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Yas Island: Foundation of Yas WaterWorld

Yas Waterworld, located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is one of the largest water parks in the Middle East. The construction of Yas Waterworld was part of the overall development plan for Yas Island to create a diverse and engaging entertainment destination. Here's an overview of how Yas Waterworld was built:


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Yas WaterWorld
  1. Concept and Planning:

  • The concept for Yas Waterworld was developed by Aldar Properties PJSC, the real estate development company responsible for Yas Island, in collaboration with Farah Leisure Parks Management.

  • The planning phase involved designing a water park that would offer a wide range of water attractions and experiences for visitors of all ages.

  1. Architectural Design:

  • The architectural design of Yas Waterworld was carried out by Atkins, a global design and engineering firm.

  • The design incorporates elements inspired by the Emirati culture and heritage, with the park featuring a storyline based on the legend of "Dana," a young Emirati girl in search of a legendary pearl.

  1. Construction:

  • Construction of Yas Waterworld began in 2010, and it involved the creation of various water attractions, pools, and facilities.

  • Advanced construction techniques were used to build the structures and water slides to meet safety standards and provide an enjoyable experience for visitors.

  1. Rides and Attractions:

  • Yas Waterworld features a variety of water slides, wave pools, lazy rivers, and other attractions. Some of the notable rides include the Dawwama, Liwa Loop, and Bubble's Barrel.

  • The park's attractions were designed to cater to different age groups and thrill preferences.

  1. Theming and Storytelling:

  • One unique aspect of Yas Waterworld is its theme, which is centered around the story of Dana and her quest for the legendary pearl. The park's architecture and attractions reflect this theme, creating an immersive experience for visitors.

  1. Opening:

  • Yas Waterworld officially opened to the public on January 20, 2013.

  • The opening ceremony included celebrations, performances, and special events to mark the debut of the water park.

Yas Waterworld has since become a popular destination for families and water enthusiasts, offering a mix of entertainment, adventure, and cultural elements. The park's design and theming contribute to its unique identity within the larger entertainment offerings on Yas Island.

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