Thrilling rides in theme parks

Dubai is the place to visit if you’re outdoorsy, have an adventurous spirit and want to try out the dizzying top spin moments

By Author  |  Published: 28th Jul 2019  12:05 amUpdated: 27th Jul 2019  9:54 pm

As one steps into one of the world’s largest indoor theme park, they are guaranteed of unlimited fun and entertainment. Home to a variety of thrilling rides and attractions, the IMG Worlds of Adventure is one of the most popular destinations for tourists visiting Dubai.

Located along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, the IMG Worlds of Adventure can be reached in 20 minutes from Dubai International Airport, Dubai World Central Al Maktoum International Airport and Dubai Marina, and 15 minutes from the Dubai Mall.

The theme park is spread over five zones including Marvel, Cartoon Network, Lost Valley-Dinosaur Adventure, IMG Boulevard and the Haunted Hotel. One can get access to unlimited enjoyment of all rides and attractions at this temperature-controlled park for AED 285 (Adults) and AED 255 for children.

Experience an action-packed stereoscopic 3D from iconic Marvel superheroes including the unique ‘Avengers: Battle of Ultron’ ride. As you complete this ride, join the Hulk as he battles against the leader who is his deadliest foe. The Hulk Epsilon Base 3D gives an immersive battle scene experience with its 360-degree projection screen and motion.

If you want to trigger your adrenaline rush, the Thor Thunder Spin at Marvel Zone is the best bet. It gives dizzying top spin experience and leaves you spellbound.

Amidst all these rides themed around Marvel heroes, experience Mesozoic era where dinosaurs come alive at the Lost Valley-Dinosaur Adventure zone. For thrill-seekers who have no fear, a ride on the Predator is sure to get even their pulse racing. The ride takes you to sharpest drop track which stops at a vertical point and plummets down.

This ride is not recommended if you have acrophobia. Another such unique ride at this zone is the Velociraptor where you get a thrilling roller coaster ride for 1.1 km at a speed of 100 km in 2.5 seconds. This ride takes you through the prehistoric jungles of the Lost Valley out into the Dubai desert and back.

Venture out of the Lost Valley and enter into the Haunted Hotel if you dare. But, before you do so, make yourself understand that leaving the hotel is not an easy task. You will have to negotiate corridors, changing scenery and encounter scary characters against a ghoulish background.

For children, the Cartoon Network zone gives prefect experience with rides like Powerpuff girls, Ben 10 5D Hero time, Adventure Time – the Ride of Ooo with Finn and Jake, the Amazing Ride of Gumball and Lazy Town Playground and Live Stage Show.

After taking all thrilling rides and attractions, treat yourself with food and beverages in IMG Boulevard Zone. You can also stroll through a collection of retail shops and emporiums or sit back to enjoy ambient street entertainers and performers. One can complete a trip to this place in a day.


Have long holidaying plans in Dubai? Then, take some time to visit Atlantis Aquaventure Water Park located at Atlantis, the Palm, Dubai. It offers heart-thumping slides, rope bridges, water cannons, Tower of Poseidon, the Leap of Faith, a water slide and many more. You can experience stingrays, sharks and colourful fish and even hand feed them in the shark lagoon. This water park offers a zipline that transports the visitors from sea to air where you fly  above 20 metres.

When you visit this place, ensure to meet the dolphins, take a photo and even swim with them in the deep waters of the lagoon. The park also offers scuba diving with dolphins which gives a unique view of those charismatic mammals.

If you are looking for a destination for fun-filled experience for all your family members, then, you must visit the Laguna Water Park situated in La Mer, Dubai. This park, too, offers slides including the Mantra, a family raft ride, constrictors, sawtooth slide, the loop, free fall, and mad racer. At the splash side, the tipping buck uses 3,000 to 3,800 litres of water per splash.

Upon finishing all the rides, do not miss to witness the beautiful sunset along Arabian Gulf from La Mer beach which is adjacent to the Water Park.

Visit some of these places among several others in Dubai and etch your experiences into memories to cherish for a lifetime.