Wild Wadi Waterpark

Address: Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

- Expensive


Dubai's first waterpark continues to draw the crowds.

While Aquaventure on the Palm Jumeirah may have stolen its watery thunder, you can't forget Wild Wadi, the city's first centre for splash-tastic rides, sat just next to the famed Burj Al Arab. Packed full of tunnels, wave pools, ridiculous surfing simulators and rapids that fire rubber-ringed guests up and down narrow tubes, this is still among Dubai's favourite attractions, despite being among the oldest. An afternoon can easily be spent cruising around the lazy river or - if you're brave enough - hurtling down the sharp incline of the bizarrelly-spelled Jumeirah Sceirah. Alternatively, ditch the kids there for a day and you're unlikely to hear a complaint.  

Value for money

Price advice

A day pass is 200 dirhams for adults and 165 dirhams for children under 1.1 metres tall. There are often offers so it's worth checking out the website. As it's owned by Jumeirah, all (as far as I am aware) of the Jumeirah hotels offer free day passes with each room, plus shuttle services.  

Expert tips

Very hot during summer.

Busier on Thu/Fri.

Recommended for

  • Families with teenagers
  • Families with younger children
  • Special occasions