Wild Wadi Water Park

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Wild Wadi Water Park
Wild-wadi.jpg
Aerial view of the park
LocationJumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates25°08′22″N 55°11′21″E / 25.13944°N 55.18917°E / 25.13944; 55.18917Coordinates: 25°08′22″N 55°11′21″E / 25.13944°N 55.18917°E / 25.13944; 55.18917
OwnerJumeirah
OpenedFebruary 12, 1998; 20 years ago (1998-02-12)
Pools3 pools
Water slides17 water slides
Websitehttps://www.jumeirah.com

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.

Rides[edit]

Ring Rides are the traditional downhill slides. Riders can choose to sit in either a single or double ring.

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

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.

Wipeout AND Riptide have only four of its kind in the world. It is devised by the maverick American lawyer/surf fanatic Thomas Lochtefeld, the Wipeout working by releasing seven tones of water in a second on a thin sheet, which is molded by a foam structure.[1] In this way it produce a fantastic wave effect which is ideal for body-boarding and knee-boarding (or surfing during private parties). [2]

Ticketing and Rates[edit]

The Price of ticket in Wild Wadi water park is based on the height of person. It is categorize in two categories. People above 1.1 Meter tall and people below 1.1 Meter tall. There is discounts on booking tickets in advance from website. More over children under two year are free to enter but proven identity must be shown for age. There is charges for towel and lockers if required.[1] [2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UAE Tours - Wild Wadi Dubai". www.vjcyber.com. Retrieved 2018-10-02.
  2. ^ a b "Rates - Wild Wadi Waterpark- Jumeirah". www.jumeirah.com. Retrieved 2018-10-02.

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