Unique must-see places to visit in Dubai

Over the past few decades, Dubai has gained popularity worldwide as a family tourism destination with a wide range of interesting places to visit and activities for the whole family.

The emirate’s diverse theme parks are key attractions highlighted by the #DubaiDestinations initiative launched by Dubai Media Council to showcase the exceptional entertainment and experiences the emirate offers.

Dubai Theme Parks give people the opportunity to come together with friends and family for a wonderful experience of both indoor and outdoor entertainment. Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park in the Middle East, offers an incredible scale and variety of entertainment.  Including Motiongate Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, Legoland Dubai and Legoland Waterpark, all located in one incredible 25 million square feet of space, Dubai Parks and Resorts offers endless fun with more than 100 thrilling rides, record breaking swings and spectacular live shows. Motiongate Dubai takes people on thrilling rides based on the themes of Hollywood blockbusters such as The Hunger Games, Ghostbusters, Step Up and more. Some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbuster films from DreamWorks Animation and Columbia Pictures, including The Smurfs and Lionsgate, also come to life here.

Legoland offers more than 40 themed rides and shows where children can express their creativity by building Lego structures, driving cars or boats. The adjacent Legoland water park, the only water park in the region designed specifically for children aged 2 to 12 and their families, offers the opportunity to go on a splash safari or go down one of 20 water slides and attractions. Featuring 15,000 Lego models and over 60 million Lego bricks, LEGOLAND Dubai and LEGOLAND Water Park are perennial favourites with families in Dubai.


Promising endless fun for all, BOLLYWOOD PARKS™ Dubai is an ideal family destination and the first and only theme park in the world to be inspired by and showcase the bold and colourful stories of Bollywood. Immersing its guests in a cultural extravaganza, the park is home to 17 thrilling rides and family attractions, exciting and authentic shopping, exciting dance performances, live shows and spectacular Indian food and drink.

Dubai also has many water parks that offer exceptional entertainment and adventure for people of all ages. These include massive slides, wave pools and small rides designed for children. From an Arabian-themed water park to close encounters with sea creatures, everyone is sure to have a great time.

For those looking for a one-stop destination for the best in entertainment, shopping, dining, culture and sightseeing in Dubai, there’s no better place to be than Global Village. Now in its 26th season, Global Village offers something different from other parks in Dubai with a range of vibrant festivals and exciting shows showcasing the cultural heritage of different parts of the world. At Global Village you can experience 80 different cultures in 26 pavilions showcasing artisans, artists and wonders from around the world.

Global Village

If you prefer thrill and adventure in a virtual world, the immersive VR Park, one of the world’s largest indoor virtual reality and theme parks located in The Dubai Mall, offers a range of adrenaline-pumping experiences with 16 immersive simulated rides that use innovative and exciting next-level technology.

The Middle East’s first virtual reality theme park offers visitors the chance to take a break from the attachments of the real world, embark on exciting adventures and visit extraordinary locations. The VR park will appeal to the whole family with its variety of attractions and video games. From malfunctioning helicopters and falling from a skyscraper to paragliding, riding dunes and battling robot zombies, this futuristic amusement park offers entertainment that is literally unparalleled in the world. A new addition to the VR park is a trampoline park and an inflatable playground where the whole family can have fun.

All theme parks in Dubai follow internationally recognised prevention protocols that ensure the highest level of health and safety for visitors. These protocols, implemented in all public facilities in the emirate, are part of a comprehensive safety regime that has made Dubai one of the safest places in the world.

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