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Yas Waterworld: Insider Secrets to UAE’s Mega Waterpark – Rides, Reviews & Tickets

Open since 2013, Yas Waterworld quickly earned its spot in the world’s top 10 water parks. Spread across 37 acres, it stands as one of the Middle East’s largest water parks and one of Dubai’s favourite attractions. Over the last four years, Yas Waterworld has been awarded over 17 industry awards and accolades, including 2015 & 2016 Travelers’ Choice Award by TripAdvisor, Second Best Waterpark in the World by LA Times in 2013, and was named Best, Biggest Water Park in the World by Online News Port in 2014. From A-list celebrities to UAE locals, Yas Waterworld attracts and entices with its promise to give you the best water park experience you’ll ever get.

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Top 3 Yas Waterworld Tickets

1. One Day Pass - Perfect for those looking to enjoy a day of fun at Yas Waterworld. On most days, the standard ticket suffices as the crowd is much lesser compared to other waterparks in Dubai.

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2. One Day Quick Pass - Yas Waterworld on weekends and holidays gets quite crowded. If you're visiting on a weekend then it's recommended to get a day pass with quick pass. With unlimited opportunity to skip the rides at the queues, the quick pass is a very welcome feature if visiting Yas on weekends.

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3. Ferrari World + Yas Waterworld One Day Pass - If you're visiting Abu Dhabi for a day, then it's recommended you go for a Ferrari World + Yas Waterworld combo. An individual Ferrari World day ticket is AED 295 while Yas Waterworld is AED 250. That's a total of AED 545. The combo Ferrari World + Yas Waterworld One Day Pass costs . That's a saving of more than 40%.

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On the other hand, if you're in Abu Dhabi for more than a day, then you can peacefully enjoy both the parks over the course of 2 days with the Ferrari World + Yas Waterworld Two Day Pass.

Why Visit Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi


The opportunity to experience a thrilling day out together with a fun day with the family at Yas Waterworld is endless. Here, you can surf at the world’s largest surfable sheet wave; take the plunge down an epic Slither Slide and pass through wave tunnels on your way down; jump in a six-person water coaster that takes you on a wild ride over twists, turns, rapids, and drops; and, when you’ve tired yourself out from all the adrenaline; sit back, relax and float along the lazy river. Some of the most popular rides at Yas Waterworld are the Dawwama - a tornado waterslide; Rushrider - a giant wavepool perfect for flowboarding; Liwa Loop - a looping freefall slide and the Yadi Yas - a fast flowing wavy river.

Best Time to Visit

To avoid long entrance queues, arrive early in the day. If possible, go during the week to avoid large crowds. Weekends are generally the busiest times and you may have to wait in line for rides.
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Yas Waterworld Tickets


Yas Waterworld tickets are available online as well as at several physical booths at the park. However, it is advisable you purchase your tickets online as it helps save the hassle of standing in line and queuing up for the tickets.

Yas Waterworld + Free Meal Voucher

• Unlimited all day access to Yas Waterworld
• All-day unlimited access to all rides at Yas Waterworld.
• Combo Meal voucher worth 55 AED
• Valid for 6 months from the date of purchase

Yas Waterworld One Day Pass with Quick Pass

• Unlimited all day access to Yas Waterworld
• AED 15 Merchandise Voucher
• Skip the queue rides with the unlimited quick pass
• Souvenir towel
• Valid for 6 months from the date of purchase

Headout Ticket Advantages

Discounts - Discounts of up to 15%. Use code "GODUBAI" and get an additional AED 20 off on your tickets.
Instant Confirmation - Your tickets will be emailed to you instantly after purchase.
Easy Use - Simply display the tickets on your phone to gain seamless access to Yas Waterworld.

Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World Offers


Get the best of two worlds with a Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World Combo Pass. Situated just across from Yas Waterworld is another one of the Middle East’s most popular attractions, Ferrari World. Experience what it’s like to race along Formula 1 courses and take a ride on the Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest rollercoaster that emulates the sensation of being in a Ferrari F1 car, reaching speeds up to 240km per hour! Ferrari World has over 20 rides, shows, and attractions, plus the world's largest Ferrari boutique.

Pros and Cons of Purchasing a Combo Pass

The perks of purchasing a Yas Waterworld + Ferrari World Ticket:

• Save up to 15% when you purchase a combo pass.
• Get up to 5% cashback when you purchase with Headout (Cashback is applicable to any other experiences on Headout.)

Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld One Day Pass

• Unlimited all day access to Yas Waterworld & Ferrari World
• One day pass
• AED 5 Merchandise Voucher
• Valid for 6 months from the date of purchase

Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld Pass with Transfers

• Unlimited all day access to Yas Waterworld & Ferrari World
• Transfers from Dubai
• Pass valid for 1 day only

Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld Two Day Pass

• Unlimited all day access to Yas Waterworld & Ferrari World
• Two day pass
• AED 10 Merchandise Voucher
• Valid for 6 months from the date of purchase

Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros. World Combo Deal


With the Warner Bros. World having opened next door, you can now squeeze in a visit here as well! If you've grown up watching cartoons and happen to be a DC fan, this one's an absolute must. Check out Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi guide before planning your visit.

Warner Bros. World + Yas Waterworld

• Entry to Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi
• Entry to Yas Waterworld
• Tickets based on height and age restrictions
• Valid for 9 months from the date of purchase

Yas Waterworld Special Tickets & Promotions


Yas Waterworld Ladies Night

Taking place every Thursday night from 6:00 PM - 11:00 PM, except during Ramadan, Yas waterworld Ladies Night gives females a chance to enter the park at a reduced price, along with instant access to the park.

Learn more about Ladies Night at Yas Waterworld.

Yas Waterworld Friends and Family Pass

The Yas Waterworld Friends and Family Pass lets you bring 3 other people to the park with you at discounted rates. Add to that, kids below the age of 3, along with their nannies can enter the park for free. Priced at AED 750, the total price per ticket comes to AED 187.5/person.

Learn more about Friends and Family Pass at Yas Waterworld.

Yas Waterworld Annual Pass

If you're a resident of the UAE or are in Dubai for the long haul and would love to have access to the park throughout the year, then you can check out the Yas Waterworld Annual passes. The various Yas Waterworld annual pass options are:
• Yas Waterworld General Annual Pass
• Yas Waterworld Family Annual Pass
• Week Day Annual Pass (Sunday to Thursday)
• 2 Parks Annual Pass - Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World
• 2 Parks Annual Family Pass - Yas Waterworld and Ferrari World

Price ranges from AED 695 to AED 3855.

Learn more more about the Yas Waterworld Annual pass.

Yas Waterworld Rides


Yas Waterworld rides are among the biggest and best in the world. From adrenaline pumping rides to relaxing rivers, there's something for everyone here. Check out the Yas Waterworld rides, categorized into 3 brackets - Thrillers, Family friendly and Kid Friendly.

NOTE: Do not ride if you are pregnant, have blood pressure or heart conditions, back/neck conditions, or have recently had surgery.

Top 10 Thrilling Yas Waterworld Rides


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Liwa Loop

The first looping waterslide in the Middle East, drop straight down into a high density free fall.

Who can ride:
Must be at least 1.2m tall to ride. Minimum rider weight is 40kg. Maximum rider weight is 136kg.

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Jebel Drop

Take in the best view of Yas Waterpark before freefalling down this daredevil waterslide.

Who can ride:
Must be at least 1.2m tall to ride. Maximum rider weight is 136kg.

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Hamlool’s Humps

Ever wondered what it’s like to soar in the air? The bumps on this slide will make you feel like you’re flying!

Who can ride:
Must be at least 1.2m tall to ride. Maximum rider weight is 136kg.

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Rush Rider

A little taste of SoCal, this Yas Waterworld ride is the perfect place to begin your bodyboarding career. Ride the sheet waves and let the adrenaline rush through you.

Who can ride:
Must be at least 1.1m tall to ride (No loose articles.)

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Bubbles' Barrel

Surf on at the world’s largest surfable sheet wave. Bubbles’ Barrel boasts a 3m-high wave and 1,250-horsepower pumps pushing 7,000 litres of water per second.

Who can ride:
Must be at least 1.1m tall to ride (No loose articles.)

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Dawwama

Join your friends on a 6-person raft and embark on an exhilarating, 20-metre high tornado ride.

Who can ride:
Children below 1.2m must be accompanied by a responsible person. (Subject to weight limits.) No loose articles and no diving.

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Falcon's Fajaj

This six-person water coaster takes you on a wild ride over twists, turns, rapids, and, of course, drops!

Who can ride: Children below 1.2m must be accompanied by a responsible person. (Subject to weight limits.) No loose articles and no diving.

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Bandit Bomber

Take a ride on the Middle East’s longest suspended roller coaster. With onboard special water and laser effects, make a splash on all the people walking below.

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Slither's Slides

These thrilling slides will send you speeding through the dark, crashing through water tunnels, and bouncing over bumps before you’re finally released back out into a huge pool.

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Sebag

This one's for big gangs. Put on your competitive hats and challenge 5 others on this 6-lane racer slide. The first one ( most likely the heaviest one) buys everyone lunch!

Top 6 Family Yas Waterworld Rides


Yadi Yas
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Hold on tight to your tube and glide through the waves along this not-so-lazy river.

