild Wadi Waterpark.


1. Which is the largest waterpark and theme park in Dubai?

Aquaventure Waterpark is the largest waterpark and IMG Worlds of Adventure is the largest indoor theme park in Dubai.

2. Are these parks open throughout the year?

Most of these parks are open throughout the year but it is better to check the timings on their website so you can plan your theme park visit accordingly.

3. Can I buy annual passes for these parks?

Yes, annual passes are available for most of these parks. You can check with our representative for details

4. Are children allowed free entry in these parks?

Some parks such as LEGOLAND, Bollywood Parks Dubai, etc. allow free entry to children below 3 years. You can check the individual websites for more information.

5. Are lockers available for rent?

Yes, lockers are available for rent and you can request for one at the entry gate.

6. Are towels available in the waterparks?

Yes, towels are available in all the waterparks.

7. Can I carry food and drinks to the park?

Outside food and drinks are not allowed inside the parks due to health and safety reasons.

8. How many theme parks are in Dubai?

There are nearly 40 theme parks in Dubai. Some of the popular theme parks in Dubai are IMG Worlds of Adventure, Bollywood Parks, Motiongate Dubai, Legoland, Aquaventure Waterpark, Play DXB and Ski Dubai.

9. What are the best Dubai theme parks for kids?

Some of the most amazing kid-approved theme parks in Dubai are:

  • Legoland
  • IMG Worlds of Adventure
  • Dubai Garden Glow
  • Magic Planet
  • Ski Dubai
  • Dubai Parks & Resorts

10. What are the famous Dubai theme parks for couples?

For couples who seek fun and adventure, here are the best Dubai theme parks:

  • Wild Wadi Waterpark
  • Global Village
  • Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
  • Motiongate
  • Hub Zero Park

11. What are the best indoor theme parks in Dubai?

IMG Worlds of Adventure, Ski Dubai, LEGOLAND Dubai and Play DXB are the best indoor theme parks in Dubai.

12. What is the best time to visit theme parks in Dubai?

The best time to visit Dubai and enjoy outdoor theme parks is in the months from November to February. The climate is pleasant with bright blue skies and temperatures declining to 16°C.


Dubai has more than 30 theme parks and waterparks and these are some of the best ones that you must certainly not miss. With so many parks, Dubai is slowly emerging as the Hub of theme parks in the world. So, if you are inclined towards thrill and adventure, gear up for a Dubai theme park vacation which you can plan with hassle-free Dubai tourist visa and other travel procedures.

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