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“No rides no fun!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
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US$68.00*
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Yas Waterworld Entrance Ticket with Optional Fast Pass
Ranked #5 of 139 things to do in Abu Dhabi
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Owner description: Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is the UAE’s first mega waterpark, set across 15 hectares of the exciting entertainment complex that is Yas Island. The park offers 43 rides, slides and attractions that will thrill the whole family. Visitors will experience fun and adventure on rides and attractions never seen before in waterparks, such as the world’s longest, fastest tornado waterslide, the region’s first looping waterslide and the world’s first interactive water and laser rollercoaster. Its award-winning theme – based on an original story developed exclusively for the waterpark – pays tribute to the Emirati culture with the UAE’s pearl-diving heritage at the core, and will provide an unforgettable experience for young and old. Some of our amenities include: -Locker and towel rental-Stored value, which allows you to store money on your wristband-Cabana rental -Free WIFI -Changing rooms
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“No rides no fun!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

Very expensive experience with no fun. Wait of an hour and a half for one ride. And for a family of 3 to spend AED 750 on entrance, locker and 3 ice creams, and no chance to get to a ride this is a bad experience! You have to take a day off work and remove children from school to enjoy which is ridiculous. Don't recommend!

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Anthony S, Manager at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 8 December 2013
Hi EH,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are sad to hear that you did not enjoy your time spent with us. Our ticket prices are well within the threshold of other waterparks in the region and it does include 40 attractions. We do encourage our guests to take advantage of special offers like the Entertainer book which has buy one get one free offer for tickets at the park, in addition it allows guests to enjoy offers to other attractions around either exclusively to Abu Dhabi or Dubai. One of our greatest tips to our guests is to arrive early as it does make a difference with your time spent with us.

Thanks for your feedback.

Best regards,
Michael Anthony
Business Excellence Manager
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“Rollercoaster OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

To be honest I only went here to ride the rollercoaster. The rest of the park looked quite good fun yet does not compare to water parks in the USA. The wave pool has a beach that looks like sand from a distance but is actually concrete.

The rollercoaster is OK, had no queue at all being a Wednesday. It was very comfortable but not exciting. It is supposed to be a very wet ride, with people down below spraying you with water and the rider releasing water to unsuspecting spectators underneath. However the water pistol on the ride was not working that day. Also there was one upwards spray half way round that only caused a bit of damp rather than a soaking. This is not an adventurous coaster, the gimmick is in getting wet and without this element it is quite boring!

The biggest problem was just outside Ferrari World when we wanted to move on to Yas Waterworld on the same day. We had just missed the shuttle bus and did not want to wait another 20 minutes as we needed to get there to maximise our day in both parks. The security guard attached to Ferrari World found us a taxi but we had not realised how close the water park was. It was a taxi on a meter but he was demanding money before we had finished our 2 minute ride and charged us 25 dirham instead of the 3.9 dirham on the meter. He also dumped us by the side of the park and if there had not been a local man nearby who showed me a walkway past the construction fencing that took us to the back of the park we could have been walking up and down all day. At the end of our stay there, we found the main entrance and taxi rank. This has been our only negative experienced in Abu Dhabi.

Visited November 2013
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Anthony S, Manager at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 8 December 2013
Hi Hevsy,

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are sad to hear that you didn't find our park as thrilling but we have tried to cater for different thrill levels. Many of the attractions at the park are the first of their kind in the world and therefore we do experience technical difficulties at times.
We are sorry that you did not get to try out the dunking of water onto guests below the day you visited. It’s great that you visited us on a weekday, it is generally less busy during these days.

The Yas Shuttle service provides a map and schedule that are available at guest services at both parks, which provide an animated map of the island which assists in some navigation. It is sad that the taxi driver was not able to be sincere in his approach but we hope that next time one of our colleagues will be able to assist you with providing some feedback about the island and any other information we can assist with.

Thanks again for your feedback and we hope to welcome you back soon!

Best regards,
Michael Anthony
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“Excellent day out! Better than Atlantis Aquaventure & Wild Wadi. Get a cabana, go on a weekday, come early :)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013

This is my second time visiting Yas Waterworld. The first time I went with a friend on Ladies Night, this time I came with my husband and 3 small children. We paid for a cabana directly facing the children's section which was a great investment because we could order our food by using the phone inside (there's a menu on the wall you can order from), cool down using the air-conditioning if we wanted, use the fridge to store the baby's bottle of milk, as well as keep our belongings in a much safer location.

My older children and I went on many rides together (including the rollercoaster Bandit Bomber about 5 times) while my husband and I took turns watching the baby. I highly recommend the Dawwama!

I would recommend going on a weekday if you can, because it wasn't very busy and the lines were therefore not very long. Also come early, we got there around half an hour after it opened.

