Top 10 waterparks in the Middle East – TripAdvisor

Aquaventure at Atlantis in Dubai was ranked best in the region in TripAdvisor’s 2015 travellers’ choice waterparks awards



Aquaventure at Atlantis, The Palm in Dubai has been voted the best waterpark in the Middle East and the fifth best worldwide according to travel website TripAdvisor’s 2015 travellers’ choice waterparks awards.

The awards are based on millions of traveller reviews.

The 17-hectare beachfront waterpark, situated on the peak of The Palm’s crescent, has two massive towers with several ‘record’ rides.

It features the world’s largest diameter slide, the world’s first vertical banking family ride with a double hump at the end, the first double slide within a slide experience and the world’s first known zipline circuit to be integrated into a waterpark tower.

It also offers marine animal interactions with rays and sharks.

Part of mega hotel and resort Atlantis – which opened in September 2008, the waterpark is complementary to all the guests staying at the hotel.

The park uses 18 million litres of fresh water to power 11 waterslides and a 2.3 kilometre river ride with tidal waves and pools, water rapids and white water chargers.

Atlantis also recently invested around $27m to add a second 40-meter Tower of Poseidon ride to the park.

Globally, the top four spots went to Siam Park in Adeje, Spain, Beach Park in Aquiraz, Brazil, Waterbom Bali in Kuta, Indonesia and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park in Orlando, Florida.

TOP 10 WATERPARKS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

1. Aquaventure, Atlantis The Palm

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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2. Wild Wadi Water Park

Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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3. Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

Location: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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4. Jungle Aqua Park

Location: Hurghada, Egypt

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5. Makadi Water World

Location: Hurghada, Egypt

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6. Aqua Blue Water Park

Location: Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

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7. Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park

Location: Manama, Bahrain

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8. Sindbad Aqua Park

Location: Hurghada, Egypt

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9. Wadi Adventure

Location: Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

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10. Wahooo! Waterpark

Location: Manama, Bahrain

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