The UAE's newest park, Laguna opened in Dubai in midMay to much fanfare and inside you'll find a water slide complex with five main rides, as well as a pool lounge, children's zone and lazy river, direct beach access and cabanas. You book day passes here, meaning you can pop out to Jumeirah beachfront location La Mer for a spot of lunch and then return to the park in the afternoon. The opening rate for UAE residents is a very reasonable Dhs99.
Did you know?
Laguna's massive WaveOz 180 FloRider, described as “the ultimate surf machine”, is one of only three in the world.
If you try only one ride…
Make it The Manta. You'll jump aboard a raft with mates that'll shoot you down a variety of twisting slides, before you're dropped into a splash pool below. Get ready to experience some zero gravity for a few seconds on the way down. La Mer, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, daily 10am to 8pm. Tel: (800) 637227. Taxi: La Mer. lagunawaterpark.com