5 Exciting Water Slides in Abu Dhabi and How to Enjoy Them Safely

Exciting Water Slides in Abu Dhabi and How to Enjoy Them Safely

Introduction

It’s always summer in Abu Dhabi. As such, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) capital is home to some of the best water-based activities in the region.

Although there are more ways to have fun in the city, many travelers choose to beat the desert heat through water slides. Fortunately, Abu Dhabi has some of the best water-based attractions, including the fastest water slide in the area.

Want to know which water slide to try on your trip to the UAE capital? This article lists five of the most exciting water slides in the UAE capital and some tips on how you can enjoy them safely.

5 Water Slides to Try in Abu Dhabi

With so many water parks in the UAE, looking for a destination with the best water slides could be challenging. Lucky for you, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi has plenty of these attractions where you can get out of your comfort zone and make a huge splash. Here are five exciting water slides you can find in the Yas Island water park:

1. Liwa Loop

Liwa Loop - Exciting Water Slides in Abu Dhabi
Liwa Loop – Exciting Water Slides in Abu Dhabi

Considered the fastest water slide in the park, Liwa Loop is a solo high-intensity slide that’s nothing like any other water park attraction you’ll find in the UAE.

Unlike traditional water slides, Liwa Loop comes in the form of a tube, where riders initially position themselves standing on a trapdoor. The intense looping experience begins once that trap door opens, launching riders through a 1,800-foot (or nearly 550 meters) tube with numerous loops across the water park.

Minimum height to ride: 120 centimeters

2. Jebel Drop

Jebel Drop - Exciting Water Slides in Abu Dhabi
Jebel Drop – Exciting Water Slides in Abu Dhabi

Want to experience some adrenaline-pumping action along with wonderful sceneries in Yas Waterworld? If you answer “yes,” head over to Jebel Drop, one of the best rides in the water park.

This amazing free-fall speed slide begins with a vertical drop from the highest peak in the water park, described to be as “high as a mountain.” 

Minimum height to ride: 120 centimeters

3. Dawwama

Dawwama - Exciting Water Slides in Abu Dhabi
Dawwama – Exciting Water Slides in Abu Dhabi

Considered the longest in the world, Dawwama is a hydromagnetic tornado raft ride designed to bring six people in a single raft down a 65-foot tunnel.

Arguably the most exciting tornado slide globally, Dawwama caters to friends and family who wish to share the thrill of the ride that speeds up as you get closer to the center.

Minimum height to ride: 130 centimeters

4. Slither Slides

Slither Slides - Exciting Water Slides in Abu Dhabi
Slither Slides – Exciting Water Slides in Abu Dhabi

Comprising several tunnels designed to look like gigantic snakes, Slither Slides offers a one-of-a-kind experience that will surely complete your trip to the waterpark.

The thrill of the serpentine spin begins with a plunge, continues to two sharp turns, and finishes with a drop through a waterfall curtain in the dimly lit tunnel.

Whether you decide to go solo or experience it with a friend on the double riders, you’ll surely have the time of your life on this unique water slide.

Minimum height to ride: 110 centimeters

5. Hamlool’s Humps

Hamlool’s Humps - Exciting Water Slides in Abu Dhabi
Hamlool’s Humps – Exciting Water Slides in Abu Dhabi

Tired of uneventful straight slides? Perhaps a bumpy slide like this one offered in Yas Waterworld is more your speed.

Named after the camel character in the park’s Legend of the Lost Pearl theme, Hamlool’s Humps will ignite a different kind of thrill in you. This speed slide lets riders experience what it’s like to go airborne as you go down swiftly over three humps.

Minimum height to ride: 120 centimeters

7 Tips To Enjoy Water Slides Safely

Now that you have a list of Abu Dhabi water attractions to try, you may want to book a ticket to water parks as soon as possible. But no matter how excited you are to enjoy the water slides mentioned above, you must never forgo safety. Here are seven tips you can follow to enjoy water slides safely:

1. Follow the rules of the park.

Follow the rules - Tips To Enjoy Water Slides Safely
Follow the rules – Tips To Enjoy Water Slides Safely

Always follow slide rules as stated in signages all over the park. They are implemented for your own safety, after all. Rules like “feet first” ensure that you hit the water in the safest way possible.

You should also pay attention to the height, weight, and size restrictions indicated in water slides, as riders who exceed the maximum specifications might face various nasty situations, like getting stuck in the chutes or thrown from the ride, or gaining excessive speed.

There’s also bound to be a maximum number of people per ride. If the rules indicate two riders tops, don’t pile one more just so you can break a record.  If you’re going to the park with children, make sure they understand and follow the rules, too

2. Do not swim in the splash-down area

Don't Swim - Tips To Enjoy Water Slides Safely
Don’t Swim – Tips To Enjoy Water Slides Safely

After enjoying the water slide, you might feel tempted to linger around after you exit the ride. Do yourself a favor and get off the splash-down area as soon as possible.

If you stay too long, you might get injured once the next rider emerges from the water slide. It also puts other riders at risk due to the possibility of collision.

3. Listen to the water park staff

Listen to Staff - Tips To Enjoy Water Slides Safely
Listen to Staff – Tips To Enjoy Water Slides Safely

Lifeguards and other water park staff are stationed on waterslides for a single purpose: to maintain order and safety. That said, always follow their instructions. Don’t start your descent without their go-ahead, and position yourself in the ride as instructed.

Don’t attempt to be clever with your descent either. Keep your hands and feet inside the ride always. If your arms should be folded across your chest, do so until you hit the splash-down area.

4.  Stay put during your descent

Stay put during your descent - Tips To Enjoy Water Slides Safely
Stay put during your descent – Tips To Enjoy Water Slides Safely

Never run, dive, stand, rotate, kneel, or attempt to stop midway down the water slide. This could lead to serious injuries for yourself and others.

If you’re on a multi-rider ride, don’t push or do anything that could put other riders in harm’s way. There’s a time and place for pranks, and water slides are not one of them.

5. Consider your health

Consider your health - Tips To Enjoy Water Slides Safely
Consider your health – Tips To Enjoy Water Slides Safely

Some rides are not designed for the faint of heart. Never discount any health issues you may have, especially those that could be detrimental to your safety and well-being when sliding from a great height or inside enclosed spaces.

6. Always wear sunscreen

Always wear sunscreen - Tips To Enjoy Water Slides Safely
Always wear sunscreen – Tips To Enjoy Water Slides Safely

Apply waterproof sunscreen (at least SPF 30) before hitting the pool. And don’t forget to reapply every few hours throughout the day to prevent sunburn. A lip balm can also help protect your lips from drying out.

7. Rehydrate

Rehydrate - Tips To Enjoy Water Slides Safely
Rehydrate – Tips To Enjoy Water Slides Safely

It’s easy to forget to rehydrate when visiting water parks. Still, you must drink plenty of water during your visit. Steer clear of sugary drinks (e.g., juice and soda) and don’t give your kids any as these fluids can lead to dehydration. Water is still the best choice for staying healthy under the sun.

Enjoy Waterslides Safely

Waterslides are among the most exciting rides in Abu Dhabi water parks. Try out the most popular ones in Yas Waterworld and make sure you enjoy them safely by applying the tips mentioned here. For more travel news subscribe to Gulshan Bafna

 

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