Partnering with Qetaifan Projects, WhiteWater created the 160,000 square meters (1,700,000 square feet) Meryal Waterpark on Qetaifan Island North. Breaking the world record for the tallest water slide in the world, the park’s Icon Tower is an incredible 85 meters (260 feet)—just four meters (13 feet) shy of Big Ben. In addition to breaking a world record for the tallest water slide, the Icon Tower also features the most water slides on a single tower.
The Icon Tower contains 12 rides—two placed on each of the tower’s six levels. Because of its record-breaking height, the water slide tower uses two pedestrian elevators to take guests up to the tower’s different levels. Using conveyors to bring the ride vehicles up to the water slides, the slides offer a mixture of sensations from multiple oscillations to zero-gravity and extreme Gs and be a global-scale public attraction once completed. Packing 23 features onto its 85-meter (262 foot) structure, the Icon Tower blends history and technology by recognizing the region’s origins while pushing the boundaries of innovation. Expected to accommodate 6,500 people a day, Meryal’s rides have all been inspired by the Qatari culture, reflecting the region’s oil and gas industry.
SEE THE WORLD’S TALLEST WATER SLIDE TOWER IN ACTION
Content creator Alex Ojeda was recently in Qatar and tested out all 56 attractions the park has to offer. Discover the world’s LARGEST water slide tower and watch as Alex explores the Icon Tower’s six levels, 12 water slides, and custom features including the first-of-its-kind water-filled stainless steel transition tubs for a unique “choose your own adventure” experience.
meter high slide tower – tallest in the world
water slides on the Icon Tower
water slides in the water park
"The Icon Tower is going to be a really big attraction and achievement for Qatar. We have unique water slides that are pushing the bounds of engineering and innovation, which won’t be found anywhere else."