Yas Waterworld: Insider Secrets to UAE’s Mega Waterpark – Rides, Reviews & Offers

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Open since 2013, Yas Waterworld quickly earned its spot in the world’s top 10 water parks. Spread across 37 acres, it stands as one of the Middle East’s largest water parks and one of Dubai’s favourite attractions. It’s also home to the world’s first hydro-magnetic tornado waterslide, and the Middle East’s longest suspended rollercoaster!

Over the last four years, Yas Waterworld has been awarded over 17 industry awards and accolades, including 2015 & 2016 Travelers’ Choice Award by TripAdvisor, Second Best Waterpark in the World by LA Times in 2013, and was named Best, Biggest Water Park in the World by Online News Port in 2014. Surf at the world’s largest surfable sheet wave, take the plunge down an epic Slither Slide and pass through wave tunnels on your way down, jump in a six-person water coaster that takes you on a wild ride over twists, turns, rapids, and drops, and, when you’ve tired yourself out from all the adrenaline, sit back, relax and float along the lazy river. From A-list celebrities to UAE locals, Yas Waterworld attracts and entices with its promise to give you the best water park experience you’ll ever get.

Yas Waterworld Timings


Open 365 days of the year, it’s neverending fun and excitement at Yas Waterworld.

NOV TO MARCH
10am – 6pm

APRIL TO MAY
10am – 7pm

JUNE TO AUG
10am – 8pm

SEPT TO OCT
10am – 7pm

*During the whole period of Ramadan: 10am – 6pm


Quick facts


  • Yas Waterworld is the only water park with an epic story behind it! Based off a pearl diving village called Qaryat Al Jewana, the legend revolves around a massive, magical pearl, its disappearance, and a thrilling adventure by a brave little girl and her friends who set out to reclaim their village’s most prized possession.
  • The Bandit Bomber is the Middle East’s longest suspended roller coaster and the world’s first interactive water and laser rollercoaster.
  • Yas Waterworld has more rides, slides, and attractions than any other waterpark in the Middle East.
  • Yas Waterworld is home to the world’s first hydro-magnetic tornado waterslide.

Useful Information


Additional Tips


Location
Yas Waterworld is located in Abu Dhabi, a 50 minute drive from Dubai city. Find out more about how to get to Yas Waterworld.

Wristbands
Charge money onto waterproof electronic wristbands to avoid having to carry cash around. Learn more.

Security & Restrictions
Upon entering the park, your bags will be searched as part of the park’s health and safety regulations. Check here for a full list of prohibited items.

Available facilities



Lockers are available


The park has nearly 2,500 wristband-activated lockers on site. If your luggage does not fit in a locker, you can store it at the Guest Services desk.

Pricing for luggage storage is as follows:
1-2 pieces: AED 45 / $12.25
3-4 pieces: AED 90 / $24.50
6 pieces: AED 135 / $36.75


Towels are available for rent


The park has nearly 2,500 wristband-activated lockers on site. If your luggage does not fit in a locker, you can store it at the Guest Services desk.

You can rent towels from the Guest Services desk. There are also Yas Waterworld themed souvenir towels available for purchase at the park gift shops.


Cabanas are available for rent along Amwaj Beach


– You can book a 4-person or 6-person private cabana to relax in. Prices start at AED 599 / $163
– Each cabana offers towels and a food and beverage delivery service
– VIP cabana service is available


Parking is available for free at the park during opening hours


A valet service is available for AED 40 / $11


There are 4 designated smoking areas spread across the park


Aside from these areas, Yas Waterworld is smoke-free.


The park has a Lost & Found


Baby changing stations and diapers can be found on the park premises


Getting Yas Waterworld Tickets


There are several ticketing booths at Yas Waterworld. At the park entrance, you will find a booth dedicated to pre arranged bookings, such as online tickets, group tickets, and tour operators. Other booths are for Bronze, Gold, and Silver tickets.

There are also online options to get discounted park tickets. Headout, a trusted online marketplace for buying tickets at exclusive prices, regularly offers Bronze, Silver, and Gold Yas Waterworld tickets at 10% -15% off their regular price.

You can also purchase discounted tickets to Dubai’s other top attractions and theme parks via Headout.

Bronze, Silver or Gold – Deciding Which Ticket to Purchase


Each ticket type – bronze, silver, and gold – gives you unlimited access to all 45 rides, slides and attractions. In addition, each ticket includes a merchandise voucher; AED 5 with bronze, AED 10 with silver, and AED 15 with gold. The main perk of going for a silver or gold ticket is that they both include fast-passes for rides. A silver ticket gets you 3 fast-passes, while gold will get unlimited fast-pass entry, plus a free souvenir towel.

