It is always summer in Dubai. For those of you looking for a fun-filled relief from the average temperatures of 38 °C (100 °F) that Dubai boasts of, there are numerous water parks that Dubai has to offer. And what better way to beat the heat than visiting the largest water park in the United Arab Emirates, Ice Land Water Park. The park, situated in Ras al Khaimah, opened its doors in 2010 and is an hour’s drive from Dubai.
The park has been settled in a beautiful piece of land. The Hajar Mountains cover the eastern panorama while the Persian Gulf lies to the north of the park. Together, the scenic beauty of the hills and the blue sea to the north make it quite a unique setting.
Ice Land Water Park covers a massive expanse of 103,000 square metres and has been themed as a Penguin Home Land. Often titled “The Coolest Place in the Desert”, Ice Land has more than 30 exciting slides, the world’s largest manmade waterfall, a huge wave pool, a rain dance pool, private cabanas, an Olympic sized lap pool and a beautiful beach. The park also has a dedicated kids pool. With so many activities for everyone to enjoy, Ice Land Water Park is the perfect family destination.
- Ice Land Water Park is the largest water park in the United Arab Emirates.
- The park is home to Penguin Falls, the largest manmade waterfall in the world, the first pool dedicated to aqua soccer, a wave pool and a snorkelling pool.
- Ice Land also has a private beach which is one of the largest beaches in Ras al Khaimah.
- The park is part of the WOW RAK, a 120 acre family entertainment destination being developed in the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah.
Ice Land Water Park Timings
10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Open hours during the month of Ramadan (June 4th to June 24th)
11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Note: Park Hours are subject to change.
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Ice Land Water Park is situated right off the Sheikh Muhammad bin Salem Road in Al Hamra, Ras al Khaimah and is an hour’s drive from the center of Dubai. Find out more about how to get to Ice Land Dubai.
Rules & Regulations
1. Children below 12 years must be accompanied by an adult at all times and children below 5 years must have an adult within an arm's reach at all times.
2. Life jackets are available free of cost and is strongly recommended for children under 10 years.
3. One is not allowed to bring personal floats/sports items to the park.
Getting Ice Land Water Park Tickets
You can purchase tickets for Ice Land online in advance or at the venue itself. There are several booths located at the entrance of Ice Land Dubai for you to purchase tickets to the park.
If you wish to purchase discount Ice Land tickets, you can do so with Headout, a trusted online marketplace. Headout regularly offers exclusive discounted Ice Land Water Park tickets at up to 15% off the regular price.
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Online or Over The Counter Tickets - Which Ticket to Purchase
Ice Land Water Park online tickets are cheaper than tickets that can be bought over the counter. Additionally, tickets can be purchased well in advance.
On the other hand, over the counter tickets are available mostly for same day tickets.
Ice Land Water Park Reviews
- THE GOOD
- THE BAD
Ice Land’s location in Ras al Khaimah has its own advantages and disadvantages. Since it is an hour away from Dubai, the park is less crowded than the other popular theme parks in the city. This ensures that the queues for the rides are not long and all rides and attractions are easily accessible.
Food and drink outlets are present throughout the park. Other amenities include cashless facilities, prayer rooms, free life jackets and designated smoking zones.
Ice Land also has a private beach that makes it more than just a water park. One can even access the beach for the entire day without purchasing tickets for the park.
The only negative that one can think of for Ice Land is its distance from Dubai. Given that it is an hour’s drive from the city, plans need to be made keeping this and the entire day in mind. Unlike other parks, it also closes at 6:00 pm. So going to the park on a weekday requires setting one complete day aside.
Iceland Water Park was a big for our family (2 adults, 1 x 11 year old, 1 x 6 year old). We have been to many water parks across the world so why was this one such a hit? 1) Small queues meant many more thrills for children 2) So many shaded areas with good seating 3) Reasonable food and drink prices in park 4) Fun rides 5) Great kids area, the best we have seen in a waterpark 6) Reasonable entry price 7)Nice beach
We had a great day and could easily stayed longer - the kids wanted to!! We will definitely be back
The Iceland waterpark is truly an amazing place to see. During the visit, we saw rainforest showers, a soccer field with sprinklers and even a huge waterslide. The food court is big and spacious with lots of options to choose from. Seeing it from outside doesn’t do it justice – you need at least one whole day to spend inside. The place even gives you beach access for a price and cabanas you can rent for the day.
Read more Ice Land Water Park Reviews on TripAdvisor.
Ice Land Water Park Rides & Attractions
Ice Land Palm Beach
Iceland’s Palm Beach is one of the largest beaches in Ras al Khaimah. A clean beach with white sand and blue waters, Palm Beach also has sun loungers and cabanas so that you can chill and relax all day. Lifeguards are present across the stretch and there are numerous food and drink stalls available at the beach too.
