When the sun is sizzling in Dubai, the best way to cool off and chill out is by taking a break in some of the wettest, wildest and wackiest of waterparks. So head off to have your fill of fun in the water in our pick of Dubai’s best water parks:
Wild Wadi Waterpark, Jumeirah Road
A perfect place to enjoy lots of water swishing and splashing fun with your family, Wild Wadi Waterpark is Dubai’s first and one of the most-visited waterparks in the region. Located on Jumeriah Beach front opposite the iconic Burj Al Arab, the water park has been entertaining several hundred thousands of visitors every year with an assortment of over 30 thrilling rides and attractions, including state-of-the-art wave pools and uphill water roller coasters. Themed around the adventurous tales of Juha, a popular character from a classic Arabian folklore, Wild Wadi Waterpark is a must-visit for a daylong of soaking wet fun with something for each member of your family to enjoy.
Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis, The Palm
Open all year round with an array of adrenaline-pumping attractions in a tropical rainforest themed setting, Aquaventure Waterpark in Dubai offers the splashiest spots to experience the most innovative and exciting of water slides, river rides, massive wave pools, and thrilling attractions inspired by the ancient Mesopotamia with fascinating views of the Palm Jumeirah. The water park was named the ‘Third Best Waterpark in the World’ and Best Waterpark in Dubai and Middle East in the eighth annual TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards 2016 – making it a thrill-seeker’s paradise on water. This one-of-kind water parks boasts its very own beach with world-class facilities, a children’s play area, food kiosks and restaurants to keep everyone sated. To pique your interest, the park also features a unique spine-chilling ride ‘The Leap of Faith’ slide that sends its riders diving through a 60-foot slide into a clear tunnel submerged in a shark-filled lagoon, all in a matter of 5 seconds!
Dubai Aqua Park at The Beach, JBR
Nothing in the world would compare to the amount of fun that Dubai’s inflatable water park offers. Located at The Beach – the longest beachfront mall in the world – opposite JBR, Dubai Aqua Park offers a unique opportunity for sun loungers at the beach to jump aboard the ‘Wipeout’-style inflatable water park with challenging attractions, including water slides, trampolines, jumping cushions and climbing walls. The park also has excellent water sports activities and camping facilities for those looking to grab a larger share of the splashing fun on the beach.