Yas Waterworld Overview

With a total of 43 rides, out of which 5 are totally unique in themselves, Yas Waterworld is a dream-like destination for fun lovers. This water park is nothing less than a paradise for water babies who wish to spend their day around and within water. The rides in this waterpark will cater all kinds of tourists, be it kids or adults. The Waterpark even has a small kids pool where your little ones can have the time of their life.

With about 40 rides, slides and many other attractions, Yas Waterworld, located in Abu Dhabi is one of the best waterparks in the world. One can enjoy hair-raising, thrilling rides like Bandit Bomber, Liwa Loop, Rush Rider, Hamlool's Humps, Jebel Drop, etc. and have a whale of a time with family and friends at rides like Al Raha River, Amwaj Wave Pool, etc.

There are also several fun rides dedicated for the tiny tots which include Yehal, Tot’s Playground and Cannon Point. Apart from the rides, Yas Waterworld has other fantastic attractions like Hairat Yas Pearl Diving Experience where you could actually experience the traditional Arabic way of pearl diving, collect oysters from your dive, get them carefully opened and even take them home as a memento.

The Cine Splash 5D theatre is another huge draw where the visitors can experience the water effects like rain, floods, fountains, and waterfalls for real. Yas Waterworld also has a number of cafes and restaurants like Chubby’s Kitchen, Dhabi’s Ice Cream and Skinny Frozen Treats to pacify your hunger between the rides.

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• Enjoy an exhilarating day out in the world-famous water and amusement park of Dubai, Yas Waterworld.
• Both children and adults can enjoy more than 43 slides and 5 unique rides.
• Experience never-ending turns, twists, rapids, and drops at Falcon’s Falaj, a 6-person water coaster of the park.
• Enjoy the Bandit Bomber, which is the longest suspended roller coaster (550 meters) in the entire Middle East.
• Experience the Slithers Slides, which is a set of water-tube rides featuring multiple courses.
• Learn to surf the waves on Bubbles’ Barrel.
• Pay a visit to the fascinating Marah Fortress, which is sure to keep your little ones entertained for the entire day.
• Have a super fun time playing with water shooters, water geysers, and water cannons.
• Experience riding in the Hydromagnetic Tornado and Jebel Drop, the park’s highest water slide.
• Relish delicious world cuisine in the upmarket eateries of the park.
• Shop for amazing souvenirs at the retail stores of the park.

How To Reach

The driving distance between Abu Dhabi Airport (AUH) to Yas Waterworld is 12 km and the fastest way to reach is to drive yourself. However, you can hire a taxi or take a bus from Zayed Sports City station to Yas Island ADNOC South station. 

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Best Time To Visit

You can visit this amazing water park throughout the year. However, Abu Dhabi experiences a desert climate and hence, it advisable to visit Yas Waterworld during the cooler months (Oct-March) when the climate is pleasant to sightsee.

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Dining at Yas Waterworld

1. Dhabi's Ice Cream: Dhabi’s Ice Cream has a curated menu of lip-smackingly delicious ice creams of all flavours and endless topping options. If you are looking for a quick break amidst the thrilling rides, the delectable ice creams at this place are sure to be a perfect choice.

2. Dana's Diner: Dana's Diner serves scrumptious snacks like BBQ, burgers, and sandwiches that are light too so that can enjoy continuing your thrill-filled day at Yas Waterworld without feeling heavy. The restaurant also offers great views of surfing outdoors.

3. Chubby's Kitchen: If you are looking for the right place to gorge upon a full meal from pizzas to daal along with fried chicken and noodles, Chubby's Kitchen has everything that can get you drooling over its food. The restaurant offers stunning views of the pearl divers and the rollercoaster.

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4. Skinny Frozen Treats: As the name suggests, Skinny Frozen Treats is a heaven for those who love frozen desserts. Indulge guilt-free in their amazing menu of frozen lemonade and juices, shaved ice with syrup, and ice cream and beat Abu Dhabi's heat.

5. Salma's Snack Shack: Featuring salads, sandwiches, fresh fruits, and smoothies in their menu, Salma's Snack Shack is an ideal place to appease your hunger yet not feel full. The standout here is the "Slush It Up Station" where you could mix your own choice of slush.

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6. Gahwat Nasser: Gahwat Nasser is actually a souvenir shop selling Arabic coffees, camel-milk chocolates, fresh dates and heritage gift boxes which you could gift your near and dear ones and share memories about your trip to Yas Waterworld.

7. Farah's Flavours: Farah's Flavours is all about delectable Turkish ice creams. The ice creams are also served in their traditional style that makes it even more special.

