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WORLD’S BEST WATER PARKS


Make a big s There are hundreds of aquatic aractions around the world. Let us help you find the right water park for you! As the home turf of giants Disney and Universal, America remains the leading water park market, although the Middle East – home to Yas Waterworld, Wild Wadi and Aquaventure Waterpark at The Palm, Dubai – is mounting a serious challenge. Elsewhere Europe, Asia and South America continue to offer some outstanding spots to get wet. But which waterpark is the best?

Best in Travel has our favourites but they all have their highlights: it just depends on your own personal taste preferences. Are you obsessed with slides and rides? Or would you prefer a more spa-oriented waterpark such as SchwabenQuellen in Stugart (Germany) with its array of saunas, steam rooms, adventure showers and relaxationoriented water play areas? To help you out, we’ve put together a guide to some of the best waterparks on the planet. You’re welcome.


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AQUAVENTURE

WATERPARK AT THE ATLANTIS, THE PALM, DUBAI


Dubai's Best Water Park Get the adrenaline pumping with record breaking rides and slides, in the No. 1 water park in the Middle East and Europe. Get up close and personal with sharks and rays or kick back and relax on 700 metres of pristine private beach or in the new exclusive reserved seating areas. Come and get your thrills, spills and divine relaxation at Aquaventure Waterpark.

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WATERPARK The Tower Of Neptune Feel the frenzy of excitement as you discover the thrills that await. The Tower of Neptune is filled with dark mysterious tunnels ready to catapult you into the Shark Lagoon and incredible water coasters that will push you to the limit. If you are feeling particularly brave step up and take the ultimate plunge on the Leap of Faith, if you dare. The Tower Of Poseidon Prepare to bale the King of the Sea. The Tower of Poseidon is bursting with record-breaking rides, slides, and adventure. Take on the monstrous leviathan that is the Aquaconda - the world's largest water slide. Experience a burst of weightlessness on Zoomerango. Or truly test your nerves as you feel the wrath of Poseidon's Revenge. River Rides In Aquaventure Take a journey through Aquaventure Waterpark's unique interconnecting waterways. Ride your way straight into the mysterious Tower of Neptune on The Rapids or experience the thrilling tidal surges of the Torrent River. Atlantean Flyer Zip Line Soar through the air on the longest zip line in the Middle East. The Atlantean Flyer gives you unparalleled views of Atlantis, its gorgeous beachfront and the gliering Dubai skyline from 20 metres above Aquaventure Waterpark. Shark Safari Become an underwater explorer on an Atlantis Shark Safari. Put on one of our specialised helmets and discover a wonderous aquatic world of sharks, rays and colourful fish. Cownose Ray Feeding Come and learn about one of the ocean’s most unique creatures. Step into the shallow waters of Shark Lagoon at Aquaventure Waterpark as you interact with and hand feed our adorable Cownose Rays. www.atlantisthepalm.com/Aquaventure


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1.5 million guests experience a Marine and Waterpark activity every year at Atlantis, The Palm.

More than 100 team members care for the marine animals at Atlantis. Their jobs include aquarists, water quality technicians, veterinarians and even chefs. The fishes that call Atlantis, The Palm home are fed 472 kilos of

restaurant quality seafood every single day.

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To keep the lagoon clean, the amount of sand filtered in The Ambassador Lagoon is equivalent to the weight of 580 camels. Dolphin Bay is 4.5 hectares and is home to Indo-Pacific Bolenose dolphins that eat between 5-7 kg of fish per day. There are 21 exhibits in The Lost Chambers Aquarium which are seen by approximately 3,000 guests every week.

600k guests take on The Leap of Faith every year. Sea Lion Point at Atlantis is the only Sea Lion habitat in the region. Its residents are South African Fur Seals and are cared for by a total of 45 experienced

Marine Mammal specialists.

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Cementing itself as a favourite entertainment destination in the region, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi saw guests flock to the park throughout its third year of operations to enjoy its world’s first offerings. The unique Emirati-themed waterpark celebrates three years of success by reflecting back on key milestones and achievements in 2015, while looking forward to a fun-tastic year ahead for local, regional and international visitors.

