Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is an Emirati-themed waterpark located on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the park is home to more than 40 rides, slides and attractions, including Bubble’s Barrel, Rush Rider, and Bandit Bomber which is the longest suspended roller coaster in the Middle East over 550 metres long.
The park is set across more than 15 hectares of land. The park was developed by Aldar Properties and supported by Blackburn Share Holdings.
Its theme is based on an original story about a brave girl named Dana, who went on a journey to retrieve a lost pearl (because of a strong storm) that used to bring prosperity to her village. During her travels, the young hero is supported and guided by animals, such as a dolphin, falcon and camel, while she is also followed by bandits and a snake who wants to retrieve the pearl for themselves. The story ends with her teardrops of innocence falling into an oasis which brings rise to the majestic pearl towering the village, bringing its residents’ goodness once again. The theme is obvious in the parks’ architecture with its pearl seen from outside the waterpark. All the characters, shops and restaurants are also based on the story.