Laguna Waterpark to open at La Mer in May

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Tickets will cost Dhs99 for Dubai residents…

If you’ve visited La Mer recently, you’ve probably noticed a whole lot of construction going on at the end of the promenade. That’s because an epic waterpark is being built there – and it’s set to open its gates very soon.

Laguna Waterpark will feature a water slide complex with five main rides, as well as a pool lounge, children’s zone and lazy river. There will also be direct beach access, and cabanas.

Here’s a render of what the whole park will look like when it’s finished:

Visitors will be able to purchase a day pass, which means you can come and go as you please. So you could head to the waterpark in the morning, leave and have lunch at one of La Mer’s restaurants, and return in the afternoon, without having to purchase another ticket.

Tickets will cost Dhs99 for residents when purchased online, which includes access to all rides, or Dhs125 when purchased at the gate. The attraction will cost Dhs159 for non-residents.

So, when can we check it out? All things going to plan, Laguna Waterpark will be ready to open in May.

Can’t wait that long? What’s On had a sneak preview of how the waterpark is coming along…

WHAT RIDES WILL IT HAVE?

Laguna Waterpark will be home to a ride called ‘The Ultimate Surf Machine’ – or the WaveOz 180 FloRider – which is one of only three in the world. Here’s an instructor giving a demonstration:

You’ll have a choice of five slides at the slide tower, with thrill-inducing names like The Manta, Constrictor, The Loop, Freefall and Mad Racer.

Here’s the spectacular view from the top of the slide tower:

And here’s a twisty selection of slides:

Here’s a peek at the relaxing pool area – do we spy the makings of a swim-up bar?

Check out how those cabanas are coming along:

We will of course let you know as soon as we learn the exact opening date. See you on the slides!

Laguna Waterpark, La Mer, Jumeirah 1, daily 10am to dusk. Tickets from Dhs99. More info on website.

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IMAGES: Tom Bushell