Dubai’s theme and water parks are great for whole family. Besides countless pools, slides and streams, Aquaventure and Wild Wadi waterparks also let you swim with dolphins or shoot down towering slides.
Feel the rush on SEGA Republic’s high-tech roller coasters. Plus, even more theme parks, like IMG Worlds of Adventure, will shortly open to cement Dubai’s place as one of the world’s most family-friendly destinations.
Aquaventure is one of Dubai’s most thrilling waterparks. In 2013 it got even better when it opened four more thrilling slides — each wrapped around the new Tower of Poseidon pyramid — and the Middle East’s longest zip line circuit. However, you can still dive into old favourites like the Leap of Faith, a 27.5-metre plunge that carries you through a clear tube surrounded by sharks and rays. Although children need to be taller than 1.2 metres to enjoy many of the park’s slides, little ones will delight in the Splashers’ Children’s Play Area — a maze of kid-friendly tunnels, tubes, slides and climbing frames.
If you’re not looking for high-speed action, amble along the Lazy River that stretches for more than a mile through the park…and if you’re looking for your own patch of sand, check outAtlantis Beach.
Located in the shadows of the iconic Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi Waterpark continues to offer gravity-defying thrills and awesome spills. You can enjoy 30 rides and attractions, including the Wipeout and Riptide Flowriders surfing experiences.At Tantrum Alley, you’ll face three tornados and meet the eye of a storm, while at Jumeirah Sceirah (redesigned in 2012) you’ll shoot down one of two 120-metre tandem slides at an astonishing speed of 80km/h. Babies and toddlers will love the colourful slides, water guns, climbing frames, and ‘dumping bucket’ designed especially for families.