Located at the vast Atlantis resort on Palm Jumeirah, the spectacular Aquaventure waterpark is the newest and most state-of-the-art in the city, featuring all sorts of unusual and exciting ways of getting wet.
Centrepiece of the park is the dramatic “Ziggurat”, featuring the stomach-churning “Leap of Faith” waterslide, 27.5m tall and 61m long, at the bottom of which you’re deposited into a transparent underwater tunnel surrounded by a lagoon full of sharks. Other attractions include assorted master-blasters, water-coasters, speedslides, inner-tube rides and power-jets, all guaranteed to get the heart pounding.
Less adrenaline-hungry visitors will enjoy the park’s assortment of gentler rivers and rapids, and there’s also a well-equipped children’s play area. Entrance prices also include use of the impressive stretch of adjacent private beach.
Admission costs 260dh (215dh for children under 1.2m; or 310/250 AED adults/children including The Lost Chambers; free to in-house guests; plus exorbitant locker rental at 50dh).