Make a splash at a waterpark

These fun-filled attractions across the UAE definitely are not just for kids

Make a splash at a waterpark
Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai

There is no trouble finding water in the UAE. In fact there’s water-based fun to be had in every emirate.

You can discover an incredible aquatic world at Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai, based at Atlantis The Palm (pictured right, middle), which is overflowing with fun. Experience a series of adrenaline-pumping rides such as Poseidon’s Revenge, which sees hardy thrillseekers propelled through the heart of The Tower of Poseidon at 60km per hour.

If you want to double up on your Dubai fun, dip your toe in the water at the Arabian-themed Wild Wadi Waterpark (pictured, top), which is home to more than 30 rides and attractions.

A newer addition is the Laguna park at  the sprawling La Mer area in Jumeirah. 

Abu Dhabi isn’t left high and dry, either, as Yas Waterworld one of the top tourist attractions on Yas Island. The popular destination boasts 45 rides for all ages, regular ladies’ night offers and even introduced a Neon Nights evening event giving you a chance to visit once the sun goes down.
Dubai: Aquaventure Waterpark Dubai. From Dhs170. Open daily 10am to sunset. Atlantis The Palm Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 2000); Wild Wadi Waterpark: Dhs270 (adult all- day ticket), Dhs222 (child all-day ticket). Call for seasonal timings. Umm Suqeim 3, www.jumeirah.com (04 348 4444).
Laguna Waterpark: From Dhs125. Open daily 10am-8pm. La Mer, Jumeirah 1 (800 637 227).
Abu Dhabi: Yas Waterworld: From Dhs210. Call for seasonal timings. Yas Island, www.yaswaterworld.com (02 414 2000).

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