Dubai Atlantis Aquaventure: what you need to know to enjoy your visit

The Atlantis Aquaventure water park is one of the main attractions you must visit if you visit Dubai. It is an excellent plan to enjoy with your family and friends.

Luisa María Lugo

Luisa María Lugo

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Dubai Atlantis Aquaventure: what you need to know to enjoy your visit

Atlantis Aquaventure | ©Aldo Loya

The Aquaventure Water Park, located in the Atlantis Hotel, is the largest in the world where you will have fun and adventure guaranteed. It has no less than 79 different slides and attractions. Among them the Rating Rapids and a private beach of one kilometer long.

When you buy your ticket you can have access to a full day at the park, its slides and attractions, also have a wave simulator Surf 's Up. And what about the incredible marine animals that you can meet? This park will leave you amazed and you will not go wrong if you include it in your list of things to see and do in Dubai.

The basic option

Dubai Aquaventure Waterpark Tickets

Pre-purchase your Atlantis Aquaventure ticket securely and in advance.

Spend one of the best days of your life at the wonderful water park, enjoy the slides and waterfalls without wasting time queuing to buy your pass.

With tickets for the Atlantis Aquadventure you will forget about the queues to access the park and you can use all the time to enjoy all the attractions of the world's largest water park.

More than 100 themed slides, waterfalls, wave pools, a private beach of white sand and a play area dedicated to the little ones are waiting for you. Everything is designed for the maximum enjoyment of the family.

Dolphin option

Dubai Atlantis Dolphin Encounter Tickets

Meet Atlantis Aquaventure's dolphins up close and personal

Enjoy the experience of swimming with dolphins, learn about their characteristics and share with them different routines, with the help of an expert guide.

This option is perfect if in addition to having fun in the games and large slides, you want to enjoy these friendly aquatic animals. The dolphin experience at the Atlantis Aquadventure is one of the most requested, as it is suitable for the whole family and will leave you with unforgettable memories.

With this pass, you can live a full day of emotions and adrenaline in one of the largest water parks in the world.

The premium option

Dubai Aquaventure Waterpark and The Lost Chambers Aquarium Tickets

Enjoy the Aquaventure park and the aquarium with this ticket package

With the double ticket to both the Park and The Lost Chambers Aquarium you will be able to enjoy the aquatic attractions and go through the glass tunnels to discover all the marine species that live there.

To make the experience even more complete you can take advantage of this pack that also includes access to the Aquarium which is located in the same enclosure of the Aquaventure. You can explore the glass tunnels of The Lost Chambers and discover the incredible seabed.

Navigate in shallower waters from where you can observe different marine species (recommended for ages 3 to 6 years). With this pass your children will also enjoy a shark safari in a lagoon surrounded by incredible marine species such as sharks, rays and colorful fish (recommended for ages 10 and up).

How much do tickets to Atlantis Aquaventure cost?

Aquaventure waterpark| ©miketheredbarron
Aquaventure waterpark| ©miketheredbarron

You can get standard tickets to the Atlantis Aquaventure on official websites such as Hellotickets for around 80 euros for adults and 68 euros for children over 3 years old. While tickets that include access to The Lost Chambers aquarium cost about 100 euros.

If you want to make your experience at the Atlantis Aquaventure even more special now you can also get tickets to swim with dolphins in the park itself. For about 185 euros you have the entrance to the Aquaventure included, plus:

  • Dolphin Encounter
  • Wetsuit, towel and vest for the dive
  • Guide
  • Drink
  • Printed photo (if you choose the option)
  • Discount for The Lost Chambers Aquarium

You can buy tickets online or directly at the Atlantis Aquaventure ticket office, but as this is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Dubai I do not recommend it; it is very likely that you will run out of tickets to the park. Not to mention the long lines at the ticket office. That's why it's best to get your passes in advance.

Additional information about tickets

  • Children from 0 to 2 years old are free.
  • If you are a guest of the Hotel Resort Atlantis The Palm you do not have to buy tickets because you will have free access to the water park Atlantis Aquaventure.

