Wild Wadi Waterpark, UAE: How To Reach, Best Time & Tips
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Wild Wadi Waterpark Tours & Activities

About Wild Wadi Waterpark

Wild Wadi Water Park is an internationally renowned water park located in the Jumeirah area of Dubai near the famous Burj Al Arab. Owned and operated by the world-renowned hotel group, Jumeirah International, Wild Wadi Water Park is listed amongst the 20 best water parks in the world.

This exciting park offers over 30 odd rides and activities for the entire family to enjoy. Built-in 1999 the park aimed at giving its visitors a boost of adrenaline rush that can’t be experienced anywhere else. Besides the adrenaline pumping activities, this water park in Dubai also has many relaxing and fun rides.

The Park has an intriguing theme right out of the Arabian Nights. It showcases the journey of Juha along with his seafaring companion, Sindbad. The theme has been so beautifully designed and implemented that it won the park the World Water Park Association Industry Innovation Award for design and theme.

This Park is also ISO certified with state of the art quality in technological advancements and safety measures. The Wild Wadi Water Park is the fastest growing water parks in the world owing to its constantly evolving attractions and the sheer thrill enjoyed by its visitors. 

The Wild Wadi Water Park has the Burj Surje ride which is the only slide with two bowls in the world.The Park has 5 restaurants and snack bars within the premises and carts moving around the property selling ice creams, popcorn, and cotton candy. The Park also has two gift shops selling souvenirs and other essentials like swimming diapers, anti-slip socks for kids, etc.

How to Reach Wild Wadi Waterpark

You can choose various modes of transport from the Airport to Wild Wadi Water Park. The road distance is 25km.

- Bus:
Take the metro to Al Jafiliya Seaside then board a bus to the Park.

- Taxis:
By taking a taxi you can reach the Park within half an hour but it is expensive.

- Drive: Driving distance is 25 km from the Airport to the Park.

- Metro: Airport Terminal 3 to Sharaf DG. Then book a cab till the Park.

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Best Time to Visit Wild Wadi Waterpark

October to March is the best time of the year to visit Wild Wadi Water Park. Wild Wadi Water Park is open from Sunday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. It is best to visit the Park on weekdays as it is likely to be less crowded. It is also a good idea to reach before opening time in order to avoid the exceedingly long queues later in the day. Every first and third Thursday of every month is Ladies Night from 8:00 PM to midnight.

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What Not to Miss at Wild Wadi Waterpark

 Souk Madinat Jumeirah: Located in the Madinat Jumeirah Resort and styled as a traditional souk, this shopping destination has 75 shops, art galleries, bars and restaurants, a nightclub and a theatre.

Skyview Bar: Located on the 27th floor of the Burj Al Arab, the Skyview Bar offers a stunning view of the Gulf and the city while you sip on their expertly mixed unique cocktails.

Nemo Watersports Dubai Jet Ski and Flyboard: An exemplary attraction to enjoy flyboarding, jet skis, parasailing, sailing, boat tours, water skiing and more.

Dubai Turtle Rehabilitation Project:  An environment-friendly effort to save and treat sea turtles. If you visit on Wednesdays at 11:00 AM you also get to feed the sea turtles.

WOW Kids Amusement Arcade: An excellent creative and futuristic entertainment arcade for kids and adults alike.

Glory Art Gallery: A perfect venue for art lovers. This gallery showcases the artistic works of emerging and established artists.

Off Road Zone: Get your adrenaline rush driving a 4X4 Jeep Wrangler in the desert of the UAE.

HintHunt: An exciting and fun activity area where you and your family or friends can climb a mountain while solving mysteries and puzzles in a tiny room within 60 minutes.

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Things to do in Wild Wadi Water Park

Master Blaster: An anti-gravity water slide that is propelled upwards by high powered jets of water.

Wipeout and Riptide Flow riders - An ultimate surfing experience with seven tonnes of water being shot out every second to create a rolling waves effect perfect for knee boarding or bodyboarding.

Juha’s Journey: Enjoy a relaxing break as you glide along this 360-meter long meandering river that snakes through the park seated on single or double seater tubes.

Breaker’s Bay: A giant wave pool which is also the largest in the world. Enjoy the bobbing up and down as you sit and enjoy the spectacular views.

