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Top 10 Theme Parks In Dubai And Abu Dhabi

February 24, 2020
Kids Activities

Ready for a thrill?

Families who are up for an adventure are absolutely spoilt for choice in the UAE with some of the world’s best theme parks. Whether you want to brave it on hair-raising rollercoasters, experience arctic temperatures indoors, or meet Marvel superheroes, dinosaurs or some of your favourite animated characters, this is our list of top theme parks in Dubai and Abu Dhabi (in no particular order) that your family will love!

1. Motiongate Dubai

Taking inspiration from 13 Hollywood blockbuster films, this adventure land brings your kids face to face with The Ghostbusters, Kung Fu Panda, Shrek, Madagascar, The Smurfs, The Hunger Games and more. Four of the five zones are dedicated to Hollywood’s most legendary film studios including Dreamworks, Lionsgate and Columbia Pictures.

Get over 25% off General Admission

Dubai Parks and Resorts, Jebel Ali, AED 220 per person, free for under 3s, more info

2. KidZania Dubai & KidZania Abu Dhabi

This indoor cityscape theme park comes complete with paved streets, buildings, and even its own economy. KidZania lets your boys and girls role-play more than 40 different real-world professions and learn in a fun way. Parents can lounge it out while waiting for their children whilst enjoying free internet access, a TV lounge, and a cafe.

Get over 55% off Economy Tickets in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Dubai Mall / Yas Mall, AED 65 for adults, from AED 85 for kids in Dubai, from AED 79 for kids in Abu Dhabi, more info

3. IMG Worlds of Adventure

Split into four ‘Epic Zones’, this is the largest indoor theme park in the world where you can be side by side with familiar characters in the Marvel and Cartoon Network-themed areas and let your children seek thrills on over 20 rollercoasters and attractions on offer.

For your younger kiddies, there are free play areas and kiddie rides spread around the venue.

Get 40% off General Admission

Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, AED 175 per person, free for kids under 1.05m, more info

4. Warner Bros. World

Get your adrenaline pumping at this indoor theme park with its six immersive lands, catering to all ages.

Your tinies and tots (up to 6 years old) will feel right at home at Cartoon Junction, which combines rides and soft-play areas for when the kids are bored of queueing or just need to run around. Put on your 3D glasses with your 4-15 year old’s, and dive into the interactive video game, Ani-Mayhem.

Don’t miss the flagship ride, Scooby-Doo! The Museum of Mysteries, for a little bit of spine-chilling fear. Or, if you’re after the bigger rides, head to Dynamite Gulch and Bedrock where you’ll find roller coasters and endless other attractions

Get over 10% off General Admission for adults

Yas Island, AED 255 for adults, AED 229 for kids 1.3m and below, free for under 3s, more info

5. Legoland Dubai

Explore a world where the LEGO brick comes to life. Set your imagination racing with over 40 LEGO-themed rides, shows, and interactive building experiences, together with over 15,000 LEGO models, all set across six themed lands.

Get over 25% off General Admission

Dubai Parks and Resorts, Jebel Ali, AED 220 per person, free for under 3s, more info

6. Ski Dubai

Escape Dubai’s heat with the coolest place in the city – literally! Enjoy playing around in the snow with your family, zipping down the slopes, or even getting up close to some cute and cuddly penguins! Once you’re inside, there’s so much to look forward to from giant zorb balls, to tubing, a climbing wall, a sliding hill, snow bumpers and so much more.

Get 30% off the Snow Classic Pass

Mall of the Emirates, from AED 199 per person, more info

7. VR Park

Gamers rejoice; immersive rides, educational/info-tainment journeys, interactive games and even a virtual reality roller coaster. The multiplayer games combine virtual reality with augmented reality to create a truly out of this world experience!

Get over 55% off Super 7 Pass

The Dubai Mall, from AED 45 per person, more info

8. Ferrari World

Enter a jam-packed world full of speed and adrenaline to bring you that Ferrari Feeling in its purest form at this thrilling theme park. Get a seat on the world’s fastest roller coaster, challenge record-breaking lap times in a stimulator like no other, and compete with your friends on twisting parallel tracks.

Alongside all the thrilling rides and attractions, your entire family will be amazed by the exciting shows featuring acrobats, optical illusions, gravity-defying stunts and more.

Yas Island, AED 295 for adults, AED 230 for kids 1.3m and below, free for under 3s

9. Dubai Garden Glow

glow garden

This seasonal, must-try family activity brings you four theme parks all in one place: Glow Park – The largest glow-in-dark garden made of millions of energy-saving bulbs and yards of recycled luminous fabric. Dinosaur Park – The biggest Dinosaur park displaying more than 120 animatronic dinosaurs. Ice Park – Experience polar-climate in the middle of the desert and be amazed at marvellous ice sculptures.And finally, Magic Park – Enter a visually stunning world of mesmerizing optical illusions.

Get 15% off General Admission (general admission includes entry to Glow Park and Dinosaur Park only)

Zabeel Park, Gate 6 & 7, AED 55 per person, more info

10. Bollywood Parks

Bring family and friends along and delve into some Bollywood magic at this vibrant theme park. Featuring more than 16 cinematic rides and flamboyant attractions for you and your little thrill seekers, it’s sure to be an extraordinary day for all.

Get 20% off General Admission

Dubai Parks and Resorts, Jebel Ali, AED 140 per person, free for under 3s, more info

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