UPDATE - Dubailand is an entertainment complex being built in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which is owned by Tatweer (which belongs to Dubai Holding). When announced in 2003 it was one of the most ambitious leisure developments ever proposed anywhere in the world costing 64.3 billion, but development has been severely impacted by global recession and Dubai's financial crisis. The development was put on hold in 2008 and as of late 2011 has not resumed.
Dubai strives to be the number one tourist resort in the world and by 2015 that dream will become a reality as tourists figures increase rapidly every year.
With tourists come children and the young at heart and of course everybody enjoys an adventure. In Dubai the world’s biggest theme park is under construction. It will be named DUBAILAND and it will put Disneyland into second place when it comes to the world’s best theme parks. Again we will keep you informed of the progress and a launch date.
DUBAILAND is located on Emirates Road and will provide easy access to all visitors it is 10 minutes from Dubai International Airport and 60 minutes from Abu Dhabi. DUBAILAND is a distinctive destination that will offer pure family entertainment; it will incorporate a significant amount of attractions that will be the best theme based rides in the world. There will be a huge variety of luxury themed hotels that will encourage the tourist to stay within the park.
DUBAILAND has 7 themes (Worlds): Theme parks, culture & art, science & planetariums, sports & sports academies, wellbeing & health, shopping & retail and resorts & hotels and in total consists of 45 mega projects. A few of these projects are already operational and include: Autodrome, Polo & Equestrian Club and Al Sahra Desert Resort.
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Until DUBAILAND opens fully, there are plenty of other theme parks in Dubai to enjoy ranging from themed water parks to indoor ski slopes! Please read our guide below:
Explore a world of breathtaking water thrills at Aquaventure. Slide down the immense Ziggurat and through a shark-infested lagoon, take a river ride of over two kilometres, ride the water rapids and white water chargers. For a gentler experience, younger visitors can plunge into Splashers, a water playground for kids. It all adds up to a unique water adventure, with something new discovered at every turn.
This is Dubai’s oldest theme park which opened in October 1979. It covers an area of 48 acres; it is a centre for sports and entertainment all under one roof. The centre itself also caters for evening entertainment and is a regular meeting point for locals and expats alike.
This park is approx 35minutes outside Dubai in an area called Umm Al Quwain, it has over 25 thrilling water rides and is set in 250,000 square metres of lush green grounds. For the thrill seekers there are rides such as the black hole, kamikaze and the amazing 4 twisting dragons. There are a variety of restaurants and cafes and there is also a licensed pool bar. For those of you who do not want to go home there is also a special overnight camping facility and the park will provide a tent or a local cabana hut.
Whilst in Dubai if the temperature outside is to hot for you and you fancy doing something you only thought possible in a snow resort visit Ski Dubai based in the Emirates Shopping Mall; here you will find a truly jaw dropping sight. People stand at the glass windows and watch for hours as skiers fly by, and children build snowmen, even if you do not want to go skiing this is a must see attraction. This is no ordinary ski slope , it has fully operational ski lifts along with 5 different runs, the longest being over 400m. The highest point for experienced skiers is more than 60m! This is the worlds first indoor black run.
This water park is a themed water park based around the friends of Sinbad. It covers an area of 12acres and has 23 aquatic rides to suit all ages. In the park you will be able to float leisurely around a seductive waterway or be blasted around a high powered thrill seeking water jet ride and for the real thrill seekers Wild Wadi has the tallest and fastest free fall waterslide outside of America. Situated between Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel in Dubai, it's just a 20-minute drive from the city centre. Get there and go wild!