Tantrum Alley: A heart-pounding slide that makes you get past three tornadoes and ultimately ends in the splash pool.

Burj Surj: Spiralling slides with many twists and turns ending in the massive splash pool.

Jumeirah Sceirah: A massive adrenaline pumping 120-meter long slide going at 80 km per hour. One of the most sought after rides for adrenaline junkies who visit here.

Dhow and Lagoon: A specially designed activity area for kids with over 100 water activities for young visitors to enjoy. Visitors below 1.1-meter height can also enjoy the activities.

Wild Wadi Restaurants: Enjoy a refreshing meal after all the excitement in any of the 5 restaurants and snack bars in the Park. You can take your pick from a variety of pizzas, burgers, fries, shawarmas, fried chicken, fruit juice, flavored milk and many more.

Cabanas: Book a Cabana and enjoy a luxurious view of the Jumeirah Hotels sitting in a comfortable lounge chair with your own private refrigerator filled with fruits and soft drinks.

Shopping: Wild Wadi Water Park has 4 retail outlets and gift shops - Souk Al Wadi, Shahbandar Souk, Air Tattoo, Sinbad’s Car, where you can shop for swimwear, T-shirts, water toys, swimming diapers, anti-slip socks, towels, and souvenirs.

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Other Essential Information About Wild Wadi Waterpark

Wild Wadi Restaurants

1. Smoke House: Smoke House is known popularly to serve delicious American fast food with an experiment of a twist. Chicken barbeque and other smoky dishes are the main highlights of this stunning restaurant.

2. Shah Bandar’s Café: If you want some quick snacks for your short hunger pangs, head to the quaint Shah Bandar’s Café. This cafe serves fresh and tasteful nachos, chips, popcorn, and ice-creams.

3. Riptide Pizza: As its name suggests, Riptide Pizza specializes in a wide selection of freshly baked pizzas. From classic Margherita to Peri Peri pizza, you can enjoy endless options at this upmarket pizza parlour.

4. Leila’s Fruits and Snacks: If you are a health watcher, head to Leila’s Fruit and Snacks for your dose of super healthy diet. This place serves delicious fruit salads, fresh juices, and healthy smoothies.

5. Juha’s Family Kitchen: Juha’s Family Kitchen is one of the primary food outlets in the Wild Wadi Waterpark. This place serves delicious shawarmas, fries, burgers, and chicken. It also serves tasty salads and healthy food options for the diet watchers.

Wild Wadi Rides

1. Jumeirah Sceirah: The 32 meters tall Jumeirah Sceirah happens to be the fastest and tallest free-fall slide in the UAE. As you go down the long slide at a speed to 80km/h, you can soak in the views of the Burj.

2. Burj Surj: The Burj Surj comprises two huge spiralling downhill water slides and a looming bowl. This thrilling ride splashes you into a serene mini pool, after you slide down.

3. Master Blaster: Throwing you 15 meters high up in the air, Master Blaster has its name among the fastest 'aquatic roller coaster'. There are multiple master blasters for you to choose from including Wadi Basher, Jebel Lookout, Falaj Fury, and Falcon Fury.

4. Tantrum Alley: Comprising waterslides and tornadoes, Tantrum Alley leads you to the initial tornado and after spinning and going back and forth several times, you are led into two more tornadoes, before finally being thrown into the pool.

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Tips for visiting Wild Wadi Water Park

- Wear comfortable and appropriate swimwear while visiting the Park, keeping in mind that it is a family park. Street clothes are not allowed in the Park.

- Carry an extra pair of swimwear especially if you are going with kids.

- At least four hours is required to fully enjoy the facilities in the Park.

- Arrive before opening time if you want to avoid exceedingly long queues.

- Carry your own towels to avoid paying extra for them in the Park.

- Do not wear glasses or lenses while taking any of the rides.

- Be sure of the depth of each pool before you plunge in it.

- Children need constant supervision and arrange for a meeting spot in case of any separation.

- Follow the lifeguard’s instructions at all times. Let them assist you with the right seating positions.

- Do not keep Jumeirah Sceirah to the end of your time here as the queue for this ride is usually around 45 minutes long.

- Analyze each ride before you leap in order to make sure if you can take it or not.

