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Your Adventure Guide To Wild Wadi Water Park Dubai

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Thrilling slides, one-of-a-kind rides, and relaxing rivers, the United Arab Emirates is home to some of the world’s best water parks. While choosing a favourite can be quite difficult, Wild Wadi tops the list for many. Since the day the park opened its doors, Wild Wadi has received rave reviews and should definitely be on your Dubai Bucketlist. The very first water park to pop up in the Middle East, it's location lends it an unbeatable backdrop. Situated across the gorgeous Burj Al Arab, the park offers slides and rides with a view.

Wild Wadi Waterpark will close its doors on the 8th of January, 2023 and will re-open on the 4th of February, 2023.

Why You Must Visit Wild Wadi Dubai

Wild Wadi is one of the most popular theme parks situated in Dubai and boasts an arsenal of rides and slides. Perhaps the most well-known ride in the park, Jumeirah Sceirah is the tallest and fastest free-fall water slide outside the Americas. Climb up 32 metres and take in sweeping views of the park before flying down the 120-metre tandem slide at an incredible speed of 80 km/h (50mph)! At Tantrum Alley, take on three tornados and downhill waterslides. Or, defy gravity on the Master Blaster aquatic roller coaster that shoots you 15 metres above the ground before sending you on a thrilling ride propelled by high-powered water jets.

There’s also a huge interactive baby and toddler friendly play structure with over 100 water activities including slides, water guns, climbing frames and a dumping bucket. Whether you want to amp up the adrenaline or have a relaxing day with the family, Wild Wadi is, without doubt, one of Dubai’s most popular attractions.

Wild Wadi Waterpark Theme

The Wild Wadi waterpark is based on the tales of Juha, a beloved character from the Arabian Folklore. The park offers a variety of pulsating rides, slides and activities for all ages. From Juha's Dhow to Jumeriah Sceirah, all 30 rides at Wild Wadi are designed and named around the folklore of Juha.

Buying Wild Wadi Tickets Online

Wild Wadi tickets can be purchased directly through the park’s website or in person at the entrance of the park. For those looking to save some time and money, you can purchase discounted tickets via Headout, a trusted online marketplace for purchasing discount tickets to Dubai’s top attractions.

Headout offers discounted Wild Wadi tickets at more than 15% off the regular price.

Top 9 Wild Wadi Rides - You Cannot Miss These!

Brave enough to take on three tornados? Looking to pump up the adrenaline with a 120-meter free-fall at the exciting speed of 80 km/h? Wild Wadi offers plenty of adventure for thrill seekers. Lazy rivers, a wave pool, surfable riptides, a baby-friendly play zone and much more, Wild Wadi has rides and attractions to suit everyone’s preferred thrill level.

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Jumeirah Sceirah

Climb into one of the two capsules and feel the anticipation build up as you wait for the floor below you to open. Once released, you and another guest will speed down the 120-metre tandem slides at an incredible 80 km/h!

Best for : Kids & Adults
Ride Type: Speed Slide
Hot tip: Make sure to cross your arms and legs at all times during this ride

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Burj Surj

Grab your seat in a shared tube and start the ride with a plunge down a large waterslide. You’ll then travel through two spiraling spins before embarking on another downhill waterslide that’ll drop you with a splash into a pool. A maximum of five people can share one tube.

Best for : Kids & Adults
Ride Type: Family Slide

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Tantrum Alley

Downhill waterslides, three exciting tornadoes and a whole lot of speed - Tantrum Alley takes you on an adrenaline pumped journey. A maximum of four people and a minimum of two can share one tube.

Best for : Kids & Adults
Ride Type: Family Slide

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Master Blasters

An aquatic rollercoaster like no other, the Master Blasters defy gravity, shooting you 15 metres above the ground before sending you on a thrilling ride propelled by high-powered water jets. You can take your pick between a single tube or a double tube.

