One of the absolute highlights of our recent stopover in Dubai was visiting the Wild Wadi Water Park.
This is one of several water parks in Dubai, and I think the best known. It is right alongside the hotel we stayed in, the Jumeirah Beach Hotel and is owned by the same group. Hotel residents can use the water park at any time and have their own private entrance. As you can imagine, we went a few times!
There were areas to suit all my children, the teens who are 16 and 14 loved the death defying drop of the Jumeirah Sceirah, we all liked the riding the inflatables down Tantrum Alley, the twins who are seven loved the Juha’s Dhow and Lagoon with its water playground, and the huge wave pool too.
It was fun to bob along the slow current of the lazy river called Juha’s Journey on our rubber rings and the aquatic roller coaster that is Master Blaster was good fun too. So was sitting in a deck chair eating an ice cream and reading a book whilst the kids whizzed around.
I was impressed by the number of life guards on duty. They were very much on the ball and I had great faith that my kids would be alright as they, at times, dashed here and there on their own.
We visited Dubai in December which is winter time, the temperature was a very pleasant 23 – 26 degrees C during the day. This is said to be the best time of year to visit Dubai as the weather is so much more clement than during the scorching summer. Another plus was that Wild Wadi wasn’t very busy and we never had to queue for more than a minute or two. BIG plus.
Friends who live in Dubai say they come to Wild Wadi when it’s hot, and the hardest thing is walking around as the ground fries your feet. It’s very pleasant to play in the water when the temperature is in the 40’s, they say. I bet.
We’ve always loved a water slide or two. Check out my list of all Sydney’s water slides here. This water park was a real highlight of our four days in Dubai. I feel pretty confident we’ll be back there one day, sooner or later.
Hope you are travelling well.
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