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Dubai's best waterparks

The top spots for a splash and dive in the desert
While Dubai is home to a wealth of tourist attractions, the city’s waterparks are the ones that keep on bringing visitors back time after time. Perfect for the year-round sunshine, the parks have something for everyone, from adrenaline-fuelled rides for thrill-seekers to idyllic beaches and poolside loungers for those who like to take things a little easier. Here are the best waterparks Dubai has to offer.
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Legoland Waterpark

Interactive fun

Legoland Waterpark

Interactive fun

Best for: Slips and slides 

There’s fun galore in store at Legoland Water Park at Dubai Parks and Resorts. Most of the rides and slides allow little ones to race each other or ride together in groups. The Duplo Splash Safari caters to toddlers while single slides provide thrills for the braver big kids. Children can also exercise their brains with ‘Build-A-Boat’, where they can construct any kind of boat imaginable and test it against the current to see how well it fares. Those looking to float down the lazy river can customise their rafts with big, soft Legos at the Build-A-Raft-River before sailing off. Legoland Water Park is ideal for families with children aged two to 12 and provides fun, interactive experiences.

Contact Details
   Dubai Parks and Resorts, Sheikh Zayed Road, opposite Palm Jebel Ali

  +971 4 820 3123

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Aquaventure

Dubai’s biggest waterpark

Aquaventure

Dubai’s biggest waterpark

Best for: Adventure seekers

Set in the Atlantis The Palm resort, Aquaventure is the biggest waterpark in Dubai and can boast some of the most adrenaline-pumping rides of any waterpark anywhere in the world. The popular Palm Jumeirah waterpark itself comprises two main towers (Poseidon and Neptune), which are connected by a giant lazy river that transports riders between slides.

For those who thrive on adrenaline, the park has a number of options; however, the most hardcore have to be Poseidon’s Revenge and the Leap of Faith. The former closes riders into a see-through vertical tube, before a trap door opens, leaving them to plummet towards the ground, whereas the latter is simply a wide-open, near-vertical drop that only those with particularly strong stomachs dare undertake.

Contact Details
   Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Road, Palm Jumeirah

  +971 4 426 2000

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Wild Wadi

Themed thrills

Wild Wadi

Themed thrills

Best for: Classic fun

Dubai’s original waterpark, Wild Wadi Waterpark has been thrilling Dubai tourists and residents young and old since 1999. It is hard to believe that the park has stood for more than 15 years, though, as the rides are continually updated and the park always looks flawless.

With 30 rides and attractions themed around Juha, a well-loved character from Arabian folklore, there's plenty to enjoy here. Glide along the lazy river, prepare for epic drops and dips at the furious tornado-themed Tantrum Alley, or learn new tricks at Wipeout where more than seven tonnes of water is shot out per second across a special foam structure for brilliant waves. Later, follow the lines to the Jumeirah Sceirah, one of the park's most popular rides that sees the brave slide from 120m at 80 km/h.

Contact Details
   Jumeirah Road, next to Jumeirah Beach Hotel

  +971 4 348 4444

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Splash Pad

Fun at The Beach

Splash Pad

Fun at The Beach

Best for: Toddlers and tots

Located in Dubai Marina at The Beach, this wet play area for kids aged one to 12 is a treat. The little ones can spend hours dodging water squirters, splashing beside fountains and taking on the fun climbing frames. The giant tipper bucket will ensure squeals of delight too. Expert staff are always on hand, and Splash Pad also offers a child-minding service so parents can sit back and relax.

Afterwards, there’s plenty of entertainment around to keep families busy well into the evening. Dry off and head to one of the many restaurants along the promenade, browse the beachside shops or even watch a movie at Reel Cinemas.

Contact Details
   The Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence

  +971 4 276 6915
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AquaFun

New challenges

AquaFun

New challenges

Best for: Water warriors

Make the most of the sunshine and paddle out to AquaFun, the region’s biggest inflatable waterpark, located just off the coast of The Beach at JBR. Covering an area of 2,700sqm, there are 74 games to try along its fun obstacle course that floats at sea.

A popular attraction for visitors to Dubai, one of the most distinctive features of the floating park is that it spells out ‘Dubai’ in pink and blue when viewed from above. Open all year round, AquaFun also boasts some of the world’s longest and highest water slides, alongside plenty of ramps, steps and jumps – just watch out for those challenging monkey bars.

Contact Details
   The Beach, opposite Jumeirah Beach Residences

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Laguna Waterpark

Rides and slides

Laguna Waterpark

Rides and slides

Best for: new thrills

With its seafresh theme, exceptional attractions and beachside charm, La Mer is on every visitor’s itinerary. There’s so much to explore, but the brand new waterpark should be at the top of your list.

Billed as ‘Dubai’s coolest beachfront destination’, the Laguna Waterpark houses a grand water slide complex with iconic rides to thrill. Fun-seekers of all ages will find something new to love here, from the daredevil rides and dedicated children’s zone to the infinity pool and lazy river.

Contact Details
  La Mer, Jumeirah 1
  +971 4 317 3999

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