Aqua Dunya Theme Park is one of the most magnificent projects ever planned in Dubai. For a while it all went well, but now, the theme park is having the huge Desert Pearl as its leading motive and symbol seems to have sank by the sinking ship of the gigantic plans of Dubailand which would have housed this wonderful theme park.
Aqua Dunya Theme Park was for long, one of the most promising complexes because its main sponsor was the worldwide known Jumeirah Hotel Group, a continuously growing hotel chain of the most luxurious hotels globally. Jumeirah was supposed to sponsor the buildings as well as to own and operate three luxury resorts in the area of the complex. Two of these magnificent resorts would have been named as the Polynesian Hotel and the Arabian Port Hotel, the looks of both of them influenced by the Caribic resorts. The most important hotel, the Desert Pearl Hotel, would have been built into the giant ship called Desert Pearl, which was to crown the Aqua Dunya Theme Park.
According to the legend, there was once a boy called Rakaan, living in the desert with his parents in a considerably big poverty. Rakaan was mesmerized by the sea and by the great work of pearl divers. Later on, he escaped from home to work on a ship. There he worked for many years, travelling all around the globe and becoming rich. Then, when he found that he had gathered enough wealth, he wanted to return home and be with his family instead. At home, his parents were amused by all his exciting stories about many wonderful and diverse lands. Therefore, Rakaan decided to rebuild this huge ship called Desert Pearl just in the middle of the desert, then making a big sea-like lake for his parents to enjoy sailing, even in the Desert. This is how the it was born. The legend is a great example of Arabic thinking, their love and respect for their families, especially for their parents. The complex would have consisted of many fine examples of the traditional Arabic architecture, and visitors of course would have met Rakaan and his family, in order to know more on the legend of the Aqua Dunya Theme Park and most importantly to have fun! Interesting to note, that the word “Dunya” or “Dounia” as it is also written, means “Life” in Arabic.
Although Aqua Dunya Theme Park was planned mainly for tourism, it would have also offered various types of real estates. By its outlook, according to the numerous plans, the park would have mainly looked like a little Polynesia. It would have consisted a huge lake and all around it countless peninsulas. The Desert Pearl would have offered many programs, attractions for the visitors to see. The park would also have owned a huge Water-Park as well,
Tourism stands for an important factor for any country’s economy. It not only helps directly in bringing in the foreign cash but also motivates the country government to keep updating the facilities in order to provide the best services to the visitors. Beach sides, hill views, valleys and many natural attractions contributes for tourism while Dubai holds a unique quality in attracting people from all over the world. With tax free shopping the latest trend is Dubai theme parks. Among these theme parks, Aqua Dunya in Dubai is known for its absolute grand appearance. Situated in Dubailand this park has numerous attractions to attract a large number of visitors each day.
Aqua Dunya theme park is an adventurous park with timeless fun and entertainment. The park is divided on the basis of adventurous story of Rakaan and categorized into three main islands. Each island presents its own story and gives endless energy to enjoy the rides at its full glance. The project is an ultimate grand experience of restaurants, residential area and souk for shopping. The Aqua Dunya is the perfect utilization of Dubai biggest resource of water. One can jump into the water with all its mystery inside it while there is a perfect rafting experience for those who want to be faster than ever.
The major success factor behind the park is its location inside Dubailand. It has managed to attract many visitors so far and provided maximum satisfaction in terms of fun and luxury. Once visited and people have shown interest to explore it another time due to its extreme attractive nature. Aqua Dunya is yet not open to public for some undone construction related projects but its attraction has motivated people to explore it immediately. The theme park will be soon open and will be considered as the biggest theme park in Middle East.
Apart from all the water activities, there is a huge cruise in the middle of the water in Aqua Dunya that not only presents some luxurious environment in form of a hotel with 300 rooms while it also offers many exciting activities that will be carried indoor. The water rides of the Aqua Dunya are suitable from kids to the most skilled and adventure lovers’ people. The park has enough capacity to accommodate a large number of people for its almost 36 water slides. Presence of a hotel will provide a perfect ambiance to make the trip to Aqua Dunya memorable.
Other attractions of the park include vacation apartments with complete luxury, a theater room that can accommodate more than 1800 people and will be serving for the musical shows, and various public events. Around more than 1000 luxury apartments provides a dream place where one can relate as the most adventurous place to live in the whole world. To indulge into the timeless experience of adventure and luxury, hold your breaths for Aqua Dunya soon opening promise by the management, yet its attractions can be explored on the internet.
Unfortunately, from 2009, the project of Aqua Dunya Theme Park seems to have been cancelled, which really is a loss, especially considering the growing numbers of tourists who are arriving in Dubai every day. It is sure, that if the Aqua Dunya Theme Park were ever done, it would attract a very high attention, creating one of the hugest incomes ever created by a tourism-entertaining complex.