Gone are the days when Dubai was only known for its desert and camels. Today Dubai has become the world’s largest entertainment destination with entertainment options that are simply out of the world. This summer before you think of any other place to go on a vacation take a look at the following entertainment destinations, and we bet you’ll be packing for Dubai, right away.
1. Dubai Dolphinarium
The first completely air-conditioned indoor centre for dolphins in the Middle East, the Dubai Dolphinarium allows tourists to interact with dolphins and seals under expert guidance. The Dubai government supports this initiative as it helps the general public to learn more about these marine animals. Spread across 54 thousand sq. feet, the Dubai Dolphinarium has a seating capacity of 1250 people at a time. Its 600 cubic meters’ sea water connected pool provides a separate habitat for the dolphins. If you’re planning a holiday with your family in tow, Dubai Dolphinarium is a must visit place.
2. Wild Wadi Water Park
The Wild Wadi Waterpark is an outdoor waterpark with facilities such as heated/cooled wave pool, two artificial surfing machines, and many water slides. The 23 aquatic water slides leave you excited. The fastest free fall in this water park will leave you filled with adrenaline. The entire water park is based on the theme of Juha, a known Arabian folklore. It is one of the best waterparks across the world.
3. Dubai Desert Safari
One of the biggest attractions of Dubai, it is said that no trip to Dubai is complete without experiencing the mighty Dubai Desert Safari. Explore naughty sand dunes in a 4X4 and click some amazing pictures of the sunset/sunrise, falcons, and the beautiful desert. You have an option of camping at night under the starry blanket of stars and enjoy a fun-filled barbeque dinner and shisha. Also, you can take camel rides and explore the vast sand dunes.
4. Aquaventure Waterpark
Aquaventure is a place that perfectly blends relaxation and adventure. Enjoy the record-breaking adrenaline pumping rides while splashing water in the wave pool. The slides going through a lagoon filled with sharks and rays is sure to leave you spellbound. Along with these cool water rides, Aquaventure water park also has a special segregated play area for kids with some amazing yet safe plays slides. You can also scuba dive to experience the marine life under expert guidance from the experts.
5. Jumeirah Beach
The Jumeirah beach is a stunning free beach covered in soft white sand for you to play and relax. This beach has a lot of water sports and a host of hotels alongside its shoreline. Take a stroll while the water caresses your legs or just grab a mat and relax in the warm sun and sandy beach. It is the only free beach of the city with a breathtaking view of the Burj Al Arab at the backdrop.
6. SKI Dubai
The first indoor ski resort in the Middle East, Ski Dubai is an amazing mountain themed snow park. You can enjoy various activities such as snowboarding, skiing, or experience rolling down the Giant Ball run. Spiral down the tube slides or just sit and relax in the chairlift. Unwind with your family and sip a cup of hot chocolate in minus 4 degrees. Ski Dubai has exciting activities around the year to help you enjoy with your loved ones no matter whichever month you visit.
7. IMG Worlds of Adventure
IMG world of adventure is an indoor amusement park and is Dubai’s first mega themed entertainment destination. Divided in four zones, the first two zones are of Cartoon Network and Marvel. The next two zones are IMG Boulevard and Lost Valley that are IMG original themes. Covering an area of 1.5 million sq. feet, IMG has a capacity of welcoming 20,000 guests at any time. Featuring adrenaline pumping and heart pounding roller coaster rides, the IMG also has a 12-screen state-of-the-art cinema for the entertainment of the entire family.
8. Dubai Opera House
The Dubai Opera house is a 1901 seat performing arts centre convertible into a conventional theatre, concert hall, exhibition space and a banquet hall. Using various hydraulic lifts, 900 seats can be relocated for extra space and can be stored in relocated in the garage when not in use. With a shape of a traditional dhow, the structure has a main stage, orchestra, seating, waiting areas, taxi drop-off service, and parking space. Dubai Opera House is one of Dubai’s amazing structure exhibiting one of the best engineering marvels of the world.
9. Dragon Mart
The largest trading hub of Chinese goods, outside China, the colossal Dragon Mart is a 1.2 km long 1,50,000 sq feet dragon-shaped shopping mall. The place is divided into 7 zones and currently hosts 3,950 shops. With increased number of footfalls year after year, Dragon Mart currently welcomes over 52,000 visitors every day. You can shop till you drop dead and the 2500 car parking spaces will ensure you have a parking space for yourself.
10. Dubai Parks and resorts
Spread over 25 million sq. feet, Dubai Parks and Resorts is Middle East’s largest integrated leisure park. Featuring more than 100 rides and attractions this park has something for everyone. Home to 3 world-class theme parks and 1 water park, this facility has Legoland Dubai, Lapita Hotel, Legoland WaterPark, Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks, and Riverland Dubai. Take a trip with your family and get lost in the world of entertainment. Take some cool pics and capture the cherished memories with your loved ones.
What are you waiting for? Come to Dubai with your family and friends for prized memories and amazing moments.
Author Bio: A postgraduate in Mass Communications, Neha loves everything about life. Travelling is extremely close to her heart and writing came to her naturally. She strongly believes in Gandhian principle – “simple living high thinking”.