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 a 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 modeled after the Atlantis Resort in Nassau, Bahamas. One of the resort’s main attractions is the fun-filled 42-acre Aquaventure Park, which attracts more than 1.2 million visitors each year. Aquaventure features a 2.3-kilometer river ride with tidal waves and pools, connecting the seven rides that pound 18 million liters 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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One of the most recommended rides of the park skips a heartbeat as you go down. One of the most recommended rides of the park skips a heartbeat as you go down. The death-defying Leap of Faith ride is one of the scariest experiences ever. When I have vertically dropped, my stomach churned, 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 lagooAnother 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 force, completing 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-meter tower packed with thrilling new rides. The innovative experience also offers the world’s first vertical family ride. The first double slide within a slide experience allows 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 meters of queasily winding twists and turns.

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

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

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

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