Probably, most of us consider that Dubai is a homeland of luxury hotels, enormous shopping malls and golden beaches. Of course, it’s hard to disagree with this. But that’s not all what Dubai can offer you!
The city has also a huge number of amazing amusement parks and offers plenty of incredible entertainments both for you and your kids.
Therefore, if you have several free days and dream to get lots of emotions and adrenaline, the most exciting adventures of Dubai are waiting for you.
We have thoroughly selected the best entertainments and prepared all the necessary information about them. All you need to do is grab some cash and get a rental car (with GPS Navigator). A rental car is absolutely required, because it’s impossible to reach some places using a local bus or metro. You can easily find cars online, and reserve any vehicle you like for the desired time and date.
Well, and now start the engine, set the first GPS position and let’s go…
1. Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark
Waterpark Atlantis is an amazing water complex offering breathtaking water rides, slides and entertainment for the whole family. In the park you can enjoy various water slides, a wave pool, a “lazy river” with huge waves, water tennis, sandy beaches and much more stunning adventures.
And for those who want to tickle their nerves, there’s a water slide with an extreme angle of incidence of 90 degrees, which passes through the pool full of sharks!
Your kids will be satisfied too – they can swim in the special pools and check out different entertainment for children.
In addition, you’ll find another interesting entertainment right near the water park: a Dolphin Bay, where you have an opportunity to see performances with participation of dolphins, and the Lost Chambers – a giant lagoon with lots of marine inhabitants.
Atlantis is a fantastic destination for an unforgettable pastime.
Address: Atlantis, Palm Crascent Road, The Palm, Dubai, UAE
GPS Position: 25.132299, 55.117499
Admission: $45 for kids, $57 for adults
Hours: daily 10am-midnight
2. Ski Dubai
Until recently, winter activities were an unrealizable dream in the UAE. However, today, when you spend your weekend in Dubai, you can visit a real ski slope located into the Ski Dubai complex. On the huge territory which is equal to 3 football fields, there are 4 ski slopes of different levels of complexity with ski lifts that quickly deliver skiers to the top of the 400-meters-long slope. The complex also offers tracks for snowboarding and bobsleighing.
Ski Dubai is well suitable for those who like to travel with kids. There’s a “snow shooting range”, an ice cave and a playground there.
Without a doubt, this is a very unusual place for the local climate and sometimes it’s difficult to imagine that just in a few minutes you can easily get from the hot Arabian Desert to the real ski resort.
Address: Mall of Emirates, Sheikh Zeyed road, Dubai, UAE
GPS Position: 25.116539, 55.200017
Admission: $38 for kids, $40 for adults
Hours: Sun-Thu 10am-11pm, Fri-Sat 9am-11pm
2. Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Aquarium in Dubai – one of the most visited sights in the UAE. Walking by the huge glass underwater tunnel, you can explore the amazing underwater world of the Persian Gulf and get acquainted with its various inhabitants. When different sea creatures swim around you, sometimes it may even seem that you really wander by the bottom of the ocean.
A collection of underwater inhabitants consists of about 220 marine species. And overall, the aquarium keeps about 33 thousands of different fish including more than 400 sharks, penguins, seals, rays, turtles, crocodiles, eels and piranhas.
The most daring entertainment lovers have also a unique chance to dive into the aquarium and see the sharks with their own eyes.
Address: Dubai Mall, Doha Str. 1st Interchange, Sheikh Zeyed Road, Dubai, UAE
GPS Position: 25.198863, 55.277206
Admission: from $15 for kids, from $19 for adults
Hours: Thu-Sat 10am-midnight, Sun-Wed 10am-10pm
3. Ferrari World Park
If you love speed and extreme, looking for breathtaking rides or you’re just a big fan of Ferrari brand – “Ferrari World” park will not leave you indifferent. Without a doubt, it’s considered to be one of the most unusual and grandiose entertainment complexes in the whole world.
“Ferrari World” is located on the artificial Yas Island near the city of Abu Dhabi and offers numerous unique attractions for tourists of all ages – from the youngest fans of Ferrari, to their parents. In the park you can check out modern Formula 1 simulators, visit the world’s fastest roller coaster (max speed of 240km/h) or feel free falling from the height of 62 meters (a 22-storey building).
“Ferrari World” is like a separate country, where everyone can enjoy the legendary history and touch the newest technologies of the famous Italian brand.
Address: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE
GPS Position: 24.485466, 54.610561
Hours: Thu-Sun 11am-8pm, Mon – CLOSED
4. The Wonderland
The Wonderland is 180000 square meters of fun, entertainment and incredible adventures. The park is divided into 3 zones: the “Main Street”, the “Caribbean Street” and the “Splashland”. In the “Main Street” area you’ll find go-carting, carousels, a large roller coaster and many other entertainments for adults.
“Caribbean Street” is a theme park filled with clowns, magicians and singing gypsies. It was created especially for the kids. And “Splashland” is a beautiful oasis and a huge water park, where you can take a break from the scorching heat, and also enjoy any of 9 amazing water rides.
Address: Riyadh Road, Creek Park, Dubai, UAE
GPS Position: 25.229591, 55.330593
Admission: from $16 for kids, from $34 for adults
Hours: daily 10am-8pm
We expect that our ideas will be interesting and useful for you. Fortunately, Dubai is still full of other exciting entertainments and, of course, you can check them out in case you have more time.