15 Aug 2022
We had an amazing day. We are a family of 4 with a 12 year old and 8 year old. We emailed the hotel directly to book a Cabana ([email protected]). There are various different sizes to book. We booked a Family cabana suitable for 4-6 people that came with the following Family Cabana - Suitable for 4 to 6 People 1 Fresh Fruit bowl 12 Atlantis bottle water 4 Sunbeds, towels 1 Storage cabinet with locker 1 dining table with 4 chairs 1 Coffee table 1 Cabana Host I would highly recommend this at 895 AED. It saves you walking to and from a locker and gives you your own private space and shade as well as a private buggy to move you round the park and to and from the entrance. We had an amazing host called Paul who couldn’t do enough for us. There is a ‘call’ button in your cabana that you can press to get your hosts attention. They also bring you your food and drinks. The ice cold water was a godsend too. Just a note on the food. We weren’t hugely hungry so ordered what we thought would be a small meal, a hot dog, and when it arrived it was huge. My husband and I could probably have shared. My 8 year old ordered a pizza and couldn’t finish it. Previous reviews have mentioned the cost of the food but I think it compares to buying food and drink at places like Alton Towers etc. As for all the rides our Cabana was in the barracudas area which was central for different towers of slides. We loved all the family raft rides in particular Aquaconda and Zoomeranga in Poseidon tower and the Odyssey of Terror in Trident Tower. We had 2 go’s around the Lazy river and 1 around the raging rapids. These were both really fun too. The Shark attack ride was a little overrated and was the longest we had to queue at about 30mins. We got there at opening time and got straight on the Poseidon tower flumes. It is worth getting there at opening as by the end of the day some of the queues were upto an hour. I feel you would struggle to get on everything in just a day. We were quite relaxed going back to our cabana after each slide for a drink and a quick stop off. We are not huge daredevils so were happy with the family raft and flume rides. There is such an array of slides for all tastes. The day was super hot but being in the water for most of the day made it much more bearable. The aquarium was included in our ticket price and we walked through on our way out of the park at around 6pm. It only took around 15mins. It was ok but nothing different to what I have seen in other aquariums. Overall a wonderful day out. Probably our best day in our stay in Dubai. Thanks again to our host Paul for all he did for us.