Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Middle East > The Sand Pit
Reload this Page >

A simple question... where is the better water park... Wild Wadi or Atlantis?

A simple question... where is the better water park... Wild Wadi or Atlantis?

Old Dec 22nd 2008, 6:27 pm
  #1  
Powered by cows
Thread Starter
 
Autonomy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: currently Dubai, ex UK
Posts: 4,581
Autonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond repute
Default A simple question... where is the better water park... Wild Wadi or Atlantis?

Never been to either and have a few days off, fancy going to one or 't other...

Anyone been to both? Care to compare / contrast?

Cheers!

Auto
Autonomy is offline  
Old Dec 23rd 2008, 5:08 am
  #2  
hmmmm...nice
 
MataHari's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 27,920
MataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A simple question... where is the better water park... Wild Wadi or Atlantis?

but but...it's freezing cold outside...
MataHari is offline  
Old Dec 23rd 2008, 5:16 am
  #3  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 13,554
The Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond reputeThe Dean has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A simple question... where is the better water park... Wild Wadi or Atlantis?

Originally Posted by Autonomy View Post
Never been to either and have a few days off, fancy going to one or 't other...

Anyone been to both? Care to compare / contrast?

Cheers!

Auto
Wild Wadi is OK this year........... a friend within the Jumeirah organisation tells me that, according to their frequent water quality testing programme, urine levels are almost ten per cent down on 2007...........
The Dean is offline  
Old Dec 23rd 2008, 5:16 am
  #4  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Posts: 7,028
lionheart is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: A simple question... where is the better water park... Wild Wadi or Atlantis?

Originally Posted by Autonomy View Post
Never been to either and have a few days off, fancy going to one or 't other...

Anyone been to both? Care to compare / contrast?

Cheers!

Auto
Mata Hari apparently loves Dreamland so why not try there and it certainly ain't freezing cold outside. Took my girls boating on Al Safa Park lake at the weekend and it was lovely.
lionheart is offline  
Old Dec 23rd 2008, 5:20 am
  #5  
 
rowell's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,271
rowell has a reputation beyond reputerowell has a reputation beyond reputerowell has a reputation beyond reputerowell has a reputation beyond reputerowell has a reputation beyond reputerowell has a reputation beyond reputerowell has a reputation beyond reputerowell has a reputation beyond reputerowell has a reputation beyond reputerowell has a reputation beyond reputerowell has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A simple question... where is the better water park... Wild Wadi or Atlantis?

Originally Posted by Autonomy View Post
Never been to either and have a few days off, fancy going to one or 't other...

Anyone been to both? Care to compare / contrast?

Cheers!

Auto
Have been to both, in my opinion Atlantis has the edge
rowell is offline  
Old Dec 23rd 2008, 5:21 am
  #6  
hmmmm...nice
 
MataHari's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 27,920
MataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A simple question... where is the better water park... Wild Wadi or Atlantis?

Originally Posted by lionheart View Post
Mata Hari apparently loves Dreamland so why not try there and it certainly ain't freezing cold outside. Took my girls boating on Al Safa Park lake at the weekend and it was lovely.
I think Dreamland is the better option when you have small kids...don't think that applies to Auto...plus is much less crowed and cheaper and there is more space to sit, even when all the chairs are taken (which I have never seen) you still have the grass to sit on, where as in WW, when you don't have a chair, there are no alternatives...
Not been to the Aquaventure so no idea about that...
and sitting in a boat fully dressed is a bit different from being wet in swimgear...the wind is very cold...at least I think it is...
MataHari is offline  
Old Dec 23rd 2008, 5:31 am
  #7  
BE Enthusiast
 
DaWarrior's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 605
DaWarrior has a reputation beyond reputeDaWarrior has a reputation beyond reputeDaWarrior has a reputation beyond reputeDaWarrior has a reputation beyond reputeDaWarrior has a reputation beyond reputeDaWarrior has a reputation beyond reputeDaWarrior has a reputation beyond reputeDaWarrior has a reputation beyond reputeDaWarrior has a reputation beyond reputeDaWarrior has a reputation beyond reputeDaWarrior has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A simple question... where is the better water park... Wild Wadi or Atlantis?

Originally Posted by MataHari View Post
I think Dreamland is the better option when you have small kids...don't think that applies to Auto...plus is much less crowed and cheaper and there is more space to sit, even when all the chairs are taken (which I have never seen) you still have the grass to sit on, where as in WW, when you don't have a chair, there are no alternatives...
Not been to the Aquaventure so no idea about that...
and sitting in a boat fully dressed is a bit different from being wet in swimgear...the wind is very cold...at least I think it is...
I agree. Makes you think if we really are in the desert or not. Read that there are some tough storms hitting stateside as well.
DaWarrior is offline  
Old Dec 23rd 2008, 5:44 am
  #8  
Concierge
 
Blue Cat's Avatar
 
Joined: Feb 2007
Posts: 29,625
Blue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond reputeBlue Cat has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A simple question... where is the better water park... Wild Wadi or Atlantis?

