We put to test the worlds largest and scariest waterslide at the Aquaventure Park in The Atlantis, Dubai


One of the few locations in the world, where sophistication meets adventure is The Atlantis, Dubai. A place, where you can experience one of Dubai’s best palatial suites while discovering the child in you at their splendid waterpark. Located at the tip of the man-made island of Palm Jumeirah, one of three artificial Palm Islands in Dubai that stretches into the Persian Gulf off the emirate’s shoreline. The luxury resort is the perfect spot for extravagant living and dining experiences with a touch of entertaining with various activities around the resort. 113-acre resort houses seventeen distinctive restaurants, lounges, an aquatic theme park with dolphinarium, thrilling water rides and underground tunnels offering distinctive marine animals, called The Lost Chambers.

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The resort settled on Palm Jumeirah, was modelled after the Atlantis Resort in Nassau, Bahamas. One of the main attractions of the resort is the fun filled 42-acre Aquaventure Park, that attracts more than 1.2 million visitors each year. Aquaventure features a 2.3-kilometre river ride with tidal waves and pools, with connects the seven rides that pounds 18 million litres of fresh water. Overflowing with fun, Aquaventure at the Atlantis, Dubai includes Master Blasters, Speedslide, Water Slides, River Rides, Ray Aquaventure Beach, rivers, rapids, and Splashers children’s play area.

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The death-defying Leap of Faith ride is one the scariest experiences ever. My stomach churned, when I was vertically dropped experience a 27.5-meter near-vertical drop down the face of the Ziggurat before being propelled along a clear acrylic tunnel through a shark-filled lagoon. One of the most recommended rides of the park skips a heartbeat as you go down. Another great experience from the Tower of the Neptune is the Master Blaster Water Coasters. I thoroughly enjoyed this ride as it propels you down the tunnel, with a force, completing to the exhilaration with a few bumps in a dark tunnel.

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A newly developed wing at the Atlantis, Dubai offers an additional 17 acre of adrenaline rush. Housing the world’s largest diameter slide, the Tower of Poseidon is the newest attraction at the resort with a 40-metre tower packed with thrilling new rides. The innovative experience also offers the world’s first vertical family ride, and the first double slide within a slide experience, allowing tube riders to watch fellow ride sliders in action, suspended above them. Another new attraction is a two-chute slide allowing friends to have fun simultaneously around 182 metres of queasily winding twists and turns.

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The New Tower of includes Middle East’s longest zip line circuit. At 500 metres long, guests sweep through the sky at an altitude of 20 metres, with views of the Palm and beyond. Poseidon’s Revenge is a dizzying slide running through the centre of the tower, where two people are instantaneously dropped from trapdoor capsules to dash down 116 metres of slide. The slide has a breath –taking knee-jerking five metre vertical drop and a 360 degree loop taken at 60kph.

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In addition to splashing in the water, visitors can also get real life marine experience by diving in a shark-infested lagoon and exploring the depths on a shark safari or even feed Cownose Rays. One can also interact with dolphins from standing in shallow water to swimming or scuba diving alongside these charismatic creatures. Dolphin Bay in Atlantis offers a range of dolphin experiences suitable for all ages and swimming abilities, providing the ultimate dolphin habitat experience.

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Whether it’s award-wining fine dining, or a fun-filled day out with a family, you can experience thrill and luxury within Atlantis, The Palm Dubai.