There are fantastic waterparks to be found across the world and one of the very best is located on Palm Jumeirah in the Emirate of Dubai.

Part of the Atlantis The Palm luxury hotel, Aquaventure is also open to non-residents who are attracted by the many huge rides and slides as well as the large expanse of private beach and a range of other activities – which include the longest zip line in the Middle East.

The multi-award winning waterpark is home to various impressive slides that will cater for guests of all ages, including the fearsome Leap of Faith.

The nine story high slide features a near vertical drop that will see riders travel at high-speed through a large tube that goes through the heart of the on-site aquarium – where various sharks and rays will watch you fly by.

Adrenaline lovers will also enjoy a trip on Poseidon’s Revenge, Aquaconda or Slitherine whilst there is also a fun-filled 1.6km river rapid ride.

Those who prefer to relax can lie back on the beach or cruise along the lazy river, with a special area that includes seven slides that are designed for smaller children.

With an aquarium, and both dolphin and sea lion encounters available on site, there’s plenty more to do besides the waterpark – so it isn’t hard to see why it’s so popular…

Should you want to check out Aquaventure, here are a few accommodation options you might want to consider…