As a major city for tourism in the United Arab Emirates, water parks in Dubai are sure to entertain families, friends and people of all ages. They include massive slides, wave pools and even smaller rides with children in mind. From an Arabian-themed water park to Legoland, everyone is bound to have a great time!
1. Wild Wadi Water Park
Located in front of the landmark Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi Water Park is Dubai's only Arabian-themed water park. It was once home to the largest water slide outside North America, but that has been removed in favour of newer rides. Wild Wadi is hugely popular and in fact, it has been featured on TV shows The Amazing Race and The Amazing Race Asia.
The Wild Wadi Water Park is located on Jumeirah Road close to the Mall of the Emirates. Some of the most popular rides at this water park in Dubai are Breaker's Bay which is the largest wave pool in the Middle East; Jumeirah Sceirah, a 108-foot tall water slide; Burj Surj and Masters Blasters.
Ticket price For people above 1.1 m in height: AED 336 (AED 270 through online booking) For people below 1.1 m in height: AED 284 (AED 220 through online booking) Free entry for guests at Jumeirah hotels and children below two years of age.
Renting a locker would charge from AED 48-AED 90 depending on the sizes. Towels can also be rented at the rate of AED 42 per person. There are four retail outlets inside the waterpark which provides a wide range of merchandise, swimwear, t-shirts, souvenirs, towels, swimming equipment, etc
Timings 10 AM to 7 PM from January to October, 10 AM to 5 PM in November and December
Transport By metro, bus, and cab to Burj Al Arab Hotel which is walking distance from the water park.
2. Atlantis Aquaventure
Aquaventure has become a landmark in the Dubai Tourism with many people flying down to Dubai especially for Aquaventure. Packed with record-breaking rides and a shark-filled lagoon that brings you in close proximity to sharks in captivity, Atlantis Aquaventure is a great place for the family to spend a day. It has a beautiful private beach that you can access after entering the park as well.
What makes this waterpark so great is because of its innovative waterslides, one of a kind rides and attractions and of course extreme slides for the thrill-seekers. The Popular rides in Atlantis include the Leap of Faith which races you down a 9-storey tall water ride in seconds. The Shark Attack and cownose feeding put you mere inches from these majestic aquatic beasts.
Ticket price For people above 1.2 m in height: AED 275 For people below 1.2 m in height: AED 225 Free entry for children below 2 years of age
Transport By metro to Dubai Marina Mall Marine Transport Station The nearest metro station to Aquaventure is the Nakheel station and the park is about 20 minutes away from the station By road through exit 11 on Sheikh Zayed Road.
3. Yas Waterworld
Ranked at ninth position in Top 25 Water Parks category of TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice Award, Yas Waterworld which is situated at Yas Island certainly is something that adrenaline junkies need to see ASAP. There are in total over 40 rides, with many being it's one of a kind in the world. Experience one of the largest waterparks and one of the most awarded waterparks in the world!
Ticket price By booking online, one has to pay only AED 210 (approx. INR 3876) for an entire day inside the park.
Contact +9712 414 2000
Website https://www.yaswaterworld.com/en Timings November to February: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm March to May: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm June to August: 10:00 am to 8:00 pm September and October: 10:00 am to 7:00 pm
Transport The most convenient way to get to the Yas island is by taxi, albeit a bit expensive. There are buses that do go from Dubai to Yas, but it depends on your location and it may not be very convenient.
4. Laguna Water Park
Laguna Water Park is one of the newest water parks in Dubai, located at La Mer Hotel with its beautiful beachfront and promenade.This water park includes four zones (Surf, Relax, Slide and Splash) to ensure a great time for all. It has five main rides, a pool lounge, a lazy river, and a special children's zone.
It is best known for the Ultimate Surf Machine which is only one of three in the world. Other rides include the Aqualoop and the Mad Racer. Day passes at Laguna give you access to all the private areas for reasonable prices.
Ticket price For Dubai residents: AED 125 on arrival, AED 99 through online booking For non-residents: AED 200 on arrival, AED 160 through online booking
Contact +971 800 637227
Website www.lagunawaterpark.com Timings Every day from 10 AM to 8 PM
Transport By buses RTA 9 and 88 to La Mer Hotel By road at exit 47 for Al Hasdiqa Street and 51st Street By metro to station Jumeirah Grand Masjid
5. Splash N Party
Although there is plenty of fun to be had by adults here, Splash n Party is specially made for children between the ages of two and ten years. It's a wonderful location for children's parties and the waterpark is incredibly accommodating for large groups.
It's a bright, colourful and safe place for children to run around and make the most of the park's water rides. Special care has been taken as the water heights are restricted to waist level and the rides are designed for shorter heights than average parks.
Ticket price On weekdays: AED 100 per child with one free adult entry On weekends: AED 140 per child with one free adult entry For additional adults: AED 50
Contact +971 4 388 3008
Timings Every day from 9 AM to 8 PM Transport By metro till Noor Bank station By road through exit 11 on Sheikh Zayed Road
6. Ice Land Water Park
As the name suggests, Ice Land Water Park in Dubai follows an ice-theme, making it a lovely place to beat the heat of Dubai. It is located at Ras Al Khaimah which is an hour drive away from Dubai. Ice Land Water Park has fifteen rides, a family pool, access to a beach and an entertainment team that take complete care of entertaining young ones in the park.
It has a beautiful view of the Hajar Mountains to the east which make for astounding sunsets. The park is over 100,000 square metres. Don't miss out on Penguin Falls, the largest manmade waterfall in the world and also the aqua soccer pool, and the snorkelling pool.
Ticket price For adults: AED 70 For families (two adults and a child): AED 100 For additional children: AED 20
Contact +971800 969725
Timings Every day from 10 AM to 6 PM
Transport By road through Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road
7. Legoland Water Park
Legoland Water Park in Dubai brings all childhood fantasies of Legos to life. It is one of the few water parks in the United Arab Emirates that is designed specifically for children between the ages of 2-12. Aside from their major attractions like the Splash Safari and Joker Soaker, Legoland Water Park offers the unique opportunity to build your own boat! Enjoy customizing your raft before making your way down the lazy river. Ticket price For Dubai residents: AED 165 For non-residents: AED 235
Transport By bus to Dubai Parks and Resort Bus Terminal By road through Abu Dhabi- Ghweifat International Highway
Although it is recommended to dress modestly in the UAE, the dress code in water parks in Dubai is liberal. Most dress codes do not allow abayas or hijabs as they can get caught in slides and be a significant safety hazard. This rule extends to other loose clothing like long pants, shirts and jeans. When visiting water parks, you're bound to have packed a swimsuit but do keep in mind that bikinis and Speedos are not considered appropriate swimwear. Instead, women could opt for a one-piece or two-piece swimsuits and burkinis while men could wear boardshorts. Keep these basic tips in mind and enjoy your day splashing around in Dubai's best water parks!