With attractions like Ferrari World, Warner Bros Amusement Park, and the F1 Marina Circuit, Yas Island is a hub for adventure. Today we will be taking you through the must-visit destination: Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi. Rated as one of the best waterparks in the UAE, Yas Waterworld is set in a unique Emirati theme with over 40 rides to chose from, there is something for all ages to experience. If you are planning to visit the waterpark in Abu Dhabi, here’s everything to need to know.
Yas waterworld map
In this article, we will tell you about the best Yas Waterworld rides, attractions, restaurants and the ticket prices of this amazing theme park in the yas world. But before we get into the details, here is a look at the Yas Waterworld Map so you get an idea of where everything is in Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi.
5 Best Yas Waterworld Rides
Famous for their one of a kind attractions, Yas waterpark has over 40 different rides split over 6 different zones, each with their own unique appeal. You could start off in the Marah Zone with their plethora of kid-friendly rides, or adrenaline junkies could jump straight into the Bandit Zone that is filled with thrilling rides. Let’s take a look at the top 5 rides at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi!
1. jebel drop: highest waterslide
There are many thrill-seeking rides at Yas Waterworld, but none are as exciting as the Jebel Drop. A heart-thumping, vertical drop waterslide, where you can get an amazing view of the whole park as you slide down. If you’re an adventure enthusiast be sure to get in line and check out the Jebel Drop.
Due to being one of the more popular rides at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi with a long queue. Try to line up early to get the chance to experience this attraction.
Minimum height required: 110 cm
2. Falcon’s Falaj: longest water coaster in the middle east
This attraction is a roller coaster on water, hence ‘water coaster’. Sitting at over 300 metres, the Falcon’s Falaj is officially the longest water coaster ride in the Middle East. Certainly might be a long trip up but you will be zipping down in no time, expect to be screaming throughout all the twists, turns and drops as you go along. Each raft can hold up to six people.
Minimum height required: 120 cm
3. Bandit Bomber: one of a kind water roller coaster
Another record-breaking attraction at this Abu Dhabi waterpark is the Bandit Bomber. Currently the only suspended water roller coaster in all of the Middle East, it is packed with state of the art laser and water effects. Not only will you be suspended upside down but you can also shoot your water jet at targets, triggering special effects and dropping water bombs. Equally, guests from down below can also take part by spraying riders with water as they zip past them from the Jabha Zone. You can get collect a souvenir of your ride from the Bandit Bomber Photobooth; however, this would entail an additional cost.
Minimum height required: 120 cm
4. Liwa loop: high-intensity drop
Similarly, Liwa Loop another one of the Yas Waterworld rides where the countdown is definitely stomach churning. As the ground opens up beneath you, you’ll be dropped straight into a high octane waterslide filled with loops. The Liwa Loop is the first and only looping waterslide in the Middle East.
Minimum height required: 120 cm
5. slither’s slides: Tons of Fun
Ever wanted to experience a ride again and again? Well, the Yas Waterworld rides known as the Slither’s Slides will be your go to. Each of the five slides has six different themes, equalling 30 distinctly unique experiences. First of all, each ride takes place in a larger than life snake that you’ll be sliding down and then shooting out of to emerge into a splash pool. In these different slides, riders will brush past Slither and his serpent friends through themed special 3D and LED light effects. Each ride can entertain tubes of one or two.
Minimum height required: 110 cm
Other Yas Waterworld rides include flying airborne on Hamools Humps, floating down Al Raha River or heading to Water Wars, equipped with a bucket of water balloons to use as you like. The Water Wars experience comes at an extra cost.
Things to do for kids in Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
While this family-friendly waterpark in Abu Dhabi is filled with electrifying rides, there are some kid-friendly ones too. Here are a few attractions aimed at the little ones, that your kids will surely enjoy at Yas Waterworld Abu Dubai.
1. Cannon Point
A play area for the whole family, keep an eye for the Bandit Bomber riders as they spray you, return fire with water cannons.
No minimum height required. Guests under 90 cm must be accompanied by an adult.
2. Tot’s playground
You can relax while the tots navigate through this infants pool and slide complex. With a low water level, it is best for young children, the playground is filled with slides, swings, jets and more to enjoy.
No minimum height required, maximum height is 1.1m.
Another play area but for both toddlers and children alike. Containing three slides, a dumping bucket/mini waterfall and more, Yehal is a good starting point to prepare the little ones for the big rides ahead.
No minimum height required.
4. Al Raha River
The perfect place to take a breather and unwind. Settle in a tube and float down a lazy waterway that guides you down the caverns of Al Raha River.
No minimum height required. Riders under 1.1m need to be accompanied by an adult.
One of the new unique water themed activities is Cinesplash, a one of a kind 5-D cinema experience. This water cinema is not to be missed due to the incorporation of cinematic wizardry and cutting edge water effects. In addition to the wide array of special effects, the theatre floods with water up to your knees. and completely immerses you in the experience with the realistic special effects, you’ll feel waterfalls, water explosions, fog and rain in 12 short minutes.
Cinesplash is an additional expense, tickets cost AED 30 per person and have to be paid at the entrance. Guests under the age of 12 need to be accompanied by an adult.