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Further bringing the iconic Emirati theme of the park to life, new aractions through Legendary Adventures were launched giving visitors a true sense of Arabia. The ever-so-popular Ladies Night that took a glamorous twist in 2015 and the return of the park’s popular Resident Offer were key elements to the year’s success. Furthermore, 2015 also saw Team UAE clinching the World Flowboarding Championships for the second year in a row, with the world-renowned event being hosted at Yas Waterworld for the third consecutive year.


CREATING A TRULY LEGENDARY EMIRATI ADVENTURE: YAS WATERWORLD’S SPLASHINGLY SUCCESSFUL JOURNEY THE WORLD’S ONLY EMIRATI THEMED WATERPARK CELEBRATES THREE YEARS SINCE ITS LAUNCH AND LOOKS FORWARD TO A FUN-FILLED 2016

The third anniversary of Yas Waterworld is the perfect way to kick-start a new year of celebrations, events, offers and announcements for visitors looking for a fun day out. Guests are invited to begin the year on an enjoyable note with the popular Yalla Friends 4-for-3 online offer now set to continue throughout the year, as well as the Resident and Annual Passes offers being available for a limited time in early 2016.

“Our world-class offering and thrilling rides, slides and aractions have been instrumental in establishing us as a preferred family-friendly destination in the UAE and the GCC region. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our guests who have been part of our amazing journey for the past three years, and look forward to welcoming new and returning visitors as we announce some more exciting news later this year!”

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For a full day experience, this futuristic Yas Island waterpark spans an area of around 15 football pitches, with 43 rides, slides & aractions – five of which are one-of-a-kind. Yas Waterworld visitors will be able to try the world’s first and largest hydromagnetic-powered, six-person tornado waterslide - it's over 235 metres long! For adrenaline seekers there are three-metre high waves on Bubble’s Barrel, which has the world’s largest surfable sheet wave for flowboards and bodyboards. The Bandit Bomber, a 550–metre coaster, is the first with onboard water and laser effects. Riders can shoot jets of

water at targets, drop water bombs and trigger special effects, while people below can spray them with water as they pass. Siing atop Jebel Dana, the towering core of the park’s altitude-defying summit and measuring eight metres in diameter, the park’s gigantic pearl is Yas Island’s newest landmark. The park draws on Abu Dhabi’s heritage and has ‘The Lost Pearl’ as its theme. Visitors follow the story of a young Emirati girl on a quest to find a legendary pearl as they make their way around the aractions, which include a souk and pearl-diving exhibits.


Rush Rider New to flowboarding or bodyboarding and want to improve your skills?This endless sheet wave brings SoCal-style fun in the sun to Abu Dhabi! Rush Rider is the ideal place for you to begin your flowboarding and surfing career before graduating to Bubbles’ Barrel in the big league! Bubbles’ Barrel The world’s largest surf-able sheet wave is here!With a 3m-high wave and 1,250-horsepower pumps pushing 7,000 litres of water per second, Bubbles’ Barrel packs some serious surf

Dawwama HydroMagnetic Tornado 6-person ra rideA 20metre high funnel, one ra, six people… The most exhilarating tornado ride in the world! Dawwama’s the perfect ride for a group of friends to share in an adrenaline rush!

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Jebel Drop Free fall speed slideWe think the platform for Jebel Drop is the best vantage point in the entire park. Of course, everything you see from here will be really small because it’s such a monstrous drop. Dare to give it a go? Hamlool’s Humps Double hump speed slideR Kelly believes he can fly; get on Hamlool’s Humps and you will too! Three massive humps on this slide will have you feeling alive

Liwa Loop Drop straight down into a high-intensity looping waterslideEver wanted to drop straight into a high-intensity, looping waterslide? You’ve finally got your chance with Liwa Loop – the first looping waterslide of its kind in the Middle East!


