Laguna Waterpark vs Wild Wadi

Laguna Waterpark vs Wild Wadi

Wild Wadi Waterpark is an ideal destination for those looking for a day filled with enjoyment, whether with friends or with family members. The park, which is one of the oldest fun-themed water parks in Dubai, will make you feel happy with its Arabian folklore theme based exhilarating rides, such as Sinbad, Juha and others. Join your family members or friends in having some fun riding more than 30 exciting rides. Some of the most popular rides which you can check out are Burj Surj, Master Blasters, Juha’s Journey and others. If you wish to re-energise in between the rides, head towards one of the park’s several cafés and restaurants offering street snacks to proper meal courses. Before you leave the park, do not forget to purchase some gifts and souvenirs from the park’s retail outlets such as Air Tattoo, Sinbad’s Cart and others.

Head out for a day of fun with friends or family to the Laguna waterpark, located at La Mer and  home to some of the best water rides, beach activities and water sports. Hit the waves, go for a splash in the pool or relax at one of the cabanas, admiring the view of the Arabian Gulf and Dubai's iconic skyline. Enjoy some of the exciting water sports at the four zones of the park - the Slide, the Splash, Surf and Relax. Enjoy rides such as Manta, Free Fall, Mad racer, Constrictor and the Loop at the slide zone. Indulge in some surfing experience such as WaveOz 180 FlowRider at the Surf zone. Take your kids for their share of fun at the Splash Pad or the Aqua Play at the Splash Zone and journey in the lazy river in the relaxation zone. Save some time to go to the beach to enjoy a spectacular landscape view. If you are hungry, check out the excellent dining options of the park.

Which one is more Cost efficient?

Cost of Wild Wadi

The Wild Wadi Waterpark tickets do not have many breakups and variances. There is the general admission which starts from 229 AED per person for 1.1 metres or over and 159 AED for those under 1.1 metres. If you opt for online tickets instead, it will cost you 199 AED per person for 1.1 metres or over and 149 AED for less than 1.1 metres. Children below the age of 2 years can enter the park for free. Those wishing to hire a Cabana can avail the same at 2,100 AED or more with 50% off on admission prices as well

Cost of Laguna Waterpark

​​Laguna Water Park, on the other hand, has different packages and offers depending on the day of visit, number of people visiting, and type of pass. The cost of the full day admission tickets starts from 145 AED for those aged 12 years and above, 99 AED for those aged between 2 and 12 years, and free for under 2 years of age. The ticket cost of cabana starts from AED 995.

Locations of Wild Wadi & Laguna Water Park

Wild Wadi Waterpark is located in Jumeirah, Dubai. It is situated opposite the Burj Al-Arab and is 400 metres away from Jumeirah Beach Hotel. It is situated 25 kms away from the airport and is 25.9 kms from Deira, the Dubai city centre. So, you will be able to reach the park from either place in just 20-30 minutes. The water park is also only a short distance away from the beach, so you will find it convenient if you wish to visit both the park and the beach on the same day. Other places located within 15-20 minutes travel distance from the park are the Dubai Marina, Dubai Frame and Burj Khalifa. Apart from this, owing to its central location, the park has a plethora of restaurants and cafés nearby.

Laguna Water Park is located away from the centre near the sea, with the La Mer beach only 5 minutes walk away. It is located 13 km from Deira, the Dubai city centre and 13.9 km from Dubai airports. So, it will take you around 20 minutes to reach the park from either of the places. In respect to other attractions, the park is around 20 minutes drive from Burj Khalifa, 15 mins away from Dubai Frame and 35 minutes away from Dubai Marina. Laguna Park also has several eateries and restaurants in its vicinity for those who wish to go for dining. Due to its nearness to the sea, you will be able to enjoy a stunning view of the beach and the Arabian Gulf from the park.

Which one has more Food & Beverage options?

While both parks have several food and beverage options, the number of options are more at Wild Wadi.

Dining options at Wild Wadi

Wild Wadi Water park has several cafés. If you need to refuel in between rides, you can head towards one of the six food cafés such as Julshan’s Burgers and Dogs, Juha’s Family Kitchen, Ali’s BBQ, Riptide Pizza, Leila’s Fruits and Snacks and Shahbandar’s Café to grab your favourite hot dog, burgers, pizzas and more. Those looking for healthy food options can go for fresh fruits and juices, smoothies and more. 

