Did you know that Aquaventure Waterpark at Atlantis The Palm is the largest and most adventurous water-themed attraction in Dubai? Offering thrilling water slides and record breaking zipline circuits, this place really took my breath away – literally. No wonder Aquaventure waterpark is called the number one Waterpark in the Middle East and Europe. Rising from the Arabian Gulf, Aquaventure contains 18 million litres of fresh water used to power 11 thrilling waterslides and a 2.3 kilometre river ride with tidal waves and pools and water rapids.
My personal favourites at Aquaventue at Atlantis, The Palm? Here you go:
- The Leap of Faith with it’s daring 27.5 meter near-vertical drop propelling body surfers through a clear acrylic tunnel submerged in a shark-filled lagoon and ultimately out into the sunshine and plunge pool below. This is one of the tallest, fastest free fall slides in the entire Middle East, dropping over 9 stories in mere seconds.
- Poseidon’s Revenge offers the most extreme thrills: imagine a transparant time capsule, the floor disappearing under your feet, a terrifying 20 meter drop and the first duel racing loops in the world. Your heart won’t beat any faster than at this very moment!
- The river loop, called the Rapids, is a 1.6 kilometer river adventure using 15 million litres of fresh water to propel inner-tube riders through high intensity rapids, wave surges and waterfalls. Yes please: the Rapids is the longest river in the region and the only river that has multiple level rapids!
Aquaventure is accessible to all visitors to Dubai for full-day visits for a daily fee of AED 250 per adult and AED 205 for guests less than 1.2 meters. Dubai residents enjoy special rates of AED 165 for adults and AED 140 for children upon presentation of their Emirates ID card. Hotel guests receive free entry during their stay and special rates available when booking at www.atlantisthepalm.com.