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Wild Wadi Waterpark: Tickets & Tips [2024]

Looking for the best Wild Wadi tickets? Here you’ll find all the info to plan your visit to this waterpark in Dubai, including the best ticket options to suit your needs. 

Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai is one of the iconic destinations for travelers with children (and without them too!). It provides a welcome relief to the city’s heat – especially if you’re visiting Dubai in the summer! – and tremendous amounts of fun.

Wild Wadi Waterpark is home to 30 rides and attractions, featuring anything from thrilling slides to splash areas, surfing waves, and a 360-meter long lazy river. There’s an aquatic adventure for everyone, and you’ll be laughing non-stop as you fly down the slides or try to catch some waves!

view of the Burj Al Arab from Wild Wadi waterpark, Dubai

It should definitely be on your Dubai itinerary, especially if you’re traveling with children.

This Dubai water park is situated in Jumeirah, and there are many ways to get there and visit this attraction; keep reading to find out what are the best Wild Wadi Waterpark tickets and all the necessary tips to make your waterpark day a success. 

Before Visiting Wild Wadi Waterpark

Wild Wadi Waterpark Opening Times

Wild Wadi open hours are from 10 AM to 6 PM Tuesdays to Sundays. The last admissions are at 5.30 PM. The park is closed on Monday. 

How to get to Wild Wadi Waterpark

➤ If you’re using public transportation to get to Wild Wadi in Dubai, there are several buses that stop near the park, including lines 8, 81 and X28. Get off at Wild Wadi bus stop; it’s a 3-minute walk from there. 

The nearest metro station is Mall of Emirates, and you can take the M1 line to get there. Bear in mind that it’s quite a walk from the station to the park, so your best chance might be to take a cab once you get to Mall of Emirates; it’s a 10-minute ride. 

➤ Of course, you can also drive to the Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai; there’s a parking area available. 

➤ Another alternative is taking a cab; it’s going to be more expensive than taking the bus or metro, but it will leave you right at the entrance. I always recommend calling a taxi through the app Careem.

Best Time to Visit Wild Wadi Waterpark

Spending the day at Dubai’s Water Park Wild Wadi is one of the best things to do in Dubai and the park can get pretty crowded, especially on the weekends.

Since Wild Wadi timings are wide, most people visit in the afternoon; to steer clear of the crowds your best chance is to get there early in the morning, as soon as it opens until around 3 PM. Avoid going after that time, as it’s the busiest you’ll find it. 

⚠️ Pro Tip: Every first and third Thursday of the month is Wild Wadi Ladies Night, so if you’re a girl and visit between 8 PM and midnight you’ll get discounts on your tickets!

Best Tickets for Wild Wadi Waterpark

Wild Wadi Waterpark in Dubai is a top destination for tourists, especially for those traveling with their family and young children, so I highly suggest that you buy your tickets for Wild Wadi in advance to ensure your spot. 

While you need to select the date of your visit when purchasing your ticket, you don’t have to choose a specific time, so you can be flexible and visit whenever suits you best (following the advice above to avoid the crowds!)

Getting your Wild Wadi Dubai tickets beforehand is usually slightly cheaper than buying them on-site, so that’s another advantage. Now let’s get started with the best ticket options for the park! 

➤ Hate the long lines and time wasted while queuing? Get the Skip-the-Line ticket that grants you immediate access to the park and to all its rides and attractions. ➥ BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

➤ Get the stress out of your visit by getting these Wild Wadi Tickets with Transfers. A minivan will pick you up from your hotel to take you to the park, and after your adventures are over you’ll get a ride back. It’s especially useful if you’re traveling with kids and want to avoid the hassle of using public transportation. ➥ BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE

⚠️ Since Dubai’s Wild Wadi Waterpark is operated by Jumeirah International, if you’re staying at some of the Jumeirah Hotels that include Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, and Burj Al Arab, you’ll get complimentary access to enjoy the Wild Wadi Water Park rides (this extends to each of their guests!)

Even though the hotels are near Wild Wadi Water Park (in fact, you’ll find incredible views of the Burj Al Arab from Wild Wadi!), there are shuttle services available between the resorts and the park, so you’ll be settled for transportation too.

If you’re staying at Jumeirah Living World Trade Centre Residences you’ll get one complimentary visit, meaning only one in your party will get a free entrance ticket.

Save Money with a Dubai Pass

If you want to visit more than one attraction on your trip to Dubai (which I’m sure you will, I mean…there are so many!!) you can save quite a bit of money by getting an attraction pass. It’s especially useful if you have little time as well, because you’ll get to skip most entrance lines and you won’t have to waste a second queuing at the ticket booth. 

