Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi now open
UAE's largest water park with 43 rides and slides opens to visitors
Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s newest and biggest water park with 43 rides and slides, opened yesterday (January 20).
Spread over 15 hectares, the Abu Dhabi based attraction is themed around the UAE’s pearl-diving heritage and tells the fictional story of Dana, a young Emirati girl on a quest to find a legendary pearl.
Some of the attractions on offer include the world’s first ‘hydromagnetic six-person waterslide’, the largest ever ‘sheet wave surf ride’, a wood-raftered souq, the Middle East’s longest suspended roller coaster and the world’s first interactive coaster to incorporate on-board water and laser special effects.
Other family-orientated rides include Slither’s Slides – a maze of six slides and tunnels, including sculptures that spray water, LED light effects which exit through the fanged mouth of a giant snake’s head while the PearlMasters is a treasure-hunt style interactive adventure game consisting of fire water cannons, puzzles and clues.