Best for : Kids & Adults
Ride Type: Tube Slide

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Wipeout & Riptide

Wipeout is the perfect opportunity to body-board, knee-board and even surf. By shooting out more than seven tonnes of water per second in a thin sheet across a moulded foam structure, the ride is able to produce a realistic wave effect.

Best for : Kids & Adults
Ride Type: Surf Machine
Hot Tip: This is one of the only four such rides in the world. Don't miss it!

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Wave Pool

Wild Wadi’s Breaker’s Bay is the largest wave pool in the Middle East. Play and swim amidst 1.5 metre waves coming at you from all directions. All ages are permitted to swim in Breaker's Bay however children should have parent supervision at all times

Best for : Kids & Adults
Ride Type: Wave Pool

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Action River

Bounce along waves, venture under a waterfall and take on surprise rapids in this action packed river ride. Flood River features unannounced surges of 100,000 litres of water, creating waves over 1 metre high and sudden river rapids.

Best for : Kids & Adults
Ride Type: River

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Juha’s Dhow and Lagoon

An interactive family-friendly play structure, enjoy over 100 water activities including five slides, racing slides, a dumping bucket and water guns. This play zone was especially designed for the young ones.

Best for : Kids
Ride Type: Play Area
Height Limitation: This ride is accessible for children under 1.1 metres in height and their parent/guardian

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Juha’s Journey

After you’ve absorbed enough adrenaline from the parks more thrilling rides, take a pleasant break from the uphill waterslides and relax as you float along a 360-metre long lazy river.

Best for : Kids & Adults
Ride Type: Lazy River

Hacks To Avoid Crowds at Wild Wadi Dubai

Wild Wadi is one of the most popular water parks in Dubai and is crowded most of the time. However, you're likely to avoid crowds if you visit during weekdays, right around the opening time. Every first and third Thursday of every month is Ladies Night from 8:00 PM to midnight, so if you're planning a girls day out or a visit with the ladies and kids, this is a great time to avoid crowds at Wild Wadi.

All You Need to Know Before Visiting Wild Wadi Dubai

Wild Wadi Opening Hours

Wild Wadi Water Park is open from Monday to Sunday, from 10:00 am to 6:00 PM.

Best Time to Visit Wild Wadi Dubai

Considering the extreme temperature of Dubai, it is a good idea to visit Wild Wadi anytime between November and March. Weekdays are less crowded than weekends, so if you're looking for a queue-free experience make sure to visit on a weekday. Arrive right before opening time in order to avoid the queues that pile up as the day goes by. Every first and third Thursday of every month is Ladies Night from 8:00 PM to midnight, so visit around this time if you're planning a girls day out!

Getting To Wild Wadi

  • By Bus: Buses 8, 81, 88, N55 and X28 have stops near Wild Wadi.
  • By Metro: The closest metro stations to Wild Wadi Waterpark are the Mall of Emirates Station and Umm Al Sheif Metro Station. From here, the park is a 6 minute cab ride away.
  • By Car: There is ample parking outside the Wild Wadi park premises that one can use if they are traveling via their private car
  • By Cab: Cabs are easily available to Wild Wadi Park. Cab fares in Dubai start at AED 12.

Facilities available at Wild Wadi

  • Changing rooms
  • Luxury cabanas are available for rent
  • Three smoke zones can be found within the park
  • Towel rental for AED 40 per person
  • Locker rental: Small AED 45, Medium AED 65, Large AED 85

Rules & Restrictions You Must Be Aware of

  • Outside food or beverages are not permitted inside the premises.
  • Alcohol is strictly prohibited.
  • GoPro cameras are permitted (except on Jumeirah Sceirah).
  • Guests are allowed to bring one, 1-litre water bottle per person into the park.
  • Babies and toddlers must wear water-safe diapers. Children are not allowed to swim naked in the pools.