There are three different passes that include Wild Wadi Dubai water park tickets, and they all serve different purposes, so check them out to find the one that suits you best. 

⚠️ I personally use and recommend Get Your Guide for booking tours and tickets, as the platform has a great cancelation policy; you can cancel your pass up to 24 hours in advance and get a full refund.

➤ The iVenture Card Dubai Flexi Attractions Pass allows you to choose 3, 5 or 7 Dubai attractions out of 28, and it’ll be valid for 7 days from the first day you use it. Some of the top attractions included are the Burj Khalifa, Ski Dubai or a Desert Safari with Dinner. You’ll get to save up to 50% compared to buying individual tickets, so it’s a great deal for your money. ➥ GET YOUR PASS HERE

➤ With the iVenture Card Dubai Select Pass you’ll get to choose 3 attractions out of different pools (1 from each pool) that will be valid for 7 days from the date of first use. You don’t have to choose the activities at the time of purchase, so it gives you flexibility to schedule your trip and visits at your own pace. ➥ GET YOUR PASS HERE

➤ Get the Dubai Unlimited Pass to get access to all top attractions in the city for either 3 or 5 consecutive days. This is a great option if you have limited time and want to see as much as possible, or if you don’t mind having packed days and going from one activity to the next one. Of course, Wild Wadi Waterpark is included, as is Dubai Aquarium, the Hop-On Hop-Off Bus and Burj Khalifa, among many others. ➥ GET YOUR PASS HERE

The Facilities at Wild Wadi Waterpark

The Wild Wadi aqua park offers, among the 30 slides and fun attractions, several facilities to make your visit as comfortable as possible. 

▶ You’ll find changing rooms with plenty of shower stalls where you can change after your adventures. Changing rooms are cleaned frequently during the day. 

▶ There are lockers available for rent to keep your stuff safe. They come in different sizes, and the prices vary accordingly, from AED 39 to AED 69 at the time of writing. You can also rent towels from AED 29 (almost 8 dollars).

▶ There are smoking areas throughout the park.

▶ You can book a Wild Wadi Cabana for an additional fee. Each cabana accommodates up to 8 people and includes complimentary towels, sun loungers, and VIP Fast Pass for the White Water Wadi slide. 

▶ There are restaurants inside the park where you can have lunch or get beverages. You can deposit money on your magnetic guest wristband to avoid carrying your wallet (any unused funds will be refunded when you leave).

Trust me, you want to do this – I didn’t and deeply regretted it! Every time I wanted to get a drink (very often, as it was super hot in the summer), I had to go aaaaaalll the way back to the locker rooms, and it was pretty annoying.

Best Rides at Wild Wadi Waterpark

At Wild Wadi Waterpark, you’ll find 30 rides for people of all ages, including the famous Wild Wadi wave pool and the fastest free-fall waterslide, the Wild Wadi Jumeirah Sceirah. These are some of the best Wild Wadi Dubai rides.

Jumeirah Sceirah

This slide is one of the most iconic in the park, and it’s only for the thrill-seekers and fearless visitors; you’ll have to climb a 32-meter tower and wait for the countdown with your arms and legs crossed. Once it’s down to zero, the floor beneath you will open and you’ll slide down the 120 meter slide at a speed of 80km/h! If you’re looking for an adrenaline rush, you know where to find it. 

Burj Surj

The Burj Surj is one of the most exciting Wild Wadi slides, without the impossible thrill of Jumeirah Sceirah. Up to 5 guests will be seated on a rubber ring and slide down the slide at a high speed, ending with a splash in the pool. It’s ideal for families and groups of friends, as you’ll enjoy the fun together. 

Wild Wadi Tantrum Alley

In Tantrum Alley up to four people will be seated on a rubber ring and enjoy a very thrilling ride; you’ll travel through two downhill waterslides and three tornadoes! You’ll slide back and forth, circle multiple times around the eye of the tornadoes and end with a splash in the pool. 


Surf-lovers, you’ll get the chance to ride some waves at the Wipeout and Riptide FlowRiders; the ultimate surfing experience at the park.

Devised by an American surf fanatic, the FlowRiders are one of the only four in the world, and they shoot seven tonnes of water per second, producing a realistic wave effect ideal for body-boarding and knee-boarding. 

