Hotly anticipated Dubai water slide a washout

Visitors to Dubai’s 500m-long City Slide over the Eid weekend were sorely disappointed when the event turned out to be a flop.

Dubai sunset.

Dubai sunset. Image by the_dead_pixel / CC BY 2.0

Searing heat of 38°C along with poor water pressure meant the much-publicised slip ‘n’ slide was almost completely dry, leaving visitors walking along or sitting on the hot plastic. Later on, gallons of water tipped to the side of the slide that was too hot for children to sit in. Customers have been promised a full refund. Read more:  and watch 

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