Dubai needs no introduction. An emirate in the UAE with its fascinating ultra-modern architecture, cutting-edge galleries, fancy malls, traditional souks, world-class hotels, enormous amusement parks, magnificent skyline, and high-end shopping, Dubai has it all. The city is a family getaway with several activities and attractions to keep you entertained and enjoy this ultimate playground. One of the best Dubai attractions is the IMG Worlds of Adventure.
IMG Worlds of Adventure is the largest indoor theme park spanning 1.5 million square feet. There are 22 rides and attractions in the four themed worlds on Mohammad Bin Zayed Road near Global Village. From traveling through prehistoric times in the Lost Valley to meeting your favorite cartoon characters in Cartoon Network, and from experiencing goosebumps at the Haunted Hotel in IMG Boulevard to meeting your favorite superheroes in IMG Marvel, there is so much to do here. The 5 things not to miss when on your visit to IMG Worlds of Adventure are as follows:
1) Experience the Thrill as you Explore the Four Adventure Zones
IMG Worlds have exclusive zones for immersive rides based on popular comic animation brands - Cartoon Network and Marvel Entertainment. The Lost Valley boasts an adrenaline-pumping adventure with dinosaurs. Thrill seekers will love the exhilarating Thor Thunder Ride, see the Hulk in 3D in Hulk Epsilon Base 3D, or fly through the city with your friendly neighbor Spider-Man in hot pursuit of Doctor Octopus in Spider-Man Doc Ock's Revenge. Avengers Battle of Ultron and Avengers Flight of Quinjets are other attractions at the Marvel Zone.
Battle against Mojo Jojo's evil robot creation with Powerpuff Girls as it propels you 360 degrees in a circular motion in Mojo Jojo Robot Rampage or embark on an epic multi-sensory adventure with Ben 10 at Ben 10 5D Hero Time. Soar at high speed through the land of OOO at Adventure Time - The Ride of OOO with Finn and Jake. Shoot at the screens with laser beam lights at The Amazing Ride of Gumball or have fun with rope and wall climbing activities at Lazy Town in the Cartoon Network Zone.
The thrilling roller coaster ride, Velociraptor, in The Lost Valley is one of the major attractions at IMG Worlds, with lots of turns, twists, and loops traveling through desert and jungles at 100 km per hour in 2.5 seconds. Strap onto your safari vehicles and ride through dense jungles to find the hidden eggs to save the dying dinosaur species in Forbidden Territory, or experience a spine-chilling experience at Predator that takes you through dark tunnels, unexpected bumps, and a free fall. At Adventure Fortress, children can get on an expedition by climbing ladders and bridges, hopping on nets, and exploring slides to protect the village from dinosaurs. Kids can also have fun spinning in the merry-go-round, Dino Carousel.
Visit The Haunted Hotel in the IMG Boulevard Zone to feel the spook as you negotiate a maze of corridors, encountering all sorts of scary characters, challenging your nerves as you try to find the exit. It is a ghost house, and it is not for people with weak nerves. This attraction is for guests 15 years and above.
2) Meet your Favorite Marvel and Cartoon Network Characters
A special attraction at IMG Worlds for kids is meeting their favorite characters from television and movies. Meet your favorite Avengers such as Iron Man, Hulk, Spider-Man, Thor, and Captain America in action-packed IMG Marvel. Cartoon lovers of all age groups can head to Cartoon Network Zone to meet Ben 10, Powerpuff Girls, Dexter, Johny Bravo, and Lazy Town characters and have the best time ever.
3) Watch a Movie in Novo Cinemas
The IMG Worlds has a 12-screen multiplex cinema, Novo Cinemas, screening the latest blockbuster movies. Replete with an advanced IMAX screen and backed by avant-garde technology, Novo Cinemas has been attracting visitors wanting to relax after a tiring day. Experience 7-star comfort at the VIP premium private lounge, watching your favorite movie in the comfort of reclining seats, soft pillows, and blankets. It has retail and dining options and a dedicated entrance for the general public.
4) Have Fun Shopping for Souvenirs
Take back memories as you buy a souvenir from the various stores at IMG Worlds of Adventure. There is an array of retail stores with an exclusive range of merchandise spread across the thematic zones. From Tony's headgear and Thor's hammer to the Hulk's fists, Marvel fans can buy them easily from retail stores such as Marvel Universe, Avengers Exchange, Marvel Vault, Epsilon Command, Daily Bugle Company Store, and Empire News and Comics.
Children can shop for toys, games, and merchandise in the Cartoon Network stores such as Cartoon Network Classics, Lazy Store, The Amazing World of Gumball - The Store, and Ben 10 - Universe. Shop for dinosaur eggs, miniature dinosaur toys, and egg decorations at the Lost Valley Zone in Raptor Outpost, The Explorer's Supply, and LV Retail Cart. Buy candy, souvenirs, and spooky paintings at the Haunted Hotel Store, IMG Emporium, World of Candy, and Courage & Kind on IMG Boulevard.
5) Enjoy a Hearty Meal at the Food and Beverage Outlets
Visitors to the park can enjoy a world-class dining experience with an array of global cuisines with the bonus of sharing a meal with their favorite characters. Enjoy Mac n Cheese or Hot dogs at the CN Feast, burgers at Mr. Smoothy, chocolate frappe at Richard's Around the World Café, or tortillas with minced beef at Finn & Jake's - Everything Burrito.
Enjoy seafood and steak at Tony's Skydeck on the upper floor of the Avengers Tower; mushroom onion soup, Thai tom yum soup, Korean vegetables, chicken fried rice at Chang's Golden Dragon; or Italian cuisine at Mama Scano's of Yancy in the Marvel Zone.
Try the American chicken wings at the Carnivore Hut; Indian dishes such as Paneer Tikka Masala, Shahi Paneer, and Malai Kofta in the Spice Valley; or hot dogs and burgers in 360 Express in The Lost Valley.
Enjoy grilled vegetables and falafel shawarma at the Flavors of Arabia; pancakes, crepes, and waffles at The Coffeehouse; and Bacon Cheddar cheese or Butter cheese popcorn in The Popcorn Factory in IMG Boulevard Zone.
As IMG Worlds of Adventure is a temperature-controlled indoor-themed park, visiting this park is a welcome break from the Dubai heat. With over twenty thousand visitors visiting this amusement park every day, the IMG theme park is a paradise for adventure lovers and has a lot to offer for people of all ages.