Plans for huge water park on Yas Island
Aldar Properties says construction will begin next month
Aldar Properties on Sunday announced plans to build a huge waterpark on Abu Dhabi's Yas Island, with construction starting next month.
The 16.4 hectares 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 the 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 in another distinct feature to Yas Island, further diversifying its already 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 joins a range of recreational attractions at Yas Island such as Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world's first Ferrari theme park and largest attraction of its kind, which is due to on October 28.
Yas Island is also home to Yas Marina Circuit, host venue for the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Links, the region's first true links golf course, and seven hotels including The Yas Hotel, the first hotel in the world to span a Grand Prix circuit.