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Hi there!

 

I wish everyone a happy new year! It took me time to prepare this report, so sadly I wasn´t ready in December after my Trip.

 

This was my 3rd Trip to the UAE. The first was at the opening of Ferrari World on Yas Island in 2010. During my plans for that Trip, my mother asked to join the Trip and we had a great time doing our first mother and son Trip since 20 years or so. That time we said we´ll do that again. My second Trip was in 2012 with TPR, totally different and a huge fun - what else would you expect, when you do a Trip with great participants / friends and being on a Trip organized by Elissa and Robb! - I´m looking forward and hope to be on the next UAE Trip sometime in the next years

Since I had enough off days in the last winter and still enough money after this years Trips, I made this last minute plans to Abu Dhabi and Dubai, to check out the new Waterpark Yas Waterworld, cycle around on a Formula 1 Track, see the new additions to the Waterparks in Dubai and try to meet some friends.

 

Let us start with the first days of the Trip in Abu Dhabi.

 

The main reason I came back here is "Yas Waterworld", the new Waterpark next to Ferrari World on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The complete Yas Island area has changed a lot since I was here in 2010. The Hotels over there have now a beach, free Shuttle busses to every attraction on Yas Island and a good connection to the center of Abu Dhabi. When the big Yas Island Mall is finished in around 1 year, this location ist really amazing - and don´t forget the plans for the Warner Brother Movie Park next to Yas Waterworld. The ground was already cleaned to start the work.

 

Great thing about the new waterpark, you can buy a combi ticket for Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld.

 

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Spaceship Ferrari World ;-)

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Say Hello!

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Yeah, IKEA is everywhere...

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Nice cabanas...

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This thing fits well, I take it! ;-)

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Pearl Masters is an interactive game around the Park.

Bandit Bomber

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A small show around the mysterious pearl

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he enjoys his break

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Slither Slides

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Serpent Spin, Slither Alley, Slither Surprise, Snakes Tail, Sandviper Strike, Sidewinder

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Al Raha River (Lazy River)

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on the right side - Jebel´s Drop and Hamlool´s Humps

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Sebag

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Yadi Yas (Lazy River with a hughe pulse Wave)

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Up to the most interesting slides...

Falcon´s Falaj

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Falcon´s Falaj

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[coastertube]http://www.themeparkreview.com/coastertube/play.php?vid=Yas_Waterworld_-_Falcons_Falaj_-_3D_HB_-_links_fa2k[/coastertube]watch it on Youtube in 3D:

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Dawwama

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[coastertube]http://www.themeparkreview.com/coastertube/play.php?vid=Yas_Waterworld_-_Dawwama_-_3D_HB_-_links_g8u0[/coastertube]watch it on Youtube in 3D:

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Liwa Loop

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Fishpipe...

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a washing machine

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Rush Rider

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Marah Fortress children playground

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Jehal

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Tot´s Playground

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Goodnight everyone

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Great seeing you while you were here, Ledgy!

 

While I still prefer the two water parks in Dubai....probably because I can keep my lazy self in my comfy raft all day...I think Yas Waterworld is an exceptional park. The children's and family area of Yas Waterworld is the best I've ever seen - blowing away anything that Disney or any other big chains have ever produced for the youngsters.

 

...and the "bonus water park coaster credit" is tons of fun too!

 

Thanks for posting the pics!

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I really love to visit the UAE just because of their amazing Waterparks and this one is the next high rated after Aquaventure and Wild Wadi! It´s a perfect addition for Yas Island and Ferrari World and I´m sure with it they´ll get more tourists on Yas Island... wait for the Mall and they´ll have a filled park.

 

The good thing about this 3 waterparks is, that everyone has it´s own unique speciality. Wild Wadi with it´s great connected ways of Masterblasters and Slides, Aquaventure has the perfect Lazy River with the rafting sections and this park now is a more typical Waterpark and has great and special slides, a beautiful theming and this funny Bandit Bomber wich interacts with the crowd and slides around the Pearl Mountain.

 

Great seeing you while you were here, Ledgy!

Same to you, Dan! I enjoyed the time, sadly it was to short. I saw you had some great days during christmas and the new year. The firework was amazing!

 

While I still prefer the two water parks in Dubai....probably because I can keep my lazy self in my comfy raft all day...I think Yas Waterworld is an exceptional park. The children's and family area of Yas Waterworld is the best I've ever seen - blowing away anything that Disney or any other big chains have ever produced for the youngsters.

 

...and the "bonus water park coaster credit" is tons of fun too!

 

Thanks for posting the pics!

- Absolutely and best description!

 

^^^Elissa, I can´t wait to visit the park with you!

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Wow! Thanks for the great TR and videos!

 

Very different looking than the 2 Dubai waterparks - and pretty crazy with the coaster zipping between all the slides.

 

Do the coaster targets and controls actually do anything?

 

I saw the construction 2 years back when I visited FW and definitely need to visit again! My wife loves waterparks, so the Emirates trifecta of Wild Wadi, AquaVenture and now Yas Waterworld is probably unmatched outside of Orlando!

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WFChris; that´s because I merged two photos together

 

Sorry for beeing silent for so long, had much to do besides sitting in front of the PC

 

This is just a small update of the rest of my stay at Abu Dhabi. I´ll try to upload the next pictures of Dubai and the amazing waterparks in the upcoming days.

 

OK, on the second day, we did the BIG BUS TOUR through Abu Dhabi and the Yas Island. It wasworth the money. You can hop on and off during the day on specific sightseeing points.

 

On the third day, I planed to do a half day visit at Ferrari World to get as many rides of Formula Rossa in the front row I would be able to. I didn´t take much pictures there, because nothing special has changed there and there are already many Ferrari World Photo TRs in the forum; I did one too in 2010. look here for more about Ferrari World.

 

In the evening I was looking forward to few rounds on the real Formula One Track on Yas Marina Circuit by bicycle. It´s an offer by the Yas Marina Circuit called Train Yas. You just have to register one time and you get the permission (for free) to train between 6pm and 9pm every tuesday . You can either run there or take the track on your bicycle. They offer many bicycles to rent for free and when they´re out of stock, you can rent them for a small amount of money.

 

It was amazing to cycle around these track and we had so much fun, that we did that for the complete 3 hours

 

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Today on the list, the Big Bus Tour through Abu Dhabi and Yas Island

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There is the Waterpark

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Yes, Ikea is here since the beginning in 2010

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The Grand Mosque

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Next day, was Ferrari World day

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Of course I had many rides on Formula Rossa in the front row!

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What else should I do here ;-)

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Nice idea to practice your pit stop abilities

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Still closed and there, waiting to be removed?

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Yummy

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Looking forward for tonight!

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Yeah! Free cycling through the circuit by TRAIN YAS! 3 ours are possible form 6-9pm

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enormous fun, but exhausting ;-)

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Even my mom couldn´t stop cycling around the track for the complete 3 hours and had fun.

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see you in a few days for the next update!

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And that´s the youtube video in 3D HD

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