Wild Wadi Waterpark, Dubai
(A "Wadi" is a dry river-bed that fills rapidly once rain falls over the surrounding mountains.)
Wild Wadi claims to be the largest water theme park in the Middle East. (not true: the little known DreamLand park in Umm Al Quwain has 50acres more space but is older & more basic). Also, AquaVenture at the Atlantic Hotel Dubai (openend in 2008) is bigger as well.)
Nevertheless, Wild Wadi definitely is very well done & laid out - with rides for adults & also smaller children. They've basically managed to pack as much excitement as they can into 12 acres & I've always had a fun time there :-)
Unfortunately they seem to be increasing their prices constantly, so it's not cheap! But if you decide to spend an entire day or even get a family-package price, it's worth it.
The park consists of 23 rides & attractions, 14 of which are interconnected.
The water can be pretty cold at times, so be prepared to sport some goose bumps if you visit during December or January!
There's also various food outlets around the park that serve your usual burgers, sandwiches, salads, etc. Unlicensed - no alcoholic beverages. They've introduced a cash free payment system of waterproof wristbands that store electronic credits.
My favourites are the "Jumeirah Sceirah" (33 metres high. You reach speeds of up to 80 km/h!) and the pitch-black darkness of the "Tunnel of Doom"... smile nicely at one of the lifeguards & they'll turn you around to let you go down the slide backwards... Aaahhh!
Opening Hours 2010:
November to February: 10;00am-06:00pm.
March to May: 10:00am-07:00pm.
June to August: 10:00am-08:00pm.
September & October: 10:00am-07:00pm.
Rates: (as of January 2010)
General Admission (Adults / Children above 13 years): AED 200.
Children (under 1.1 metres in height): AED 165.
Children 2 years and younger are free.
Towel Rental / Locker Rental: AED 25 each.
1 US Dollar = 3.67 Dirhams
Includes unlimited use of all the rides, the use of rubber rings, lifejackets & body boards.
Wild Wadi Water park is located in Jumeirah Beach Road. It’s really fun water park with attractive rides. Try the 80 kms/hr downhill hurtle on the 33 metre high Jumeirah Sceirah; the 1.5 metre high waves at Breakers Bay; the 170 metre white-knuckle ride at Rushdown Ravine; or any of the 14 awesome interconnected rides. It’s so much fun. And also for those who want to relax in the pool, there are some pools that you can lay back and having great time. They also have artificial rains and thunder, which quite exciting and people won’t miss having rain in the sunny weather.
The entrance ticket is from AED 110 to 130. (need to check if they update the price) And there is also service for locker and towel rent. They also have cashless payment system (just a techie term for a nifty waterproof wristband) stores electronic credits, which can be used to buy whatever you need in the park. If any credit is left over you can have it refunded at the end of the day.
Check their site : http://www.wildwadi.com/info/
The Wild Wadi Water Park is situated in Jumeirah, next to the Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
We have been told by our guides that Wild Wadi was an outdoor water park with a heated/cooled wave pool, multiple water slides and two artificial surfing machines. In addition, the park has one of the largest water. Another feature of the park is an 18 m waterfall that goes off every ten minutes. Unfortunately we hadn’t enough time to visit it. May be next time…
My day at Wild Wadi was soooo special, I loved it! I had lots of fun. First of all, I was impressed by their system designed to make you comfortable, i.e they took the amount of money we wanted and put it in an account, gave us some bracelets to use when we open our lockers and also when we want to eat or drink. The only problem I had was that being friday, it was very crowded and I get tense in these situations....but i overcame that and I had fun. The staff was friendly and I enjoyed a lot all the slides, the Lazy River and all the amenities.
This is the biggest waterpark in the UAE, set in 12 landscaped acres and with 23 different "rides".
We started off on the Lazy River, which I thought was a disappointment as I was expecting more thrills, but then Steve took me to the ultimate ride - the Jumeirah Scarer (which I would describe as the quickest colonic irrigation available). 80 km/hr downhill for 33 metres. Once I'd retrieved my cossie bottoms and dignity, we tried out all the other rides, getting shot upwards, downwards, through tunnels (very dark and claustrophobic, but you won't be in it for long!).
Safety is a key factor - there are literally dozens of lifeguards on duty at all times.
You can chill out on a sun-lounger in the landscaped gardens, get a meal or buy souvenirs.
Try to avoid going on the weekend (Thurday & Friday) as it will be swamped with residents!
Costs AED 110 for kids 4-12, 130 for over 13's. ($30-35) Lockers are available. Guests at Jumeirah Beach hotel get in for free. Open from 11 am, closing time varies according to time of year.
Wild Wadi water park is just near the world famous Burj al Arab hotel.. The park has very nice watergames and you will enjoy a complete one day in the park. The park is inside a 12 acres area and 23 different themes are waiting for you
The Entrance fee to the park was 99,- Dirhems around 30,- USD, For kids it was 80 dirhem...However if you stay in one of the Jumeriah hotels you can obtain a free entrance card..
The park is open from 11am to 6 pm but varies summer months.
I only saw from outside this water park situated between the Burj-al-Arab and the Jumeirah Beach hotels.
Of course that, being in Dubai it must be the most... something, but the almost 50º C of August didn't allow us to leave the air-conditioning.
Maybe next time, if it there will be one!