- Always ride in a seated position and hold the handles of your tube on all the rides.

- Children below 13 years of age are to be accompanied by an adult at all times.

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People Also Ask About Wild Wadi Waterpark

  1. Can I take food inside the Water Park?

    No. The Wild Wadi Water Park prohibits outside food and you can only take a 1 litre water bottle per person. However, restaurants and snack bars are available inside the Park.

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  2. Can senior citizens also come to the Wild Wadi Water Park? And, what is the ticket price?

    Yes, senior citizens can come to Wild Wadi Water Park but attention needs to be paid to the rules for each activity. The Entrance Ticket price is based on the height of the individual. 1.1 meters and above is AED 299 and below 1.1 the ticket price is AED 249.
  3. Is it necessary to book tickets in advance for the Water Park?

    It is not necessary to book tickets in advance, as tickets are available at the entrance but prior booking will prevent standing in the long queues and also fetch you great discounts. There are also many offers given out to advance ticket bookers.

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  4. Which public transport is nearest to Wild Wadi Water Park?

    Umm Suqeim is the nearest bus stop to Wild Wadi Water Park. The best public transport to use for Wild Wadi Water Park is a mix of Metro and Cab. Take a metro till Sheikh Zayed Road then take a 10 minutes cab ride to Wild Wadi Water Park. Buses are also available from various parts of Dubai to the Wild Wadi Water Park.
  5. How far is it from Wild Wadi to Jumeirah beach?

    Wild Wadi Water Park is 8 km away from the Jumeirah Beach via Jumeirah Street. Buses from near Burj Al Arab are available till Majlis Al Ghoreifa and then a short walk will lead you to Jumeirah Beach.

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  6. What is the best time to visit Wild Wadi Water Park?

    As the Wild Wadi Park offers all kinds of outdoor activities, the best time to visit the park is during the winter season, between the months of November and March.
    The summer season, between the months of June and August is also a great time to beat the heat and enjoy a refreshing splash in the waterpark.

  7. Is there any restaurant available in the Water Park?

    Wild Wadi Water Park has 6 restaurants - Smokehouse, Riptide Pizza, Leila’s Fruits, and Snacks, Julshan’s Burgers and Dogs and Juha's Family Kitchen - within the premises serving sandwiches, pizzas, hotdogs, burgers, shawarmas, fruits, juices, flavored milk, and many other refreshments.

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  8. What are the things that I should carry to the Water Park?

    A 1 liter water bottle, comfortable and appropriate swimwear, towels, age proof if you have kids below the age of 2, IDs and flip flops.
  9. How many rides are there in Wild Wadi Water Park?

    There are Thirty odd rides in the Wild Wadi Water Park with the Jumeirah Sceirah being the most popular one amongst the adrenaline junkies. The Dhow and Lagoon is the kid's area and it has about 100 different water activities for the young visitors.
  10. What are the activities that can be done at the Wild Wadi water park?

    Wild Wadi Water Park has activities for everyone, kids can enjoy the water guns, racing slides, and the many other water activities in the Dhow and Lagoon area of the Park, adrenaline junkies can enjoy the Wipeout Rides, Riptide Flowrider, Master Blasters, Breaker’s Bay, Tantrum Alley, Burj Surj and Jumeirah Sceirah. Or enjoy the journey of Juha on the Lazy River. Shop at the souvenir shops in the Park and enjoy refreshments at the 5 restaurants and snack bar here.

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  11. What are the safety measures for kids at the Water Park?

    The sun and water safety program for kids between the age group of 4 to 12 which teaches children how to enjoy the water park safely. Professionally trained lifeguards are there at all times. Children under 13 years old should be accompanied by an adult. Anti-slip socks for kids are available at the shops in the Water Park.
  12. Is it safe for guests with disabilities at Wild Wadi Water Park?

    Yes it is safe for guests with disabilities at Wild Wadi Water Park and appropriate provisions have been made to make sure such guests are comfortable. Wheelchair assistance and separate washrooms are available for the differently abled visitors to the park.

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  13. What are the operational days and timings of the Wild Wadi water park?

    Sunday to Saturday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. First and third Thursday of every month is Ladies Night from 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Days and timings may differ during Ramadan. So do check before planning.

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