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“Good day out!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi 00000, United Arab Emirates
02 414 2000
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Ranked #7 of 41 Attractions in Abu Dhabi
Type: Water Parks, Amusement Parks
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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
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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“Good day out!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

The water park is great for all ages, plenty to choose from depending on how brave or timid you are,brilliant well trained staff. It was very expensive but we used vouchers that cut the price almost in half, food and drinks were a bit on the pricey side though.

Visited March 2013
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Anthony S, Business Excellence Manager at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Hi Clare B,

Thanks for your review and for your positive comments about our rides and our Colleagues; our Guest service and safety are the most important priorities for us.

We hope we will see you back again soon!

Best regards,

Michael Anthony
Business Excellence Manager
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“Great fun for everybody”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Yas waterworld is great fun and a must do if you like water parks. Its easy to get to and not at all confusing to get in. The rides are great fun, i would highly recommend the loop ride (not too sure of its exact name) as it is extremely exciting. The food was very reasonably priced and the ques were not very big. The only dissapointment was that the big 'tornado' style ride was not working but it happens and we didn't mind too much. I would definitely go again.

Visited September 2013
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Anthony S, Business Excellence Manager at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Hi reviewtime7655,

Thanks for your review and great to see you enjoyed the rides. We look forward to welcoming you back and I am sure you will enjoy Dawamma too the next time.

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Michael Anthony
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“Best thing to in Abu Dhabi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Went to the park with family and it was the best surprise for 6 years in Abu Dhabi.
Awesome staff to help you, food was not too expensive for an attraction park as I could read earlier.
So many attractions to do for all ages. You got everything from swimming pool to slides to surfing, it was a great fun day outside.
Of course as for any attractions, don't go on weekend if you can.

Visited October 2013
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Anthony S, Business Excellence Manager at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Hi Lolodrezet!

Thanks for your review of the Park; we’re really happy you had such a great time with us – hope to see you again soon!

Best regards,

Michael Anthony
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“Very disappointed and grossly overpriced”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Let me start with the pricing: Tickets are £40 per person, Lockers are over £10 each (non refundable), Towels, small meal and photos are all over £10. Absolute joke.

The experience: When we arrived, the main rides were shut without any prior notice to allow maintenance. Very angry that maintenance could not be done outside of peak hours and that we were only told after paying. Once you are in, the place is overrun with badly behaved children and queue jumpers. Each ride had an hour long queue which heavily restricted our rides. I struggled to find the 43 attractions that were promised in the brochure - we counted 14 at the most. Finally, the rides were mundane for kids over 8.

The location: In the middle of nowhere. A 40 minute taxi ride from Abu Dhabi centre.

Conclusion: We wasted a vast amount of money and time to stand frustrated in long queues under the burning sun. Everyone was complaining so we left early. Will not be recommending this place to my friends with a family.

Visited September 2013
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Anthony S, Business Excellecnce Manager at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Dear Will C,

Thanks for reviewing the Park and I am sorry that you did not enjoy your time with us. Our pricing is competitively matched with the other Park in the region and we continually benchmark to ensure we remain competitive.

Any prolonged ride maintenance is advertised on our website and so far we have maintained a very high ride availability. Of course, since ride maintenance is a necessary part of any theme park operation and this can mean that not all rides and attractions are available 100% of the time.

Our website contains descriptions and features of all of the 43 rides and attractions that are available and I am sorry that the people in your party didn’t enjoy these. We have received overwhelmingly positive feedback on the thrill factor for our rides, some of which are completely unique and the best that you can find anywhere in the world.

We advise Guests to arrive as early as possible to minimize queuing times and we do appreciate that on very busy days, queue time can be longer. Premium passes are also available to minimize the queue time for those who wish.

We hope that you will come and try the Park again in the future, we would be delighted to welcome you back.

Best regards,

Michael Anthony
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“Totally whole day is not enough”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

At the beginning l said to my friend that we would go to Yas Island and we would hardly stay there for three hrs but unfortunately whole day was not enough to be satisfied. it was a greatest vacation this time i have ever had. wanted to go to ferrari as well but next time. :) i was happy enough to visit UAE as per the quick development is going on. will be back again.

Visited September 2013
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Anthony S, Business Excellence Manager at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, responded to this review, October 18, 2013
Hi Rojesh1

Great to read your review of the Park; there is a lot to do here and we are certainly looking forward to seeing you again the next time you are in the UAE.

Best regards,

Michael Anthony
Business Excellence Manager
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