Aquaventure is a large waterpark at the Atlantis resort on the Palm Jumeirah. It features numerous waterslides, river rides, play areas, and a private beach.
Slide rides start from one of two towers; the Tower of Neptune and the Tower of Poseidon. Both are huge terraced structures.
- The Leap of Faith – Nerves of steel are needed for this ride. The water slide features a near-vertical 27 metre drop from the top of the Tower of Neptune. After releasing their grip from the safety bar, riders drop into a transparent tunnel surrounded by a shark-infested lagoon.
- Poseidon’s Revenge – This ride at the Tower of Poseidon is even more terrifying than The Leap of Faith. Riders stand upright in a transparent capsule. After what seems like an eternity, a trap door opens releasing the rider into a near-vertical tube with a drop of 31 metres. Riders reach a freefall speed of 60 kilometres per hour.
- Slitherine – Dual waterslide at the Tower of Poseidon. Riders can race their friends and family. The slide is over 180 metres long and the drop 31 metres.
- Shark Attack – Riders sit on an inflatable and travel down a dark tube before emerging in a clear tunnel that passes through shark-infested waters. Located at the Tower of Neptune.
- Stinger, The Surge, and The Falls – Undulating ‘water coaster’ type rides. Tube and river sections.
- The Rapids – 1.6 kilometre long river ride.
- Zoomerango – 6-seater boomerang tube ride. Riders experience weightlessness at the apex of the 14 metre high vertical wall. Located at the Tower of Poseidon.
- Aquaconda – 6-seater tube ride. Huge ride. Over 9 metres wide and 210 metres long.
- Surf’s Up Wave Rider – Wave riding machine.
- Atlantean Flyer – Zip line. Offers great views of the park.
For young children there’s Splashers, a water playground with slides, water buckets and jets. Visitors can take time out from the excitement and relax on the private beach.
A third tower, Trident Tower, is scheduled to open in summer 2020. 12 new rides will be added to the park.
The waterpark is open daily from 10 am until around sunset. Sunset times for the year can be found here.
Rules and Height Restrictions
Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult to enter Aquaventure.
Height restrictions apply to those under 1.2 metres. Anybody over 1.2 metres in height (including children) must purchase an adult ticket.
Food and drink purchased outside the waterpark is not permitted. Baby food is allowed.
Permitted items of clothing include speedos, board shorts, one and two-piece bikinis, rash vests, and burkinis. Clothes not allowed include long trousers, jeans, underwear, abayas, and see-through garments.
Tickets and Day Passes
Entrance to Aquaventure is free for hotel guests.
Those not staying at the hotel will need to purchase a ticket. Anybody over 1.2 metres in height needs to buy an adult ticket.
Discounts are available for residents of the UAE. Children 2 years old and under enjoy free entry.
For current prices and online ticket bookings visit the official Atlantis website (see information box at the end of this page).
Nannies and those not using the rides are still required to buy a full price ticket.
Lockers and towels can be rented for a small fee.
There are plenty of restaurants and places to eat.
The Atlantis resort is situated on the crescent of the Palm Jumeirah. Aquaventure is immediately east of the main hotel building.
Alternatively, it is possible to travel to Atlantis by taking the Palm Jumeirah Monorail. The service runs from Palm Gateway Station to Atlantis Aquaventure Station. Atlantis Aquaventure Station is right next to the waterpark.
There are no public bus services to Atlantis/Aquaventure.