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“Good water park, but the food and queueing *really* needs work”

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
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Tour of Yas Island Water World from Dubai
Ranked #5 of 149 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
Reviewed March 16, 2013

We bought an annual pass as we live nearby. This was our first visit, and it's clear that the folks are still in soft-launch mode but they're trying quite hard. The park is generally fun and there are great areas for those with smaller children too.

Suggestions for management: 1) The food selection is poor and is focused on junk/fast food, a wider selection would be appreciated. 2) There are signs about queue jumping (which is great!) unfortunately the staff themselves were encouraging queue jumping for the falcon/other tube ride by yelling down for anyone interested in the falcon ride to come up... which a slew of people did, only to dodge into the other ride's line once toward the top. We had at least 20 people pass us on the request from the staff... which was infuriating given that we were in line for almost an hour for a 30 second ride. It would be much more appropriate to just let people queue in the order they arrive.

All in all a good day out with the family and we'll look forward to things improving as their experience develops.

1  Thank Pomacentrus
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Anthony S, Business Excellence Manager at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded March 17, 2013

Dear Pomacentrus,

Thanks for taking the time to post your review; we are delighted that you have enjoyed your day with us and of course we are always looking to improve and make the Guest experience the best it can possibly be. We will be expanding our Food & Beverage offering very soon and you will definitely see an increase the variety available to you.
On Falcon’s Falaj we encourage Guests who want to go on Falcon’s Falaj to come up since there can often be space on this ride and we obviously want to minimize the waiting time for all Guests; it is not permitted for Guests to change their mind and select Dawamma when they are at the top and we will make sure our Colleagues enforce this.
We are looking forward to seeing you again at the Park over the course of the year; I am confident that you have many fantastic days out to look forward to.

Best regards,

Michael Anthony
Business Excellence Manager

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Reviewed March 16, 2013

I went to the water park with 2 friends and we had a great time. We went on a Friday so there was a bit of queuing but nothing too bad. All the rides were worth the wait! Only downside is you can't take your own food in. Other than that, a great day out

Thank rachael-Midlands
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

This was so much fun, very safe as there are literally hundreds of lifeguards on duty. Only pity was about the men leering at us when we were trying to enjoy the main pool, as a result of which we were made feel very uncomfortable and felt we had no option but to leave.

Thank Trish C
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Anthony S, Business Excellence Manager at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2013

Dear Trish C,

Thanks for your review; we’re happy to read that you had fun in the Park and felt safe as this is our top priority. We never want any of our Guests to feel uncomfortable when they visit the Park and if any mis-behaviour is seen or reported, we will deal with this immediately. We will also be starting our much anticipated Ladies Nights very soon and if you are every back in Abu Dhabi over the summer, we would be delighted to see you on one of these evenings where no adult males are present.

Best regards,

Michael Anthony
Business Excellence Manager

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Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

Great clean well run waterpark with a great variety of slides and rides! Good food and something for all ages.

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

I had been looking forward to my trip to Yas Waterworld having followed the park being built on line. We had planned our trip to Abu Dhabi purely around a visit to the park.

The park lived up to all of my expectations, it is sparkling new, the staff were super friendly and couldn't do enough for you.

The rides are just fantastic, I think they have got the balance just right between some tame rides and some scary ones. Don't come on the weekend as it is busy, come on a weekday as there are no queues at all which just added to our enjoyment.

The only draw back compared to somewhere like Wild Wadi in Dubai is that there is an awful lot of walking and climbing of steps. They use Hydro-magnetics to propel you up hill at the park so surely you could start at the bottom? Nevertheless it was a great way of keeping fit. It isn't like Wild Wadi though, it is much better.

If you're in the UAE and you like having fun then this has to be one of the best watermarks in the world and I've done quite a few! It was absolutely brilliant!

Congratulations to you and I hope you do build the extension!

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