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Atlantis Aquaventure opening hours

Clock| ©Cats Coming
Clock| ©Cats Coming

This park is open 365 days a year from 9:30 a.m. to sunset (around 6:00 p.m. depending on the time of year).

So you have no excuse not to visit!

Is it worth going to Atlantis Aquaventure?

Tickets for Atlantis Aquaventure| ©mjlopez071
Tickets for Atlantis Aquaventure| ©mjlopez071

At first you may think that entering a water park is not a priority on your vacation, but you haven't seen a water park like this one and seeing it for yourself is quite an experience, especially for marine wildlife lovers.

With the purchase of your premium tickets to Atlantis Aquaventure, you'll have unlimited access to all 60 acres of this exciting water park. And you have access to all attractions, from your entry time until closing time with a day pass. Tickets include:

  • Life jackets for children inside the park.
  • Access to Aquaventure Waterpark.
  • Access to the Surf 's Up wave machine.
  • Visit the Lost Chambers Aquarium.
  • Talks and feeding of aquatic animals.

You can decide in which section and how long you will be in each attraction of the park. It is a totally safe and clean environment, where the staff that performs certain activities with both animals and children, gives you a warm and professional help to spend a different day.

Which pass is best for me?

If you are going to spend 5 days or lessin Dubai I would recommend you to use only one day to visit the park and therefore purchase the Super Pass. The city of Dubai is manageable in a couple of days, but you may also want to take a trip to the desert from Dubai and that may take one or two days of your trip. If, on the other hand, you are taking a trip to Dubai of 7 days or more you can easily spend two days at the Atlantis Aquaventure and one or two in the desert: you will have plenty of time to see the city in the remaining days.

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Are tickets to the Atlantis Aquaventure included in any of the city tours?

Atlantis Aquaventure slide| ©Barry Moroney
Atlantis Aquaventure slide| ©Barry Moroney

The answer is: Yes! It is possible to buy combined tickets that include the water park with all its attractions and other attractions in the same tour. Buying combination tickets is one of the best ways to save money and make the most of your trip to the United Arab Emirates. Among the options available are the following:

  • Aquaventure water park and Dubai tour. Start by cruising down Dubai Creek on one of the traditional Arabic Abra boats. Then you can admire the minarets of the Jumeirah Mosque before heading to the Burj Khalifa. On the second day of the tour, you can ride down the water slides at the Atlantis Aquaventure water park.
  • Aquaventure water park and swimming with dolphins: after a day of slides and pools, you can dive into a lagoon full of bottlenose dolphins. Then you will visit the Lost Chambers aquarium, where you will learn facts about the history and civilization of Atlantis in a fun way. The tour includes the spectacular labyrinths and tunnels of the underwater ruins that have been hidden under the waters of the Persian Gulf for thousands of years.
  • Aquaventure water park and dinner at Saffron: after diving in the Aquaventure water park pool and visiting Lost chambers, you can have an evening at Saffron in the evening. This restaurant has 20 live cooking stations preparing Indian curry and Asian dishes.

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How much time do you need to visit Atlantis Aquaventure?

Enjoying the park| ©Jeremy Thompson
Enjoying the park| ©Jeremy Thompson

Depending on the tickets you buy, you can take a full day tour. Keep in mind that there are 60 hectares full of attractions, pools, slides and aquariums. So, one day may not be enough to tour it all.

You can buy a 2-day ticket, which will allow you to visit most of the park and have a more enjoyable visit.

At Aquaventure you can purchase an annual pass that gives you 365 days of unlimited access to the water park and Lost Chambers. But this is not a good option if you will only have a short vacation in Dubai.

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How to get to Atlantis Aquaventure from downtown areas of the city

Atlantis Aquaventure entrance| ©Bearviator
Atlantis Aquaventure entrance| ©Bearviator

The Atlantis Aquaventure water park is located at The Palm on Crescent Rd, Dubai. An easy way to get there is to take the Palm Jumeirah monorail which will drop you off at the Atlantis Aquaventure station. To catch it, take the red metro line to the Dubai Marina station, from there it connects directly to the Dubai Tram. After boarding the Dubai Tram, get off at stop number 9. From there, follow the signs to the ticket booths.

