Aqua Dunya Theme Park, a $1.8bn theme park situated in the water-themed family entertainment destination DUBAILAND, covers 8 million square feet and aims to become one of the largest theme park resorts in the Middle East.
Aqua Dunya’s centerpiece, the iconic Desert Pearl, themed as the largest cruise ship in the world anchored at its desert oasis will be home to the 400-room Desert Pearl Hotel and various indoor attractions.
The theme park is comprised of three islands, each themed around the tales of Rakaan and his adventures on the high seas, and a number of rides inside the ship itself.
The five-star Jumeirah Desert Pearl Hotel in the stern of the authentic turn of the century cruise ship will offer 400 luxurious staterooms and suites with views to the surrounding oasis, innovative themed restaurants, a top quality spa, and a variety of recreational facilities.
The Port District offers unique merchandise from around the world in a traditional Arabian souk setting and exotic international dining overlooking the massive 330 meter long cruise ship which forms the backdrop for world-class nightly entertainment.
Aqua Dunya also includes a family-oriented timeshare development with themed one to four bedroom vacation apartments bordering the theme park and canal. The first phase of the residential community sits at the end of the canal with freehold apartments and townhouses fronting an esplanade of waterfront shops and restaurants.
At build-out, Aqua Dunya will include two world class theme parks, three themed hotels, a retail and dining district, a 1,400 seat waterfront theater, a nine-hole golf course, 755 timeshare apartments, and an adjacent residential community with over 2,600 freehold residences.
The resort will be managed by the Jumeirah Group, owners and operators of the Wild Wadi Water Park, the Burj Al Arab and other hotels in Dubai.