Aldar Properties has announced that construction on the huge waterpark planned for Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island will start this month.
The 16.4 hectare water park will feature more than 40 rides and attractions, including four one-of-a-kind rides that have never been seen before in a water park.
Aldar said it has already received planning approval from the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council and has appointed UK-based Atkins as lead designer for the project.
Aldar has also initiated the prequalification process for main contractors for the project and construction work will begin in July. The project is scheduled for delivery in 2012.
Sami Asad, chief operating officer of Aldar Properties, said: “The water park will bring another distinct feature to Yas Island, further diversifying its impressive offering.
“It will be a valuable addition to the other attractions that will set Yas Island apart as a major leisure destination and will reinforce Abu Dhabi’s position as a great place to live, work and visit.”
The water park will join Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world’s first Ferrari theme park and largest attraction of its kind, which is due to on October 28.