Almost 20 million tourists come to visit the emirate of Dubai every year from around the world.. Most of these visits are for entertainment and pleasure considering the plethora of attractions that the city provides.
Among the top things that make the emirate stand out as the best place for fun are the many amusement parks that it nestles. Whether you’re into themed parks, water parks or wildlife ones, there’s a variety of parks in Dubai. Needless to say, you’ll have a thrilling adventure, fun and a whole lot of entertainment to look forward to.
So, let’s dive into the top parks you should check out when you reach the emirate:
Managed by Dubai Parks and Resorts, MOTIONGATE Dubai is a Hollywood-themed amusement park that attracts the attention of millions. It hosts 5 different zones, each dedicated to a different theme. This park gives you a chance to enjoy your favourite franchises. So, relive your childhood memories and have a thrilling adventure on various rides and roller coasters.
The 5 different zones of MOTIONGATE Dubai comprise of:
- Studio Central
- Columbia Pictures
- The Smurf’s Village
The Studio Central serves as the main entrance to the park and consists of shopping and dining areas. If you want to jump the gun on the fun, you need to head over to the Columbia Pictures zone. Here, you’ll find the Zombieland Blast-off, The Green Hornet: High-Speed Chase, Hotel Transylvania, Underworld 4D, Ghostbusters: Battle For New York and Flint’s Imagination Lab. Other than that, you can also find the Cloudy With a Chance of Raining Meatballs: River Expedition river rapid-based water ride.
Heading over to the DreamWorks zone, you’ll find Dragon Gliders which is an inverted roller. Along with this, Shrek’s Merry Fairy Tale Journey, Madagascar Mad Pursuit, Melman-Go-Round, Lagaan carousel, Penguin Air, Swamp Celebration, Kung Fu Panda Academy, Mr. Ping’s Noodle Fling and King Julien’s Side Show Stomp.
If you think you still haven’t had enough, check out the Operation Penguin Shake, Fountain of Dreams, Kung Fu Panda: Unstoppable Awesomeness, The Swinging Viking and the Camp Viking.
IMG Worlds of Adventure
Deemed as the first mega themed entertainment destination of the emirate, IMG Worlds of Adventure is a famous indoor amusement park. Like MOTIONGATE, IMG Worlds of Adventure consists of 4 Epic Zones, along with a Nova Cinema, that each feature a variety of joy rides and thrilling adventures.
- Cartoon Network
- Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure
- IMG Boulevard
Those who are fans of Ben 10 can enjoy the largest store of the franchise that resides in the Cartoon Network zone. Moreover, you can also enjoy The Power Puff Girls – Mojo Jojo’s Robot Rampage, Adventure Time – The Ride of OOO with Finn and Jake, The Amazing Ride of Gumball and LazyTown.
Similarly, the Marvel zone consists of Avengers: Battle of Ultron, Hulk: Epsilon Base 3D, Spider-Man: Doc Ock’s Revenge, Thor Thunder Spin and Avengers Flight of the Quinjets.
In the Lost Valley, you can find The Velociraptor, Forbidden Territory, Predator, Dino Carousel and Adventure Fortress. Whereas, the IMG Boulevard hosts The Haunted Hotel among other restaurants and shops.
Just when you think that the desert safaris are incredible doses of fun, the emirate opens the doors to the wildlife in Aventura Parks. Offering you the chance to cross off all your bucket list activities, the park offers exhilarating fun for families, students and anyone who dares to go wild in nature.
The adventure park offers 5 circuits with over 80 obstacles that also comprise ziplines. To encourage teamwork and provide a relevant experience of collaborative survival, the Team Building Park offers a variety of obstacles and circuits that require coordination and cooperation. Other than that, you can explore the Nature Trail and have a serene view of the flora and fauna of the country as it takes you through the Ghaf tree forest.
Other than these, the park also offers a Mini Kids circuit that offers a playground with a plethora of unharnessed activities. All the while, you can rest assured that your kids will be under adult supervision. The park administration has made sure that kids of ages 4-8 can safely go through the circuits. Meanwhile, you can go have one of the best natural experiences of your life or a comfortable meal at the nearby Café Chris.
Although there’s a huge array of amusement and theme parks in Dubai, it’s all about what you find attractive and fun. So, just make sure that you make the most of your time in every park you visit!
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