Hair-raising rides, a lazy river and exciting animal experiences
If you like waterparks, you’ll love Aquaventure. Chances are if you are a fan, you’ll have already been, but if you haven’t, the big attraction here is the Leap of Faith, a 27.5m vertical plummet that shoots riders through a shark tank (albeit
enclosed inside a perspex tube). There are also lots of other slides varying in fearfactor, many of which link to a huge lazy river, so you don’t even need to get out of your rubber ring.
Top slides include Aquaconda, the world’s largest waterslide, which will see you catapulted through dark and twisting tunnels before being dropped into the largest fibre glass tube in the world.
If your stomach is still going strong, then the Slitherine should be next on your list. Race your way down the world’s first dual waterslide within a waterslide, speeding through a frenzy of twists and turns as you race to see who is the fastest.
The park also boasts a huge beach, aquarium, plenty of cafés and restaurants, a kids’ area, dolphin experiences and even diving.
From Dhs195 (adults, residents), Dhs170 (kids less than 1.2m tall, UAE residents), free (kids under two). Open daily 10am-sundown. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, www.atlantisthepalm.com (04 426 0000).