Access to the beach can also be gained without purchasing tickets for the water park. Standalone Palm Beach tickets are available at AED 30 per person.
Ice Land Camping Area
The beach at Ice Land Water Park is also open for overnight camps. The site can host 86 people and has ready to use tents, sleeping bags and 2 large Majlis tents for special occasions available. During your overnight stay here, you can also enjoy a BBQ under the stars after a magical sunset by the sea. All camping packages include a tent, sleeping bags, BBQ dinner and light breakfast. Shower and toilet facilities are also present at the camp site.
Price per tent 650 AED - 2 adults + 2 children
Additional people 60 AED per person
Price per tent 850 AED – per 4 people
Additional people 60 AED per person
With a height of 120 feet and width of 540 feet, Penguin Falls is the largest manmade waterfall in the world. Designed keeping the Hajar Mountains in mind, the Penguin Falls is the centerpiece of Ice Land Water Park.
Mount Cyclone is an epic adventure thrill zone that is home to numerous exhilarating rides such as “Dark Rapids”, the slide “Avalanche Panic” and the “Arctic Hurricane”.
Mount Attack has three of the most prominent slides in all of Ice Land; "Striker", "Raider" and "Sortie". With varying slopes, these three present different shades of excitement and fun to thrill lovers.
Mount Tempest is shaped liked an advancing glacier. The rocks and debris on this glacier form mountain rails that house two rides - "Glaciers Slides" and "Cresto Burrows".
Mount Boomerango is a giant water slide that allows a comfortable, albeit fun, entry into the Lazy River where you can laze and float gently through the day.
Mount Iceberg is where lovers of speed can challenge their friends to a race down the slides. Iceberg has two sets of slides that are almost racetracks - “Ice Berg Rally” and “Aqua Shute”.
Arctic Wave is a giant 3,000 square meter pool that generates one of the best artificial waves in the world. Resembling mini tsunami waves, one can easily surf these waves.
Coral Isle is an attraction pool that resembles reefed coral islands from the tropics. Snorkelling is one of the most popular activities in Coral Isle.
Pengu Pool is an Olympic-sized swimming pool that is open for swimming and other fun aquatic games in the water park.
Dive in and swim your Olympic laps.
Penguin Bay is an interactive play area and houses the largest rain dance pool in the world, spread across 60,000 square feet. You can dance your worries away in the rain at the “Shaded Disco”, “Open Disco”, “Rain Showers”, and the "Rock Hoppers Den" - a fully equipped stage for shows and live performances.
Eddy Pond is giant pool with an undercurrent flowing through the pool that makes for a fun experience as you swim through a spiral vortex.
An open turfed area, Polar Games is similar to the Hunger Games and has facilities to play basketball, volleyball and aqua football.
Snow River is also known as the Lazy River and it allows you to calmly float with the stream and enjoy the sights and sounds of Ice Land Water Park.
With small slides flowing into a shallow pool, Kids Cove is a play zone and pool that is perfect for the little ones visiting the waterpark.
Restaurants in Ice Land Water Park
Dining options are available throughout the park. Designed for quick, on-the-go consumption, there is something for everyone here. Check out the dining options in the section below:
Food Village is a multi-cuisine dining venue that offers a wide selection of dishes that includes burgers, Chinese, Arabic and Indian preparations.
Ice Burg is your stop if you’re looking for delicious fried chicken, hot dogs, burgers and fries at Ice Land.
Enjoy delicious salads, pizzas, pastas and grilled fish at Penneguini, an Italian themed restaurant in Ice Land.
Your stop for fresh and tasty veg food that includes salads, sandwiches and other yummy combos.
Stop at Coriander to taste the best of Indian food at Ice Land Water Park. Do make sure to try the Lamb Black Bean.
Taste of Arabia
Enjoy traditional as well as contemporary Arabic cuisine at Taste of Arabia.
Getting To Ice Land Water Park
Address: 6581, Al Jazeera, Al Hamra - Ras al Khaimah - United Arab Emirates
Ice Land is situated an hour’s drive from Dubai and is an easy drive from the city. The water park can be easily reached by taking the E311 from Dubai or Sharjah.
IMG Worlds of Adventure is situated 140 kms from Al Maktoum International Airport and 90 km from Dubai International Airport.
Free parking is available at Ice Land Water Park.
- Arrive at the park early to beat the crowd and get ample time to enjoy all the park's rides and attractions.
- If possible, visit the park on a weekday. It’s far less crowded than the weekends!
- Get your tickets online as they are cheaper and can be bought in advance
- Make sure your phone and/or camera are adequately charged before entering the park.
- Take regular snack breaks and make ample use of the shaded cabanas.
Ready to head to Ice Land Water Park
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