Yas Waterworld, the UAE's newest water park has opened for visitors and offers guests a thrilling 43 rides and slides.
Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is themed around the UAE's pearl-diving heritage and tells the fictional story of Dana, a young Emirati girl on a quest to find a legendary pearl.
Developed by Aldar Properties, the park will also contain themed restaurants, shops and activities spread over 15 hectares.
The list of attractions includes a wood-raftered souq, the Middle East's longest suspended roller coaster and the world's first interactive coaster to incorporate on-board water and laser special effects.
Attractions include the world's first ?hydromagnetic six-person waterslide? and the largest ever ?sheet wave surf ride'.
Other family-orientated rides include Slither?s Slides ? a maze of six slides and tunnels, including sculptures that spray water, LED light effects which exit through the fanged mouth of a giant snake?s head.
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi?s entertainment focal point, already includes a Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit and the Ferrari World indoor theme park. Yas Mall, which will have over 450 retail units, is set to open in the fourth quarter of 2013.
The developer claims that temperature-controlled systems will keep the rides comfortable through the winter and summer months.
Last year, developer Aldar Properties said third quarter net profit was AED205m, up from AED143.9m in the year-ago period.