Sunday, September 9, 2012

Jumeirah Sceirah Returns With More Intense Thrills

Dubai, UAE -- Wild Wadi Waterpark, which forms part of the Jumeirah Group, unveiled the latest addition to the park to the public today, the new and improved Jumeirah Sceirah.

The new Jumeirah Sceirah, which now has two tandem slides, was unveiled and experienced by members of the media and public. One of the first to experience the new Jumeirah Sceirah was Mohammed Saeed Harib Director of FREEJ, the first 3D animated series in the Middle East.

"I am very excited to be part of Dubai's newest adventure and take part in the inauguration of such a fun experience,” said Mohammed Saeed Harib.

Guests experiencing the ride will make their way up a towering height of 32 metres where they will stand on a trap door, unable to see what the slides hold below. They will then be released by the trap door, rapidly descending down the 120 metre slide through a tunnel at an astonishing speed of over 80 km/h.

“We are delighted with our latest addition to Wild Wadi. Jumeirah Sceirah was always the most popular and iconic ride in our water park and we are excited for its return. Hopefully the ride will attract thrill-seekers eager for adventure from all over,” said Chris Perry, General Manager of Wild Wadi water park.

Now in its thirteenth year, Wild Wadi water park is Dubai’s favourite family destination offering over 30 rides and attractions for all ages.

Wild Wadi Waterpark, which forms part of the Jumeirah Group portfolio, was launched in 1999 and is one of the largest of its kind outside of North America. Situated between sister properties Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Madinat Jumeirah, Wild Wadi Waterpark is located on Jumeirah Beach Road, a leisurely half hour drive from Dubai International Airport.

13 of the 31 rides are inter-connected , allowing thrill seekers of all ages to experience one adrenaline rush after another without ever leaving the water. The recently launched Tantrum Alley and Burj Surj will soon be joined by an exciting new tandem ride that replaces the iconic Jumeirah Sceirah. The two slides both reach 32m with a length of 120m.

Created by WS Atkins, the engineering and design consultancy firm behind Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Wild Wadi Waterpark is designed around a tale from Arabian folklore featuring Juha and his seafaring friend, Sinbad. The design and attention to detail, including characters to support the theme, led to a World Waterpark Association Industry Innovation Award for Outstanding Accomplishments in Design and Theming in its opening year.

About Jumeirah Group:
Jumeirah Group, the Dubai-based luxury hospitality company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah in Istanbul; Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London and Jumeirah Essex House in New York. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand Talise; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi Waterpark; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and Sirius, its global loyalty programme.