Travel independently to the Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai’s Jumeirah district. Show your ticket, stroll through the gates and enjoy the park’s 30 or so aquatic adventures at your own pace.
Take your pick from the white-knuckle and gentler attractions, and the array of fun pools. The water park is themed around Juha, the much-loved hero of Arabian legend, and there are rides for all ages, from the tiniest toddlers to adrenaline-loving grown-ups.
Perhaps float along the lazy river, or let the kids loose on the water sprays, slides and dumping buckets of the colorful Dhow and Lagoon.
Fancy taking things up a gear? Waft down Flood River to conquer its sudden waves and foaming river rapids, or catch the surf at Breaker’s Bay, the Middle East’s biggest wave pool, where 5-foot (1.5-meter) waves come at you from every direction!
For serious thrills, tackle the heart-pounding heights of Jumeirah Sceirah. Climb the 105-foot (32-meter) tower, board a capsule and then scream out loud as you plummet back down at 50mph (80kmph).
Alternatively, go giddy on the rotating Tantrum Alley, ride a tube down into the high-speed spiralling bowl of the Burj Surj; or shoot 49 feet (15 meters) into the sky on the powerful Master Blasters.
When you need a breather, relax over lunch, snacks and drinks (all at own expense) at the restaurants or cafes. Dig into tasty pizzas, pastas or barbecue fare or refuel with a smoothie, juice, soda or ice cream — there’s a food outlet for every taste.
Perhaps finish at the gift, toy and aqua-wear stores to buy mementos of your day.
When you’ve had your fill of fun, leave the park when you wish. Your ticket is valid up till closing time on the day.
Please note: Wild Wadi will be closed for maintenance from (January 14, 2017 to February 9, 2017).