Dubai: Leisure parks can be exciting for everyone, but the cost of tickets, as well as food and other related expenses, can easily drain the bank account.
A trip to a theme park can set one back approximately Dh150 to Dh840 per person. That’s about Dh600 to Dh2,520 for a family of four on a day out.
The good news is that a number of amusement parks have recently slashed their door prices and UAE residents can save up to 50 per cent off on tickets and incidental expenses.
With the discounted rates, residents can enjoy a day at a water park, maybe frolic with the dolphins or hit the slides, or spend Ramadan nights out with the family for less amount of money.
Among those offering money-saving deals, the Aquaventure Waterpark of Atlantis hotel at The Palm Jumeirah has launched a summer Splash Sale that promises up to 50 per cent off on some water-themed attractions.
Residents who book today can score 50 per cent off on tickets to Aquaventure Waterpark, now priced at Dh138, and The Lost Chambers Aquarium, now selling at Dh53.
Those who want to interact with the dolphins can save Dh40 per cent on tickets, while visitors who opt to snorkel around the Ambassador Lagoon can secure tickets for Dh185.
Also up for grabs is a 90-day "Season" pass, which offers unlimited access to Aquaventure for Dh235. All the discounted tickets can be redeemed from June 2 until August 20 this year.
The newly opened Laguna Waterpark at La Mer in Dubai is offering UAE residents a special price of Dh99 if they book online this Ramadan. That’s a saving of Dh26 on the door price of Dh125 per person.
For visitors in Dubai Parks and Resorts, Legoland is offering a family iftar ticket for Ramadan nights which includes park admission from 6pm to 9pm and iftar buffet in Market restaurants all for Dh135.
Also throughout Ramadan, Wild Wadi Waterpark, operated by Jumeirah International, is offering visitors money-saving deals, with general admission tickets for adults now priced at Dh169 inclusive of selected drinks all day and younger visitors for Dh89, also inclusive of selected drinks all day.
Wild Wadi is near Jumeirah Beach Hotel, which closed this month for a major refurbishment.
Children aged two years and below can enter the park for free. There is also an additional 20 per cent discount on food and beverages and shops at the park.
At Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi, which has 40 rides, slides and other attractions, adults will still pay regular prices but they will get a child’s ticket for free.