Finally, there is a fun and exciting place to cool off from the heat of the mid-eastern sun. Dreamland Aqua Park in Umm Al Quwain is the biggest water park in the United Arab Emirates, accommodating 7,000 visitors a day, and boasting of more than 30 water rides, slides and other attractions.
Situated on the coastline of the emirate of Umm Al Quwain, Dreamland Aqua Park is approximately a 40-minute drive away from Dubai.
What to See There
Dreamland Aqua Park is of course popular for its exhilarating array of water rides. The Bumper Boats are familiar water park fixtures, but remain lots of fun nonetheless. The Aqua Play is a unique interactive pool that enables children to play 19 different games. The gigantic Wave Pool is capable of holding a massive 1,250,000 liters of water. The Twister is a 40-meter long water tunnel that lets one experience what it’s like to get caught in a whirlpool. The Twisting Dragons is a breathtaking water slide with lots of thrilling twists and turns along the way. And if one wants to take a little break from the wet and wild adventures, they can always relax and have a drink by the Pool Bar. But aside from the water attractions, Dreamland Aqua Park also has courts for playing basketball, beach volleyball, mini-football, tennis, badminton and Frisbee. They also have go-kart rides, a Mini Pet Land where guests can take pictures with domesticated animals, a video arcade, and a large amphitheater for concerts and shows. One can even go shopping at the Blue Waves sport shop for swimming attire and paraphernalia, as well as T-shirts, caps, sandals, and souvenirs.
The general admission price to Dreamland Aqua Park is 135 AED (United Arab Emirates Dirham). Juniors below 1.2 m and seniors over 65 years of age are both charged 85 AED. Disabled guests and infants from the age of 2 and below are free of charge. Payments can be made either in cash or by credit cards.
The opening hours of Dreamland Aqua Park vary according to month. From January to March, the park opens from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. In April and May, it is open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM from Sunday to Thursday, and from 10:00 AM and 7:00 PM on Friday, Saturday and on public holidays. In June and July, it opens from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM from Saturday to Thursday, and 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM on Fridays and public holidays. From August to December, it opens from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM during Ramadan. For more information on Dreamland Aqua Park, log on to its official website, www.dreamlanduae.com.