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A Comprehensive Guide To Dubai’s Theme Parks

12 Oct 2018

Hew Lee Yee

Klook Travel Curator

Pick your fun day out in Dubai

It’s true when they say everything in Dubai always seem to be bigger and better, especially when it comes to their theme parks!

From Guinness World Record holding rides to the first ever Bollywood theme park in the world, we list all of Dubai’s hottest theme parks and attractions just waiting to be explored. The hard part, however, is having to pick only one to visit!

Pro-Tip: Klook yourself a shared or private attraction transfer so you can focus on having fun and not worry about transport when you’re tired!

Note: All prices shown are updated as of Oct 2018.

1. Dubai Parks and Resorts

One of Dubai’s newest parks, Dubai Parks and Resorts does not consist of just one theme park but a collection three themed amusement parks and one water park! For a hassle-free experience, you can travel to the park with a comfortable two-way private transfer. Watch your childhood LEGO creations come to life at LEGOLAND Dubai amusement park and LEGOLAND Water Park.

Motiongate Dubai invites you on thrilling rides with themes of Hollywood blockbusters like The Hunger Games, Ghostbusters, Step Up and more. There’s also Bollywood Parks, the world’s first theme park dedicated to all things Bollywood, which combine interactive rides and multimedia shows for a one-of-a-kind experience.

At the main entryway of Dubai Parks and Resorts to the different theme parks is Riverland Dubai. Taking reception area to a whole new level, it serves as retail and dining destination. Designed to look like a theme park itself, there also a 1km river which runs through the area.

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With so much to see and do in Dubai Parks and Resorts, you can also stay in the Polynesian-themed family resort within the park. All guests of Lapita Hotel & Resort can enjoy unlimited multi-park access for the duration of their stay in addition to complimentary Q-fast to Motiongate and Bollywood.

Price:

  • 1 Day 1 Park - AED205 (= USD55.85)
  • 1 Day 2 Parks - AED250 (= USD68.09)

Address: Sheik Zayed Rd, Opp Palm Jebel Ali, Dubai, UAE.

Opening Hours: Motiongate - Saturday to Wednesday, 11am to 8pm | Thursday to Friday, 11am to 9pm

Bollywood Parks - Saturday to Wednesday, 1pm to 9pm | Thursday to Friday, 1pm to 10pm

Legoland - Saturday Wednesday, 10am to 6pm | Thursday to Friday, 10am to 8pm

Legoland Water Park - Daily, 10am to 6pm

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2. IMG Worlds of Adventure

If you want to stay away from the heat or avoid any bad weather, IMG Worlds of Adventure is the place to go. Covering over 1.5 million square feet, it’s the world’s largest indoor theme park!

IMG Worlds of Adventure features 4 ‘Epic Zone’, each with a special theme. Meet your Cartoon Network favourite characters like the Powerpuff Girls. Ride the Thor Super Spin and fight villains with other Marvel superheroes.

Hope you got your running shoes on because it’s time to run for your life from the prehistoric dinosaurs in The Lost Valley. In the final Epic Zone, get ready for a teeth-chattering experience at the park’s famous haunted house, The Haunted Hotel!

Price: AED220 (= USD51)

Address: E311, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road

Opening Hours: Sunday to Wednesday, 11am to 9pm | Thursday to Saturday, 11am to 10pm

Opening hours are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances. Attraction queues will be cut off at the closing time with the exception of The Haunted Hotel, which has a limited capacity and will be closed up to 2 hours before the theme park closing time if the queue has reached its maximum capacity.

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3. Hub Zero

Another indoor attraction, Hub Zero is no ordinary theme park. Home to numerous interactive and immersive VR games and experiences. These hyperreality simulation allow you to see and experience beyond your imagination.

Join over 20 players and simultaneously attack a team of Locusts in the Gears of War Laser Siege. Rain bullets in your vengeful enemies in a 10-minute 3D adventure of Hack Attack and save yourself from the hungry zombies of Umbrella Corp in the Resident Evil Bio Terror interactive dark ride.

Price:

  • Premium Pass - AED135 (= USD36.75)
  • Hub Zero + The Green Planet (Combo Ticket) - AED150 (= USD40.85)

Address: Hub Zero, City Walk, Dubai

Opening Hours: Saturday to Wednesday, 2pm to 10pm | Thursday to Friday, 2pm to 12am

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4. Ski Dubai

Take a break from the heat and spend a cold winter day in the middle of the desert at Ski Dubai! In this world’s largest indoor snow park with 3,000 square metres of snow, you can go tobogganing, plunging down a twin-track bobsled, or watch the penguin show!

If you’re worried about not having the right clothes, you’ll be glad to know that each entry ticket includes all the necessary winter gear. Those with a Polar Express Pass can also get a 40-minute penguin viewing experience or a choice of other curated activities.

Price:

  • Polar Pass - AED210 (= USD52)
  • Polar Express Pass - AED298 (= USD81)

Address: Ski Dubai is located in the Mall of Emirates situated on Sheikh Zayed Rd

Opening Hours: Sunday to Wednesday, 10am to 11pm | Thursday, 10am to 12am | Friday, 9am to 12am | Saturday, 9am to 11pm

Show Times: March of The Penguins - Daily, 2pm | 4pm | 6pm | 8pm

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7. Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo  

Witness the marvel of the Dubai underwater world with a visit to the city’s famous Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo. Located conveniently in the Dubai Mall, you can find one of the world’s largest suspended aquariums there.

