An awesome new waterpark is opening at Dubai’s super cool beach hangout, La Mer, and it’s got five massive rides.
Opening this Saturday (12th May), Laguna is Dubai’s newest waterpark and promises to be a firm family favourite. The park is divided in to four zones, so depending on your particular fancy, you can rip fully sick barrels in the Surf zone, let the little ones run riot in Splash zone, feel the adrenaline rush in Slide zone or cash in on that well-earned chill in the Relax zone.
The Water Slide Tower features five thrill rides for the more adventurous visitors. The Manta family raft ride (SPOILER ALERT: there’s a drop of more than six metres hidden somewhere in the ride network); a MEGA Sawtooth Constrictor slide (we have no idea what this is, but are absolutely buzzing to find out more about when we go down to shoot a video really soon); a Flatline Loop Body Slide; a Freefall Slide (a la several other terrifying examples in the emirate) and a Mat Racer slide.
In addition to the white water, white knuckle rides – there are some next generation WaveOz 180, flow rider surf machines on site. These water jet-sporting beasts are the ultimate in wave simulation technology, enabling both amateurs and professionals to reach new trick boarding heights in the UAE.
And yes, you will be delighted to learn, there is a lazy river. So you can take part in one of the nation’s favourite summertime hobbies – floating contemplatively in a pool of cool water. There’s also an AquaPlay and SplashPad area for family frolics with kids of all ages.
Laguna Waterpark is located in the central promenade area of La Mer, and in addition to it’s awesome aqueous entertainment – also offers convenient and delicious dining options (which are pretty much the hallmark of MERAAS entertainment complexes now), without having to exit the main area.
Park entrance is available to UAE residents for a special limited time introductory offer of AED 99. Other tickets are charged at the rate of AED 159. The passes are multiple entry so guests can come and go, switching between the waterpark and La Mer’s expanse of beach front activities.
From 12th May. 10am-8pm. La Mer, Jumeirah 1. AED 99 (for residents).