Already the biggest waterpark in the region, Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis The Palm is going to begin work on a huge expansion over the coming 18 months.
As the temperatures begin to rise there are few better ways of beating the heat than by heading to one of the city’s many waterparks (and there are some brilliant ones around town), and one of Dubai’s best is set to get a lot bigger, and break some records while it’s at it.
Initially reported by Hotelier Middle East, plans are afoot to make Aquaventure the largest waterpark in the world, according to the Executive VP and MD of Atlantis Resorts and Residences, Tim Kelly.
“We’re in the process of initiating our construction on extending the waterpark,” he said. “By the end of Q3 2020, we will be growing our waterpark by 30 percent.”
That’s a 30 percent growth of a water park that’s already 170,000 square metres in area, so what can visitors expect when work completes in 2020?
Well, we already know Aquaventure could become the largest waterpark on the planet, a title currently held by the Tropical Islands Resort in Germany, but Kelly also revealed that Aquaventure is planning to build the world’s longest waterslide – though more information on that is yet to be revealed.
“We’re going to have the largest water park in the world,” said Kelly. “As part of that plan we will have a brand-new tower, seven new rides, a kids’ area and the world’s longest slide, too.”
Big developments are all the rage at the moment, following the announcement of a Dhs25 billion Riviera-style development coming to the Mina Rashid area by the QE2. We can’t wait to check out the upgrades for ourselves, but in the meantime have a look at the five best waterparks in Dubai right now.
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