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Aquaventure Waterpark in Palm Jumeirah: attractions, activities, ticket price, opening times

All you need to know about Aquaventure Waterpark in Palm Jumeirah: from activities and experiences to opening times and ticket price

16 04 2024

This water park is one of the must-see attractions for water park enthusiasts in Dubai. It is the largest water park in the world, featuring more than 105 different slides and attractions, including some of the tallest and fastest on the planet. Aquaventure, located next to the Atlantis The Palm Hotel, is the main part of the city's theme park.

About Aquaventure Waterpark

Atlantis The Palm Hotel offers free access to Aquaventure Water Park, while others can purchase daily tickets. The park is open every day from 9:45 to 18:30. It should be noted that the attendance of the water park is usually less in the middle of the week, so if you have such an opportunity, it is recommended to visit the park at this time. In addition, you can improve your admission ticket with the Aqua Express pass, which provides access to an accelerated queue for many attractions.

Key features

• Address: Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Rd, Dubai.

• The 5 best attractions at Aquaventure Water Park: «Odyssey of Horror», «Shockwave», «Poseidon's Revenge», «Atlantic Flyer» and «Aquaconda».

• Average stay time: 4-5 hours.

• The best time to visit is from November to April.

Wild Wadi vs Aquaventure

Advantages of Wild Wadi:

• There is not only fast food, but also good cafes.

 • For children, Wild Wadi is a great choice, as there is a dolphinarium where they can swim with dolphins. Dolphin therapy will not only bring pleasure to children, but will also be an excellent relaxing therapy for adults

However, Wild Wadi Water Park also has its disadvantages:

 • The floors in Wild Wadi Water Park are very hot, so it is recommended to wear slippers.

 • Due to the complex logic of the location of the attractions, it is easy to get lost.

In turn, Aquaventure Water Park has the following advantages:  

 • Aquaventure has a logical arrangement of all attractions, which makes it more understandable and convenient for visitors.

 • Slides of various types and sizes are presented here.

 • There is a separate town with entertainment for children. Aquaventure also offers non-water related activities such as basketball, board games, soccer and other sports.

 • You can book a campsite on the territory of the water park, where you can stay overnight.

 • Aquaventure has many bars, restaurants and other places where you can enjoy a variety of food and drinks, including beer in ice mugs.

 • The water park has a pool with very salty water, similar to the Dead Sea.

However, Aquaventure Water Park also has its drawbacks:  

• Alcoholic cocktails at Aquaventure may not be to everyone's taste, as they may be either too strong or low-alcohol.

Aquaventure surpasses Wild Wadi in terms of scale, variety of entertainment and internal logistics.

Helpful information about your visit to Aquaventure

Visiting Aquaventure is not the cheapest entertainment, but it is definitely worth every dollar spent. The rides here are really exciting. One of the tips is to purchase tickets in advance on the official platform of the water park – this will save a significant amount. It is also possible to choose comprehensive ticket options that include lunch or a visit to the aquarium. Experience shows that these options pay off.

When descending from the slide called «Jump into the unknown», you will fly over a pool with sharks, but the speed will be so high that you will hardly be able to see these predators.

Do not forget that you can bring water to the territory of the water park, as drinks inside are expensive.

There are various ways to get to the water park, including monorail and taxi.

What to wear to Waterpark

Aquaventure is a water park in Dubai that offers visitors a wide range of swimwear: swimming shorts, bikinis, swimwear, burkinis and rashguards. However, it is worth considering that thongs, transparent swimming suits, jeans, underwear and very loose clothes are prohibited. Headscarves are allowed, but only if they are securely fastened and do not have a freely flowing fabric. In addition, mobile phones, laptops, notebooks, selfie sticks and other items are prohibited at Aquaventure Water Park. Visitors can use lockers to store their belongings.

Top Rides at Aquaventure Waterpark

The water park pleases its visitors with a huge number of exciting attractions and water slides. Here you can try the «Fearless Odyssey» (this is the highest slide in the world), as well as the «Waves of Delight», the longest family water track with a length of about 450 meters. The Aquaconda water slide offers unique sensations, allowing you to ride through the tunnel from a height of 25 meters on inflatable rafts. «Zumerango» is a multi-seat water slide with sharp turns, and «Blackout» will allow you to experience an almost vertical fall. «Hydro-racing» allows you to go down 4 tracks at the same time. However, the «Sharks Attack» slide is especially impressive, which begins at an altitude of almost 30 meters and ends with a transparent tunnel in an aquarium with marine life. Aquaventure also has a Splashers children's area with 16 attractions.

