Tipped as the Middle East’s premier water park Dubai’s Aquaventure is a jam-packed theme park the likes of which are found nowhere else in the region. Spread out across 42 acres in the man-made Palm Islands the venue is quite literally gallons of fun as the water park contains a whopping 5 million gallons of fresh water within its expansive enclave. Offering a wide variety of wet and wild adventures for the entire family this state-of-the art facility also packs in a punch for serious thrill seekers in search of some jaw-dropping liquid spills in the Arabian Gulf. Lined with water slides, river rides a private beach and a special area for kids some of the not-to-be-missed highlights of Aquaventure are as follows.

Renowned for its twisters and mind-blowing water slides The Leap of Faith is perhaps the park’s most popular attraction. With a height of 27.5meters and 61m in length the Ziggurat ride catapults visitors through a transparent tunnel via a shark infested lagoon that serves as the home of black-tip, bow mouth, white-tip, grey reef and guitar sharks. The Plunge on the other hand is Aquaventure’s most thrilling water-coaster where riders twist and turn before descending from the heart of the Ziggurat before blasting upwards on the Plunge’s power-jets.

Other highlights include The Surge, Shark Attack, Shamal and the Stinger while the Conveyor and the jaw-breaking Falls water coaster are offer some of the most exciting experiences available at the venue. River Rides that are hot picks at the park include The Rapids which takes riders on a fast-paced white water voyage crisscrossing caverns and other engaging obstacles. The Torrent River alternatively follows a 600m path on a tidal river surrounded by tropical foliage and the ever-present threat of one meter high waves.

The Splashers Play Area is the preferred haunt of all children visiting the park as it specializes in water based attractions specially geared for young children. The Aquaventure Beach is also a venue frequented by families as this 700m stretch of pristine beach landscapes offers a private hideaway for all. Whether one wishes to engage in a game of beach volleyball or simply laze around in the sun and soak up the breathtaking atmosphere this idyllic corner of Aquaventure is an Arabian oasis complete in its perfection.

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