Falcon’s Falaj Get the thrills of a roller coaster, but in the waterYou want a rush of blood to the head, look no further than Falcon’s Falaj. A six-person water coaster, Falcon’s Falaj will take you on a wild ride over twists, turns, rapids and drops – all guaranteed to have you shrieking with that perfect combination of fear and delight.

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Bandit Bomber Tour the park at high speed on the Middle East’s longest suspended rollercoaster and enjoy the special, onboard water and laser eects. Expect a series of drops and over splash zones, reaching speeds of up to 60km per hour, where guests will be suspended as high as 35mover ground. Meanwhile thousands of viewers will enjoy the fun and excitement, and can interact from below at special zones, where they can spray water on coaster riders as they zoom by.


Cinesplash Join Dana and her friends on their quest to uncover the ‘Legend of the Lost Pearl’ in an unforgeable family adventure. For the first time ever, cinematic wizardry and cuing edge water effects have been unified, puing you at the heart of the action in the world’s most immersive cinema experience.

This one-of-a-kind araction will take your Yas Waterworld adventure to new depths, as the entire cinema floods with water up to your knees. As if that wasn’t exciting enough, the theatre is packed with many more special effects from waterfalls, moving seats and water explosions.

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Flow League This waterpark offers flow boarding enthusiasts the unique opportunity to learn to ride the waves with the Yas Flow League – special training sessions with champion flowboarders, are available on Saturdays from 8am-11am.


Jebel Drop Jebel Drop's platform has a great view, right before a monstrous drop. Enjoy the park panorama as you free fall down this speed waterslide. Scary? Yes. Fun? Most deďŹ nitely.

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Marah Fortress Active kids need active fun. Here’s the ultimate water playground. Slides, dumping buckets, a water-shooting geyser, water cannons, and other interactive features for non-stop action are all present and correct.


Pearl Diving The new and one-of-a-kind Pearl Diving Experience at Yas Waterworld gives guests the chance to plunge to the depths of an underwater tank in a quest to collect three oysters, which contain precious pearls.

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Slithers Slides Hold on for one wild trip down the Yadi Yas crazy river. Grip your tube tightly as the pulse wave takes you on an action-packed wadi ride. Aî…šer two sharp turns, and you drop through a water curtain into darkness lit by tiny lights, then exit swiî…šly into a landing pool.


Opening hours: Daily from 10am until 6pm (winter months) and from 10am until 8pm (summer months) Location: Yas Island www.yaswaterworld.com

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yas WaterWorlD here best in travel takes a look at the top 18 riDes at the Waterpark

aMWaj Wave pool The good life comes easy. Surrender to the gentle ebb and flow of Amwaj – the wave pool. Be endlessly entranced by the incredible wave paerns.

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top 18 riDes banDit boMber Tour the park at high speed on the Middle East’s longest suspended rollercoaster and enjoy the special, onboard water and laser effects.

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Presenting the world’s largest surfing sheet wave! This double hump speed slide with high waves makes serious surfing a 365-day sport.

Hit this spot with your tots. Relax while they stay happily active in the infant pool and slide complex. Tot’s Playground – parents love it too.


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Hold on for one wild trip down the Yadi Yas crazy river. Grip your tube tightly as the pulse wave takes you on an action-packed wadi ride.

Beware the Bandit Bomber riders as they spray you from overhead! Return fire with water cannons, and enjoy this fun, family spray and play area.

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falcons falaj Fear and delight. Screams and shouts. Twists and turns. Rapids and drops. If that’s what you want, get it all on this six-seater water coaster.

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Ease into bodyboarding with this endless sheet wave. Get into the flow, hone your skills, and then graduate to the Bubbles’ Barrel (see above).

Fly down Hamlool's Humps! Feel airborne on this speed slide with three massive humps. Although it’s a long way up, it’s a quick flight down!

jebel Drop Jebel Drop's platform has a great view, right before a monstrous drop! Enjoy the park panorama as you free fall down this speed waterslide.


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liWa loop

Marah fortress

Want more than just a waterslide? Drop straight down into a high-intensity looping waterslide. The first of its kind in the Middle East.