There is o shortage of things to do at Yas waterpark, don’t forget to be out on the lookout for one of the Yas Waterworld mascots: Chubby the bandit, Dana the hero of the story and Hamool the camel. They’ll be more than happy to welcome you with open arms!
Restaurants at Yas Water world Abu Dhabi
Our list of all the food and beverage outlets in the waterpark will sure help with those snack attacks. There are quite a few cafes, snack shops and restaurants to cater to your needs. Here is a list of all the restaurants in Yas Waterworld:
- Salma’s Snack Shop: Best for a quick bite, choose from salads, sandwiches, fresh fruit and smoothies.
- Dana’s Diner: Take a break with their BBQ wings, burgers, salads and sandwiches offerings.
- Chubby’s Kitchen: Enjoy different cuisines such as Arabic, Indian and Western treats, while viewing the pearl divers and rollercoaster.
- Farah’s Flavors: Experience Turkish ice cream in their famed traditional style, delicious fun for both adults and kids alike.
- Skinny’s Frozen Treats: The best way to cool down the summer heat is with some frozen lemonade, shaved ice or ice cream. Get all those icy delights from Skinny’s.
- Gahwat Nasser: A more traditional outlet for some souvenirs, choose from dates, camel milk chocolates and a few other classic delicacies to take home with you.
With so many things to do at Yas Waterworld, it would be best to start your day with a heavy breakfast and try to hit some of the more intense rides before refuelling at one of the above-mentioned outlets.
Yas Waterworld Tickets
There are different types of tickets and prices for Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, similar to the other theme parks on the island. Do check with hotels on Yas Island that are offering a stay with tickets to theme parks. Some of the Yas Waterworld hotel partners include Yas Hotel, Radisson Blu Yas Island, Centro Yas Island, Crowne Plaza Yas Island, Yas Island Rotana, Staybridge Suites and Park Inn by Radisson. You can purchase these tickets online, on the official Yas Waterworld website.
Prices for Yas Waterworld Tickets
- General Entry Yas Waterworld ticket price for one day: Adults – AED 250, Kids under 1.3m – AED 210. Kids under 3 can go for free.
- 2 day any 2 Yas Island theme parks tickets: Adults – AED 435, Kids under 1.3m – AED 330. Kids under 3 can go for free.
- 3 day any 3 Yas Island theme parks tickets: Adults – AED 545, Kids under 1.3m – AED 410. Kids under 3 can go for free.
- Family and friends tickets for Yas Waterworld: AED 750 for 4 tickets. Free access to Cinesplash and a further 25% discount on any additional tickets purchased.
- VIP tickets to Yas Waterworld: VIP admission to all rides, premium seating in the park – AED 1450 per person
Prices for the Yas Waterworld annual pass
- Yas Parks Annual Pass: AED 1595 per person with an additional 25% discount for all restaurants and retail stores in the parks.
- Yas Parks Annual Platinum: AED 2895 per person with the Quick Pass to circumvent any queues.
- Annual Pass 1 Park: 12-month access to Yas Waterworld with 25% discounts to other Yas Island parks, restaurants and stores – Standard AED 990, Premium AED 1990.
Prices for Yas Waterworld family pass
- Annual Family Pass 1 Park: 12-month access to Yas Waterworld for a family of four, 25% discounts to other Yas Island parks, restaurants and stores – Standart AED 2970, Premium AED 5970.
Extra additions to your tickets are the Quick Pass, which allows you to skip queues, pay a nominal fee for lockers and even get combo meals.
Yas Island packages and deals
Make sure to keep an eye out any Yas Waterworld offers with hotels or your credit card when planning your visit.
Most of the hotels on Yas Island offer various deals for its guests. A usual Yas Waterworld hotel package includes free Yas Waterworld tickets along with the stay, as well as free shuttle service to the Yas water park.
You can also find Yas Waterworld deals during Ramadan, Eid and other similar events, so watch out for those too. Currently, for Ramadan 2019, there is a 50% discount on the Yas Waterworld annual pass (AED 495) and the single day (AED 130).
Yas Waterworld timings: OPENING HOURS FOR
The park is open every day from 10:00 am – 7:00 pm, but you can go earlier to purchase tickets. These Yas Waterworld timings are also subject to change, so be sure to check their calendar before booking. Likewise, you could easily spend all day at the park, but make sure to have at least 4-5 hours to spend there.
Yas waterworld contact number
For any other queries regarding the information mentioned here, about this amazing theme park in the Yas World, you can contact Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi on +971-2-414-2000.
yas waterworld location: HOW TO GET TO Yas Waterworld ABU DHABI
The best way to get to Yas Waterworld is by car. If you have opted for one of the Yas Waterworld hotel packages, the hotel may organise shuttle services. If you are coming from Dubai, the park is an hour and 15-minutes drive from Downtown Dubai and is easily accessible.
Yas Waterworld REVIEW: OUR VERDICT
It’s a great place for adults and kids alike since there are with tons of things to do at Yas Waterworld. The highlights are definitely the adrenaline-inducing rides, best for groups and families with kids to enjoy. Finally, do try to visit when the weather is a little cooler as most of the park is outdoors but if you are visiting in the summer, not to worry as there is a lot of shade available.
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