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Home to state-of-the-art rides and attractions as well as restaurants for every taste, Yas Island’s award-winning theme parks promise exciting experiences for guests of all ages
Only on Yas Island can you race on solid ground like your favourite Formula 1 star, glide through record-breaking slides that land right into a pool, simulate the rush of skydiving in the world’s biggest indoor skydiving flight chamber and meet your favourite characters, all without leaving the destination. This buzzing island in the UAE capital is home to three award-winning theme parks – Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi – and a state-of-the-art indoor adventure facility – CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi. Across these four attractions, everyone, from families with tots to adventure seekers, is promised a memorable experience.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
The first-ever Ferrari-inspired theme park is the place to be for family-friendly adventures and thrills. With over 43 rides and attractions, this award-winning venue promises an experience like no other under its iconic red roof.
Guests can enjoy the family zone, which features four miniature versions of the theme park’s most iconic attractions, including Formula Rossa Junior, Flying Wings, Turbo Tower and Speedway Race. Supercar enthusiasts can go on a journey through time at the park’s exhibition – ‘Il Rosso e Il Rosa: Women and Ferraris – The Untold Story’ – which highlights the history of female race car drivers and other inspirational figures.
Those looking to dial up the thrill factor can take on Turbo Track, an exciting ride that puts participants in the seat of a Ferrari test driver and propels them vertically through the roof at 102 kilometres per hour to the highest point on Yas Island at 64 metres, allowing them to experience hair-raising zero gravity as they plummet down to ground level. This one’s not for the faint-hearted!
Yas Waterworld is the first and only Emirati-themed water park where guests can experience six (out of 45) rides that cannot be found elsewhere. Adventurers are invited to begin their visit with Dawwama, the largest six-person tornado water coaster in the world, then hop on to Falcon’s Falaj, the longest mammoth six-seater water coaster. Surfing enthusiasts can tackle the largest sheet wave, Bubble’s Barrel, featuring a double hump speed slide with high waves and thousands of litres of swirling water. And for a rush of adrenaline, ride the Bandit Bomber – the world’s only suspended water park roller coaster – which thrills with its high speeds and exhilarating drops over splash zones.
More adventures can be found on Slither’s Slide, with its maze of slides and tunnels featuring plenty of twists and turns amidst spectacular special effects. For an immersive water-based theatre experience that engages all the senses, go on a simulated journey at Cinesplash. Finally, for something truly unique, the Hairat Yas Pearl Diving experience takes participants back in time to the UAE’s pearl fishing days, where they can collect oysters underwater and retrieve pearls inside.
Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi
Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi is an immersive indoor theme park featuring fan-favourite superheroes like Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, and beloved characters like Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo, Tom and Jerry and The Flintstones under one roof. Across six immersive lands, including Warner Bros. Plaza, Metropolis, Gotham City, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock and Dynamite Gulch, guests can take their pick from 29 exhilarating rides and interactive family-friendly attractions.
With so much on offer, there’s something for everyone. Fans of the Dark Night can try the Scarecrow: Scare Raid in the heart of Gotham City, a flight experience with dramatic aerobatics, spins and barrel rolls, or stop bad guys with the Caped Crusader. Those looking for an exciting challenge can mine gemstones sourced from 14 different countries across six continents at the park’s Dynamite Gulch Mining Co., and receive an educational gemstone ID postcard to take home as a souvenir. Families and kids alike will enjoy the unique live entertainment shows featuring the park’s iconic characters.
CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi
Home to the world’s biggest indoor skydiving flight chamber, CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi brings new experiences to Yas Island. The custom-built indoor flight chamber, spanning 10 metres wide and 32 metres high, offers adventurers the opportunity to simulate the rush of skydiving.
It is ideal for those keen to practice at ground level before conquering the skies and a must-try for skydiving experts looking to add a new feat to their list of achievements. This experience is suitable for guests of all competency levels and for children aged three years and above.
Wall climbing enthusiasts will also find plenty of experiences with five unique wall climbing challenges, varying in levels of difficulty. Perhaps the most exhilarating of them all is The Summyt™, which is the region’s tallest indoor climbing wall at 42 metres.