Mention Dubai and the first thing that comes to anyone’s mind is Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest structure standing at a towering height of 829.8m, and Burj Al Arab, a luxury hotel designed to mimic the sail of a ship on an island of reclaimed land. As one of the richest country in the world, Dubai is also known to house some of the sickest theme parks in the world! Let KKday bring you some of Dubai’s best and unique theme parks. *Excitement intensifies*
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To own or drive a Ferrari is pretty much the dream of everybody. If you’ve experience driving a sports car in Singapore, congrats! If not, KKday presents the only Ferrari-branded theme park in the world!
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Get strapped on to Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster in the world where you get blasted to a crazy speed of 240km/h in 4.9 seconds. Sports car enthusiasts, you can tour the Ferrari Factory to witness the entire manufacturing process from designing to assembling before test driving the sports car on Ferrari’s Fiorano Circuit. Psst, this was previously a privilege only to Ferrari owners!
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If you think the speed and excitement is too much for you, go on an Adventure with Nello — a majestic 4D fantasy universe using a simulator technology to tease your senses with changes in temperature, moisture, light and movement along the way.
2. Wild Wadi Water Park
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With the sweltering heat in Dubai, it’s tough not to break out in sweat… Unless you’re in a water park. If you’re staying around Burj Al Arab, pop by Wild Wadi Water Park to cool down while having some fun!
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Keep your hands crossed as you drop down Jumeirah Sceirah at a neck-breaking speed of 80km/h. Prefer to not go through the 32 metres fall alone? Sabo your friends to conquer Tantrum Alley, a large downhill waterslide with three exciting tornadoes, with you. Prepared to be tossed in all directions and watch your friends struggle to keep their breakfast down!
3. Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
Yasss… Another water park in the desert city.
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Surf at the world’s largest surfable sheet wave at Yas Waterworld. With a three metres high wave and 1250-horsepower pumps pushing 7000 litres of water per second, it’s time you prepare to have your heart pumping like never before.
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If you prefer to bask in the company of your companion, head over the Yas World’s main attraction — Dawwama. Six people, one raft, a 20 metre high funnel. Be afraid, be very afraid.
4. Aqua Venture Water Park
Just like desserts, we saved the best for last.
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We bet you’ve seen the viral videos of Aqua Venture‘s infamous Leap of Faith! It’s time to put your faith to the test as you slide down the 18.2 metres almost-straight vertical drop from the top of a Mayan Temple into a clear acrylic tunnel that’s submerged in a shark-filled lagoon. This is only for the brave-hearted, you’ve been warned.
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Race you to the bottom! Challenge your friend to a high-speed splashdown at Challenger Slide in Mayan Temple and check your timing to see who won. Remember to numb your butt before attempting this ride in Aqua Venture!
The next time someone mentions Dubai, you know what to recommend.
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