Overlooking the Burj Al Arab hotel on Jumeirah Beach in Dubai, Wild Wadi Water Park boasts 30 water attractions and draws almost a million visitors annually. Adrenaline-junkies, water lovers, and families wanting a fun day out flock here to enjoy everything from white-knuckle chutes to lazy rivers, play pools, surf waves, and more.
Themed around the Arabian character Juha, Wild Wadi appeals to all ages. Thrill-seekers will love the super-steep Jumeirah Sceirah capsule slide and spiraling Burj Surj tube ride, as well the surf waves of the Wipeout and Riptide Flowriders. Families and other guests who want to take things slowly will prefer tamer attractions such as the kids’ zone and wave pool.
Travelers keen to save vacation time in Dubai can pre-book entry tickets or tours that also include admission to Wild Wadi. Options include ticket packages that also include return transport to the park from Dubai hotels, as well as combos that take you sightseeing first before dropping you at the park.
Things to Know Before You Go
- Wild Wadi is an essential for families and water-lovers of all ages.
- Pre-book an all-day ticket or a tour that includes round-trip transfers.
- Wear swimsuits or water-friendly clothes that respect local customs; transparent swimwear isn’t permitted.
- Lines for Jumeirah Sceirah can sometimes be cut off 45 minutes before the park closes, so get there early.
- You can rent lockers for your personal items; there are also free life-vests if you feel you need them.
How to Get There
Wild Wadi is on Dubai’s Jumeirah Beach Road, next to the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Take the metro to the Mall of the Emirates station and grab a cab—it’s a short ride to the gates. Otherwise, take a cab from your hotel or choose a tour that includes return transport.
When to Get There
Wild Wadi is open daily, although times vary with the season and day; generally, though, it’s 10am-7pm Sunday-Wednesday, 10am-6pm Thursdays, and 10am until late on Fridays and Saturdays. If you’re visiting during the peak period (November-April), arrive as early in the day as possible to avoid the longest ride lines.
Top Family Attractions at Wild Wadi
If you’re bringing the kids to Wild Wadi, head for the water slides and tipping bucket at Juha’s Dhow and Lagoon or float along the lazy river. Then, enjoy a family meal at the restaurants; there’s everything from pizzas and burgers to ice cream.