Wild Wadi waterpark, was the best waterpark I have been to. No stair climbing (except for the speed slide) - you are propelled up the slides on your tube. The ultimate in lazy waterslide riding (and also a godsend in the heat as you stay wet pretty much the whole time!).
Water park for young and old with river canyon ride, scary "Jumeirah Scarah" ride, surfing rides, etc. There's a wave pool and several places to sunbathe, gift shop and snack bars. Lockers and towels can be rented at an extra charge. Quite expensive to get in (around 250 dirhams pp - basic entrance). Was free when we stayed at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Opens around 10am 'til approx 5.30pm (depending on season).
Great day out I had here. The waterpark features long tube rides known as Master Blasters where you ride along the water on a ring up and down and around through tunnels and into small pools. Excellent fun! There's also hairier slides that can reach speeds of 50mph (80kph). One of them, known as Jumeirah Sceirah, is the tallest and fastest free-fall speed slide outside North America. Also in the waterpark are flowriders which are surfing rides whereby fast moving water comes at you so as to mimic breaking waves on a beach.
"Wild Wadi Dubai" is a popular water theme park with several options for entertainment and fun. It has a wave pool, along with several water slides as well as artificial surfing machines. It has one of the largest water slides that are located in the region.
There are also two gift shops in the theme park from where the guests can collect their souvenirs and gift items. There are three restaurants where the visitors can order for sumptuous meals. In addition, there are several snack stands as well, from where the guests can pick up items for their munching. The park is available to host corporate and family events too.
A good option to give a try in order to survive from the heat of the city ... :)
Wild Wadi is a big bundle of fun for all you water park freaks out there. It has all the latest water rides, flumes, rapids and waves whilst also having a artifical beach area so you can just chill.
The scenery is great and all right under the Al Burj hotel, but get there early as you might find it difficult to get a lounger!
Even if you have no kids with you, you should spend a half day in the park. They have plenty of water-rides and the fun is enormous! The biggest slide is 27 meters high and it cost some overcoming to climb the steps... from the top you have a great view about the area... and then the interesting part starts... they tell you that you can reach 80 km per hour and to be honest, I dont think that any official in my home country (Germany) would allow such construction... but if you have finally done the stuff... its a good feeling ...
The entrance fee is about 50 USD... but its definitely worth the money!
Wild Wadi Waterpark is the first Waterpark in Dubai and it is located between the Jumeirah Beach hotel and Burj Al Arab (if you are check in guests of both, you have free access to this waterpark). This waterpark opened in the early 2000's and was packing both the locals and tourist in oit since it offers a nice oasis here in the desert, until is was upstaged by the Atlantis Aguaventure Waterpark in Atlantis Resort in the Palm Jumeirah Islands. This water park is still popular but the crowds here are not near the ones going to Aquaventure. This Waterpark offers more than 30 slides and water attractions like the water roller coaster and raging river rides.
Tickets: AED 235 for weekdays and AED 265 for weekends and AED 175 for children
hours: Monday to Sunday : 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
according to their website:
Located in Dubai and situated in front of the stunning Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi offers 30 rides and attractions for all the family. Wild Wadi is themed around the tale of Juha, a known character from the Arabian folklore.
At Wild Wadi, we know that we're only as good as our rides. That's why we have the best and widest selection in the U.A.E. We have rides to suit all ages and sizes.
Relax and enjoy metre high waves of Flood River and long, lazy river of Juha's Journey.The little ones will love the kids activities at Wild Wadi which include racing slides and water guns!
But for those thrill seekers amongst you, check out the adrenaline fuelled rides at Wild Wadi Water Park including the incredible Tantrum Alley and Burj Surj!
Last but by no means least, our Wipeout and Riptide Flowriders offer the ultimate surfing experience. One of only four such rides in the world, the Wipeout Flowrider is a blast. Devised by the maverick American lawyer/surf fanatic Thomas Lochtefeld, the Wipeout works by shooting out more than seven tonnes of water per second in a thin sheet across a moulded foam structure, producing a realistic wave effect ideal for body-boarding and knee-boarding (or stand-up flowboarding during private events
After gawking at the Dubai Emirates Mall, we cooled off in the indoor ski dome. 160 m.slope of 6000 tons of real snow; wider and better than Landgraaf. Just be aware that even in regular ski gear, its extra super cold in there. there are penguins (huh?) but since no cameras are allowed you will have to purchase your photos, and they are expensive. We had hot cocoa at the alpine cafe, and found ourselves wondering what to do the next day - Wild Wadi Waterpark, that's what!
Where do I even begin? Daring, thrilling rides, one of the best water parks, period. The new rides are very exciting - one of them launches you in the air in a tube -what was it called -the master blaster? Wave pools, water blasters, everyone beaming and having fun. 12 acres of "adrenaline-pumping state of the art rides" (I'm quoting, because I agree).The staff were gracious and friendly, and if you go early, you can beat the crowds.
Its too expensive, but what are you doing in Dubai if you care about that? If you care anyway, try saving by booking a nice, but less glorious and less expensive hotel like the Fortune Plaza
( we paid $141) - pretty nice with deep bathtubs in the guest room, 24 hr room service, spa and fitness club, all near the airport in Deira. We also used stay123 for a park and fly at the start of the trip, so we wouldn't pay that ridiculous $15 a day for airport terminal parking. If we could plan the trip again, we would have gone straight to Wild Wadi, and saved the $ from the ski dome, but others were absolutely awed by it.