Guests with Disabilities

Wild Wadi park offers a wide array of facilities to accommodate guests with disabilities. There is a pick up/drop off zone at the park entrance, as well as dedicated parking spaces in the car lot. Within the park, guests can find specially designed showers, changing rooms, and toilet facilities.

Guests with disabilities will receive AED 60 off the regular ticket price and can skip the queue at any ride. While most of the rides are conveniently designed to accommodate all guests, there are a few rides that may require assistance.

Souvenir & Gift Shop at Wild Wadi

There are four souvenir shops located in various locations throughout Wild Wadi park: Souk Al Wadi, Shabandar's Souk, Air Tattoo, and Sinbad’s Cart. The shops offer a wide variety of themed merchandise and souvenirs such as t-shirts, swimwear, towels, water toys, mugs, cups, and more.

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Luxury Cabanas at Wild Wadi

Looking to relax VIP style? There are nine luxury cabanas right along Juha’s Journey Lazy River and Wavepool.

What does a cabana reservation include?

  • Guaranteed private seating - 8 guests per cabana
  • Four sun loungers with cushions
  • Table with four chairs
  • VIP Fast Pass for White Water Wadi
  • Complimentary cold towels on arrival
  • Eight pool towels to use the duration of your stay
  • A private refrigerator stocked with one water per person, softdrinks and fruit
  • Add on options for Jumeirah Beach Hotel Beach Access
  • Ticket discount options (On the purchase on Cabana Package for AED 2,100, get 50% off on your admission ticket )

Wild Wadi Dress Code

Appropriate swimwear must be worn at all times. If dressed inappropriately, park staff reserve the right to ask you to leave.

You Can Wear
  • Bathing Suits
  • Bikinis
  • Burkinis
  • Water-safe diapers 
Do Not Wear
  • Underwear
  • See through/transparent swimwear
  • Excessive jewellery or long chains
  • Metal buttons, zippers, buckles or snaps 
  • Regular diapers
  • Sunglasses or Eyeglasses on rides

Wild Wadi Restaurants

From fast food favorites like burgers, hotdogs and shawarmas, to healthy fruit juices and smoothies, the Wild Wadi park has six food cafes to satisfy your hunger.

1. Julshan’s Burgers and Dogs

2. Juha’s Family Kitchen

3. Ali’s BBQ

4. Riptide Pizza

5. Leila’s Fruits and Snacks

6. Shahbandar’s Cafe

Tips to Make the Most of your Wild Wadi Visit

  • All guests staying at Jumeirah Hotels can enjoy free entry to Wild Wadi park.
  • If possible, visit the park on a weekday. It’s far less crowded than the weekends!
  • Try not to save Jumeirah Sceirah for the end of the day - on busy evenings, the queue will close 45 minutes prior to the park’s closing time.
  • Get your Wild Wadi tickets online, ahead of time to avoid long lines.
  • Take snack breaks, especially for kids, and make sure everyone in your group stays hydrated.
  • Make sure your phone and/or camera are adequately charged before entering the park.
  • If you don’t want to risk getting your camera wet, you can purchase photos taken by professional photographers who can be found around the park.

Wild Wadi Reviews

Lovely way to spend 3 hours while in Dubai There are lots of water tubing rivers that enable you to enjoy tog with young kids. We have a 5 and 6 year old and they loved it. There are 3 adult water tubing spirits but not for the faint at heart. Food onsite is average but lots of options and close to beach and Jumeriah Beach Hitel if you wanted to exit and return later. You get a watch band which allows that. Lockers everywhere and lounges galore both in shade and in sun. Free access when staying at any Jumeriah hotel chain which is great. They have shops onsite for misc water goggles/bathers and rash tops and towels. Safe and spotless!

Wild Wadi has lots of thrill rides a lazy river a river that shoots you up which goes on forever but not a lot of family rides for those who do not need thrills but overall it was a fantastic place we went there four our five times during our stay here and can’t wait to come back again to it is wild and Wadi!!!!

Ready to head to Wild Wadi?

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