To get on this Monorail, you need a different type of ticket compared to the rest of the city's transportation system. The price of this ticket is approximately 5 euros each way.

The train travels along the 6 km extension of the Jumeirah palm trunk and it takes about 15 minutes to travel. You can book in advance subject to availability and it is wheelchair accessible, but you must specify this at the time of your booking.

Travel by car to Atlantis Aquaventure

If you are driving to Atlantis Aquaventure, the drive is about 35 minutes from Dubai International Airport (DXB).

Upon arrival, parking is available at the P17 parking lot, where you will find a shuttle service connecting you to the main entrance of the Aquaventure Waterpark.

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Is it advisable to go to Atlantis Aquaventure with children?

Enjoying Atlantis Aquaventure with the family| ©Jeremy Thompson
Enjoying Atlantis Aquaventure with the family| ©Jeremy Thompson

No doubt that visiting Atlantis Aquaventure is an even more satisfying experience if you live it with children. This park is full of activities and curiosities for the little ones.

  • Atlantis includes 11 pools of which 3 are for children.
  • Children from 3 to 6 years old can enjoy a ride to meet the marine animals thanks to the Sea Squirt program.
  • Entertainment programs, with morning, afternoon and evening sessions that allow them to discover more about Atlantis.
  • Children can work alongside the aquarists and feed fish and sea turtles.
  • At Atlantis Pals, little ones can make their own stuffed animal and customize it to their liking.
  • They also enjoy the Atlantis Theatre, where they can watch complimentary Hollywood blockbusters.

What not to miss at Atlantis Aquaventure

Lost Chambers at Atlantis Aquaventure| ©Tourist Wings
Lost Chambers at Atlantis Aquaventure| ©Tourist Wings

Tickets to the Atlantis Aquaventure water park ensure a day full of fun. This park is inspired by the magical and mysterious world of the lost underwater city of Atlantis. It has more than 30 attractions to enjoy, among them the iconic Aquaconda, a raft where you can ride to travel through rapids, or the Shark Attack, a trip through transparent tubes full of marine predators.

Lost Chambers

Lost Chambers is one of the main attractions not to be missed. Discover the mystery of the Lost City of Atlantis and the deep ocean, learning fascinating facts about the more than 65,000 animals that inhabit the Ambassador Lake.

You can dive deep into the aquarium, get up close and personal with the world of these wonderful animals and learn about the ways in which they should be cared for.

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Tips for visiting the Atlantis Aquaventure

Map of Atlantis Aquaventure| ©Jeremy Thompson
Map of Atlantis Aquaventure| ©Jeremy Thompson

I want to take this opportunity to leave you a practical guide of what you need to know to enjoy your visit to the Atlantis Aquaventure. I will also leave here some recommendations to keep in mind:

  • Children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Some of the attractions require visitors to be over 1.2 meters tall.
  • There is a parking lot at Nissim Beach, from where a shuttle service can take you directly to the entrance of the water park.
  • If you book online in advance, it can help you save a little on the price of your Atlantis Aquaventure water park tickets.
  • You must wear an appropriate swimsuit.
  • You can enter 1 hour before closing time.

Best time to visit Atlantis Aquaventure

Enjoying the Atlantis Aquaventure| ©Marcus
Enjoying the Atlantis Aquaventure| ©Marcus

Being an iconic and world-renowned park, if you go during high season(November in Dubai and December in Dubai are the peak tourist dates), it might be a bit difficult to get on the slides because you will have to wait. What you can do to avoid this is to go on weekdays and not on weekends.

Between Friday, Saturday and Sunday are the days when tickets are the most sold out and the day when most tourists and locals go to the Palm Resort. You may also find it useful to know the best time to travel to Dubai.

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