A List of the 6 Best Water Parks to Visit in the UAE
What’s better than cooling down at a water park with your family or friends? More apt if you have kids! Head to one of the best water-parks in the UAE or even more than one if you have many days to spare. Water-parks in the UAE have special areas dedicated to children but please note that the water-parks get pretty much crowded during the weekend. Also, avoid indulging at a water-theme park in the hottest months as the heat is overpowering. While planning, take into consideration that many of the water parks in the UAE remain shut during the winter months of the year for annual maintenance.
Rent a car in the UAE to reach any water-park from your accommodation in a very comfortable way.
Wild Wadi Water Park
Address: Jumeirah Street, Opp. Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah 2 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Hours: Sunday to Wednesday 10am–7pm, Thursday 10am–6pm, Friday 10am–10pm and Saturday 10am–8pm
Ticket: AED 336/- (1.1 metres or above), AED 284/- (below 1.1 metres) and free for 0-2 year-old children as well as all in-house guests at Jumeirah Hotels
Nearest car rental locations:Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Hotel Jumeirah Al Qasr & Al Quoz
If you want to experience water roller-coasters or surfing wave machine then head to Wild Wadi Water Park especially if you are with children. Based on the theme of Juha, a character from Arabian folk tales, Wild Wadi is equipped with 3 pools and 17 rides with temperature-controlled water. The rates of the tickets are cheaper if purchased online and do check out for various events such as ladies night happening every now and then. Another attractive feature at Wild Wadi is Breakers Bay, the largest wave pool in the whole of the Middle East.
Ice Land Water Park
Address: Al Jazeera, Al Hamra, Port Saeed, Ras Al Khaimah 6581, United Arab Emirates
Ticket: AED 75/- (general), AED 30/- (additional child), AED 100/- (family) and free for infants and seniors.
Nearest car rental locations:Al Hamra Mall, Al Hamra village & Sharjah Downtown
Made in the setting of ice, high-speed slides, a wave pool, shower areas and a special area dedicated to children, Ice Land Water Park, the largest water park in the country, is an ideal place to spend some quality time with family. A favourite amongst children, Ice Land Water Park is situated on the outskirts of Ras Al Khaimah, around an hour’s drive away from Dubai. Ice Land is one of the top attractions of Ras Al Khaimah as it is the largest water park in the UAE.
Address: Yas Leisure Drive, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Hours: Saturday to Wednesday 10am–7pm, Thursday 10am–5pm 6pm–11pm and Friday 10am–10pm
Ticket: AED 250/- (one day), AED 990/- (annual pass), AED 2970/- (annual family pass) and many other packages are available for various events throughout the year such as ladies days.
Nearest car rental locations: Yas Mall, Yas West & Abu Dhabi International Airport
Based on the Emirati theme, Yas Waterworld is a place on the Yas Island with exciting water slides, static surfing waves, shopping and food options along with a play area for children and not to forget the 40 rides that makes this water-park a place to take your kids to. Apart from children, Yas Waterworld caters to all the other age groups. Another special feature of this water-park is its 5 unique rides. In a car rental, you can reach the water-park in just 15 minutes from Abu Dhabi Airport and 50 minutes from Dubai.
Dreamland Aqua Park
Address: Al Raas St, Next to Barracuda Beach Resort, Umm Al Quwain 655, UAE
Ticket: AED 160/- (general), AED 100/- (children or seniors), AED 450/- (family) and free for infants and people with disabilities
Nearest car rental locations: Ras Al Khaimah downtown, Ajman & Sharjah International Airport
In close proximity to the sea, with amusing serpentine slides, lush lawns for lounging, dine-out options, camping and much more, Dreamland Aqua Park is an ideal water-park for family outings especially with the kids. There are facilities like a car park, safety lockers, showers, night-stay, etc along with temperature-controlled water so you do not have to worry about the heat. If you want to spend a day relaxing in Umm al-Quwain then Dreamland Aqua Park is the place to consider!
Address: Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Road – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Ticket: AED 275/- (above 1.2 metres), AED 225/- (below 1.2 metres) and free for 0-2 year-old children as well as all in-house guests at Atlantis resort
Nearest car rental location: Hotel Atlantis The Palm, Dubai
One of the best attractions offered at Atlantis The Palm, Aquaventure Water-park is a large water park with numerous activities such as zip-lining, slides through shark pools and not to forget, an area dedicated to kids. Located on the man-made islands of Palm Jumeirah, Aquaventure is a favourite among both kids and adults. Aquaventure has 11 swimming pools along with a private beach. It is recommended that you upgrade your ticket to see the Lost Chambers Aquarium which is also located inside Atlantis The Palm.
Address: La Mer – Dubai – United Arab Emirates
Hours: Sunday to Wednesday 10am–7pm, Thursday to Saturday 10am–8pm
Ticket: Full day pass at AED 125/- (online at AED 99/-) and exclusive cabana at AED 1100/- (online at 995/-).
Nearest car rental locations: Dubai International Airport, Deira, Dubai downtown & Mall of the Emirates
Laguna Waterpark, located on the scenic beachfront of La Mer offers breathtaking views of the Dubai skyline. Laguna has a parking facility that can accumulate 1,100 cars while you can park for up to 4 hours for free if you are guests at the water-park. Guests have unlimited access to North La Mer Beach so roam about or dine at the exciting restaurants on the beachfront and come back to the water park for more.