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Dubai's recreational activity

Dubai's recreational activity


Located just off the Garhoud Bridge in Bur Dubai, the 18 hectare Wonderland is a family fun park that caters to all ages. This theme park is divided in to 3 definite areas: Main Street, Theme park and Splash land. Attractions include numerous water rides and slides, wave runners, roller coasters, a log flume, bumper boats, Caribbean cruise, games of skill and a nightly water mist show. . After having some family fun in the sun, head over to the Caribbean-style Main Street area, where a cafe, ice cream parlor, and gift shop offer an hour's worth of rest before you hit the wave pool again. It is closed on Sundays. Wednesdays are for ladies only while Thursdays are for families.

Visiting hours 10:00-23:00
Entrance fees varies.
Tel: 04-3241222.

Wild Wadi

Wild Wadi is a playground of unparalleled pleasure, where guests are swept from delight to at one of the world's most advanced water theme parks. Wild Wadi is a place for children to lose themselves in a world of waterborne fantasies, and for adults to rediscover the joys of the child within. Situated adjacent to The Jumeriah Beach Hotel, twenty minutes drive from the airport and the bustling modern city of Dubai.

Jumeirah Wild Wadi Waterpark caters to the needs of families an entire afternoon of thrills and water activities. Featuring the tallest and fastest water speed rides outside North America, other attractions include soaring cliffs, Log River, Ring Ride, Flood River, Wave Pool, Flow Rides, Lazy River and , and scores of waterslides.

Visiting hours: 13:00 to 21:00 daily
Tel: 04-3484444

Dubai Zoo

Located in Jumeirah, the Dubai Zoo is a popular attraction, especially for families. The zoo's modern facilities though small, house many indigenous Arabian species, including the Arabian Wolf, which is no longer found in the wild, Gordon's Wildcat and the world's only captive breeding colony of Socotra Cormorants. Featured in its large aviary are regional birds of prey. Nine species of large cats and seven species of primates are on show, along with many Arabian mammals. The zoo is shortly to undergo relocation and redevelopment allowing animals to live in areas designed to be as similar to their natural environment as possible.

Visiting hours: 10:00- 19:00 daily
Closed on Tuesday
Entrance Fees: Dhs 2
Tel: 04-349 6444

Nad Al Sheba Club

Having firm roots in Arab culture, it is only natural that Dubai, already recognized as a sports and business centre should develop its potential for international horse-racing.
Just 10 minutes from the centre of Dubai, the spectacular Nad Al Sheba Club features an extensive range of golf, racing and dining facilities for both members and non-members. The Club offers the only night golf in the Middle East - an 18 hole fully floodlit course and driving range - open until midnight and 10.00pm respectively. Racing takes place most Thursdays at Nad Al Sheba from November until April. The Dubai World Cup, world's richest race meeting, is held at the month of March.

Visiting hours: Varied
Entry Fee: Varied
Tel: 04 336 3666

Emirates Golf Club

On the fringe of the city, Emirates Golf Club-the Middle East's first championship grass course-is an oasis of green and the venue for the annual PGA Desert Classic, which attracts many of the world's top players. Opened in 1998, the Emirates Golf Course consists of 'The Majlis' championship course, a challenging par 72, 7211-yard course and the 'Wadi', an 18 hole par 72, 7114-yards course, dominated by a spectacular landscape. The impressive Clubhouse, designed in the style of a group of Bedouin tents, is already among the most recognized landmarks in international golf.

Tel: 04-380 2222

Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

Close to the heart of the city on the banks of the Creeks, is the 200 acres of championship standard golf course, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club has attracted considerable international attention since its opening in January 1993. Situated in the heart of the city, just minutes from Dubai International Airport, the Creek Club is a modern landmark with its distinctive clubhouse - voted "Best Clubhouse" in Golf World's "Best of the Best" Awards - and its rolling green fairways on the shores of Dubai's other Creek, the saltwater inlet that gives the city much of its character.

Tel: 04-2956000

Camel Race Track

There is a wildly eccentric flavor to a desert camel race that makes it irresistibly entertaining to watch. However, camel races are not staged for the tourists, they are both a passion and a serious business in Dubai conducted nearly every weekend in the cooler months. The racecourse at the fringe of the city plays a winter host to the popular local sport of camel racing held on Thursdays and Fridays. Races held on the National Day and the Eid are particularly popular events.

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