This post is part of a series on Bahrain’s tourist attractions, notable places of interest, and just about everything I love about the island. Bahrain has been home to me since May 2007.
As Summer gets much hotter, discover an Oasis of Fun, Thilling Rides, Breathtaking Slides, Relaxing Glides, Shopping and much more. A place for fun in the sun, let’s all head to LPOD Bahrain! (Parang commercial ad lang ah! Hehe!) 🙂
The Lost Paradise of Dilmun Water Park has opened as part of the Al Areen Resort. The $50 million water park is part of the over $1.3 billion plus Al Areen Development located near the Al Areen Wildlife Park and Reserve, Al Areen Palace and Spa (formerly Banyan Tree), after Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) in Zallaq, Bahrain.
The park is the first fully-themed water park in the Middle East, it celebrates the Kingdom of Bahrain’s cultural history, from a time 4,000 years ago when Bahrain was the center of the Dilmun civilization. Rides include the Falcons’ Dive, the giant Superbowl, Boomerango and the Family Raft Ride, the park’s tallest water slide seating four people.
The park is also home to the largest wave pool in the Middle East and the only one with a sandy beach. The park uses a cashless system. Visitors are given a wristband that carries credit and can be topped off at reload stations. As you go through the park, credit is deducted for items such as food, drink, merchandise and electronic lockers.
Yes, every Summer, when we can no longer take it to be inside the comforts of our air conditioned flats anymore, we slip into our summer shorts and flip flops, lather some sunscreen and drive to LPOD! We love the wave pool, the lazy river, spa & bubbly pools and tube slides! Definitely a fun break after a hectic work week! 🙂
For more info, check out LPOD Bahrain’s website: http://www.lpodwaterpark.com/