Master Blasters

Master Blaster rides defy gravity and, with their high-powered water jets, they take you on an aquatic roller coaster up to 15 meters above the ground. 

There are several rides you can choose from, and you can opt for a single ring or double ring, so it’s a great attraction if you’re visiting with your partner or on your own.  

Children can enjoy the Master Blasters, but they need to be taller than 1.1 meters.

Breaker’s Bay

Breaker’s Bay is the largest wave pool in the Middle East, and it produces parallel and crossing waves of 1.5 metres, allowing you to bodysurf to the shore and pretend you’re at the beach (with really clean water and no danger, though!)

While all ages are permitted, children should have parent supervision at all times, and you can use the available lifejackets for extra safety. 

Juha’s Dhow and Lagoon

This is the ideal attraction for kids. The interactive play structure comprises over 100 activities including small and racing slides, water games and a dumpling bucket that soaks anyone below it every 2 minutes.

lagoon - Wild Wadi Waterpark tickets and tips

There’s also a lagoon where to play and splash for the whole family, so it’s perfect for the little ones of the family! 

Dining Options at Wild Wadi Waterpark

There are 6 Wild Wadi restaurants on-site, so there’s no need to leave the waterpark at lunchtime. Most of them offer fast-food options and snacks, and a variety of beverages. 

At Wild Wadi, UAE residents get a discount on meals, so make sure you take your ID to enjoy it. 

While you can of course eat inside the park (6 restaurants available, duhh) it’s prohibited to bring food from outside, so keep that in mind. Here are the different eateries you’ll find: 

Julshan’s Burgers and Dogs and Juha’s Family Kitchen’s specialties are burgers, shawarmas, sandwiches, salads, fried chicken and fries.

Ali’s BBQ offers a variety of dishes such as chicken tikka, kebabs, footlong hotdogs, chicken fillets and beef burgers.

Riptide Pizza makes its pizza on a brick-oven. 

Leila’s Fruits and Snacks is the healthy option, selling a variety of snacks, fresh juices, smoothies and fruit salads.

Shahbandar’s Cafe’s menu consists of nachos, popcorn, ice cream, milkshakes and candy.

Sustainability at Wild Wadi Waterpark

Wild Wadi Waterpark is committed to reducing the impact they have on the environment and strives to implement different strategies for sustainability, waste management and recycling. 

They especially work to reduce their energy and water consumption, using energy-efficient LED light bulbs and water pumps throughout the park, and a filtration system that ensures water conservation. All pool water resources are filtered, treated and reused, and the showers and taps have low-flow sensor units to reduce any unnecessary wastage. 

They take recycling seriously, as they recycle paper, oils, organic waste, batteries, metal and plastic and buy locally made products and in bulk to reduce packaging materials. 

They also have environmental education programs for employees, manage greenhouse gasses and pay environmental taxes.

Wild Wadi Waterpark FAQ

How much does it cost to go to Wild Wadi Water Park?

At the time of writing, the Wild Wadi entrance fee costs around 70 dollars. 
You can check current rates and get your Wild Wadi Water Park tickets here

How many rides are there in Wild Wadi Water Park?

There are 30 rides in Wild Wadi Water Park.

Is Wild Wadi better than Atlantis? 

Wild Wadi Water Park is smaller than Atlantis and has fewer attractions, so if you have the chance to visit either, I’d suggest you go to Atlantis. Wild Wadi, however, is a better choice for children or if you’re staying at one of the Jumeirah Hotels. 

Which is bigger, Wild Wadi or Atlantis water park?

Atlantis is bigger than Wild Wadi, and has many more attractions. 

Does Wild Wadi have a lazy river?

Yes, Wild Wadi has a 360-metre long lazy river called Juha’s Journey. 

What’s Wild Wadi Water Park dress code?

At Wild Wadi there’s a swimwear policy, and they might ask you to change or leave if you’re not dressed properly. Underwear, transparent bathing suits, street clothes or swimwear with buttons, zippers or any accessory that could be damaging to the slides are not permitted. For young children, regular diapers are also prohibited; you’ll be able to buy swim diapers (or any kind of swimwear, should you need it) at their gift shop. 

  • Stefania Guglielmi

    Stefania Guglielmi is the founder of Every Steph. Originally from Bologna, Italy, she's been traveling full-time since 2016 and has visited over 50 countries across 6 continents. She believes sustainable travel and luxury travel can go hand in hand and has been advocating for responsible tourism since 2014. Stefania's advice and travel experiences have been featured in important publications such as Business Insider, Refinery29, and Yahoo Money.