Aqua Fun is a UAE company with the Middle East’s first & biggest inflatable park with the world’s longest & highest inflatable water slide & Ychat slides. It was founded by the CEO, Ahmed Ben Chaibah, a local Emerati who started the venture many years ago. Ever since, he has been an aspiring personality in the outdoor personality field by being featured on several major Middle East news media outlets about his company and his vision. Some of his features have been on Arabian Business as a nominated Entreprenuer of the Week, Khaleej Times, UK Business Insider and many more.
The Water park is a key attraction to residents and tourists, it has become an accustomed activity for those that visit Dubai. One of the distinct features of the float is that it is spells out ‘Dubai’ in it’s distinct calligraphy.
Emirati entrepreneur Ahmad Bin Chaibah, the park’s owner, says he wants to showcase his love for his city by setting a world record with his creation. The waterpark’s design is inspired by Dubai’s official logo, “as a tribute to the city’s creativity, innovation and dedication to its people”.
The park is located at The Beach, opposite Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). Chaibah said the waterpark will stay at this venue for the next three years, although he did not disclose his plans for the park beyond that period. “This is the best iconic place to put the Dubai logo. Another year and a half the backdrop will be the Bluewaters project,” says Chaibah, referring to the man-made mixed use island located off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Residence. “So it will be the best backdrop — with JBR, The Beach, and the Bluewaters Project.”
Since its opening on September 1, Chaibah says the aqua park has received an overwhelming response.
“The response was beyond our expectations [and we’re still in the low] season,” says Chaibah. “The best season will start in October. We are still in September but we are having a lot of customers daily, which is great.”
He adds: “We will be open all year long. The summer is only three months — where it’s really too hot. We still get customers in this season and we have lots of packages. But throughout winter time it’s the best time to play.”
The waterpark measures 2,700 square metres — 77 metres wide and 35 metres in depth. “It has 74 games. You can climb, jump and [enjoy] all things in it. [It has] capacity for 350 people per hour, but we can go up to 500 people. We are limiting it to 350 people per hour to make sure it’s safe,” says Bin Chaibah.
“Everybody’s fitness level is different so there are a lot of games. You can have team-building activities, corporate events, birthdays, school trips or just you and friends or family. It’s for everybody, from five-years-old to adults,” adds Bin Chaibah. An hour on the park can burn around 800 calories, he says.
Participants have to sign a waiver and wear a life jacket. “We have eight lifeguards on the game at any point of time — they are very well trained, so safety-wise we have all the procedures here,” says Bin Chaibah. “You have to wear something comfortable; swimwear preferably because you have to wear a life jacket — it’s for you own safety. We want to make sure everybody is safe. Usually people can wear shorts and shirts, it doesn’t matter as long as you are comfortable. Come and have fun.”
The Aqua Park has also has gained much popularity globally with major viral videos on Social Media. One of the recent viral videos from Viral Thread has reached more than 4.4+ Million viewers alone. Watch it here