TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Water Parks
Each year, TripAdvisor holds their TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, where they release their top ten water parks (among other things) in the world based on millions of reviews and ratings made on their website by travellers. The winners are determined by an algorithm that measures both the quality and the quantity of reviews and ratings for the water parks over a 12-month period, which them produces a winner.
The UAE dominates the list by having three of the countries waterparks featured, including: Aquaventure Park – Dubai, United Arab Emirates who came in third, Wild Wadi Water Park – Dubai, United Arab Emirates who came in sixth, and Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates who came in ninth place.
With its warm and welcoming climate, we are going to take a look at the three amazing water parks the UAE has to offer more in depth, as well as tell you who else made the list.
Aquaventure Water Park
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Located at Atlantis, The Palm Hotel, this Dubai water park is known for its world-class rides and slides, the chance to get up close and personal with a number of sharks and rays, and for its beautiful 700 metres of pristine beach where visitors can relax and soak up some rays. The park is home to two areas – The Tower of Neptune and The Tower of Poseidon – each of which has their own selection of thrilling rides (and some that are more on the tame side, for those who are not so brave) and slides.
Wild Wadi Water Park
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Found in Dubai, this water park is situated near the stunning and well-known Burj Al Arab. The water park is home to 30 rides and attractions, meaning the water park caters for each and every member of the family. The water park is themed around the tale of Juha – a well-known character from the Arabian folklore – and has been around for 15 years with the aim of ensuring their guests continue to enjoy visiting and experiencing fun-filled days out together.
Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
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Situated on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi boasts an array of rides for guests of all ages – one of the most popular being the pearl diving experience. The water park is the only Emirati-themed water park in the world, and is inspired by the UAE’s rich heritage of pearl diving through its unique story of “The Legend of the Lost Pearl”. Home to 45 exhilarating rides, slides, and attractions, it’s no wonder it made an appearance on TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Water Parks in the World.
TripAdvisor’s complete list is as followed:
1. Siam Park – Adeje, Spain
2. Waterbom Bali – Kuta, Indonesia
3. Aquaventure Waterpark – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
4. Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park – Orlando, Florida
5. Beach Park – Aquiraz, Brazil
6. Wild Wadi Water Park – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
7. Disney’s Blizzard Beach Water Park – Orlando, Florida
8. Aquaventure Water Park at Atlantis Paradise Island – Nassau, New Providence Island
9. Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi – Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
10. Hot Park – Rio Quente, Brazil
Enjoy some fun in the sun at one of the best water parks in the world this year! Where will you go?