Dubai waterpark to make an even bigger splash

AquaventureDubai resort hotel Atlantis, The Palm is set to revolutionise the waterpark landscape by expanding its Aquaventure attraction with a number of new rides due to open in August 2013.

The innovative development includes a number of world firsts, including the world’s largest diameter slide, 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.

Aquaventure will also be home to the longest zipline circuit in the Middle East and the first to be integrated into a waterpark tower, with riders flying high above the waterpark and Aquaventure Beach, enjoying spectacular views out over the resort and The Palm.

Already the biggest waterpark in the region, Aquaventure will be unveiling the 40-metre high The Tower of Poseidon and the longest river ride in the Middle East, measuring 2.3 kilometres in length. The river will incorporate tidal waves and pools, water rapids and white chargers, along with 700 metres of stunning white sandy beaches overlooking The Palm.

In addition to the waterpark’s exciting developments, Atlantis, The Palm will also be offering a variety of new dining experiences and remains the only waterpark in the region to offer animal encounters including Cownose Ray Feeding, Shark Scuba Diving, Dolphin Encounters and Shark Safaris in a shark-infested lagoon.

Alan Leibman, CEO of resort developers Kerzner International stated: “Kerzner International has always been focused on innovation, to create new and unique guest entertainment experiences. This upcoming expansion will be more exhilarating than anything we have unveiled before, with unbelievable new rides the likes of which have not been seen anywhere in the world.”

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