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Giant slide at heart of Dubai – free for all

Posted by Irish Manluctao on July 12, 2016
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Downtown Slide is a premium insulated outdoor dry slide in Downtown Dubai

Dubai-based Emaar Properties has announced the opening of Downtown Slide, a 7-metre tall stainless steel slide that is free for all to try.

A first-of-its-kind project, the slide is situated in Burj Plaza, overlooking Burj Khalifa and Souk Al Bahar, providing an alternative in the journey of residents and visitors to the heart of Downtown Dubai.

Suitable for kids and ‘big-kids’ alike, the stainless steel slide is seven metres tall at its highest point.

It is designed with precision German engineering (by the same company who created Sega Republic’s ‘Giant Slider’ attractions), providing a fun and exhilarating experience for riders as they travel along the 19m long tube,
mounted at a 30-degree angle, eventually meeting a soft landing on the two square metre floor mat at the bottom.

Emaar says that the use of technology ensures that Downtown Slide is safe and cool for riders to use, even in peak summer.

State-of-the-art insulation has been incorporated into the integral design which keeps the internal area of the slide cool even when external temperatures exceed 100 degrees centigrade on the exterior.

The flagship development of Emaar, Downtown Dubai welcomes tens of millions of visitors each year, and is also most sought-after residential and commercial property destination.

Fascinating attractions also include The Dubai Fountain, which offers a spectacular waterfront for The Dubai Mall and Souk Al Bahar, and At the Top, Burj Khalifa Sky, the highest outdoor observatory in the world.