The Jumeirah area never comes to mind when thinking of going to a water park with family and friends. This won't be the case anymore as La Mer will have a water park launch within the week, on May 12.
Named Laguna Waterpark, there are some great rides and activities promised at the new attraction. The beachfront site reportedly took two and a half years to build.
Here's what to expect, along with pictures from our sneak peek. The park will include zones for surfing, lazy lounging (on and off the water), kids' zones and slides, and dining.
Surfing for all levels - WaveOz 180
Show off your surf skills on Wave Oz 180, considered to be one of the only three of its kind in the world. It is suited for beginners, surf hobbyists and pros.
A water park or theme park without a heart-dropping ride is really not worth visiting a second time. Laguna visitors with a taste for thrill can try the Free Fall, a slide that will hopefully make you question your sanity as your free fall into the splash lane far below.
For those who prefer to stay out of the action or take a break, cabanas are your place to be. Cosy and shaded, these offer a good view overlooking the ocean.
For lazy lounging on the water, try the Lazy River ride to just float along on your tube. There is also an infinity pool and lounge area.
For the tots
Aqua Play and Splash Pad are aimed at the younger guests at the park, with rides suited for toddlers as well.
The ride we're most looking forward to is the Manta. Showcasing all the elements of a classic water slide, the ride has slide twists, turns with a final short fall into the pool.
You can dine at the main restaurant at the park, or try out the surf club. For amazing views as you dine, try the rooftop balcony.
Location La Mer, Jumeirah 1 Tickets Day passes at Dh99 per person (children younger than two go free) Timings Weekdays 10am onwards (specific timings to be released later) Weekends 10am to 10pm