This was our first visit to Yas water world..Having lived in the UAE for five years we have tried them all.. We queued up for about 30 minutes just to pay, then despite saying twice we had six people, we were charged for seven, which then took a while to sort out..
Finding a sun lounger was easy, plenty of space, we settled by the children's area, which is brilliant for the little ones and for older children that don't like adult rides or are too small in height..this is definitely the best waterpark for smaller children..
However, the queue's for the bigger rides were awful, over an hour and a half and it wasn't the busiest time we went..my eight year old was fed up waiting..if you are waiting for a ride that requires a inflatable ring, holding this for nearly two hrs at times, on stairs is quite difficult..every ride we went to was dreadful..the lazy river we had to opt for a few times to keep the kids happy..there are plenty of rides to choose from but all had waiting times over an hour..This was not there busiest time either, so definitely do not go on a friday/ Saturday or any public holidays..
There are also horrendous amount of steps to climb for some of the rides, whilst I note this is unavoidable to get to a certain height it wore me out and I'm quite fit and youngish !! wild Wadi is perfect for avoiding steps, as you are shot up on a ring to reach the rides..
The food was good, 45 - 60 aed for a meal combo.. Not bad for a place like this..however the service is slow with a capital S..we queued, 30 minutes for an orange juice and a bottle of water...unacceptable !!
I'm sure some of the service issues will be sorted, they need more staff !!
We did enjoy the day..our kids loved it despite the queue's, us adults prefer Wild Wadi in Dubai...we will come back, maybe on a day where our kids have a day off school and other schools don't..
For my ticket of over 200 aed, I managed four rides and a lazy river, so a very expensive day !!
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