Dining options at Laguna waterpark

Laguna Water Park has several dining options as well. You can head towards the Pool Cafe to taste some quick bites and snacks. Or you can visit Take Out for some fast food options. If you wish to enjoy a luxurious meal while watching the breathtaking view of the sea, you can dine at Laguna Waterpark's rooftop balcony. Last, but not the least, is the Surf Shack where you can indulge your sweet tooth by tasting mouth watering desserts. The eatery also has other snacks and drink options as well.

Size and attractions of Laguna Water Park & Wild Wadi?

Size & Attractions of Wild Wadi

The Wild Wadi Waterpark is stretched across 12 acres of land and has more than 30 rides which includes wave pools, child-friendly play zones, lazy river, free fall rides and more. Some of its exhilaration rides includes:

  • Jumeirah Sceirah: You climb into a capsule and enjoy speeding down in a tandem slide at a speed of 80 km/hr.
  • Burj Surj: Be seated in a share tube and plunge down a large waterslide before travelling through two spiralling spins before ending with a splash in a pool through a downhill waterslide.
  • Tantrum Alley: Another downhill waterslide with three adrenalin rush tornadoes and high speed journey.
  • Master Blasters: An aquatic rollercoaster which will shoot you 15 meters above the ground and then send you on a ride propelled by high-powered water jets. 
  • Wipeout & Riptide: A ride involving bodyboarding, surfing and knee-boarding.
  • Juha’s Journey: A pleasant float along a 360-metre long lazy river.

Size & Attractions of Laguna water park

Laguna water park has 4 zones namely - Splash, Surf, Slide and Relax. Some of the attractions present in these zones are -

  • WaveOz 180 FlowRider: The star attraction of the water park, located in the Surf zone. It is one of the few three 180 degree surf simulators in the world. 
  • Manta: Be seated on a circular raft with others to go through serpentine flumes and exhilarating 90-degree oscillations along with twists, turns and rapids before falling into the pool below. 
  • The Loop: Go on a loop ride in an AquaLaunch capsule down in a translucent tube and then to the splashdown below. 
  • Aqua Play: The Aqua Play is a super play structure with waterslides that would slide into a massive soaker bucket. 
  • Splash Pad: For the young kids and toddlers to splash in splash pools, squirt waters and several other interactive elements.
  • Mad Racer: Challenge others  in a race on the Mad Racer, where you mad-slide from the top of the double lane Mad Racer ride and race to reach the pool below. 

Conclusion: Laguna Water Park or Wild Wadi?

Both Laguna Water Park and Wild Wadi Water park has several exciting attractions for a fun filled outing. But while Wild Wadi water park only has exciting rides, Laguna Water Park will give you a host of rides along with a beach experience as well. As far as the ticket prices are concerned, Laguna Water Wark has been found to be more cost-effective than the Wild Wadi Water Park. However, if you look at the park locations, you will prefer Wild Wadi Park if you wish to cover several attractions on the same day. But if you are looking for a whole day outing with some relaxation and spectacular views, you may prefer Laguna Water Park. In terms of dining options, both places have several eateries.  Considering all the pointers above, Laguna Water Park is the better choice out of the two with its low-priced tickets, spectacular view, and zones and attractions to cater to needs of all.


What are the operating hours of Wild Wadi Waterpark and Laguna water park?

The Wild Wadi Waterpark remains open from Wednesday till Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm. The waterpark remains closed on Tuesdays. Laguna water park remains open from Tuesday to Sunday and is closed on Mondays. It opens at 10 am in the morning and closes at 6 pm in the evening.

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What is the location of Wild Wadi Waterpark?

The  Wild Wadi Waterpark is located on the Jumeirah St, opposite to Burj Al Arab and around 400 meters away from Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The address of the park is  Jumeirah Street, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. 

How much time does it take to cover all the attractions at Wild Wadi and Laguna Waterpark?

You will be able to explore all rides of the Wild Wadi Waterpark in about 3 to 4 hours. To cover all the rides at Laguna Water Park at a leisure pace, allowing time for relaxing in the pool, it is recommended that you keep at least 4 to 5 hours in hand.

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Are there any height or age restrictions for the rides at Wild Wadi Waterpark and Laguna water park?

Yes, both Wild Wadi Waterpark and Motiongate have height restrictions for some of their rides. While Wild Wadi Waterpark has some rides which are restricted for guests shorter than 1.1 meters, certain rides of Laguna Water Park has a height restriction of 1.2 meters.

Can I rent a locker at the water parks?

Yes, locker rental facility is available both at the Wild wadi Waterpark and Laguna Water Park. However, the management of Laguna Water Park holds no responsibility of loss of valuables.

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