Bay Zero Water Park (located next to Kuwait Towers on Arabian Gulf St, Kuwait City) is the newly reopened and rebuilt water park here in Kuwait. When we moved here, we were told it had sadly closed down and being demolished (which it had during the pandemic) and we were honestly a little bit gutted about that. The next nearest water parks to Kuwait can apparently be found in Bahrain, which we planned on doing sometime over the next few months, but really wished that there has been one here. Well, much to our excitement and delight, the aqua park reopened a few weeks ago under a new name “Bay Zero” – it is fresh, clean and easy to get to, and of course, we couldn’t wait to go!
We had the best Saturday there as a family and it just felt like we were on holiday – chilling, having fun, too much sun and plenty of smiles!
We took a Taxi up to the water park from where we live in Salmiya and arrived there for it opening. This turned out to be a great choice as it was very quiet for the first few hours, and it meant there was no waiting for slides, it wasn’t crowded at all, and it made if feel super peaceful and relaxing too.
The kids loved the splash pad area, and spent ages playing in the shallow pools, shooting down slides and frolicking under fountains and various spraying things! We then all hung out in the large pool and swam around (it is a beautiful pool). We had some laughs on the lazy river with the inflatables, and the kids also loved the wave pool too. It is a really good size and while the slides aren’t anything dramatic, they are certainly plentiful for some family fun, and you can get some great speed laying down.
We loved that there were so many places to leave your things and make a base for the day; tables and chairs, big comfy bean bag type chairs, and sofas under pergolas … they all made for a lovely place to have lunch, or just chill between all the action.
Bay zero was very clean and mostly well maintained (there are areas I think they are still working on). The staff were friendly and there were plenty of life guards and staff around. They have showers inside and out, toilets and indoor changing if required. We spent 4 hours there, but could have easily stayed all day. We loved the array of things to do for families, and it was more than enough for all 4 of our kids (ages 1 – 12 years). It was an added bonus that you can take your own food in (they currently don’t serve food) and we loved seeing people arriving with pizzas, KFC buckets, MacDonald’s from next door, and various picnics – it was great! We took a small picnic as we had read that there was no food currently served on the premises and it was enough to keep us going. We did think if we stayed longer, we would just have bought them all a meal from Macdonald’s or have had Talabat deliver something to the gate (apparently they really do do that)!
We love the laid back vibes of stuff like that here and we especially loved spending a Saturday at the water park. It was so much fun, really chilled and we can’t wait to go back again (hopefully with friends, or visiting family – hopefully both)! There were families everywhere just having a great time, and we loved it.
Bay Zero is open from 10am until 10pm (party!) and costs 6KD per person (under 4’s are free). There were a mix of cultures there, with the majority of women wearing shorts and t-shirts or full swim dresses with headscarves, however, it was acceptable for me to wear a one-piece swimsuit with shorts. As it isn’t a private place (like some of the hotel pools and beaches here) I wouldn’t recommend wearing a 2 piece swimsuit.