Amwaj Wave Pool
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This gentle, ebb and flow wave pool will instantly transport you to the beach.

Water Wars
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Who doesn’t like water balloons? Grab yourself a bucket of water balloons and challenge a friend to a splash off.

Marah Fortress
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A massive playground in the middle of the water equipped with slides, water cannons, and more - it’s an interactive play center for everyone.

Al Raha River
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Tired from all the high-adrenaline slides and rides? Cruise along the lazy river and relax as you float through the caverns of Al Raha River.

Cinesplash
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Join Dana and her friends on their quest to uncover the “Legend of the Lost Pearl” in the region’s First-ever Water Cinema.

Top 3 Kid Friendly Yas Waterworld Rides


Slides, a mini pool, dumping buckets and more - parents, this is the perfect place to sit back, relax and let Yas Waterworld entertain your children for hours!

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Tot's Playground

The infant pool and slide complex at Tot’s Playground are the ideal place for parents to relax while playing with their young ones.

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Yehal

Three little slides, a dumping bucket, and tons of room to splash and play - Yehal will entertain the kids for hours while adults take a breather on the beach loungers on the side.

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Cannon Point

Read. Set. Spray! This interactive spray center is fun for all ages. Spray water, return fire with water cannons and enjoy the thrills and spills from this cannon waterfare.

Yas Waterworld Review


The Good

When it comes to water parks around the globe, Yas Waterworld has some of the most unique and thrilling rides. The Dawama is the world’s largest six-person waterslide, as well as the world’s first hydro-magnetic tornado waterslide. Liwa Loop is the first looping waterslide of its kind in the Middle East, and the park is also home to the world’s largest FlowBarrel surf simulator. Planning on visiting with you little ones? Yas Waterworld has plenty of rides that are specifically designed for toddlers. It’s a great choice for parents looking to have a relaxing day while the kids fun.

Located conveniently across the street is Ferrari World, another UAE favorite. This makes for an amazing opportunity to visit both parks - especially when you book a combo pass, which will allow to save a lot of money as opposed to visiting the parks separately.

In terms of price, Yas Waterworld has the cheapest waterpark tickets in the UAE - while still being among the best. You can save an additional 10% - 15% when you book your Yas Waterworld tickets with Headout.

The Bad

For those staying or living in Dubai, you’ll have to account for transportation time since the park is actually in Abu Dhabi. But with that being said, it is only about a 50 minute drive to Yas Waterworld from Dubai.

Keep in mind that Yas Waterworld does not serve alcohol. If you’re looking to enjoy a cocktail in the sun, head to Aquaventure.

Waterworld is a great place for thrill seekers amazing glides for all levels simple to advanced super fast. The best is the wave to ride the wave on a body board. They have two curls one to start and one more advanced super amazing. Definitely coming back just to ride the bodyboard. A futuristic dryer dries you at an extra expense but great to have it done 🙂 no towel needed. The place overall is clean and neat.


- Koek, TripAdvisor, November 2018

Visiting Yas Waterworld wasn't our plan but we ended up there any way on our trip to Abu Dhabi and I am very glad we did not miss it. We bought our tickets online and was surprised to find it available for a discount. Once inside, we were pleasantly surprised - it's a very big complex and fun and entertainment for every age. We went there on a weekday in order to keep away from the weekend crowd. Spent whole day without knowing the time.


- Bulutustr, TripAdvisor December 2018

Check out more Yas Waterworld reviews on Tripadvisor

How Yas Waterworld Compares to Other Waterparks in Dubai


• Situated on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld is the only one of the 3 waterparks to be located outside Dubai. If you're visiting Abu Dhabi or planning a trip to Ferrari World, then make sure you add Yas Waterworld to your itinerary.
• Yas Waterworld has more rides and slides than the other 2 parks. While both Aquaventure & Wild Wadi have around 10 major rides & slides, Yas Waterworld has 17.
• The crowd at Yas Waterworld is also lesser than what you may face at Aquaventure and Wild Wadi, especially on weekdays.

Check out our guide comparing the Aquaventure, Wild Wadi and Yas Waterworld.

All You Need To Know Before Visiting Yas Waterworld


Yas Waterworld Opening Times

Yas Waterworld is open from Sunday to Saturday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM. During the months of Ramadan, it follows the same timings and is open through the year.

Yas Waterworld On Map & Directions

Best way to travel from Abu Dhabi city to Yas Waterworld

Best way to travel from Dubai to Yas Waterworld

If you staying in Dubai and want to visit Yas Waterworld without undergoing the hassle of public transport, you can buy Yas waterworld & Ferrari World + Transfers tickets from Headout at a 11% discount!

