The Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai overlooks the Burj Al Arab, making it one of the most colorful and beautiful waterparks in the world. In total, the water park has 30 different water attractions, including the 32 meters high Jumeirah Sceirah slide, the artificial surf ride Wipeout and Riptide and the 18 meters high waterfall.
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3 Pools and 17 Waterslides
Whether your favorite pastime is surfing, sliding, body boarding, water guns, or even being shoot out of a seven-tons-of-water per-second wave machine, the Wild Wad Water Park has it all. All of the entertainment and rides are all-ages appropriate.
Juha Says Welcome
The park is design around Arabian folklore, namely the legend of Juha, or Nasreddin, a philosopher who appeared in thousands of folklore stories. He appears all over the park is mascot form and reminds visitors to play safe, have fun, and get soaking wet.
The rides are organized into three categories:
- Daring, Waves of Fun
- Relaxing Fun
- Kid Friendly
Popular rides include:
32 meters high tower, which oversees the whole park. You can reach a top speed of 80 km/h on this 120 meter long slide.
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Downhill spiraling waterslides. You are seated on a tube, to travel downhill to the bowl, where you are hurtled into two spiraling spins and then dropped into the slide, ending with a big splash in the pool.
The Master Blaster rides start off at White Water Wadi and Flood River Flyer. These rides will rocket you up to 15 meters above ground level.
Get on a four-person tube and hit the Tantrum Alley slide that joins two large sections of downhill waterslides and three tornadoes.
Juha’s Dhow and Lagoon
This interactive play structure is for the kids. It includes:
- 100 water activities
- 5 slides
- racing slides
- water guns
This is a 360 meters long relaxing river journey. Here you can take your time after all those crazy rides.
Take your tube and get ready for a wild ride on the Flood River. In this artificial wild river 100,000 liters of water flows. Beware as it creates waves over 1 meter high and sudden river rapids.
Wipeout and Riptide
This is one of the only 4 such surf places in the world. This design by the surf fanatic, Thomas Lochtefeld, shoots seven tonnes of water per second. Get ready!
Cabanas are private spaces with sun loungers, beds and hammocks. There is also an attentive staff to take care about you.