Given the hot temperature that graces the city for the better part of a year in Dubai, you bet there are some amazing water parks to help you cool down! If you’re looking for some family-friendly water parks, you are in the right place!

Featuring a variety of exciting water slides, rides and attractions, here are the best 5 water parks in Dubai and the UAE :

1. Atlantis Aquaventure Water Park

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Aquaventure Water Park is one of the largest water parks in Dubai and the region with an area of ​​42 acres. The water park offers amazing water activities such as an underwater lagoon full of sharks, the longest water slide in the world – the Aquaconda – and The Torrent, an elongated pool capable of generating waves up to a meter in height. Aquaventure Atlantis Water Park also has a colossal fish tank, providing an amazing interaction experience with dolphins and sea lions.

Aquaventure is perfect for thrill-seekers as it has the most thrilling rides of all waterparks in Dubai.

If you want more than just a waterpark experience, then head to the Aquaventure Beach or the Lost Chambers Aquarium.

Aquaventure Water Park timings: 10 AM to 6 PM

Aquaventure Water Park Location: Atlantis The Palm

2. Wild Wadi Water Park

If you’re looking for a theme park with a view, then head to Wild Wadi! Situated next to Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi allows you to experience a waterpark without traveling too far.

With nearly 30 different rides, Wild Wadi Water Park in Jumeirah is one of the most popular Dubai amusement parks.

The Wild Wadi water park is inspired by the Arabic folklore of Juha, the middle east’s heroic everyman, which sets the premise for numerous fun rides for all ages. From the lazy river ride of Juha’s Journey to the high waves and sliding slopes of the Flood RIver, families can enjoy the ultimate water activities in this incredible water park.

The park also offers a wide array of facilities to accommodate guests with disabilities.

Timings : Tue – Sun, 10:00 – 18:00 l Closed Mondays

Location : Opp. Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah St, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai

3. Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

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Yas Waterworld opened in 2013, quickly rising to the ranks of the best water parks in the world! Featuring the world’s first hydro-magnetic tornado water slide, amongst other water-based delights, Yas Waterworld offers great respite from Dubai’s heat, offering patrons the best water park experience in the world. From A-list celebrities to families and UAE locals, Yas Waterworld attracts massive crowds round the year, a testament to its quality.

Yas Waterworld has some of the most unique and thrilling rides. The Dawama is the world’s largest six-person waterslide, as well as the world’s first hydro-magnetic tornado waterslide. There’s also the Bandit Bomber, Liwa Loop, and other fun rides.

Timings : Saturdays – Wednesdays: from 10:00am – 8:00pm

                 Thursdays: Exclusively for Ladies: from 12:00pm – 9:00pm

                 Fridays for Neon Nights: from 10:00am – 9:00pm

Opening hours are subject to change, please keep an eye for updates.

Location : Yas Island Yas West – Abu Dhabi

4. Laguna Water Park

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Taking things up a notch is Laguna Water Park. Laguna is the latest waterpark in Dubai and one of the few that are located on the beach, in the heart of La Mer. The waterpark is split into 4 zones – Surf Zone, Splash Zone, Slides Zone and Relax Zone. Some of the most popular rides at Laguna Waterpark are the WaveOz – a 180 degree surf simulator, Free Fall, Constrictor and the Loop. 

Timings : Tuesday to Sunday – 10:00 am – 6:00 pm.

*Monday – Closed

Location : Laguna Waterpark, La Mer, Dubai

5. Legoland Water Park

LEGOLAND Water Park is located in Dubai Parks and Resorts and is an ideal venue for all family members, especially children between the ages of 2 and 12 years. The entire water park was built lego-based and as you enter, you feel like walking into an entirely different world. And that’s how the kids should be surprised. It stands as home to a total of 40 thrilling rides and activities such as Build a Boat, DUPLO Splash Safari, Joker Soaker and many more.The water rides, games and attractions are geared toward kids with some allowing them to race among themselves or ride in groups. Kids are also given the opportunity to have fun while being at the same time getting creative through the ‘Build Your Boat’ activity. This stimulating  activity encourages kids to build small vessels and boats based on their imagination and then putting them in the water to see if they would float.

Timings : Thursday- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM

                  Wednesday: Closed

Location : Dubai Parks and Resorts Exit 5