Yas Waterworld Rules & Restrictions

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Outside food or beverages

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Smoking in non-designated areas

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Glass Items

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Pets (Except service animals)

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Intoxication

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Ice Coolers or cold boxes

Yas Waterworld Dress Code

For the health, safety and comfort of yourself and others, appropriate swimwear must be worn at Yas Waterworld, at all times. (Two-piece bikinis are acceptable to wear.) This dress code is also implemented in order to protect the slides, rides, and attractions. If you don’t have swimwear, you can purchase it from Yas Waterworld shops throughout the park.

Do Not Wear

  • Underwear (boxers, briefs, etc.)
  • Attire that is transparent or translucent in private areas
  • Attire with metal buttons, zippers, buckles or snaps that could be abrasive to other swimmers
  • Shirts or jackets that button or zip up the front
  • Long pants such as jeans, slacks and trousers
  • Denim clothing
  • Any clothing or accessory (belts, jewelry, etc.) deemed as potentially damaging to the attractions
  • Regular diapers are not permitted in any pools or attractions. Waterproof swim diapers can be purchased at Sultan & Sons Trading in Qaryat Al Jewana Souk

Park management reserves the right to request that any guest either change their attire or leave the park premises.

Facilities Available at Yas Waterworld

Lockers are available
The park has nearly 2,500 wristband-activated lockers on site. If your luggage does not fit in a locker, you can store it at the Guest Services desk.

Pricing for luggage storage is as follows:
1-2 pieces: AED 45 / $12.25
3-4 pieces: AED 90 / $24.50
6 pieces: AED 135 / $36.75

Towels are available for rent
The park has nearly 2,500 wristband-activated lockers on site. If your luggage does not fit in a locker, you can store it at the Guest Services desk.

You can rent towels from the Guest Services desk. There are also Yas Waterworld themed souvenir towels available for purchase at the park gift shops.

Cabanas are available for rent along Amwaj Beach
– You can book a 4-person or 6-person private cabana to relax in. Prices start at AED 599 / $163
– Each cabana offers towels and a food and beverage delivery service
– VIP cabana service is available

Parking is available for free at the park during opening hours
A valet service is available for AED 40 / $11

There are 4 designated smoking areas spread across the park.
Aside from these areas, Yas Waterworld is smoke-free.

There is also a Lost & Found counter at the entrance.

Baby changing stations and diapers can be found on the park premises.

Guest Services Desk

There is a Guest Service desk in the Qaryat Al Jewana Souk. They can assist you with:

  • Ticket purchases
  • Annual pass purchases
  • Locker and towel rentals
  • Managing your park credit on your Yas Waterworld wristband (upgrades, add-ons, or refunds)
  • Lost and found
  • Valet parking

Yas Waterworld Wristbands

The park provides waterproof electronic wristbands that you can charge with money. This way, you can pay easily and quickly without having to carry cash around the park. At the end of the day, if you have unused credit on your wristband, you can redeem a refund. You can also use your wristband to access your locker.

Yas Waterworld Dining Options


1. Al Wa'ha Cabanas

2. Chubby's Kitchen

3. Dana's Diner

4. Yas Berry

5. Dhabi’s Ice Cream

6. Farah Flavours

7. Gahwat Nasser

8. Skinny’s Frozen Treats

9. Salma’s Snack Shack

Tips To Make The Best Of Your Yas Waterworld Visit


  • Try and arrive to the park early in the day in order to beat the crowd and avoid long queues. Best would be to arrive before the park opens. You can charge the bands with money at the guest services desk when you arrive.
  • Grab a waterproof electronic wristband so that you don’t have to worry about carrying cash or getting your money wet. You can charge the bands with money at the guest services desk when you arrive. At the end of the day, if you have unused credit on your wristband, you can redeem a refund.
  • If possible, visit the park on a weekday. It’s far less crowded than the weekends!
  • Take advantage of the free Yas Express shuttle.
  • Buy a combo ticket to enjoy the best savings.
  • Get your tickets ahead of time to avoid long lines.
  • Take snack breaks, especially for kids, and make sure everyone in your group stays hydrated.
  • Check the weather before you go.
  • Make sure your phone and/or camera are adequately charged before entering the park.
  • If you're looking for more things to do in Yas Island, check out our complete guide on Things To Do In Yas Island.

In Partnership with Yas Waterworld – Yas Island Rotana

All Rotana guests with Yas Waterworld tickets can enjoy:

  • 10% off park merchandise
  • 10% off food and beverages inside the park
  • A complimentary concierge service for luggage and locker use
  • 10% off all restaurants at any Rotana hotel in the UAE (simply present your day ticket stub upon payment)

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