Dubai is everything that an ultimate city embodies, overflowing with an array of places, sights, attractions and experiences that are wide and varied; and theme parks punctuate it as one of the best entertainment destinations in the world. From being home to the region’s first cultural entertainment and leisure destination to the world’s largest indoor themed entertainment destination, Dubai feeds an appetite for all kinds of amusement and rewards you with much more than you bargained for.
Dubai Parks and Resorts Theme Parks
You can’t be in Dubai and not go to Dubai Parks and Resorts, the Middle East’s first and the biggest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination in Jebel Ali. As a year-round entertainment and family fun hub, Dubai Parks and Resorts features three thoroughly immersive and innovative theme parks:
Won’t it be fun to visit the real life movie sets of your favourite Hollywood movies, go behind the scenes of movie production, and see movie magic unfold before your eyes inside a working movie studio? MOTIONGATE™ Dubai will satisfy all your movie-related craze. The Hollywood movie-based theme park is divided into five immersive zones: Sony Pictures Studio, Lionsgate, DreamWorks Animation, Smurfs Village and Studio Central – all offering an immersive storytelling experience to visitors through unique rides and attractions incorporating elements of the best Hollywood movies in this spectacular theme park in Dubai.
Bollywood Parks™ Dubai
Dubai has been a key location in many blockbuster movies, thanks to its tall skyscrapers, unique culture and luxury lifestyle. Bollywood Parks Dubai is the first-of-its-kind theme park inspired by Bollywood (India’s movie-making industry) that offers live experiential entertainment from the biggest Bollywood blockbusters. There are 16 Bollywood movie-based rides giving a taste of Bollywood action, six themed restaurants and 30 live shows focused on Bollywood blockbusters that will captivate even the non-Hindi speaking visitors. Bollywood Parks™ Dubai 1 Day Ticket is priced at AED 285.
LEGOLAND® Dubai is the seventh LEGOLAND® of its kind in the world. The place to be for LEGO® lovers and fans, LEGOLAND® offers over 40 amazing LEGO® themed rides, entertainment shows, unique LEGO® building experience, a LEGO®-themed water park for kids aged 2 to 12 years, and several exciting LEGOLAND® attractions for both kids and adults. The theme parks also offers kids a chance to earn their very own driving license. LEGOLAND® Dubai 1 Day Ticket is priced at AED 295.
Dubai Parks and Resorts also has a unique themed retail, dining and entertainment district - Riverland Dubai that offers many themed experiences, and a luxury resort to keep its guests close to the unlimited action but away from the crowd.
Tickets: 1 DAY ALL THEME PARKS HOPPER is priced at AED 480.
IMG World of Adventures
With four unique adventure zones representing: Marvel, featuring some of the most action-packed, thrilling rides and attractions based on our favourite superheroes from the Marvel universe; Lost Valley, a Dinosaur adventure zone with unmissable rides and attractions that follows the dangerous cold-blooded reptilian predators in a world lost to time; Cartoon Network, a zone where all your favourite cartoon characters come alive and features rides and attractions that let you with them; and IMG Boulevard, which features a haunted hotel (Warning! Strictly not for the faint-hearted), the choicest of restaurants for all tastes and food outlets for a quick bite, shopping outlets selling merchandise, a variety of collectibles, apparels and souvenirs from all four zones, IMG World of Adventures will certainly take its place as your favourite theme park in Dubai. The theme park is located in City of Arabia, not far away from another popular entertainment destination in Dubailand.
Tickets are priced at AED 300 for adults, AED 250 for children and free entry for children under 1.05m in height.
What makes Dubai a unique city is the vibrant cosmopolitan culture that reflects the communal atmosphere and multicultural landscape of the city, and Global Village celebrates just that. Renowned as Dubai’s largest open-air theme park cum exhibition in Dubailand, Global Village is the region’s first major cultural attraction. It plays host to a varied range of entertainment, shopping, cultural and festive events from October until April every year. This year, Global Village has 32 pavilions set up to represent more than 75 countries from the MENA, Europe, Far East, Africa, The Americas, and South Asia. Every country pavilion has something unique to offer, from cultural shows and stalls selling merchandise unique to the country, to restaurants and leisure activities for the family. In addition, there are of fun activities for kids, entertainment centres, amusement rides, kids’ shows, concerts and plenty of exciting thing to do – all while exploring the globe at Global Village.
Tickets: Price of General Admission Ticket is AED 15.
Hub Zero Dubai
If you are an avid gamer and looking for that perfect excuse to visit Dubai, then Hub Zero is the place to be. As the first and the only indoor gaming park in the region, Hub Zero features many exciting rides, games, and attractions based on popular video games, powered by artificial intelligence and created by some of the leading game developers of the gaming industry. This gaming haven, on City Walk in Al Safa, boasts the only wireless virtual reality experience in Dubai; lots of immersive and innovative 3D gaming opportunities in a life-like experience; and Time Zombies - the region's only first-person shooter in a wireless virtual reality. The list of immersive attractions include the Hyper Drive driving simulator – the ultimate driving/racing stimulator; soccer stimulator; a thrilling robot coaster that offers a high speed ride that lets you experience the effects of zero gravity; Double Agent – a double laser maze; a huge e-Sports LAN gaming zone; a 4D cinema; a large indoor adventure climbing zone; arcade pool and billiard tables; private karaoke rooms; and an extensive range of retro arcade machines that are sure to bring back your memories of classic arcades.
Tickets: You get unlimited access to all attraction on Ground Floor for a price of AED 210.
Wild Wadi Waterpark
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.
Tickets: Since the entry fee is based on height, with the exception of children 2 years and under, visitors with a height above 1.1m are charged AED 275 and those below, AED 230.