Take refuge from Dubai‘s blistering heat with some refreshing fun at one of its premier water parks: Aquaventure offers thrilling rides like Jumeirah Sceirah’s near-vertical drop through a trapdoor and Burj Surj/Master Blasters for splashy fun!
Laguna Water park provides another family-friendly water experience with its wave pool and lazy river, or try Legoland Water Park to race your friends on its twin tube slides.
1. Wild Wadi
Water parks provide the ultimate adrenaline rush. Packed with thrilling slides that twist and turn, lazy rivers that allow for peaceful floating under a sunny sky, splash pads for endless entertainment and themed attractions such as Lego wonderlands or tropical paradises or even icy landscapes – water parks offer exciting aquatic playgrounds where adrenaline junkies can find endless adventure.
Wild Wadi, situated near Dubai’s iconic Burj Al Arab, is one of the best waterparks in Dubai. Themeing itself on Arabian folklore and offering rides and attractions tailored to different levels of thrill seeking; from Jumeirah Sceirah’s fast and exciting 120 meter drop through its trapdoor ride, to family friendly Master Blasters and Tantrum Alley attractions this park truly has something to offer everyone!
Breaker’s Bay, the Middle East’s largest wave pool, and Flood River (a lazy river with waves that surge along its length). For an easier relaxing experience, Juha’s Journey (the waterpark’s longest lazy river) may be better suited. Kids also can take advantage of an interactive play structure packed with more than 100 water activities like slides and water guns!
Like other waterparks, Jumeirah Waterpark can become overrun during weekends and holidays; however, weekday visits (particularly early in the day ) offer far fewer crowds compared to weekends and holidays. Plus if you stay at one of their hotels, entrance tickets are included free!
Before visiting, purchase your tickets online to skip the line and rent lockers with wrist bands for drinks and souvenirs at the park. A waterpark combo ticket which includes locker rental may be more economical. And remember to pack sunscreen, water, and snacks as you’ll spend all day outdoors!
2. Splash n Party
Dubai may be best known for its skyscrapers and lavish attractions, yet you might be surprised to know that its water parks also boast some truly amazing attractions – from thrilling water slides to wave pools! These splash-worthy spots provide welcome relief from the blistering summer heat – plus plenty of entertainment!
Wild Wadi, located at the Burj Al Arab’s doorstep, is an Arabian-themed water park popular with families in Dubai. Among its rides is Breaker’s Bay – known as one of the tallest and fastest free-fall water slides outside North America; also recommended is Tunnel of Doom which features sudden twists and turns in pitch black darkness.
Atlantis The Palm Resort offers Aquaventure Water park, which is an unparalleled adventure playground with more than 100 exciting rides and attractions that are guaranteed to set your pulse racing! A few highlights of Aquaventure include Aquaconda (world’s largest fiberglass tube), Odyssey of Terror water coaster ride, Leap of Faith near vertical plunge through open air tube ride and group rides like Shark Attack Zoomerango with private beaches for sunbathing!
Yas Waterworld deserves recognition on our list of best water parks in Dubai due to its worldwide fame. Situated on Yas Island, this vast aquatic wonderland draws its inspiration from Emirati heritage and culture to bring an immersive aquatic adventure for guests of all ages – with over 50 rides and slides, including wave pools, manmade seas, and an eerily salty Dead Sea – that offers exhilarating yet educational fun for visitors of all ages! It’s definitely a place not to be missed!
At Atlantis The Palm, Aquaventure is a mega waterpark known for its spectacular selection of waterslides and rides. A visit here should be one of your top priorities when visiting Dubai; with slides such as Tower of Neptune’s palatial Tower to serenity turquoise pools with white sand beach this immense aquatic adventure offers something unforgettable for every guest to experience! This massive aquatic wonderland serves up UAE culture in abundance while creating unforgettable adventures of its own!
Liwa Loop offers thrill-seekers an experience they won’t soon forget, taking them down an exhilarating freefall drop waterslide at high intensity. Families will find plenty of activities tailored specifically for all age groups here as well as numerous eateries from casual fare to gourmet offerings onsite.
Kids of all ages will enjoy our water playground and Joker Soaker. LEGO enthusiasts can build a raft at the LEGO Wave Pool before sailing away on its river ride! Tots’ Playground provides an idyllic spot for younger visitors with paddling pools and three slides; Tots’ Playground for toddlers features paddling pools with three slides as well. Finally, Cannon Point brings waterpark experiences to an entirely new level by providing guests with an immersive underwater VR encounter where guests effortlessly sail through an ocean environment engaging with seals!
Aquaventure is open daily from 10 AM until sunset; specific attraction hours may differ based on months or special events.
Visit Aquaventure during its quieter months from November to April when crowds are less dense. Be sure to arrive early at the park so as to avoid long queues and take advantage of weekday’s discounted ticket prices!
4. Yas Waterworld
Yas Waterworld is an adventure waterpark that draws upon UAE’s pearl diving history to provide families with fun aquatic adventures and a warm welcome. This one-of-a-kind park boasts 45 exhilarating rides and slides, diverse seasonal events and shows, shopping options and dining facilities, as well as seasonal dining events and menus that cater for everyone’s taste!
Race your friends down speedy waterslides, drift along a lazy river, or kick back and relax by the pools at Lost City expansion! It seamlessly blends with existing architectural style, rockwork features, and iconic characters to transport you into an entirely new world; plus over 40 rides and attractions can be easily selected according to thrill level!
Rides at this futuristic waterpark offer fun for people of all ages, although certain rides do have height restrictions for safety reasons. From massive six-person tornado waterslide Liwa Loop to Al Raha River’s high-speed tube ride and its intensity-varying rafts; surfers can test their skills on Rush Rider; while for younger visitors, Water Wars and Yehal infant play area offer splashy waterslides and slides with dumping buckets and more for entertainment!
For an enjoyable and relaxing experience, take a dip in the swimming pool or lounge along Al Waha Cabanas that offer VIP Butler service, free towels and pearl diving experiences for one member of your group as well as safe storage of valuables and bottles of water. Or for something wetter and wilder experience Cinesplash 5D theatre where you’ll experience raindrops, floodwaters, waterfalls and fountains of liquid excitement all rolled into one experience.
At the park there are several cafes and restaurants to help refuel, such as Chubby’s Kitchen, Dhabi’s Ice Cream, Skinny Frozen Treats and Skinny Frozen Treats. Also, shopping souvenirs at Sultan’s Candy which sells an assortment of sweets from across continents is possible.