Originally Posted by Autonomy View Post
Never been to either and have a few days off, fancy going to one or 't other...

Anyone been to both? Care to compare / contrast?

Cheers!

Auto
Atlantis is pretty good, I have a voucher here from the Entertainer if you want it.
Blue Cat is offline  
Old Dec 23rd 2008, 5:49 am
  #9  
Powered by cows
Thread Starter
 
Autonomy's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2004
Location: currently Dubai, ex UK
Posts: 4,581
Autonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond reputeAutonomy has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A simple question... where is the better water park... Wild Wadi or Atlantis?

Originally Posted by Blue Cat View Post
Atlantis is pretty good, I have a voucher here from the Entertainer if you want it.
I got one for both Wadi and Atlantis (thanks!)

So Atlantis may have the edge... I agree it's a bit chilly, but should be just about ok during the day...

Mata - no kids to consider...!

Thanks all!
Autonomy is offline  
Old Dec 23rd 2008, 5:51 am
  #10  
hmmmm...nice
 
MataHari's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2006
Posts: 27,920
MataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond reputeMataHari has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A simple question... where is the better water park... Wild Wadi or Atlantis?

Originally Posted by Autonomy View Post
I got one for both Wadi and Atlantis (thanks!)

So Atlantis may have the edge... I agree it's a bit chilly, but should be just about ok during the day...

Mata - no kids to consider...!

Thanks all!
yeah...good weather for some nipple watching though
MataHari is offline  
Old Dec 23rd 2008, 8:50 am
  #11  
Big Member
 
NorthernLad's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,841
NorthernLad has a reputation beyond reputeNorthernLad has a reputation beyond reputeNorthernLad has a reputation beyond reputeNorthernLad has a reputation beyond reputeNorthernLad has a reputation beyond reputeNorthernLad has a reputation beyond reputeNorthernLad has a reputation beyond reputeNorthernLad has a reputation beyond reputeNorthernLad has a reputation beyond reputeNorthernLad has a reputation beyond reputeNorthernLad has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A simple question... where is the better water park... Wild Wadi or Atlantis?

Originally Posted by Autonomy View Post
Never been to either and have a few days off, fancy going to one or 't other...

Anyone been to both? Care to compare / contrast?

Cheers!

Auto
Atlantis - better rides, and plenty of sunbeds. The missus and in-laws were there on Sunday and said it was quiet, no queues. Said it wasn't too cold unless you were in shade.
NorthernLad is offline  
Old Dec 23rd 2008, 1:41 pm
  #12  
Lost in BE Cyberspace
 
Confucius's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2006
Posts: 23,434
Confucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond reputeConfucius has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A simple question... where is the better water park... Wild Wadi or Atlantis?

Originally Posted by Autonomy View Post
Never been to either and have a few days off, fancy going to one or 't other...

Anyone been to both? Care to compare / contrast?

Cheers!

Auto
This should be a question only Spugsy should ask in a new thread...
Confucius is offline  
Old Dec 24th 2008, 9:12 am
  #13  
Banned
 
Joined: May 2008
Location: Abu Dhabi
Posts: 1,936
Beard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond reputeBeard Man has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A simple question... where is the better water park... Wild Wadi or Atlantis?

Originally Posted by The Dean View Post
Wild Wadi is OK this year........... a friend within the Jumeirah organisation tells me that, according to their frequent water quality testing programme, urine levels are almost ten per cent down on 2007...........


WHAT ?

are you serious?????
Beard Man is offline  
Old Dec 24th 2008, 9:33 am
  #14  
BE Enthusiast
 
Nic1's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: The Island of love
Posts: 882
Nic1 has a reputation beyond reputeNic1 has a reputation beyond reputeNic1 has a reputation beyond reputeNic1 has a reputation beyond reputeNic1 has a reputation beyond reputeNic1 has a reputation beyond reputeNic1 has a reputation beyond reputeNic1 has a reputation beyond reputeNic1 has a reputation beyond reputeNic1 has a reputation beyond reputeNic1 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A simple question... where is the better water park... Wild Wadi or Atlantis?

and you can get a beer at Dreamland . . .
Nic1 is offline  
Old Dec 24th 2008, 9:36 am
  #15  
BE Enthusiast
 
DaWarrior's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2008
Posts: 605
DaWarrior has a reputation beyond reputeDaWarrior has a reputation beyond reputeDaWarrior has a reputation beyond reputeDaWarrior has a reputation beyond reputeDaWarrior has a reputation beyond reputeDaWarrior has a reputation beyond reputeDaWarrior has a reputation beyond reputeDaWarrior has a reputation beyond reputeDaWarrior has a reputation beyond reputeDaWarrior has a reputation beyond reputeDaWarrior has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: A simple question... where is the better water park... Wild Wadi or Atlantis?

The weather wasn't chilly at all for the past 2 days... so I guess not much nipples watch...
DaWarrior is offline  

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.