Aquaventure Water Park
Area: Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
The enormous 17 hectare Aquaventure Water Park has made a big splash, with many fans saying it is the best family entertainment in Dubai.
Aquaventure has been designed so that you never have to get out of the water as you conquer the full complement of rides. These include the 27.5 metre Leap of Faith – a near vertical drop down the face of the central Ziggurat, which shoots you through a shark-infested lagoon.
Or try riding the 1 metre high rapids on the 2.3 kilometre tidal river that winds through tropical scenery, or one of the water-coasters with master-blasters propelling you ever upwards.
If that is not for you, then Aquaventure Water Park also offers a 700 metre private beach, a tidal pool and countless sun loungers. There are also plenty of restaurants and snack kiosks dotted around the park.
The queues are no problem in the mornings, although expect to wait a while later in the day. But if you are after a treat, Aquaventure Water Park is definitely worth it.