Friday, October 10, 2014

Wild Wadi Waterpark!

We headed over to Wild Wadi, one of the Dubai's waterparks, on Sunday. Luckily, we were able to use a buy-one-get-one-free voucher from The Entertainer and paid AED295 for both Karim and I. Nunu got in for free!

Heading there, we were surprised by just how close to Burj Al Arab the waterpark was. Make sure you get a family photo with the Burj in the background before you head inside the park- it's a perfect photo op.

We arrived at around 2pm- a little later than we would have liked to arrive, and found some loungers to place our stuff on (there are lockers available for a small fee if you've got valuables). 

Then it was time to get on the rides! 

One of the things we liked most about Wild Wadi is that many of the slides are connected. So there's one wait time but you get a long ride and experience multiple slides. Rides are unpredictable which make them all that much more fun.

If you've got really little ones- they can enjoy Juha's Dhow & Lagoon which is a family play area. There are water guns, and cannons, and the water is shallow so even our one year old walked around this area with no trouble.

You could also grab a tube and head down the lazy river!

One of the more thrilling rides is called "Riptide" which offers a kind of surfing experience. A word of caution however, as Riptide may just rip your swimwear off of you! While Karim was waiting for his turn in line, one guy unfortunately had his swim trunks pushed down to his ankles by the sheer force of the water! He managed to keep his sense of humor about the whole situation and actually continued surfing in his underpants (that he luckily had on) until staff informed him he had to have trunks on!

The wait-time for this ride is quite long for the amount of time you get to 'surf' but was worth it we feel. You may wipe out, but you may also find that you're not too bad at it! I got to do a few tricks and went home feeling quite chuffed.

Food is expensive which is to be expected when you head to any kind of amusement park, but it's quite decent. Among the various foods on offer are burgers, hotdogs, spaghetti bolognaise and salads.

You can either use cash, card or your wristband (given to you upon entrance to the park, which you can charge with money) to pay for your food.

We stayed until about 8pm which is when the park closes.

Wild Wadi photographers may randomly take your photo and give you a bracelet with a number on it- before leaving you can stop by the photo station and see if there are any photos of yourself you'd like printed and framed. While they are quite expensive- it may be the perfect souvenir, so I'd encourage you to take a look just in case.

Here is our vlog of the water park:

Have you visited Wild Wadi? What did you think? Let us know in the comments below!

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