Yas WaterWorld Abu Dhabi
Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is the water theme park of Yas Island. Inaugurated in 2013, the 43 attractions are dedicated to thrill seekers. Crazy toboggans, artificial rivers where you float on buoys, pools with giant waves to try surfing. Enough to delight young and old, and cool off during high temperatures. In this article you will find information about the visit, including the entrance fee, the price of passes, and our review of Yas WaterWorld Abu Dhabi, and how to get there from Dubai.
Attractions for adrenaline junkies
Abu Dhabi's Yas Waterworld Park has six thrilling attractions, reserved for older kids and adults (1.1 meters minimum), and where you have to go without a cap, glasses or jewelery.
If you need to learn hos to surf, go to the Rush Rider, a wave in an artificial pool to practice surfing. And as soon as you're confirmed, head for Bubble's Barrel, the giant wave.
The attraction Dawwama allows to experience in a raft of six people a fall of 20 meters in a tornado movement. Guaranteed chills.
The Liwa Loop, which takes its name from the Liwa Desert, where there is absolutely no water, is an aquatic attraction with giant water slides. The higher will be the start, the more terrible will be the descent! In the same genre there is also Jebel Drop attraction.
If you've got your heart still hanging on, head over to Hamlool's Humps, an infernal descent with three big bumps that will propel your boat into the air before crashing back into the water.
Less extreme attractions
If so far the presentation of the attractions of Yas WaterWorld Abu Dhabi water park has scared you a little, and if you wonder what you will be able to do while your teenagers have crazy fun on the toboggans of death, here are some less thrilling attractions but still exciting.
In the genre Water Coaster, ie beautiful walks on the water with some small rapids, attractions Falcon's Falaj, Sebag (water races), Serpent Spin (course in the darkness in the light of fluorescent diodes) or Slither Alley (in the same genre).
Other fun water rides like Slither Surprise, Snake's tail or Bandit Bomber will make you have a good time.
Yas Waterworld Toboggans on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi ©Odyfolio
Always scared by the names of the attractions and their promises? For you, a stay at Yas WaterWorld Abu Dhabi should be just a splash in the water? Rest assured, the Yas Island Water Park also features eight attractions much more relaxing such as Amwaj, Al Raha River (also known as Lazy River), Side Winder.
And also with a little more action the Viper Strike, Water Wars (the balloon war is raging in the pool), Jabah Zone, Cannon Point.
Attractions for the little ones
And if you want something even quieter for your kids, the Marah Fortress, Tot's Playground and Yehal attractions will boast beautiful pools with a few jets of water, just steps from cafés and restaurants.
Opening hours and practical information
Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is open daily from 10am to 7pm. Better to plan to spend the day there. For exact prices and schedules visit the official website.
Compulsory swimsuit, one piece or two pieces, avoiding too sexy models, and models with metallic elements that can hurt or damage the attractions. Personal equipment such as buoys, floats and armbands are not allowed.
The price of admission tickets (and other fees)
The adult admission ticket and children over 1.1 meters is set to 240AED. For less queuing, take the Silver and Gold tickets at 340AED and 460AED respectively. For children under 1.1 meters there is a reduction of 45AED compared to the adult ticket. Children under 3 years old do not pay, upon presentation of an ID.
There is a possibility to have a combined ticket with Ferrari World Park. If you want to do both parks the same day, the combined ticket costs 290AED for adults and children over 1.3 meters (yes not 1.1 meters, because it takes into account the minimum size of the park Ferrari), and 240AED for less than 1.3 meters. We do not recommend taking this option on the weekend (Friday, Saturday, and during local holidays) because of the affluence that makes it difficult to divide the day into two. The same two-day combined ticket costs 335AED (285AED for less than 1.3 meters). This is probably the best choice. There are more expensive combined tickets (Silver and Gold) which reduce the queues, to favor the week-end and holidays when the attendance reaches record levels.
Note that on the Groupon UAE website, there are regular discount offers for Yas WaterWorld Abu Dhabi. Several versions of the Entertainer offer coupons 2 for 1.
Like most parks of its kind, it is expected that you will consume on-site refreshments and food in one of the 9 cafés and restaurants. Depending on the ticket category, the entry ticket includes a voucher of 5AED to 15AED. Several shops sell themed merchandise and souvenirs.
It is not allowed to bring food or drinks.
Hotels near Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
If you are looking for a hotel near Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, with friends or family with children, check out our review page for hotels near Yas Waterworld which will give you useful tips and recommendations to find the best hotel in the surroundings.
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Yas WaterWorld Amusement Park is located on Yas Island Island in the emirate of Abu Dhabi. It is a 30-minute drive from Abu Dhabi City Center, and 45 minutes from Dubai Jumeirah.