Experiences in the location

There are more than 30 exciting water slides and many other amazing attractions, including the zipline. There are areas for lovers of different types of recreation.


Dolphin Bay in Dubai offers several programs for swimming with dolphins. Dolphin Encounter is a group program, ideal for those who cannot swim. Adventure» is an «adventure with dolphins» and requires confident swimming, as it takes place at a depth of up to 3 meters. «Royal Swim» is a classic swim with dolphins in groups of up to 6 people. Scuba Dive is the most expensive program designed for guests over the age of 15 with the appropriate certificate. And finally, «Dolphin Photo Fun» is an opportunity to have a fun photo shoot with dolphins, participation in which does not require the ability to swim.

Sea Lions

As part of the program, visitors are given the opportunity to visit the water park on the same day, visit the Atlantis village, receive a safety briefing with a marine mammal expert, spend 30 minutes with sea lions, use wetsuits and vests, and receive one printed photo. Children under the age of 12 must be supervised by an adult.


The Leap of Faith is a slide the height of a 9-storey building that carries visitors through a transparent acrylic tube surrounded by sharks and rays. One of the largest water slides in the world is the Aquaonda with a 14-meter snake-shaped attraction. Poseidon's Revenge, a high-speed trap slide, is also impressive. Shark Attack is a family raft ride through a dark tunnel with sharks. For fans of speed and adrenaline, The Rapids water slide has been created, taking riders on a journey through bends and sharp turns. If you are a fan of surfing, then you will like «Wavehouse». Children are offered a fun area with fountains, a climbing wall and mini slides — «Splashers». If you prefer to swim in a calm rhythm, then you will like the «Torrent River» — a lazy river 2.3 kilometers long.

Diving and snorkeling

Diving is available to certified and non-certified novice divers aged 10 years and older. There is also an opportunity for daredevils to dive into the aquarium to predators.

You can also enjoy snorkeling on the surface of the shark lagoon, where different species of sharks and other marine creatures live.

The Lost Chambers Aquarium

Lost Chambers is the largest aquarium in Dubai, where motifs and reproductions of legends about the sunken Atlantis are used. The aquarium is home to many species of fish, sharks, rays, moray eels, jellyfish — in total, more than 65 thousand representatives of the fauna of several seas and oceans. The time spent in the aquarium is unlimited, and it is open to the public every day from 10:00 to 22:00.

Dining at Aquaventure

On the territory of this aqua complex, most of the restaurants specialize in fast food. If you don't see the point in overpaying for regular pizza or burgers, it's better to buy them in advance elsewhere. Also, I recommend buying food in advance at another place if you are a supporter of healthy nutrition.

How to reach Aquaventure

1. Take the monorail to the T1 tram stop, which is located at the very base of the Palm Jumeirah.

2. The water park is accessible from the metro, the nearest stations are Dubai Internet City Metro Station 2 or Nakheel Metro Station.

3. You can also use city buses No. 8 and 84 or call a taxi using the RTA or Uber Dubai mobile apps.

Opening times and ticket price

Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (they can work until the last client). The complex is closed on Sunday.

Weekday ticket prices: from 289 dirhams UAE.

+971 (4) 426-0000 – The administration's contact number

Hotels around the location

If you are considering staying near the water park, then hotels that can be recommended include Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa 5* — characterized by picturesque nature, Raffles The Palm, Dubai 5* — characterized by luxurious gilded and silver rooms and design and W Dubai — The Palm 5* — futuristic design with nightly music festivals.


Aquaventure Water Park is a must–see attraction for water park enthusiasts in Dubai. This is the largest water park in the world, which offers 105 different slides and attractions, extreme entertainment, diving, children's areas, a wide range of programs for sports, swimming with dolphins and sea lions. There are also cafes and restaurants on the territory, restrictions on the dress code have been introduced to avoid moments of embarrassment and violation of the ethical standards of other guests of the complex.

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