The most famous ride at Dubai’s Aquaventure Waterpark has to be the Tower of Neptune. First, you’ll scale a Maya pyramid before plunging 60 feet down a clear tunnel through a lagoon filled with real sharks. Seriously, real sharks. With 40 acres’ worth of water slides and swimming pools, Atlantis The Palm’s Aquaventure Waterpark is huge.
Home to the world’s largest slide tube, the world’s first dual slide within a slide, and the Middle East’s longest zip-line circuit, you can even go swimming with the lagoon sharks if you’re feeling brave.
Among the palm trees there are 11 swimming pools, a six-person raft adventure, and a play area for little kids on Splashers Island. There’s also 700 meters of private beach to enjoy, and a mile-long lazy river ride which you can float along in a tube. Keep a lookout for tunnels, rolling rapids, and wave surges along the way.
Based at the iconic Atlantis The Palm, tickets to Aquaventure Waterpark cost AED 250 for those over 86.6 inches, and AED 205 for those under 86.6 inches. Children aged 2 and under go free. There’s unlimited free access to Aquaventure Waterpark for resort guests. The nearest metro is Mall of the Emirates Station, from where you can take a taxi to the hotel. The water park is open daily from 10 a.m. to sunset.