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Atlantis Aquaventure to Become One of the Largest Waterparks in the World

by Kimberly Krol Inlander

Mar 23, 2021

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New, world-exclusive waterslides and two new towers launched at Atlantis Aquaventure on March 1, increasing the size of the Dubai park by a third and offering a total of 28 new waterslides and attractions.


Trident Tower, at 157 feet tall, boasts 12 waterslides and attractions, while Splashers Lagoon and Splashers Cove have 16, together forming the biggest kid’s-only waterpark experience in the Middle East.

“As the biggest waterpark expansion in history, we are delighted that Atlantis, Dubai is now home to one of the world’s largest waterparks, as well as record-breaking waterslides some of which cannot be found anywhere else globally. Now with 105 slides, attractions and experiences for all ages and thrill levels, the expansion has increased Atlantis Aquaventure by a third in size to feature 79 rides across three towers, 26 marine and watersport experiences and 26 food and beverage outlets and kiosks across the park,” said Tim Kelly, executive vice president and managing director, Atlantis Dubai. “We’ve also doubled the length of Aquaventure beach to 3,280 feet. This brand-new destination further enhances our positioning as the leading entertainment destination in the region, while simultaneously elevating the UAE’s status as both a regional and global tourism hub for families. We are extremely proud to be able to present this record-breaking expansion at what has been a challenging time for us all, but with our stringent health and safety measures in place and expansive staff training programs, we look forward to delivering fun in a safe environment that Atlantis, Dubai is known for.”

Here’s a look at some of the new attractions:


Odyssey of Terror

On this family rafting ride, riders accelerate and gain speed and momentum as they sweep up across the apex of a wave. It’s the world’s tallest waterslide with a Double TornadoWAVE.



Combining speed, power and rafting, this is the world’s first MammothBLAST family rafting water coaster. It blasts families forward 1,473 feet for more than one minute.


Medusa’s Lair

This tube ride is the first dueling PIPElineBLAST Water Coaster slide in the region and the longest in the world, and it takes riders through dark caves, steep slopes and drops.



Tallest vertical drop body slide in the Middle East — enough said!


Hydra Racers

Four racers at a time challenge one another to be the first to the bottom to win the “trident” on this moderate-level thrill ride.


Other new attractions include Vortex, a drop slide; Immortal Falls, offering cliff jumping; and Raging Rapids, low thrill-level body rapids. At Splashers Lagoon & Splashers Cove, record-breaking slides include Riptide, Comet Racers and Swirl.



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