The UAE has a number of amazing waterparks offering a thrilling, refreshing day break for both tourists and locals. But what are the best waterparks in the UAE? What waterparks can you visit in Dubai? And what are the best waterparks in Abu Dhabi? I have made a list of the best water parks to visit in the UAE.
Aquaventure Water Park Dubai
Aquaventure offers something for everyone. From more than 30 water slides for the adrenaline junkies of all ages, a private beach for the rest and relaxation and even Dubai’s longest lazy river to glide along. In addition to that, you will also be able to dine, stay and enjoy the nightlife all within the same property. Not to miss experiences are The Lost Chambers Aquarium, housing over 65,000 marine animals, partaking in the thrill of feeding sharks at the Ambassador Lagoon and meeting the Sea Lions face to face, a child favorite. You will also find a custom-built area just for families and young ones.
Wild Wadi Water Park Dubai
Situated next to the Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, you can expect much more than just a few water slides here. From mouthwatering food, to numerous water slides and even shops to satisfy your shopping needs, Wild Wadi will cater to the whole family’s needs. From slides such as the Jumeirah Sceirah, the Tantrum Alley, to the soft waves found at the family friendly Burj Surj, to a number of slides that offer surfing experiences such as the Riptide Flowrider and the famous lazy river Juha’s Journey or Juha’s Dhow & Lagoon where the little ones can enjoy the maze.
Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
Yas Waterworld is home to some unique adrenaline rushing slides and experiences suited for all ages. For those who want to share in the fun with friends, find the Dawwama, the world’s largest six person tornado water coaster, or ride over the whole Yas Waterworld at high speeds while you tour the lost caves and dodge the water cannons below, or test yourself at the freefall drop water slide as you drop straight down into an intense loop. The Falcons Falaj offers the longest six-seater water coaster or drench yourself through waterfalls and rain showers at the Al Raha River or soak in some sun at the Amwaj Beach while the kids enjoy the largest wave pool.
Laguna, La Mer, Dubai
From surfing to heart racing, twisting and looping slides, to experiences catered for toddlers, this water park by the sea offers everything from water thrills and fun to themed nights at the famous beach bar on site. Days will fly by as you rush between the Aqua Play, an area catered for small children and families, to the Manta, catering to groups of adrenaline junkies, the Mad Racer – satisfying the competitive spirits as you rush through the water. Rest and relaxation are also assured at the Lazy River as you flow through the park or lounging at the infinity edge pool. Don’t forget to enjoy direct access to the North Beach La Mer.
Legoland Water Park
This theme park offers the best of two worlds with LEGO inspired rides and attractions that have fun for all ages in store. From electrifying, adrenaline rushing slides such as the Twin Chasers- to be enjoyed with your pal, Splash Out- where it is just “get ready, and slide”. There are also several interactive adventures such as Build-A-Boat, to get the creative juices flowing or the lazy river which requires you to build the best LEGO raft. The litter ones can also engage in a Splash Safari featuring DUPLO creatures, full of toddler friendly slides or catch some waves at the LEGO Wave Pool.
Splash n Party
Splash n Party, as their name suggests, offers a lot more than fun water slides. It is designed for the whole family to enjoy, with a multitude of rides for the little ones to enjoy and relaxing activities and restaurants for adults to bask in. They provide “party packages” for birthdays or other celebrations to be held here, also offering add ons such as photography and themed cakes. They can also be contacted for events organized outside the place, providing you with inflatables such as bouncy castles, balloon decorations and can even be contacted for field trips, events and camps, comprising yogalates, aqua Zumba, a science lab and cooking activities.
Sharjah's Al Montazah Water Park
This park offers a great choice of varying attractions for all ages. The Loch Ness Monster, the Spanish carnival and medieval Greece are just a few highlights. For the tiny ones, you can find an activity castle with tunnels and slides, a time travel train and other multicolored rides to try out. The Dragon Discovery will take you to touch the clouds while the Volcano Tower will take you on a free fall you can only imagine. Each section of the park will take you on a journey to different parts of the world, from Spain to Greece, through mythology and colorful carnivals. Being located close to Government Departments Complex means it is also easily accessible.
Dreamland Aqua Park
This is the largest aqua park in Umm Al Quwain. The thrill and adrenaline seekers can find famous names such as the Kamikaze, the Black Hole- get lost in total darkness with just gravity to help you and the Twisting Dragons to take you through twists and turns. The park also offers many family friendly rides such as the Family Raft Ride and the Rafting River, suitable for people who prefer company. Apart from these, you will find a high salinity pool for you to experience the Dead Sea, Jacuzzis and other games to be enjoyed in relaxation. The park also offers on site Camping, for stay overs or day facilities.
Al Ain’s Wadi Adventure
Located at the foot of Jebel Hafeet mountain, Al Ain’s Wadi Adventure park is the pioneer in white water rafting, kayaking, surfing, and wakeboarding facilities in the UAE. The rafting and kayaking channel is the longest in the world. You will be gliding through limpid waters before hitting the rough waters and be challenged through obstacles as you try out wakeboarding. The surf pool offers continuous waves of all sizes for beginners to pros. There are also child friendly rides and pools to be enjoyed with the whole family. The ocean sized waves and controlled temperatures of the pools will make it more enjoyable for all.
Ajman and Fujairah’s Aqua Bounce
This is quite literally a floating water park. One of a kind, and an experience that will change all your waterpark expectations. This beachfront hotel is built to cater to people of all ages and tastes. From beautiful sandy beaches to lush mangroves, museums and malls. The Aqua Bounce will literally make you bounce on and off as you try to reach one corner to the other of this unique water park. Don’t be fooled by the looks of it, staying steady on a slippery slope is much more challenging than one might think.