Slides, dumping buckets, a water-shooting geyser, water cannons, and other interactive features make this the ultimate water playground.

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sebag Six lanes. One winner. Go headlong with all the adrenalin you’ve got. Put gravity, willpower and technique together to land the winning spot. Watch the stopwatch and get bragging rights!

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Where to eat at yas WaterWorlD fuelling your hunger is a pleasure at this Waterpark With a big choice of fooDs anD snacks to keep the Whole faMily going. here’s our pick of the places to eat anD Drink at yas WaterWorlD


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Chubby's kitchen

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Relish everything from fried chicken and pizza to noodles and daal? Enjoy the variety of food while watching the roller coaster whiz by and pearl divers foraging for treasure.

Need a light snack? Choose from salads, sandwiches, fresh fruit, smoothie or mix your own choice of slush at the ‘Slush It Up’ station.

dhabi's ice Cream Need to cool off? Chill between thrills with some ice cream. With an unlimited range of delectable toppings, you won’t leave disappointed..

dana's diner Want to grab a quick bite? Take a break with grills and snacks - BBQ, burgers, salads and sandwiches. Cool off or watch the surfing outdoors.

gahwat nasser Take home some tasty souvenirs. Choose from Arabic coffees, camel-milk chocolates, fresh dates and heritage gi boxes for your family and friends.

Farahs Flavours Craving something sweet? Experience Turkish ice cream served in their famed traditional style. Delectable fun for adults and children alike.

skinnys Frozen treats Freeze the moment! Add to your fun with some frozen lemonade and juices, shaved ice with syrup, and ice cream. Then thaw out and get back to the water

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WILD Situated between Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Wild Wadi Waterpark is located on Jumeirah Beach Road, a leisurely half-hour drive from Dubai International Airport. Wild Wadi Waterpark is designed around a tale from Arabian folklore featuring Juha and his seafaring friend, Sinbad.

The park breaks new ground in that 13 of its 30 pulsating aî…&#x;ractions are inter-connected, allowing thrill-seekers of all ages to experience one adrenaline rush aî…šer another without ever leaving the water. Throughout the day the paths are sprayed with water to ensure that guests can walk barefoot around the park comfortably


WADI WILD WADI WATERPARK IS DESIGNED AROUND A TALE FROM ARABIAN FOLKLORE FEATURING JUHA AND HIS SEAFARING FRIEND, SINBAD.

There are eight gravity-defying Master Blasters that operate on a series of high-powered water jets, taking guests on an aquatic roller coaster ride. The Wipe-out and Riptide Flow Riders offer the ultimate surfing experience with realistic wave effects which are great for body boarding, knee boarding or surfing.

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One of the Region’s largest wave pool is fringed by a bank of palm trees and creates waves of up to 1.5m in four different configurations. The Tunnel of Doom is a pitch black ride, longer and faster than any of its kind and guests braving this ride will travel in total darkness before plunging into the Lazy River.

For the ultimate adrenaline rush, test your mele against Jumeirah Sceirah. Drop through the trap door from a height of 32 metres into the waiting water tunnel and race down the slide at 80km per hour. Hire your own exclusive cabana and enjoy a VIP experience at Wild Wadi Waterpark.


Your private waiter will greet you, and be on-hand all day with food and drink orders. You will have your own private space on the Lazy River so you can catch the world go by in peace and quiet. And when you decide to enter the rides, you will have fast-track access to White Water Wadi! A great way to entertain your guests (8 guests maximum per cabana)!

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WATER PARKS Make a splash this summer at one of the following waterparks


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✶ AFRICA JUNGLE AQUA PARK EGYPT Situated in Hurghada on the Red Sea Coast of Egypt, this vast water oasis – the largest aqua park in Hurghada – offers 35 water slides and 14 outdoor swimming pools (including heated pools) guaranteeing a funpacked day for everyone. What are you waiting for? Head to Hurghada and jump in…

www.jungleaquapark.co.uk/hotel/egypt/h urghada/aqua-park

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✶ AFRICA MAKADI BAY EGYPT This beachfront water park in Hurgada features 46 different water slides, a wave pool, water cannons, a wave simulator for surfing and waterfalls throughout.

