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Extensive expansion announced for Yas Waterworld

Miral has announced a major expansion of its Yas Waterworld waterpark, with the award-winning attraction set to add more than 3.3km of slides across 16,9000sq m to the destination by 2025




The expansion of Yas Waterworld covers more than 16,900sq m   Credit: Yas Waterworld

Developer Miral has announced a major expansion for its Yas Waterworld waterpark, with the destination on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi set to be expanded with 18 new rides and attractions over 16,900sq m (182,000sq ft).

Set for completion in 2025, the expansion will introduce 3.3km (2mi) of slide sections, bringing the total number of attractions at the park up to 60.

Dubbed ‘Lost City’, the expansion will feature a record breaking attraction with the UAE’s highest waterslide. The development will also introduce the first waterpark ride integrated into a waterslide complex in the GCC region.

“This exhilarating ride promises an unparalleled adventure, with a 15-metre-high drop for up to 20 guests and water park enthusiasts, who can experience this adrenaline rush together,” said Miral’s Group CEO, Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi.

In Lost City, visitors will go “on a journey to discover hidden treasures and secret passages”, with these hidden corridors blending in with the waterpark’s existing architectural style and rockwork. Features of the expansion include a swim-up bar, a high-thrill boat ride, racing and tube slides, family raft rides, and scaled-down versions of popular rides for young children. These children’s rides include a mini-Dawwama, which will be the region’s only kids’ mini blaster fusion ride, as well as a mini-Boomerango.

Lost City blends the existing architecture and characters of Yas Waterworld to offer an expanded waterpark experience in keeping with the rest of the attraction   CREDIT: YAS WATERWORLD


While Saudi Arabia has been the largest focus of development for attractions in the Middle East region, the UAE has been heavily investing for a number of years, with Yas Island one of its most notable major destinations. Among its offerings, Yas Island is home to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros World and the recently-opened SeaWorld Yas Island.

“This marks another addition to our world-class attractions on Yas Island, achieving our vision of positioning it as a top global destination for entertainment and leisure,” said Al Zaabi, commenting on the development of Yas Waterworld. “We are proud to contribute to Abu Dhabi’s economic diversification and enhance its global appeal as a tourism hub.”

Since opening in 2013, Yas Waterworld has been considered to be one of the world’s best waterparks, picking up a number of industry and consumer-facing awards, and drawing in excess of 500,000 visitors annually. Once complete, the development will increase visitor capacity by 20 percent.


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Extensive expansion announced for Yas Waterworld

Miral has announced a major expansion of its Yas Waterworld waterpark, with the award-winning attraction set to add more than 3.3km of slides across 16,9000sq m to the destination by 2025




The expansion of Yas Waterworld covers more than 16,900sq m   Credit: Yas Waterworld

Developer Miral has announced a major expansion for its Yas Waterworld waterpark, with the destination on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi set to be expanded with 18 new rides and attractions over 16,900sq m (182,000sq ft).

Set for completion in 2025, the expansion will introduce 3.3km (2mi) of slide sections, bringing the total number of attractions at the park up to 60.

Dubbed ‘Lost City’, the expansion will feature a record breaking attraction with the UAE’s highest waterslide. The development will also introduce the first waterpark ride integrated into a waterslide complex in the GCC region.

“This exhilarating ride promises an unparalleled adventure, with a 15-metre-high drop for up to 20 guests and water park enthusiasts, who can experience this adrenaline rush together,” said Miral’s Group CEO, Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi.

In Lost City, visitors will go “on a journey to discover hidden treasures and secret passages”, with these hidden corridors blending in with the waterpark’s existing architectural style and rockwork. Features of the expansion include a swim-up bar, a high-thrill boat ride, racing and tube slides, family raft rides, and scaled-down versions of popular rides for young children. These children’s rides include a mini-Dawwama, which will be the region’s only kids’ mini blaster fusion ride, as well as a mini-Boomerango.

Lost City blends the existing architecture and characters of Yas Waterworld to offer an expanded waterpark experience in keeping with the rest of the attraction   CREDIT: YAS WATERWORLD


While Saudi Arabia has been the largest focus of development for attractions in the Middle East region, the UAE has been heavily investing for a number of years, with Yas Island one of its most notable major destinations. Among its offerings, Yas Island is home to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros World and the recently-opened SeaWorld Yas Island.

“This marks another addition to our world-class attractions on Yas Island, achieving our vision of positioning it as a top global destination for entertainment and leisure,” said Al Zaabi, commenting on the development of Yas Waterworld. “We are proud to contribute to Abu Dhabi’s economic diversification and enhance its global appeal as a tourism hub.”

Since opening in 2013, Yas Waterworld has been considered to be one of the world’s best waterparks, picking up a number of industry and consumer-facing awards, and drawing in excess of 500,000 visitors annually. Once complete, the development will increase visitor capacity by 20 percent.


 



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