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  2. coasterpix is offline Senior Park Investigator
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    During my last visit to YAS Island (early February 2024) I noticed some construction equipment onsite.
    From what I could see from within a taxi passing by, they appeared to already have dug out some ground.

    Unfortunately, my time budget on YAS was very limited this time, so I had no opportunity to go back to and get a better look at the site.
    These are the only two images showing what I saw.

  3. DubTown is offline Park Investigator
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    Due to its huge popularity with both local and international visitors, Miral, the leading creator of immersive destinations and experiences in Abu Dhabi, today announced a 16,900 sqm expansion to Yas Island’s Yas Waterworld. Set for construction completion in 2025, the expansion will see the addition of 3.3 km of slide sections and is expected to grow guest capacity by 20% through the addition of 18 new thrilling rides and attractions, taking the park total to more than 60 rides and experiences.

    Once open, the park will include the UAE’s highest slide, as well as the GCC’s first amusement ride in a water park, that is integrated within a waterslide complex. This exhilarating ride promises an unparalleled adventure, with a 15-meter-high drop for up to 20 guests and water park enthusiasts, who can experience this adrenaline rush together.

    Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, Group CEO commented: “This expansion marks another addition to our world-class attractions and experiences on Yas Island, and a testament to achieving our vision of positioning it as a top global destination for entertainment and leisure. We are proud to be contributing to the development of Abu Dhabi’s ecosystem and economic diversification, while further enhancing its global appeal as a tourism hub.”

    For the last decade, Yas Waterworld has immersed guests in ‘The Legend of the Lost Pearl’ story, which reflects the UAE’s rich pearl-diving heritage. Combining the coolest rides and thrilling attractions as well as shopping and dining options into a seamless, guest experience, the award-winning theme park is the ultimate water adventure.

    Introducing a new chapter to the story, Yas Waterworld will bring a new adventure called the ‘Lost City’. Guests will embark on an exciting journey to discover hidden treasures and secret passages, intertwined with fun attractions. The expansion seamlessly blends with the park’s existing architectural style, rockwork features, and iconic characters, transporting guests to a whole new world.

    Features of the new expansion includes a swim up bar, a high-thrill boat ride, racing and tube slides, family raft rides, and a duelling master blaster. The expansion caters for mini thrill seekers as well by providing smaller scaled versions of Yas Waterworld’s most iconic rides. These include a mini-Dawwama, which will be the region’s only kids’ mini blaster fusion ride with two blaster sections and a thrilling rattler end section, as well as a mini-Boomerango to give little guests that big ride sensation minus the fear, with a fantastic hero-shot photo opportunity.

  4. Here are a couple of pictures showing refurbishment work recently carried out at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi:


  5. It will be a Cinesplash5D theater, this one:

  6. Michael is online now themeparX Top Investigator
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    Mar 2016
    The chief executive also revealed plans for Yas Waterworld, saying: “We are adding a new attraction to Yas Waterworld this year, with the addition of a 29-seat, 5D cinema, which will be the first of its kind for a waterpark in the region.”

  7. MrFacipieri is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    May 2016
    So when will they expand the park?

  8. Dubaidave is offline themeparX Top Investigator
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    The article was from 2013 before they open the park.

    No they are not removing it!

  9. melicia is offline Park Investigator
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    Are they building or removing the waterpark?

  10. amusementparks is offline Senior Park Investigator
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    “In ten to 15 years we will cover the entire AED900m investment as well as two planned expansions. We are planning expansion one in 2016 and other will come a few years after that,” he confirmed.
    Looks like this will need to be back on the under the construction part of the board

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