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Although it's been somewhat eclipsed in popularity by Aquaventure, Wild Wadi remains one of my favorite places in Dubai, a refreshing oasis in the midst of a scorched if glitzy desert. Themed around the legend of Wild Wadi, including the adventures of Juha and Sinbad, the waterpark features 30 thrilling rides and attractions that are equally fun for kids and adults. Among them are wild rapid rides, a lazy river, a wave pool for body-boarding and surfing. At the time of researching this update, the iconic , and Jumeirah Sceirah - the terrifyingly fun 33m- (108-ft.) high monster ride that drops you at speeds up to 80kmph (50 mph) to the earth below - was being deconstructed to make way for an even more thrilling water slide. There are a number of games for kids, two fast-food restaurants, lockers, and VIP cabanas for adults available for a small fortune. Wild Wadi is located next to the Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and guests there enjoy free entrance to the waterpark.