UD Review: Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi Waterpark

UD visits Yas Waterworld waterpark in Abu Dhabi!
UD visits Yas Waterworld waterpark in Abu Dhabi!

 

I can’t believe it took me this long to visit Yas Waterworld waterpark in Abu Dhabi! I think the main reason was the fact that I don’t drive, and so the idea of venturing out of the city requires some sort of planning and transportation arrangement.

The best part was that I got to spend my Friday doing something completely new, fun and exciting! Plus, being an outdoorsy person and a cancerian, means that walking around barefoot on grounds made cool with water sprays and splashing in water for a full day is my ideal definition of the word leisure!

If you need an instant boost to your mood, an intense dose of adrenaline rush, or simply a unique and fun way to spend a weekend, then Yas Waterworld should be on the top of your list 🙂

The park is open from 10 am to 7 pm daily. And there are clear directions for how to get there on the waterpark’s web site.

UD is excited about visiting Yas Waterworld!
UD is excited about visiting Yas Waterworld!

 

What’s unique about this waterpark?

  • Yas Waterworld is not your ordinary waterpark. It’s a waterpark with an Arabian theme and concept.
  • There are water sprinklers on most of the spaces in the park. So you don’t have to worry about walking barefoot in the UAE summer heat.
  • There are even members of staff spraying water on you at different locations – just to cool you off while you walk to your next ride.
  • The whole atmosphere in this waterpark is so lively, upbeat and full of a strong zest for life and happy times 🙂
  • There are professional photographers scattered around the park to take your picture in the water, in front of the slides, or even at the roller-coaster ride.
  • There is underground irrigation, which helps keep the ground cool at all times. This makes it easy to walk without flip flops throughout the park.
  • There are dance competitions for kids with passes as giveaways.
  • There was a pearl diving show for both adults and kids. Which is great for expats to learn about the pearl diving culture and heritage in the region.
  • There were performers all across the park on the day I visited. As it was the first day of the start of the 100 family days – an event which will go on until the end of the year.
  • The park has a wide range of food and drink options. The ice-cream is not to be missed! super delicious!
  • There are different levels of the rides. So whether you just want to slide down a river in a floater or go down a vertical drop slide, there’s definitely something for everyone.
  • There’s a good number of rides and activities for kids too.
  • There was music all over the waterpark. And my favorite radio station – Channel 4 FM – were at the park on that day 😀

Here are some of the photos from the rides that I went on (mind you, my friends and I went on all of the rides twice and three times on one of them!):

The Bandit Bomber is a super cool roller coaster ride – only more fun since you’re in your swim wear! This ride gives you a full tour of the waterpark with crazy detours and turns that will blow you out of your mind 😀  in a good way though….it’s also very breezy up that ride!

 

Bandit Bomber ride at Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi
Bandit Bomber ride at Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi

 

This ride had different speeds and you can choose the one that matches your fitness level 🙂

 

Slither's Slides at Yas Waterworld waterpark
Slither’s Slides at Yas Waterworld waterpark

 

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waterpark fun at Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi
waterpark fun at Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi

 

The “beach” or “waves” pool is great for chilling out in between rides. This is me doing poses in the “beach” pool 🙂

 

UD at Yas Waterworld "beach" pool
UD at Yas Waterworld “beach” pool

 

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Great fun at Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi
Great fun at Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi

 

Being the coffee addict that I am, of course I had to look for a place that serves iced-coffee. And I’m glad to say that I wasn’t disappointed because Yas Berry Cafe serves up a variety of drinks from smoothies to coffees to all things refreshing and delightful…

Yas Berry Cafe at Yas Waterworld
Yas Berry Cafe at Yas Waterworld

 

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iced coffee at Yas Waterworld
iced coffee at Yas Waterworld

 

The surf pool seemed cool, maybe I’ll try it next time 🙂

The surfing pool at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
The surfing pool at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

 

Dancers at Yas Waterworld stage
Dancers at Yas Waterworld stage

 

Chilling at Yas Waterworld
Chilling at Yas Waterworld

 

They even have body drying machines at the park! which come in handy when you forget to bring your swim suit wet bag like I did…

Body Dryer at Yas Waterworld
Body Dryer at Yas Waterworld

 

There’s no end to the leisure activities, top quality service and upscale facilities that Yas Waterworld has to offer! Read on to find out more:

  • Private cabanas.
  • Sun loungers scattered all around the park and at the area by the “beach” pool.
  • DJ playing cool tracks near the “beach” pool.
  • River with floaters that takes you from one side of the park to the other. We used the river to get to the next ride location 🙂
  • Waterfalls, water splashing at you from random places, and all sorts of water park fun.
  • Friendly and helpful staff. The general atmosphere at this waterpark is highly positive and refreshing. Everyone is happy to be there and to do their job at their best level.
  • Professional picture taking – you can choose to buy your photos at the end of the day. I had mine saved on a USB stick.
  • Good way to stay fit in a fun and cool environment.
  • Great options for food and drinks. I must try the coconut drink at my next visit. The quality of the food was excellent too.
  • A range of activities and things to do for kids. As well as exciting competitions.
  • Events for families. The “100 family days” event will go on till the end of the year. But there will also be other events throughout the coming months.
  • Upcoming events include: festival of lights, music events, and winter activities.

 

Result?

I honestly woke up with an unusual high the next morning after my Yas Waterworld adventure! I guess it was the adrenaline rush from going on all those fun and exciting rides. I think everyone should head out to this original and vibrant waterpark every once in a while. It’s a truly refreshing and invigorating way to spend a Friday. One that’s suitable for the whole family too. Everyone from the babies to the elderly and all ages in between were having a blast at this cool waterpark.

Here are the prices that I took a picture of at the ticket booth on my way out…

Yas Waterworld ticket prices
Yas Waterworld ticket prices

 

Note: If you’re visiting the park on a weekend, you might want to go for the premium admission passes. The premium admission tickets allow you to access the rides through the fast lane/track. This means that you will avoid waiting in the long queues for some of the popular rides on a Friday.

 

For more information, check out Yas Waterworld’s web site or Facebook Page.

 

I can’t wait to visit this lovely and magical waterpark again. Have you visited Yas Waterworld? If so, what did you think? 🙂

Love,

The Rebellious Saudi Diva

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8 thoughts on “UD Review: Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi Waterpark”

  1. We visited Yas Waterworld a few weeks ago and loved it! Great review and you really look like you had fun there!

  2. Hi Grace! Thanks for leaving a comment 🙂 Yes, I had an amazing time there. The whole atmosphere was so positive and refreshing at the waterpark. It’s great that you and your family made a trip to Yas Waterworld. It’s really worth the journey 🙂

  3. I love waterparks! Unfortunately I haven’t been to any waterparks in this region yet but I’ve decided to try out WildWadi this season. Yas Warerworld sure looks nice too:)

  4. Hey Mitzie Mee!
    It’s good to hear from you. It was my first time to visit a water park in this region too. But you should definitely check out Yas Waterworld when you get the chance…I had a blast there!

  5. Hi Rebellious Saudi Diva. You made Yas sound so exciting! I hope you visit WoldWadi also. I’m planning to take some friends who are visiting soon to a water park. It would be interesting to hear your perspective on both as I’m wondering which park to take them to.
    Please keep blogging, I really enjoy following your journey.

  6. Hi Kevin,
    I will visit Wild Wadi once I get the chance. Sadly, these days my journalism course requirements are taking up most of my time. As this semester, I have a lot of technical work involved in the subjects that I’m taking.
    But I will try my best to blog once I have some free time.
    Thanks for the support and I hope to continue to share interesting content on this site.

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