So when should you splurge for the fast-pass tickets? During the week, you can generally get about just fine with a bronze ticket, as the park is not that crowded so lines won’t be long at all. On the weekends, however, the park can get extremely busy. To make the most of your time at Yas Waterworld, spending a little extra money on a silver or gold ticket will pay off in the time you save not having to wait in long line, after long line. If you go for the silver ticket, it’s best to save your fast-passes for the most popular rides, such as Dawwama, Bandit Bomber, Liwa Loop and Bubble’s Barrel.

Yas Waterworld Ticket Prices


B R O N Z E

Unlimited access to over 45 rides, slides, and attractions plus a merchandise voucher worth AED 5.

Park price

Adult

AED 250 / $68

Junior

AED 210 / $57.17

Headout price

Adult

AED 215 / $58.54

Junior

AED 202 / $55


S I L V E R

Unlimited access to over 45 rides, slides, and attractions plus a merchandise voucher worth AED 10.

Park price

Adult

AED 325 / $88.50

Junior

AED 275 / $74.87

Headout price

Adult

AED 279 / $75.96

Junior

AED 262 / $71.33


G O L D

Unlimited access to over 45 rides, slides, and attractions plus a merchandise voucher worth AED 15.

Park price

Adult

AED 485 / $132

Junior

AED 410 / $111.62

Headout price

Adult

AED 428 / $116.53

Junior

AED 401 / $109.17


*Tickets w/ transfer available at an additional cost.

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Yas Waterworld Offers & Promotions


Ladies Night

Taking place every Thursday night, except during Ramadan, Yas waterworld Ladies Night gives females a chance to enter the park at a reduced price, from 6pm -11pm.

Learn more more about Ladies Night.

Yas Waterworld Friends and Family Pass

Price: AED 185 per person
– Offer is valid for single-day Yas Waterworld Bronze admission only.
– Must purchase at least 4 tickets.
– Nannies and kids under 3 get in for free (Must present valid Emirates ID for kids and labour card for nannies. One nanny per family.)

Yas Waterworld Annual Pass

Price ranges from AED 695 to AED 1990.
Learn more more about the Yas Waterworld Annual pass.

Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World Offers


Get the best of two worlds with a Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World combo pass.

Situated just across from Yas Waterworld is another one of the Middle East’s most popular attractions, Ferrari World. Experience what it’s like to race along Formula 1 courses and take a ride on the Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest rollercoaster that emulates the sensation of being in a Ferrari F1 car, reaching speeds up to 240km per hour! Ferrari World has over 20 rides, shows, and attractions, plus the world’s largest Ferrari boutique.

Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Combo Pass

The perks of purchasing a Yas Waterworld + Ferrari World Ticket:
– Save up to 15% when you purchase a combo pass.
– Get up to 5% cashback when you purchase with Headout (Cashback is applicable to any other experiences on Headout.)

The drawbacks of a combo ticket:
– If you’re planning your trip with little ones, a visit to both parks in one day can be quite exhausting for young children. They may need to nap in between. The best option would be purchasing a two-day combo pass. This will allot for plenty of time to recharge and make the trip more enjoyable.

Yas Waterworld + Ferrari World – 1 Day

Park price

from AED 295 / $80.32

Headout price

from AED 260 / $70.79


Yas Waterworld + Ferrari World – 2 Day

Park price

from AED 335 / $91.21

Headout price

from AED 295 / $80.32


Yas Waterworld vs. Wild Wadi vs. Aquaventure


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Yas Waterworld



Price

Starting at AED 231



Hours

10am – 7pm



Ride Highlights

Dawwama
A 20-metre high giant funnel that shoots you, 6 at a time, in a tornado-like spin through 238-metres of thrilling dips and turns.

Liwa Loop
The first looping waterslide in the Middle East.



Nearby Attractions

Ferrari World
Yas Mall


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Wild Wadi



Price

Starting at AED 229



Hours

10am – 7pm



Ride Highlights

Jumeirah Sceirah

Climb up 32 metres and ride the slide at 80km/h – the world’s fastest rollercoaster speed.

Burj Surj

Slide down two huge sections of downhill water slides while riding on inflatable rafts.



Nearby Attractions

Ski Dubai
WOW Kids Amusement Arcade


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Aquaventure



Price

Starting at AED 260



Hours

10am – 6:30pm



Ride Highlights

Aquaconda

Fly down the world’s largest waterslide.

The Leap of Faith

A 27.5m vertical plummet that shoots riders through a shark tank.



Nearby Attractions

Dolphin Bay
The Lost Chambers Aquarium
Dubai Ice Rink


  • THE GOOD
  • THE BAD

For those staying or living in Dubai, you’ll have to account for transportation time since the park is actually in Abu Dhabi. But with that being said, it is only about a 50 minute drive to Yas Waterworld from Dubai.

