et insider tips before you go!

JustTwoMums share their tips to ensure you have the best day at the newest Privilee hotspot, Wild Wadi Waterpark!

Neither of us had been in over 8 years and things have definitely changed. Here’s our guide for making the most of this amazing new venue. 

The early bird catches the wave

Plan your visit early, spots open on the Privilee app from 8pm the night before so plan in advance - new venues are always exciting so this helps you get a spot. 

Don’t forget the kids! 

Make sure your kids are added to your Privilee app (name, age, photo) and you’ve included them when planning your visit. 

You won’t be able to enter as a family without having them registered. Members are allowed to bring up to three (of their own) children. 

Yay, no lunch boxes to pack! 

Leave the food and drink at home as you cannot take your own inside - bags are scanned airport style! There are tons of food and drink options and with your Emirates ID you get 20% off. 

We ate at Julshan’s Kitchen and loved that there were healthy options for kids, including chicken nuggets, apple juice and a big pot of watermelon. There is also pizza, burgers and of course ice cream in the park so definitely something for everyone! 

Surfs Up

If you have a little surfer at home there are two different waves to bodyboard - my 8 year old is a dare devil and loved these! Top tip: make sure to hit the waves first as they get busy as the day goes on.  

It’s a family affair

Looking for a ride perfect for all ages? Try the White Water Whadi! It’s great fun, all our kids from ages 4 - 9 loved it. 

Top tip: choose a seat with a closed bottom for smaller kids. It’s a long ride to keep little legs and bums up. 

Skip the queues! 

The park itself didn’t start to get busy until after lunchtime so our advice is get there when they open at 10am - it means you can avoid the crowds and queues for rides. It’s also much calmer at the big water playground for younger kids at this time. 

Did someone say fish pedicures? 

Since the entry was free we splurged and let the kids give the fish spa a go. All the kids got a pedicure for 35 AED each and laughed so much as the fish tickled their toes. It’s located just next to the wave pool. 

Big kids, big slides!  

There are loads of slides for the older kids, a favorite was definitely Tantrum Alley! If you have small kids, you either need to split up or get another date day in the diary to hit up all the big slides. That being said, there is plenty for all ages here. 

The ground is hot hot hot! 

We’re still in summer, so a waterpark is the perfect way to enjoy being outside, but the ground is hot - pack some water shoes to make it easier to walk between slides. 

Impress your visitors 

We love a Privilee Guest Pass when our parents or in-laws are in town and Guest Passes also include access to Wild Wadi Waterpark! That means you can tick off a waterpark and pictures at the Burj Al Arab from your Dubai holiday itinerary next time you have visitors. 


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Sep 6, 2021