Whether you’re an adrenaline seeker or simply looking for some cool respite from the summer sun, Yas Island brings you three ultimate entertainment destinations to explore, guaranteeing a fun-packed summer for all the family
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
Popular among thrill-seeking adventure enthusiasts, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a destination in its own right on Yas Island. Under this iconic red roof is an exciting world of adrenaline-pumping adventures. Imagine shooting upwards through the roof at a heart-pounding speed of 102 kilometres per hour to the highest point on Yas Island at 64 metres with Turbo Track. Not for the faint-hearted, this is the park’s latest attraction and if you’re brave enough to face the challenge, you will be propelled vertically from inside the park through a glass funnel, experiencing hair-raising zero gravity as you plummet back down to earth.
The world’s fastest roller coaster, Formula Rossa, also awaits. This exhilarating ride simulates the rush of what it’s like to drive a Ferrari F1 car, as you zoom along the tracks and reach speeds from zero to 240 kilometres per hour in just 4.9 seconds. The park also offers a variety of experiences for younger guests, guaranteeing a fun day out for the entire family. Junior race car enthusiasts can look forward to racing electric go-karts at the Karting Academy and also steering a small-scale Ferrari 250 California Spider through a miniature recreation of Italy’s cityscapes.
What better way could there be to cool off from the summer heat than with a waterpark splash? No other waterpark in the UAE promises such extensive choice with over 40 rides, slides and attractions. Inspired by the Emirati pearl diving legend, the park is home to the largest surfable sheet wave and the first and only 5D water adventure in the region – among many other attractions. With rides categorised by thrill level from low to extreme, every type of visitor is catered for.
Don’t miss the twisting and turning serpentine ride, Slither’s Slide, which sees you zipping through a maze of tunnels before shooting out of a giant-fanged snake; or the Bandit Bomber, which is also the longest suspended roller coaster in the Middle East and provides you with a waterpark tour at pulsating speed.
For a break from all the action, give the Hairat Yas Pearl Diving experience a try. Here, you can take a step back in time to explore the UAE’s pearl-diving days as experts teach you how to dive and find the hidden treasure – an oyster with a beautiful memento waiting inside.
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi
Since its much-anticipated opening in the UAE capital last year, Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi continues to generate plenty of buzz. As the world’s first-ever Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park, this Yas Island hotspot boasts the best in entertainment with 29 state-of-the-art rides and interactive attractions spread across six immersive lands – Cartoon Junction, Dynamite Gulch, Bedrock, Gotham City, Metropolis and Warner Bros. Plaza.
There is something for all ages, and adventure can be found throughout the park with attractions and entertainment galore. Meet your favourite DC Super Heroes and Animation characters all under one roof as you explore the park. Look out for Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, The Flintstones and more.
Thrilling adventures and animated antics are sure to keep the whole family entertained. Watch out for Marvin the Martian and his sudden crash landings, experience the chaotic excitement of Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, join in hair-raising feats and save the day with Batman as he fights scheming DC Super-Villains and enjoy an unforgettable day out.