Keep in mind that Yas Waterworld does not serve alcohol. If you’re looking to enjoy a cocktail in the sun, head to Aquaventure.

Yas Waterworld Rides


Yas Waterworld rides are among the biggest and best in the world. From adrenaline pumping rides to relaxing rivers, choose from 4 thrill levels suitable for adults and children.

Do not ride if you are pregnant, have blood pressure or heart conditions, back/neck conditions, or have recently had surgery.

Thrill Level: Shaheen’s Adrenaline Rush

Surf the world’s largest sheet wave; drop into a high-density free fall down Liwa Loop; grab your friends and jump on Dawama, a 20-metre high giant funnel that shoots you, 6 at a time, in a tornado-like spin through 238-metres of thrilling dips and turns – this thrill level is especially for the adrenaline junkies, even the young ones!

1. Rush Rider

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A little taste of SoCal, this Yas Waterworld ride is the perfect place to begin your bodyboarding career. Ride the sheet waves and let the adrenaline rush through you.

Who can ride:
Must be at least 1.1m tall to ride (No loose articles.)

2. Bubbles’ Barrel

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Get your surf on at the world’s largest surfable sheet wave. Bubbles’ Barrel boasts a 3m-high wave and 1,250-horsepower pumps pushing 7,000 litres of water per second.

Who can ride:
Must be at least 1.1m tall to ride (No loose articles.)

3. Dawwama

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Join your friends on a 6-person raft and embark on an exhilarating, 20-metre high tornado ride.

Who can ride:
Must be at least 1.1m tall to ride. Children below 1.2m must be accompanied by a responsible person. (Subject to weight limits.) No loose articles and no diving.

4. Jebel Drop

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Take in the best view of Yas Waterpark before freefalling down this daredevil waterslide.

Who can ride:
Must be at least 1.2m tall to ride. Maximum rider weight is 136kg.

5. Hamlool’s Humps

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Ever wondered what it’s like to soar in the air? The bumps on this slide will make you feel like you’re flying!

Who can ride:
Must be at least 1.2m tall to ride. Maximum rider weight is 136kg.

6. Liwa Loop

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The first looping waterslide in the Middle East, drop straight down into a high density free fall.

Who can ride:
Must be at least 1.2m tall to ride. Minimum rider weight is 40kg. Maximum rider weight is 136kg.

7. Falcon’s Falaj

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This six-person water coaster takes you on a wild ride over twists, turns, rapids, and, of course, drops!

Who can ride:
Must be at least 1.1m tall to ride. Children below 1.2m must be accompanied by a responsible person. (Subject to weight limits.) No loose articles and no diving.


Thrill Level: Sultan’s Young Fun

Slides, a mini pool, dumping buckets and more – parents, this is the perfect place to sit back, relax and let Yas Waterworld entertain your children for hours!

1. Tot’s Playground

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The infant pool and slide complex at Tot’s Playground are the ideal place for parents to relax while playing with their young ones.

2. Yehal

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Three little slides, a dumping bucket, and tons of room to splash and play – Yehal will entertain the kids for hours.


Thrill Level: Dubai’s Exciting Adventure

Plunge down slides shaped as snakes with fangs, race your friends down the 6-lane racer slide, experience the Bandit Bomber – one of the world’s only roller coasters with special water and laser effects.

1. Bandit Bomber

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Take a ride on the Middle East’s longest suspended roller coaster. With onboard special water and laser effects, make a splash on all the people walking below.

2. Slither’s Slides

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These thrilling slides will send you speeding through the dark, crashing through water tunnels, and bouncing over bumps before you’re finally released back out into a huge pool.

3. Yadi Yas

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Hold on tight to your tube and glide through the waves along this not-so-lazy river.

4. Sebag

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A ride for the competitive – challenge 5 others on this 6-lane racer slide.


Thrill Level: Hamlool’s Moving & Grooving

Had your fix of adrenaline? Water wars, lazy river rides, a massive water playground and a wave pool that’ll make you feel like you’re at the beach await you!

1. Al Raha River

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Tired from all the high-adrenaline slides and rides? Cruise along the lazy river and relax as you float through the caverns of Al Raha River.

2. Jabha Zone

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This spray point is loaded with water cannons waiting for you to shoot water up at the Bandit Bomber riders! Just remember, the roller coaster is also equipped with water shooting mechanisms.

3. Amwaj Wave Pool

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This gentle, ebb and flow wave pool will instantly transport you to the beach.

4. Cannon Point

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Read. Set. Spray! This interactive spray center is fun for all ages.

5. Water Wars

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Who doesn’t like water balloons? Grab yourself a bucket of water balloons and challenge a friend to a splash off.

6. Marah Fortress

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A massive playground in the middle of the water equipped with slides, water cannons, and more – it’s an interactive play center for everyone.


