Monday, August 24, 2009

The Wild Wadi Water Park

The Wild Wadi Water Park is situated in Jumeirah, an area in Dubai, United Arab Emirates next to the Burj Al Arab and the Jumeirah Beach Hotel. The water park is operated by Jumeirah International, a Dubai-based hotelier.

Wild Wadi is an outdoor water park with a heated/cooled wave pool, multiple water slides and two artificial surfing machines. In addition, the park has the largest water slide outside of North America. Another feature of the park is an 18 m (59 ft) waterfall that goes off every ten minutes. The water park also has two gift shops, three restaurants and two snack stands.

Jumeirah's portfolio includings the world-famous Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Emirates Towers, the third-highest hotel in the world. It also manages the Wild Wadi Water Park and runs both The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management and Jumeirah Hospitality. Whilst the majority of Jumeirah's hotels are based in Dubai, they are expanding aggressively overseas. As at February 2007, it has two properties in England and one in the United States. It also has hotels in development in Bermuda, China, Jordan, Qatar, Thailand and the United Kingdom.

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