Within easy reach of Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, this palm-filled waterpark is home to thrilling rides and a host of attractions suitable for a wide range of ages. Inspired by the tales of Juha, an Arabian folklore character, here’s why Wild Wadi Waterpark™ is the perfect place for all the family to make a splash.
Prepare for the 32-metre-high Jumeirah Sceirah slide to literally sweep you off your feet as you reach speeds of speeds up to 80km/h, before experiencing the most recent attraction at Wild Wadi Waterpark™ – Tantrum Alley – which sees adventurers sitting in four-person inflatable tubes and spinning and swirling their way through a course of downhill waterslides and twisting tornadoes.
Each ride at Wild Wadi Waterpark™ is awarded a thrill rating, so it’s easy to make the right choice for both teenagers and little water babies. For example, younger children will love the chance to take a leisurely float along the gentle currents of Juha’s Journey – a 360-metre long lazy river. Then there are the rapids of Flood River and the huge expanse of Breaker’s Bay, which is home to the largest wave pool in the Middle East.
An action-packed atmosphere
As well as rides, there’s the chance to try out exciting watersports like surfing. Put your board skills to the test on the Wipeout and Riptide challenges, devised by legendary surf fanatic Thomas Lochtefeld. Thanks to a world-leading wave machine, there’s never a dull moment at this practice pool.
And if you don’t feel like getting wet, parents can relax while keeping an eye on all the activity in the water by booking a VIP cabana. Situated close to Juha’s Journey and the wave pool, the Wadi Cabanas encourage time out thanks to their premium sun loungers, sumptuous towels, tables and chairs, and private refrigerators.
If all these water-fuelled adventures have meant you’ve worked up an appetite, then you can rest assured that hungry tummies will find something delicious amid the many dining outlets at Wild Wadi Waterpark™. From fresh-out-of-the-oven pizzas to delicious burgers and shawarmas, there are a range of street food-style stalls to select a meal from. In addition, smoothie and fresh fruit stands provide a refreshing and healthy option, while there are a number of places to pick up sweet treats such as popcorn and tasty ice cream dotted around the park.
More aquatic adventures
Located opposite Wild Wadi Waterpark™, guests at Burj Al Arab can swap the terrace’s freshwater pool and saltwater infinity pool for slides and rides in a matter of minutes. The waterpark is also close to Jumeirah Beach Hotel, with its waterfront villas and access to a blissful two-kilometre stretch of sandy coastline.
With these luxurious properties as your base, it’s easy to discover a few more water worlds that are just a short distance away. Like the Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo in The Dubai Mall, where glass tunnels provide a fascinating glimpse of sharks and rays swimming above. Then there are the cute creatures of Penguin Cover and a daily opportunity to see the mighty King Croc – one of the world’s largest reptiles – tuck into this afternoon tea.
And if you enjoyed surfing at Wild Wadi Waterpark™, chances are that you’ll love the extreme sports on offer at Kite Beach. The clue is in the name – this sweeping stretch of sand is the perfect place to whizz through the waves during a kite-surfing lesson.