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Shopping at Yas Waterworld 

1. Sultan's Candy: Sultan's Candy features a range of sweets of the Middle East and candies from continents across the globe making it a one-stop destination to shop for your sweet tooth. These candies and sweets are also great choices to gift as souvenirs.

2. Sultan & Sons: Selling all water park essentials of topwater park brands and themed essentials, this place is a must-visit before heading to the rides and slides. Get dressed here and gear up to get thrilled at the amusement park.

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3. Qaryat Al Jewana Souk: Qaryat Al Jewana Souk is a huge place where you can literally find everything. In the souk, there are separate sections selling sweets, souvenirs and coffee, and a restaurant. There are also changing rooms and lockers which you could use at a cost and even a dedicated prayer room.

4. Jewana Photo: What could be a better way to capture your day out at Yas Waterworld than with a photo? Jewana Photo has an incredible collection of photo frames to capture such precious moments of yours at Yas Waterworld.

5. Flying Carpet Calligraphy: This astounding place gives a beautiful life to your name by creating your name as a piece of watercolour art. Apart from your name, you get your loved ones' names too done as a watercolour art piece and surprise them with this artistic gift.

6. Bandit Bomber Photo: Bandit Bomber Photo freezes your screaming moments on the Bandit Bomber thriller ride in their strategically placed cameras. You can then purchase these lively pictures during exit and cherish your experiences for a lifetime.

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Experiences at Yas Waterworld

1. Hairat Yas Pearl Diving Experience: This experience lets you enjoy the traditional pearl diving method of the Arab. Under the supervision of a trainer, visitors to the Yas Waterworld can dive deep into an underwater tank and collect a maximum of three oysters that contain pearls. You can then take the collected oysters to the Tawasha Pearl Shop where you can learn to open them correctly to collect your pearl. You can take the pearl home or even convert it to a small piece of jewellery at the Tawasha Pearl Shop.

2. Al Waha Cabanas: For those looking for a relaxed and luxurious day out at Yas Waterworld or a few hours to refresh and rejuvenate between rides, Al Waha Cabanas is the place to be. At the Al Waha Cabanas, one can lounge about in complete privacy and opulent comfort which includes VIP Butler service, free towels, pearl diving experience for one person from the group, safe for valuables, bottles of water and an exclusive menu which includes fresh fruits. The cabanas can fit 4 or 6 guests at a time. 

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Tips for Visiting Yas Waterworld 

- Do not take your pets along as pets are strictly not allowed inside Yas Waterworld.

- Smoking is permitted only in the designated smoking areas.

- Swimwear and swimsuits that are not transparent or translucent are mandatory inside the park. Follow the dress code strictly.

- Photography and videography are not permitted inside the park.

- Book tickets online so that you can skip the queue and save time.

- Arrive early to avoid serpentine lines.

- Read the rules of the ride (like height and weight constraints) before boarding it.

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Dawwama is the world’s largest six-person tornado water coaster that starts from the whooping height of a mountaintop and then takes the riders on a long slide and finally onto a 20-meter high tornado funnel. The waterslide promises spine chilling thrill and is undoubtedly for the strong-hearted ones.

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Falcons Falaj

Falcons Falaj

This is an adventurous ride where six members are taken on this six-seater water coaster with extreme twists and turns and rapids and drops. When the entire family longs for an adventure ride, Falcons Falaj is the place to be.

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Sebag is a competitive ride where six individual riders slide on the six designated lanes putting their confidence to fuel the gravity and land on to the winning spot. Apart from the pleasure that the ride gives, the bond that happens over the race is truly a memory to behold.

Amwaj Wave Pool

Amwaj Wave Pool

Amwaj is a calm wave pool where the waves gently ebb making it perfect to laze around floating on the wave pool and enjoy a relaxing time with your family members gliding with the incredible wave patterns.

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Marah Fortress

Marah Fortress

Marah Fortress is a water playground for the family with slides, dumping buckets, a water-shooting geyser, water cannons, and other interactive features for a family that loves to enjoy their time with easy-to-go water rides.

Cine Splash

Cine Splash

Cine Splash 5D is one of the latest additions and yet another reason to visit Yas Waterworld. Cine Splash 5D is a water-based theatre where the visitors can enjoy the show with water-based special effects such as rain, waterfalls, fountains, water explosions, guns, and floods that actually get the visitors wet.

Hence, visitors are requested to get dressed in swimwear during the show. Other effects such as strobes, haze, lasers, wind, ground fog and LED lights to accentuate one’s 5D experience.

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Tot's Playground

Tot's Playground

Tot's Playground has an infant pool and a slide complex. The shallow waters of the pool and the gentle steepness of the slides make this place absolutely safe for the kids to have fun and stay active. Tiny Tot’s is perfect for the parents too apart from the little ones.

