Around fifty years ago, Dubai was only a small port town that hardly made a mark on the global front. Currently, apart from being one of the biggest shopping destinations in the world, Dubai is also popular when it comes to family entertainment. There is a rich selection of activities such as thrilling theme parks, water parks, luxury restaurants, desert safaris and more.
Apart from amazing entertainment destinations, Dubai is also known to be a hub for real estate investment. There are numerous new projects to invest in, such as the Dubai Creek Harbour and Bluewater residences that are expected to be completed soon.
Here are some of the popular entertainment joints in Dubai
IMG Worlds of Adventure
This is the largest temperature controlled indoor theme park in the world and first of its kind in the city covering an area of more than 1 million square feet. With the ability to host more than twenty thousand revellers in a day, the destination features a wide array of activities to fulfil the leisure needs of visitors of every age group and skill. Some of the activities include roller coasters, thrill rides and more.
It is divided into five major zones. Two of the zones feature global brands: Cartoon Network and Marvel. The other zones include IMG Boulevard, the Lost Valley- Dinosaur and the Novo Cinema. In addition, there are other retail stores and dining options.
Atlantis Aquaveture Waterpark
This is the biggest water park not only in Dubai but in the whole Middle East region. It is located on the famous Palm Island next to Atlantis hotel. The park features a wide selection of fun activities that you won’t get bored from.
You can opt to slide through the 27 meters high tunnel of Leap of Faith into the lagoon that is filled with different marine species. Also, you can snorkel with the sharks or take a trip through the tidal rivers.
If you want to relax, you can do so at the beach. The park also caters to children leisure needs. Children can have fun at the Splashers which features a big play area with slides, fountain and climbing towers.
Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo
Dubai Mall hosts the largest indoor aquarium in the world, the Dubai Aquarium. It is a very enormous aquarium with over ten million litres of water with thousands of marine species. The aquarium has the largest collection of sand tiger sharks in the world and a variety of other types of sharks.
Since the largest part of the mall is located in the public area of the Dubai Mall, there is no need to buy a ticket. You will be able to view most of the fish species for free.