The 10 million litre tank is home to over 300 sharks and rays, which also boasts the largest collection of tiger sharks in the world. There are multiple immersive experiences that visitors can take part in like hopping onto a glass-bottomed boat, stepping into a submersive simulator and more.

Price:

Address: Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo is located on the ground level of The Dubai Mall

Opening Hours: Sunday to Wednesday, 10am to 12am | Thursday to Saturday, 10am to 1am

Last admission to the aquarium is 30 minutes before closing time.

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8. Wild Wadi Waterpark

Based on the Legend of Juha, a traveller from an Arabian folklore, Wild Wadi Waterpark is known for its unique features and thrilling slides. Brave the water park’s most famous slide, the Jumeirah Sceirah, with a nail-biting 120-meter drop through a trapdoor!

Scream down the Burj Surj, a hair-raising steep and twisting water slide, or simply dive into the wave pool to cool down from the heat. There’s also Wadi Washed, a flash flood simulation, where visitors can experience the water and sound show complete with thunder cracks, lightning flashes and sudden deluges of water.

Price: AED220 (= USD56)

Address: Jumeirah Road, Next To Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, UAE

Opening Hours: Daily, 10am till sunset

Opening hours vary depending on the time of year. Please check the timings in the Wild Wadi Waterpark website.

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9. VR Park Dubai

The first ever virtual reality and augmented reality attraction in Dubai, VR Park Dubai blurs the line between perception and reality. Take on mind-blowing experiences and rides with genres ranging from adventure, horror, action, and many more.

Challenge everything you see as you put on the VR headset. More than a dozen of different VR and AR attractions, you’re bound to have an interesting day with your friends!

Price: AED95 (= USD25.89)

Address: VR Park, Level 2, Dubai Mall, Downtown, Dubai

Opening Hours: Sunday to Wednesday, 10am to 11pm | Thursday to Saturday, 10am to 1am

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11. Aqua Fun Dubai

Just about 20 metres off the shore by the famous Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR) area, you can find a floating park. Aqua Fun is the world’s largest inflatable waterpark and if you look from above, you can see that it spells out ‘Dubai’!

Slip and slide your day away and hop onto the longest and highest water slides in Aqua Fun. There are 74 different obstacles for you to climb, jump, slide around and have the most fun workout! Open all year round, this colourful inflatable waterpark is not one to be missed.

Price:

  • Single - AED150 (= USD40.84)
  • Child - AED120 (= USD32.67)
  • Group - AED110 (= USD29.95)

Address: The Beach, opposite of JBR - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Opening Hours: Daily, 9am to 7pm

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12. Aventura Parks

A unique obstacle park in Dubai, this treetop playground is the place to be with your friends and family for an outdoor experience like no other. Go zip-lining through nature, rope climbing in tricky obstacles and more in Aventura Parks.

Home to over 85 exhilarating challenges across 5 different levels, there’s something for everyone to do. Surrounded by the beautiful outdoors, you can also push your limit by trying out out of their more challenging obstacle. Aventura Parks has invested in the highest technology for safety equipments, so you can have fun without any worries!

Price:

  • Adult - AED166.67 (= USD45.38)
  • Child - AED133.33 (= USD36.30)
  • Visitor/Non-participant - AED10 (= USD2.72)

Address: Mushrif Park، Gate 1، POB 30929 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates

Opening Hours: Sunday to Wednesday, 10am to 9pm | Thursday to Saturday, 9am to 10pm

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13. KidZania Dubai Ticket

A theme park built to cater to families with young children, KidZania is something that both kids and adults alike will enjoy. Enter the world of KidZania and its built-to-scale kid-sized town where for once, it’s the children that are in charge!

Children get to roleplay numerous real world jobs like being a fireman, doctor, police officer, beautician and many more. Along the way, they will learn how to manage their money as well as develop some cognitive and motor skills! Fun yet educational, it’s the perfect day out for the family.

Price:

  • Adult (Aged +17) - AED70 (= USD19.05)
  • Toddler Ticket (Aged 1-3) - AED98 (= USD26.69)
  • Economy Ticket (Aged 4-16) - AED165 (= USD45)

Address: KidZania Dubai, Level 2, Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai

Opening Hours: Daily, 10am to 10pm

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14. Mattel Play! Town

For kids that wished that their toys would come to life at night, well at Mattel Play! Town in Dubai, they’ve come to life every day! The worlds created by Mattel is now a reality where kids can work alongside Bob the Builder.

They can hop on the Thomas and Friends Adventure where they'll board from Knapford Station and enjoy journey through the Island of Sodor. Meet Barney and friends where they can sing, dance, learn and create things with the friendly purple dinosaur!

Price:

  • Regular Ticket Adult (+17) - AED49 (= USD13.35)
  • Regular Ticket Child (2-16) - AED80 (= USD21.79)

Address: Mattel Play! Town, City Walk, Dubai

Opening Hours: Saturday to Wednesday, 9am to 8pm | Thursday, 10am to 10pm | Friday, 11am to 10pm

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Dubai essentials

Travel with ease to and from these theme parks with an attraction transfer from Klook. When in Dubai, a must-visit is the Burj Khalifa observation deck for a breathtaking view of Dubai's skyline, desert and ocean. Make sure you start off your holiday without a hitch with an airport transfer and by staying connected with a 4G SIM Card and 4G WiFi Device.

Private Dubai International Airport Transfers (DXB) for Dubai

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