Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi celebrates Earth Hour with a Wave of Candles
The environmentally-friendly waterpark released hundreds of floating candles to celebrate the global movement
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20th March 2016: It was lights out at Yas Waterworld on Saturday, 19th March 2016, as the park reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability with hundreds of floating candles to mark Earth Hour. The world’s only Emirati-themed waterpark joined some of the world’s most iconic landmarks in marking the WWF’s annual lights-off event for wider worldwide climate change.
All of the park’s non-essential lights were turned off for an hour as the clock struck 8:30pm, while Yas Waterworld management joined the on-ground team at the Amwaj Wave pool to release the floating candles and show their support for the global movement.
Continuing to support the Earth Hour is another in a series of environmental-friendly initiatives taken by the park; it also conserves 30% more water than other waterparks of a similar size. Sustainability is also a key aspect of the park’s ‘Cool Schools’ initiative to enlighten children about water conservation, a topic also recently demonstrated for little minds at the Abu Dhabi Science Festival in November 2015.
As the first waterpark in the Middle East to be certified with an Estidama One Pearl “green” sustainability rating, Yas Waterworld has implemented a range of energy-intelligent mechanical systems, as well as LED lighting and shading at the park to significantly reduce evaporation rates.
About Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi:
Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, the only Emirati-themed waterpark in the world, is inspired by the UAE’s rich heritage of pearl diving through its unique story of ‘The Legend of the Lost Pearl’. The UAE’s first mega waterpark is home to 45 exhilarating rides, slides and attractions – five of which can be found nowhere else in the world. With rides and experiences on offer to thrill both the young and the young at heart, the waterpark plays host to Dawwama – the world’s first hydro-magnetic tornado waterslide, as well as the globe’s first interactive water and laser rollercoaster, Bandit Bomber.
Now in its fourth year of operations, the park has been awarded over 17 industry awards and accolades, including being ranked #4 in the Leisure & Entertainment Category in the 2015 YouGov BrandIndex UAE BestBrand Rankings, as well as the 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site for the second consecutive year. It has also enticed a number of A-List celebrities through its fortress-like doors.
Yas Waterworld is managed and operated by Farah Experiences, a wholly owned subsidiary of Abu Dhabi-based Miral Asset Management LLC.