Dubai: Theme park power!

Grab your family and friends, and power up the fun at these legendary Dubai theme parks…
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Atlantis Aquaventure: World of watery action

Located at the centre of the crescent of The Palm in Dubai, Atlantis Dubai’s giant Aquaventure Waterpark is a world of water and fun – with 18 million litres of water flowing down dozens of waterslides and through the long Lazy River ride, which meanders for more than 2 kilometres with tidal waves and pools, and white-water rapids. There’s also a 500-metre stretch of beach, a Surf’s Up wave machine and one of the largest marine aquarium habitats in the world. The Lost Chambers Aquarium, which is home to thousands of marine animals including dolphins, sea lions, sharks and stingrays, can be observed via a maze of underwater corridors and passageways. Best way to access it all? Try their 2-Day Mega Pass, which can be used for 2 visits across 3 days and gives you unlimited access to the waterpark, aquarium, dolphin shows, and much more.

Dubai Parks and Resorts: Big on fun, big on family

Dubai Parks and Resorts is big on fun and big on family. It’s the Middle East’s biggest multi-themed leisure and entertainment destination. There are 3 separate parks here: Legoland Dubai, the Hollywood inspired Motiongate Dubai and Bollywood Parks Dubai – a celebration of the best in Bollywood film. It’s also home to the Legoland Water Park, which caters to families with children aged 2 to 12, while the entire Dubai Parks and Resorts complex is connected via the retail and dining venue Riverland Dubai. For stayovers, there’s also the Lapita Hotel – a Polynesian-style family hotel which is part of the Marriott Autograph Collection. Dubai Parks and Resorts is located on Sheikh Zayed Road, Opposite Palm Jebel Ali.

IMG Worlds of Adventure: Land of heroes and heroines

So your little ones want to meet their Marvel and Cartoon Network heroes and heroines? Take them to the Dubai’s IMG Worlds of Adventure Meet and Greet zone to make friends with the full IMG Worlds of Adventure cast including Spider-Man, Thor and the Powerpuff Girls. Afterwards, they can head off to explore a sprawling indoor/outdoor space filled with the coolest rides, rollercoasters and live entertainment at the Marvel, Lost Valley and Cartoon Network Adventure Zones. There’s also a Novo Cinema complex where you can all catch the latest blockbusters and plenty of spots to grab a bite to eat or to buy souvenirs you can’t find anywhere else. Staying over in Dubai? IMG Worlds of Adventure offers a convenient shuttle service to and from many of the city’s top hotels.

Fly Oman Air!

Oman Air offers a considerable number of Muscat/Dubai flights. To view the weekly schedule, visit www.omanair.com

Online Info!

Atlantis Aquaventure: www.atlantis.com

Dubai Parks and Resorts: www.dubaiparksandresorts.com

IMG Worlds of Adventure: www.imgworlds.com

Things to do in Dubai? Check out www.visitdubai.com

Images: © www.atlantis.com; www.imgworlds.com