Location of Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ©OpenStreetMap contributors
Once on the island, the center is visible from afar with a kind of tower with a ball at its summit.
Location of Yas WaterWorld Water Park Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ©OpenStreetMap contributors
It is quite possible to travel to Warner Bros World by bus. From Abu Dhabi center (Al Whada Mall bus station), or from the Dubai bus terminal, take bus 190. Check schedules on the RTA website. If your hotel is on Yas Island or Saadiyat Island, take the free Yas Express bus.
The park offers those who already have a ticket free buses from Dubai (Deira Historic Dubai, Dubai Mall and Mall of Emirates). For tourists staying at a Saadiyat Island hotel in Abu Dhabi, a free bus service also exists. Click here for bus schedules.
Questions & Answers
In this section you will find many answers to questions you may have about your visit to the Warner Bros Abu Dhabi theme park on Yas Island.
How much does the entrance to Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi Park cost?
Entrance ticket to Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi Park costs 250AED.
How much does the entrance to Warner Bros Abu Dhabi Park cost for kids?
For children, the entrance ticket to Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi Park costs 230AED if they are less than 1m10. Otherwise, it's the same price as for an adult, 250AED. Children under 3 years old do not pay.
Is it possible to buy tickets for Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi in advance?
Yes it is possible (and even advisable not to queue), to buy tickets in advance on the Internet (official site).
How much does a combination ticket Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi and Ferrari World cost?
Combined ticket for Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi and Ferrari World costs 395AED if both parks are visited on the same day (no discount for children), or 435AED for 2 day pass (or 330AED for children under 1m30).
What is the price of a combined Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros World ticket?
Warner Bros Abu Dhabi and Yas WaterWorld World combined ticket costs 395AED if both parks are visited on the same day (no discount for children), or 435AED for 2-day pass (or 330AED for children under 1m30).
How much does it cost to combine the 3 parks of Yas Island : Warner Bros Abu Dhabi, Yas WaterWorld and Ferrari World?
Warner Bros Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World and Yas WaterWorld World combined ticket costs 545AED (3 day pass) for an adult, and 410AED for children under 1m30.
At what time does Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi Park open?
The Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi theme park opens in the morning at 10am every day. However, rides attractions only open at 11pm.
At what time does Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi park close?
Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi Park closes in the evening at 8pm, except Thursday and Friday nights when it is open until 10pm.
Are there car parks near Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi Park?
Yes the park offers shaded and free parking.
Is it possible to come by bus to Yas Waterworld Park from Dubai?
The park offers those who already have a ticket a free bus from Dubai. The stops are in Deira, Dubai Mall and Mall of Emirates. Bus schedule.
Is it possible to come by bus to Yas Waterworld Park in Abu Dhabi from Abu Dhabi Center?
From the center of Abu Dhabi, city buses offer a connection, which takes a lot of time (bus 90). From Saadiyat Island, there is a free bus for park ticket holders. Bus Timetable.
Is it possible to come by bus to Yas WaterWorld Park in Dhabi walking from Warner Bros?
Yes it is possible because both sites are side by side.
Is it possible to come by bus to Yas WaterWorld Park in Dhabi walking from Ferrari World?
Yes it is possible because both sites are not too far away.
Is it possible to come by bus to Yas WaterWorld World Park in Dhabi walking from Yas Mall?
Yes, you will have take the closest exit in Yas Mall then cross the main road at a pedestrian crossing. The distance is short on the map, but consider 10 to 15 minutes of walking outside.
What is the best hotel near Yas WaterWorld Entertainment Park In Dhabi?
If you want to stay on the island of Yas, the best hotel is the The Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi, 5 star luxury category. The alternative options with 5 stars and beautiful sandy beach are on the island of Saadiyat (see below our recommendations).
good price for value
comfort at budget price
the most luxurious
What are the cheap hotels near Yas WaterWorld Abu Dhabi?
For budget minded tourists, Yas Plaza has several good quality hotels with prices starting low enough. Look at the Park Inn by Radisson Yas Island Abu Dhabi and the Centro Yas hotel, which are normally the cheapest ones in Yas Island. Other cheaper options exist in Abu Dhabi, but you would have to spend more in transportation.
Is it possible to have discount prices for the Yas WaterWorld Abu Dhabi Park?
Sometimes it is possible to find discounted tickets on the GROUPON UAE website. But the best option is to take passes (see above).
Notes and references ▼
• Official website: https://yaswaterworld.com/
• Office of tourism: http://visitabudhabi.ae/en/see.and.do/attractions.and.landmarks/family.attractions/yas.waterworld.aspx