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Cannon Point

Cannon Point

Located below the Bandit Bomber ride, Cannon Point experiences showers as the Bandit Bomber zooms past overhead, spraying one with water. You can return their favour with water cannons and shoot back at them. Cannon Point is more of a family entertainer where the whole family can enjoy this family spray and play area.

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Yas Waterworld FAQs

Can I take food inside the Water Park?

No, you cannot take outside food inside Yas Waterworld. However, there a good number of dining places inside the theme park to pacify your hunger.

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How much is the entry fee?

Single-day tickets to Yas Waterworld starts AED 250 when booked online. However, there are a number of passes to strike the best deal.

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Do you have to book tickets in advance to the water park?

Yes, being a major tourist spot in Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld is crowded by locals and tourists all through the year. Hence, it is highly recommended to book tickets in advance to skip the serpentine queues and avoid any last-minute hassles.

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What is the Bandit Bomber?

Bandit Bomber is the Middle East’s longest suspended roller coaster that has special onboard water and laser effects for maximum thrill. Yas Waterworld captures your emotional face live during the ride to let you freeze this nerve-wracking memory for a lifetime. You can get this photo from the Bandit Bomber shop when you leave.

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What is Cinesplash?

Cinesplash 5D is a water-based theatre where the visitors can experience water effects such as rain, waterfalls, fountains, water explosions, guns, and floods hand-on. Visitors are required to be in swimwear as you get wet for real at this theatre. The other e?ects used in the show includes strobes, haze, lasers, wind, ground fog and LED lights.

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What is the Liwa Loop?

Liwa Loop is a first-of-its-kind waterslide in the Middle East where the riders zip down a high-intensity looping waterslide. One could actually feel the adrenaline rushing through the veins during this long water slide ride which is covered in a matter of few minutes owing to its steep design.

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Are there any height restrictions for rides?

Yes, the thrill activities have height restrictions that one needs to strictly adhere to. The family and kids activities do not have any height constraints.

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Is there any shopping place inside the park?

Yes, Yas Waterworld has a number of shopping places like Sultan's Candy, Sultan & Sons, Qaryat Al Jewana Souk, Jewana Photo, Flying Carpet Calligraphy and Bandit Bomber Photo where you can buy souvenirs, theme park essentials, photos, and photo frames and even get your name beautifully crafted as a piece of artwork.

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Is there any place to eat inside the park?

Yes, there are a number of dining options inside Yas Waterworld. You can enjoy a light meal at Salma's Snack Shack and Dana’s Diner, have a full course meal at Chubby’s Kitchen or enjoy the frozen desserts at Dhabi's Ice Cream, Skinny Frozen Treats, and Farah’s Flavours.

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What is an annual pass?

Yas Parks Annual Pass allows you to access to Yas Waterworld all-year-round or unlock all three worlds of fun - Yas Waterworld,  Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.

The annual pass holders get the following basic benefits -

Year-round access to Yas Waterworld

25% discount on F&B and retail at Yas Waterworld

Yas Island exclusive discounts (restaurants, hotels, experiences)

Access to exclusive Yas Waterworld Annual Passholders events

25% discount on admission for family and friends at Yas Waterworld

The annual pass comes in three variants like- 

Annual Pass 1 theme park priced at AED 990

Annual Pass 3 theme parks priced at AED 1295

Annual Pass Platinum 3 theme parks priced at AED 2595

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Yas Waterworld Reviews

Reviewed: 22 May 2023
It was amazing experience. As regards to booking thru thrillophilia, you will get tickets after 1 hour of payment on the email and your profile also on the web. All rides & attraction were included in 1 day admission ticket of yas waterworld. There is also deep water diving activity in park which is... Read More
Bozena Gabryszewska
Reviewed: 22 May 2023
I love the atmosphere at Yas waterworld. Everyone is happy and kind. I would recommend that place to anyone who is visiting the Capital of UAE.
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Karim Sabaq
Reviewed: 10 Jun 2023
Great experience and amazing moments easy booking
Muhammad Bashir
Reviewed: 23 May 2023
It was excellent experience
Elliot Melendez
Reviewed: 20 Aug 2022
Get to enjoy sliding at Dawamma, the world’s largest water-slide. I highly recommend this unique experience to everyone visiting Abu Dhabi. Thanks to My Dubai Pass.
Seema Gupta
Reviewed: 08 Jun 2022
Indulged in various rides such as the Bandit Bomber and the Bubble's Barre, and experience the best of the water parks.It was a stunning adventure. Thanks to My Pass Dubai.

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