Yas Waterworld is Named the Region’s Best Waterpark
Recognized by MENALAC 2018 Awards
The MENALAC Gala Event proves to be a night to remember for the region’s newly-named leading waterpark
Yas Waterworld, the Abu Dhabi waterpark with Emirati heart, was awarded “Best Waterpark” by the Middle East & North Africa Leisure and Attraction Council (MENALAC) on the evening of April 10th. The ceremony, held at the Ritz Carlton in DIFC, saw attendance by leading decision makers, governmental agencies, and operators from the MENA and Global Leisure & Entertainment Industry.
The “Best Water Park” award celebrates Yas Waterworld’s achievements in continually providing guests with new experiences that capture the park’s unique theme of “The Legend of the Lost Pearl.” Considered the pearl in Yas Island’s collection of world-class attractions, the park is recognized for its captivating world of rides, slides and attractions. For fostering a fun and interactive service culture among its employees, Yas Waterworld was also awarded “The Best Employees’ Engagement Initiative” for its multi-layered program, the “Pearls of Service.”
Founded in 2016 under the patronage of the Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Dubai Association Centre, MENALAC promotes safe operations, regional development, professional growth, and commercial success of the amusement industry.
Accepting the awards on behalf of the waterpark, Bianca Sammut, General Manager, Yas Waterworld said: “These awards reinforce the sense of pride and achievement that is shared by all of us at Yas Waterworld. We are truly humbled by the recognition, and would like to thank MENALAC for all of their efforts in promoting the continued development of the entertainment and leisure industry. Each year, we look to introduce new and exciting activities that offer our guests memorable experiences. All that we do at Yas Waterworld is made possible by a hardworking team of devoted employees, and it is their passion that has brought us this moment.”
Operational since 2013, Yas Waterworld celebrated its 5th Anniversary at the start of the year. Beyond its diverse array of events and activities, the park is home to over 40 rides, slides, and attractions. Among them are Bubbles Barrel: the world’s largest surf-able sheet wave with a 3 meter high wave, Bandit Bomber: the Middle East’s longest suspended rollercoaster with a length of 550 meters, and Falcon’s Falaj: the longest mammoth water coaster ride in the Middle East at 300 meters.
Recognition by MENALAC for “Best Waterpark” and “Best Employees’ Engagement Initiative” only expands upon Yas Waterworld’s regional and global reputation. Numerous achievements, comprising nearly 30 awards and honors, have been accorded to the waterpark throughout the course of its five year journey.
About Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi:
Located in Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld is a one-of-a-kind waterpark that draws inspiration from the UAE’s pearl diving heritage offering families fun-packed adventures, the warmest welcome, and the most engaging themed experience.
Home to more than 40 exhilarating rides, slides and attractions, and a diversity of seasonal events and shows, guests of Yas Waterworld can enjoy the chance to create new memories with every visit in every season.
Now in its 5th year of operation, Yas Waterworld has garnered more than 30 industry awards and accolades. In 2017, the park was awarded the TripAdvisor Traveler’s Choice Award and earned its place among the world’s top ten waterparks for the fourth consecutive year in a row.
Considered the pearl of Yas Island, the UAE’s premium leisure and entertainment destination, Yas Waterworld combines fun aquatic adventures with local personality to provide guests with an experience unlike anything else.
Yas Waterworld is operated by Abu Dhabi-based Farah Experiences LLC.
For more information, please visit: www.yaswaterworld.com