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WOW – snow in the dessert!

The Middle East’s largest waterpark is set to open on June 1, bringing a taste of the Antarctic to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Developed by Polo Consulting from India, Ice Land features a snow theme and forms the first phase of the WOW RAK resort in Ras Al Khaimah, a joint development with local partners RAKIA and RAK Properties.

Waterpark attractions include the world’s largest manmade waterfall, over 35 slides, a children’s pool, giant rain dance pool, Olympic-sized swimming pool, two diving pools, snorkelling pool, aqua football pitch, steam baths and private cabanas.

Together these facilities are designed to provide a full day visit, and draw visitors from across the UAE. Daily capacity is estimated at a massive 15,000, although to start with Polo has set a conservative target of 250,000 guests a year.

Also featured as part of the overall WOW RAK development will be a selection of upscale ocean-view accommodation. Further phases will include a shopping mall, hotel and ride park. An exclusive profile of Ice Land will feature soon in Park World.

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