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A full on water park with some high adrenaline rides including a 27 metre vertical drop that then takes you inside tunnels full of sharks, or the rapids that takes you down a 2.3 km river with waterfalls. For younger kids there are easy rides and a water playground. Atlantis The Palm (04 426 1000).

Dreamland Aqua Park
Dreamland is the largest water park in Dubai. There are overnight waterside camping facilities. Umm Al Quwain, 40 minutes from Dubai. (06 768 1888)

This will be the world's biggest collection of theme parks and is opening in parts. The Autodrome is open and other parts will open over the next few years. Once completed there will be Aqua Dubai; Snowdrome; Great Dubai Wheel; Fun City; Restless planet; Falcon City of Wonders and the Mall of Arabia which will be largest shopping centre in the world.

Children's City
A place for kids with a toddler area, Discovery section; Science Section and other interactive activities for younger kids and teenagers. Creek Park (334 0808).

Encounter Zone
For the younger kids a soft play area and for teenagers is Galactica an inline skating and skateboard park. Wafi Mall. (04 324 7747).

Extreme Fun
Mainly video games along with some rides. Hamarain Centre, Deira. (04 262 1110).

Fantasy Kingdom
A medieval castle with play area for young kids. Al Bustan Centre, Al Quasais (04 263 0000).

Fruit & Garden Luna Park
A fun fair with rides, ice rink and outdoor pool with a wave making machine. Al Nasr Leisureland. Oud Metha (337 1234).

Jumeirah Beach Park
A shaded beach area with facilities that makes it a popular location. Jumeirah Beach Club.

Safa Park
Easily seen due to the large Ferris Wheel. Popular with kids due to the electronic games pavilion. At the centre of the park is an Arabic Garden. Bin Sougat Centre.

Wild Wadi
A large spectacular water amusement park with a number of rides and water surfing. Built around the adventures of Juha the mythical friend of Sinbad. Next to Jumeriah Beach Hotel. (04 348 4444).

Wonderland Theme and Water Park
A small theme park for younger kids with rides and slides. Near Creekside Park in the Oud Metha area (324 1222).

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