TIPS:
- Get your hands on an Entertainment voucher Buy One Get One Free - it helps.
- Bring your own sunscreen from home. Its EXTREMELY expensive to buy there, which we found out when we had to buy sunscreen.

** BEST Things About Yas WaterWorld:
- the children's area is extremely well ranged, there is even a splash area for babies who cant even sit up yet. Even Aquaventure in Atlantis doesn't have this. We spent the majority of our time in the children's water area.
- the food choices aren't bad, and the food came promptly.
- there is so much to do there, so many awesome rides for kids if they are 1.1 metres tall minimum. The ambience is pretty awesome.

** BAD Things About Yas Waterworld:
- there HAS to be a more vigilant stance against men who wear UNDERWEAR to swim in!!!! I'm talking about the long underwear that has 'underwear' written around the edge. This is disgusting and really effects the ambience. And it wasn't limited to nationalities too, there was a Caucasian tourist there who wore underwear to swim in.
- there should be a sign at the bottom about who can and cannot go on the Liwa Loop. I waited in line for 15minutes only to be told at the top that because I was wearing the Muslimah swimming outfit (which covers my arms, legs and head) that I couldn't go on. The guy was nice about it, saying that I could get stuck in the tube, but still it was annoying to have to wait in line for that long only to find out I couldn't go!
- the family change room is extremely small! There is hardly enough room in there for 2 adults and 3 small children to get dressed.
- they should have some round tubes where the base is covered, like Aquaventure has. This helps small framed children who are over 1.1m to sit up more comfortable in the tube without struggling to hold themselves up.

Overall, it was a fabulous day. We stayed until it closed at 6pm. I would recommend Yas Waterworld to ANYONE! :)) It's TEN TIMES better than Aquaventure in Atlantis and Wild Wadi in Dubai! ;)

Visited November 2013
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Anthony S, Manager at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 8 December 2013
Hi tigorbear,

Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We are excited to hear that you and your family enjoyed your time spent with us. We love that you took advantage of our favorite tip, which is arriving early and that you used the entertainer vouchers (great deal for families). It is great to know that you enjoyed the attractions and the range for the younger ones.

When it comes to the swimwear, we do have a swimwear policy that we enforce in the park and underwear is strictly prohibited in the park. We will definitely bring your observation up to our team and take action. Our colleagues are trained with highest of standards when it comes to safety and we will definitely make sure that we are enforcing the policies more stringently.
Our signage is an ongoing project but we have implemented several pieces of directional signs to improve the adventure for our guests. We will definitely bring this up with the team, thanks for your input and we are sad that you didn’t get to go on the ride but as our colleague mentioned there are rider requirements.

We will also pass your feedback on to our team with regards to the tubes. Our family changing room is designed for families with younger children and this was an extra facility that we thought would be suitable for parents to be with their toddlers while changing.

Thanks again for sharing your day with us and we hope to welcome you and your family back again soon!

Best regards,
Michael Anthony
Business Excellence Manager
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“Great fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

A great family day out. Good rides. Something to keep everyone happy all day. Food was tasty and good value. Just one small criticism, the buckets that fill with water and tip over, were not liked by our under 5's.

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Anthony S, Manager at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 8 December 2013
Hi Nubin,

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear that you had great fun with us. We will definitely pass on your words to our team. The dumping buckets are a popular attraction with the kids and we are sad to hear that your little ones didn’t enjoy them. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back again in the future and thanks again for sharing your day with us.

Best regards,
Michael Anthony
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“One of the best days we have had”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2013 via mobile

I live in AD and have been waiting for more attractions, so when this one opened I was more than happy. Some visitors arrived a few weeks ago to come and watch the Grand Prix, another great day, but then what to do with them, so water world it was.
Now I would say I am sure 3 blokes from the UK without children and with my wife working, is not the normal demographic, but we suspended our adult demeanour and just had a great time.
No queues to talk of. We were going for the premium pass, but the nice girl told us not to bother. We thought two hours and we would be done, but arrived at 10:15 and left at 16:30, and only because we wanted to go to Ferrari world on the roller coaster, a different story.
I would recommend people check any deals going on, we had a great one, and there are tickets in the entertainer, and I would arrive early to miss any cues, but for November we had a great time.

Visited November 2013
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Anthony S, Manager at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, 8 December 2013
Hi Jonathan T,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. It is wonderful to hear that you chose our park as your entertainment for your friends. A visit to us does allow the kid in everyone to be released and we love to hear that you and the blokes had a great time. We only advise our guests to take a premium pass when the queues are long and if they prefer to wait in a shorter queue. We advise our guests to stay in touch with our website and our social media platforms for more details on park updates and any promotional offers. The Entertainer voucher is a great deal and allows you to take advantage of other offers at different attractions in UAE. Arriving early is by far our favorite tip as it does make a difference.

Thank you for telling us about your day and we hope to welcome you back soon with the family.

Best regards,
Michael Anthony
Business Excellence Manager
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