Dubai is known for doing things on a grander and bigger scale, and Wild Wadi Waterpark is no exception. When it was built, it had the tallest water slide outside of North America. That slide has since been replaced, but Wild Wadi is wilder than ever.
We visited the park as our last stop of the day in Dubai, in the sun-setting shadow of the impressive Burj Al Arab and next to the Jumeirah Beach Hotel.
We enjoyed the Burj Surj and Tantrum Alley, massive corkscrew water slides that slosh and rock their 5-passengers down the winding tunnels of water.
Lazy river? Check! But this is not your average lazy river - it's been amped up a bit. In addition to bobbing your way around the perimeter of the park, you can also ride water jet-powered ramps up and around the park. Water jets push your inner tube up half-pipes like a moving walk way.
Still not satisfied? There is a wave pool where you can play in the surf and bound over waves as well as a wave rider area where you can actually body surf a moving stream of water.
Wild Wadi Waterpark is another fun-for-the-whole-family adventure, and admission is free if you are a guest of the Jumeirah hotels.