Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
For a full day experience, this futuristic Yas Island waterpark spans an area of around 15 football pitches, with 45 rides, slides & attractions – five of which are one-of-a-kind. Yas Waterworld was named the Middle East’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2013 at The World Travel Awards and was ranked second in Los Angeles Times’ list of The World’s Top 20 Waterparks 2013.
Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi visitors will be able to try the 238-metre long, world’s first, and largest hydromagnetic-powered, six-person tornado waterslide. For adrenaline seekers there are three-metre high waves on Bubble’s Barrel, which has the world’s largest surfable sheet wave for flowboards and bodyboards. The Bandit Bomber, a 550–metre coaster, is the first with onboard water and laser effects. Riders can shoot jets of water at targets, drop water bombs and trigger special effects, while people below can spray them with water as they pass.
Sitting atop Jebel Dana, the towering core of the park’s altitude-defying summit and measuring eight metres in diameter, the park’s gigantic pearl is Yas Island’s newest landmark. The park draws on Abu Dhabi’s heritage and has ‘The Lost Pearl’ as its theme. Visitors follow the story of a young Emirati girl on a quest to find a legendary pearl as they make their way around the attractions, which include a souk and pearl-diving exhibits.
Opening hours: Daily from 10am until 6pm (winter months) and from 10am until 8pm (summer months)