Quick Guide to Yas Waterworld

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It’s too hot on the beach, but I still want some fun in the sun, Time Out.
Two words: Yas Waterworld…

Ooh, can you believe I still haven’t been there?
Well then it’s perfect timing because the place recently extended its hours to 10am to 8pm Saturday to Wednesday
and now stays open until 10pm on a Friday.

That’s so convenient.
Yep. The Emirati-themed waterpark’s new timings will ensure you have the opportunity to experience the park’s 45 thrilling rides, slides and attractions for longer.

What are the rides like?

Amazing! You’ll be able to try the world’s largest hydromagnetic-powered, six-person tornado waterslide – it’s over 235 metres long! Also, 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. There’s also the Bandit Bomber, a 550–metre coaster, and 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.

Cool! I might swing by this Thursday after work.
Sorry, but on Thursdays Yas Waterworld hosts its hugely popular ladies’ night from 6pm to 11pm. However, if you can make it at lunchtime, the park is open to everyone on Thursdays from 10am to 5pm.

My sister will love that when she comes to visit me.
Absolutely. Ladies’ night aside, Yas Waterworld is the perfect spot for tourists. It’s the only Emirati-themed waterpark in the world and is inspired by the UAE’s rich heritage of pearl diving through its unique story of The Legend of the Lost Pearl.

So it’s not just an average water park then?
Nope. It’s also got wild animals, live characters and plenty of entertainment for the kids if they tire themselves out on the amazing rides.

Dhs250 (adults), Dhs210 (kids). www.yaswaterworld.com. (02 414 2000).

Only at Yas Waterworld


Pearl Diving Experience
This one-of-a-kind experience at Yas Waterworld gives guests the excitement of diving for their own oysters. The one-hour session includes a safety briefing and is accompanied by professional dive instructors. Once you’ve collected the oysters from the depths, you can learn more about the pearls inside and how to get to them. Plus, you’ll get to take your treasure home as a memento.

By Time Out Abu Dhabi Staff
Time Out Abu Dhabi,

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