Wild Wadi Water Park
|Wild Wadi Water Park|
Aerial view of the park
|Location||Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Water slides||17 water slides|
The Wild Wadi Water Park is an outdoor water park in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Situated in the area of Jumeirah, next to the Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, the water park is operated by Jumeirah International, a Dubai-based hotelier.
Wild Wadi has a heated/cooled wave pool, multiple water slides and two artificial surfing machines. In addition, the park had the largest water slide outside of North America, but it has since been removed to make space for two other rides. Another feature of the park is an 18 m (59 ft) waterfall that goes off every ten minutes. The water park also has two gift shops, three restaurants and two snack stands.
It was featured in The Amazing Race 5 and The Amazing Race Asia 1, in which teams had to slide down a 21 m (69 ft) drop. It was later featured in The Amazing Race Australia 2, but instead, the teams had to ride the Surf Machine and use boogie boards to surf their way to the end where they got their next clue.
This is a list of the largest rides:
- White Water Wadi
- Jebel Lookout
- Wadi Leap
- Hoz'N Hurler
- Falaj Fury
- Wadi Twister
- Wadi Bazher
- Flood River Flyer
Ring Rides are the traditional downhill slides. Riders can choose to sit in either a single or double ring.
The Ring Rides include:
- Tumble Falls
- Falcon Fury
- Rushing Rapids
- Thunder Rapids
- Tunnel of Doom
Tantrum Alley & Burj Surj are two new slides that replaced the family rides. Both are the first of its kind in the region. Tantrum Alley is a slide with a combination of 3 tornados & Burj Surj has 2 bowls.
Jumeirah Sceirah is the tallest and fastest free-fall water slide outside of North and South America. Rising to 33 m (108 ft) with riders reaching speeds up to 80 km/h (50 mph).
FlowRider rides, Wipeout and Riptide, are surfing simulators that shoot out more than seven tons of water per second in a thin sheet across moulded foam structures. These rides produce a realistic wave effect which allows riders to body-board, knee-board or surf.
Breakers Bay is the largest wave pool in the Middle East. It produces parallel and crossing 1.5 m (4.9 ft) waves in five different configurations.
Juha's Journey is a 360 m (1,180 ft) long river which allows guest to relax and slowly float around the park.
Juha’s Dhow and Lagoon is Wild Wadi's play area for children and has over 100 water games/rides.
Changing Rooms: Wild Wadi has separate changing rooms for men and women with lockers of various sizes. Changing rooms are cleaned frequently and include plenty of shower stalls. Lockers are locked and opened by using the guest wrist band issued to each guest.
Wrist Bands: Guests have the option to deposit money towards their magnetic guest wrist bands which eliminates the need to carry wallets and purses throughout the park when buying food and beverage. Any unused funds on the wrist band can be refunded back to the guest.
Wadi Cabanas: Wild Wadi has six cabanas which can be booked for an additional fee. Each cabana can accommodate up to 8 guests and includes guaranteed private seating, four sun loungers under a tent, complimentary towels and a VIP Fast Pass for quick access to White Water Wadi.
Food and Beverage: Wild Wadi's two main restaurants include Julshan's Burgers and Dogs and Juha's Family Kitchen. Both serve burgers, shawarmas, fried chicken, salads and sandwiches. Other restaurants include Ali's BBQ, Riptide Pizza, Leila's Fruits and Snacks and Shahbandar's Cafe.
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