Enjoy some awesome summer deals at these fun UAE waterparks…
There’s nothing more fun than running to and from exhilarating rides at a water park on a hot summers day. If you’re looking for a fun family day out with the kids or you just want to be a big kid yourself for the day, there’s loads of awesome fun waterparks in the UAE.
Even better, at this time of year if you’re a UAE resident, you can get yourself some fab deals. Just don’t forget your Emirates ID.
Ready, set, splash…
If go big or go home is your mantra, you need to make your way to Atlantis’ Aquaventure waterpark. Aquaventure has over 30 water slides and 2.3km of interconnected rivers – there’s even a ride where a tube slide will take you straight through an lagoon containing sharks. During the summer, UAE residents can get up to 40 percent off, with adult tickets reduced to Dhs220 from Dhs360 and children (under 1.2m tall) paying Dhs170 down from Dhs320. You can also get buy 3 get 1 free on UAE Resident, 1 Day Super Pass and 2 Day Mega Pass tickets.
Aquaventure Waterpark, Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Road, Dubai, daily 10am to 6pm, from Dhs220 adult. Tel: (04) 426 2000. atlantisthepalm.com
Wild Wadi is another waterpark that is somewhat synonymous with Dubai, having been established for a whopping twenty one years. Themed on Juha, a character from Arabian folklore, there’s something for everyone from huge thrilling rides to a lazy river. If you’re a UAE resident, you can get access to the park for Dhs149 for adult tickets and Dhs69 for child. Non-UAE residents who come with you can access the water park for Dhs199 per person.
Wild Wadi Waterpark, Jumeirah Street, Next to Burj Al Arab, Dubai, daily 10am to 6pm, from Dhs149 adult. Tel: (04) 348 4444. jumeirah.com
New kid on the block, Laguna Waterpark is smaller than some of Dubai’s counterparts, but still loads of fun. Make sure to check out Manta, the thrilling, gravity defying raft ride and WaveOz 180 FlowRider, one of only 3 in the world, where you can test your surfing ability against the water. UAE residents get access for Dhs125, or purchase the residents annual pass this summer for a discounted Dhs249.
Laguna Waterpark, La Mer, Dubai, 10am to 6pm, from Dhs125 adult. Tel: (800) 637 227. lagunawaterpark.com
If you’re a fan of Total Wipeout you definitely need to check out AquaFun, a 5,000 square foot inflatable obstacle course at JBR (the world’s largest inflatable waterpark), which actually spells out ‘I Love Dubai’ when seen from an aerial view. You’ll test your balance and endurance as you attempt to conquer over 72 obstacles. Prepare for some laughs and getting very wet. Whilst they don’t have any summer specific deals, you won’t regret Dhs157.50 (per adult) spent on this. If there’s a group of you (four or more) you can each get access for Dhs115.50.
AquaFun, The Beach, JBR, Dubai, daily 10am to 7pm, Dhs157.50 adult. Tel: (55) 843 1130. aquafun.ae
Legoland water park
One quarter of Dubai Parks and Resorts, Legoland water park is brightly coloured, playful and fun – just like classic Lego. There’s over 20 water slides and fun attractions for you to have a go at, and you can even build your very own Lego raft. They have a super summer deal where you pay for one day, Dhs220.50, and enjoy unlimited access to the waterpark for the rest of the summer – right up to September 14.
Legoland Waterpark, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Abu Dhabi, daily 10am to 6pm, Dhs220.50 for a one day pass and get unlimited park access until Sep 14. Tel: (04) 820 3123. legoland.com/dubai
Get ready for an epic adventure at Yas Waterworld. With over 40 slides and attractions for everyone, from the thrill seekers for adults to child-friendly rides for little ones, there’s so much fun to be had. During the summer months, get four tickets for the price of three – that’s Dhs750 for four people. If your group is bigger than four, you can enjoy a 25 percent discount on regular prices. Just a heads up, it’s not valid on public holidays. There’s free shuttle buses that go from Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and Deira, every day from 9.30am.
Yas Waterworld, Yas Islands, daily 10am to 8pm, from Dhs750 for four people. Tel: (600) 511 115. yaswaterworld.com
Umm Al Quwain
Dreamland Aqua Park
Part holiday park, part classic water park, Um Al Quwain’s Dreamland Aqua Park has 30 rides and attractions to check out. It might not be as shiny and new as some of its Dubai and Abu Dhabi counterparts, but it’s an old school UAE institution with plenty to do both in and out of the water. There’s also an amphitheatre and a mini zoo. This July, the hotter it gets, the higher the discount you’ll get off tickets, from 30 per cent off when the temperature gets to 30 degrees, all the way up to half price tickets if it hits highs of 50 degrees.
Dreamland Aqua Park, off Etihad Road (E11), Umm Al Quwain, 10am to 6pm Sat to Thurs, 10am to 8pm, Fri, from Dhs160 adult and Dhs100 child before discount. Tel: (06) 768 1888. dreamlanduae.com
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