Best Time to Visit

To avoid long entrance queues, arrive early in the day. If possible, go during the week to avoid large crowds. Weekends are generally the busiest times and you may have to wait in line for rides.

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Getting to Yas Waterworld


By car:
Yas Waterworld is a –
– 10 minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport
– 30 minute drive from Abu Dhabi city centre
– 50 minute drive from Dubai Marina
– 90 minute drive from Dubai International Airport

Via Yas Express free shuttle:
The free Yas Island shuttle service runs daily from 9am to 9pm. It stops and picks up at various locations on the island, including:
– Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
– Yas Plaza Hotels
– Yas Viceroy
– Yas Central


Yas Island


Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s leading leisure destination, is teeming with fantastic attractions, great hotels, outstanding entertainment, and tons of natural beauty. It’s a place for fun, adventure, and relaxation.

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Swim: Get a break from the scorching heat and cool off with a beautiful swim in gorgeous, turquoise waters.

Ferrari World: Give your driving skills a shot on Formula 1 courses perfect for true racing fanatics and take a ride on the Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest rollercoaster that emulates the sensation of being in a Ferrari F1 car, reaching speeds up to 240km per hour.

Yas Mall: Enjoy three floors of international stores, 50+ restaurants & cafes, a state-of-the-art cinema, and a family entertainment zone.


In Partnership with Yas Waterworld – Yas Island Rotana
All Rotana guests with Yas Waterworld tickets can enjoy:
– 10% off park merchandise
– 10% off food and beverages inside the park
– A complimentary concierge service for luggage and locker use
– 10% off all restaurants at any Rotana hotel in the UAE (simply present your day ticket stub upon payment)


Yas Waterworld Dining Options


1. Al Wa’ha Cabanas

2. Chubby’s Kitchen

3. Dana’s Diner

4. Yas Berry

5. Dhabi’s Ice Cream

6. Farah Flavours

7. Gahwat Nasser

8. Skinny’s Frozen Treats

9. Salma’s Snack Shack


Yas Waterworld Dress Code


For the health, safety and comfort of yourself and others, appropriate swimwear must be worn at Yas Waterworld, at all times. (Two-piece bikinis are acceptable to wear.) This dress code is also implemented in order to protect the slides, rides, and attractions. If you don’t have swimwear, you can purchase it from Yas Waterworld shops throughout the park.

    What not to wear:

  • Underwear (boxers, briefs, etc.)
  • Attire that is transparent or translucent in private areas
  • Attire with metal buttons, zippers, buckles or snaps that could be abrasive to other swimmers
  • Shirts or jackets that button or zip up the front
  • Long pants such as jeans, slacks and trousers
  • Denim clothing
  • Any clothing or accessory (belts, jewelry, etc.) deemed as potentially damaging to the attractions
  • Regular diapers are not permitted in any pools or attractions. Waterproof swim diapers can be purchased at Sultan & Sons Trading in Qaryat Al Jewana Souk

Park management reserves the right to request that any guest either change their attire or leave the park premises.


Park Rules & Restrictions


Outside food or beverages

Intoxication

Glass items

Any items deemed potentially harmful

Ice coolers or cold boxes

Pets (with the exception of service animals)

Smoking in non-designated areas


Yas Waterworld Guest Services Desk


    There is a Guest Service desk in the Qaryat Al Jewana Souk. They can assist you with:

  • Ticket purchases
  • Annual pass purchases
  • Locker and towel rentals
  • Managing your park credit on your Yas Waterworld wristband (upgrades, add-ons, or refunds)
  • Lost and found
  • Valet parking

Yas Waterworld Wristbands


The park provides waterproof electronic wristbands that you can charge with money. This way, you can pay easily and quickly without having to carry cash around the park. At the end of the day, if you have unused credit on your wristband, you can redeem a refund. You can also use your wristband to access your locker.


Insider Tips for Yas Waterworld Park


  • Try and arrive to the park early in the day in order to beat the crowd and avoid long queues. Best would be to arrive before the park opens. You can charge the bands with money at the guest services desk when you arrive.
  • Grab a waterproof electronic wristband so that you don’t have to worry about carrying cash or getting your money wet. You can charge the bands with money at the guest services desk when you arrive. At the end of the day, if you have unused credit on your wristband, you can redeem a refund.
  • If possible, visit the park on a weekday. It’s far less crowded than the weekends!
  • Take advantage of the free Yas Express shuttle.
  • Buy a combo ticket to enjoy the best savings.
  • Get your tickets ahead of time to avoid long lines.
  • Take snack breaks, especially for kids, and make sure everyone in your group stays hydrated.
  • Check the weather before you go.
  • Make sure your phone and/or camera are adequately charged before entering the park.

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