Wild Wadi reveals new Jumeirah Sceirah thrill ride
Guests will drop through 32m high trapdoor into 120m tunnel at 80km/h
Jumeirah’s Wild Wadi Water Park in Dubai has revealed details of its new Jumeirah Sceirah water slide which is due to launch on September 4.
Two tandem slides replace the old Jumeirah Sceirah which was dismantled in January.
Guests will make their way up to a height of 32 metres where they will stand on a trapdoor, unable to see what entails below. They will then be released by the trap door, rapidly descending down the 120 metre slide through a tunnel at a speed of over 80 kilometres per hour.
Located between Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Burj Al Arab, Wild Wadi Water Park is in its thirteenth year and has more than 30 rides and attractions.
About Jumeirah Sceirah:
Height – 32m
Length – 120m
Speed – Over 80 km/h
Amount of water required – 600 gallons per minute
Designer – Whitewater West Industries
Installed by – Hennessey
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Wild Wadi Waterpark, which forms part of the Jumeirah Group portfolio, was launched in 1999 and is one of the largest of its kind outside of North America.
Situated between sister properties Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Madinat Jumeirah, Wild Wadi Waterpark is located on Jumeirah Beach Road, a leisurely half hour drive from Dubai International Airport.
13 of the 31 rides are inter-connected , allowing thrill seekers of all ages to experience one adrenaline rush after another without ever leaving the water. The recently launched Tantrum Alley and Burj Surj will soon be joined by an exciting new tandem ride that replaces the iconic Jumeirah Sceirah. The two slides both reach 32m with a length of 120m.
Created by WS Atkins, the engineering and design consultancy firm behind Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Wild Wadi Waterpark is designed around a tale from Arabian folklore featuring Juha and his seafaring friend, Sinbad.
The design and attention to detail, including characters to support the theme, led to a World Waterpark Association Industry Innovation Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Design and Theming in its opening year.