Brightly coloured themed structures provide ways to stay cool while climbing and playing in the freshwater. Palm trees create shade in a lagoon area for when it’s time to relax.


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✶ ASIA WATERBOM BALI INDONESIA Waterbom Bali is where you can enjoy a full wet day out with family and friends, through numerous waterslides, rides and playful games. Bali’s premier water park is just across the road from the Discovery Kartika Plaza and Discovery Shopping Mall in south Kuta, and has grown to feature 17 exciting slides and water games for all ages since its inception in 1993.

The park boasts tropical gardens and pools, as well as a complete host of dining and leisure facilities. waterbom-bali.com

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✶ ASIA VIVALDI PARK OCEAN WORLD SOUTH KOREA This South Korean waterpark covers 120,982,200 sq  (which is 14 times bigger than a soccer field) and can accommodate up to 18,000 people. It has been designed to look like an oasis in the middle of the Egyptian desert featuring, as it does, a large Sphinx and pyramid.

Aractions to try include the 300 meterlong Extreme River, which has fast-flowing currents, Surfing Mount, where waves reach up to 2.4-meters, Family Ra Slide, Spa Village, and Angel’s pool. daemyungresort.com


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✶ ASIA CHIMELONG WATER PARK CHINA Guangzhou is home to one of the world’s most popular water parks, welcoming more than two million visitors annually. Chimelong Water Park has more play structures than nearly any other park in the world; thrillseekers can zip down the Master Blaster, swirl around the Tornado or race each other down high-speed slides.

Besides a huge range of water slides, the park also features a spa pool, massage pools, lazy river, aqua plaza play zone, splash fountains and an infinity pool. int.chimelong.com/en_US/GZ

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âœś ASIA CARIBBEAN BAY SOUTH KOREA As its name suggests, Caribbean Bay has been designed with a Caribbean theme and is the largest water park in the world.

The water park has various facilities, such as the indoor and outdoor pools, a spa, a sauna, a wave pool, and slides such as the Water Bobsleigh and Mega Storm. One of the most popular aî…&#x;ractions in the water park is the Wave Pool where you can expect to experience strong waves similar to those of the Caribbean Sea. www.everland.com/web/caribbean


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✶ ASIA BEIJING WATERCUBE WATERPARK CHINA Beijing’s National Aquatics Centre was built for the 2008 Summer Olympics, but aer the Games were over, the centre lost some of its allure. As a result, in 2011, it was transformed into Happy Magic Water Cube, an impressive indoor waterpark for yearround use.

Now Beijing’s second most visited tourist spot, aer the Great Wall, Happy Magic is also a popular destination for local families, and is one of the largest waterparks in Asia. www.water-cube.com

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✶ AUSTRALASIA WET’N’WILD GOLD COAST AUSTRALIA Wet‘n’Wild Water World in Gold Coast, Australia is one of seven waterparks around the world operating under the Wet‘n’Wild brand. The park remains open all year as all of the pools and slides are heated during the winter months.

Visitors can look forward to a world class line-up of pools and slides for the young and young at heart including the awesome Constrictor featuring the tightest banking turns in the world. wetnwild.com.au


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✶ CARIBBEAN AQUAVENTURE WATERPARK BAHAMAS Atlantis Paradise Island's water park is a one-of-a-kind, 141-acre waterscape. This non-stop aquatic playground features over 20 million gallons of water, magnificent Atlantean-themed towers housing highspeed water slides, a mile-long river ride with rolling rapids and wave surges, 20 swimming areas, a spectacular kids waterplay fort and 11 refreshing swimming pools.

Aquaventure is a lush, tropical environment that is both immersive and interconnected, and perfect for all vacationers, whether young and older. The water park offers an extreme level of excitement and delivers an "aqua" adventure unlike any other. www.atlantisbahamas.com/thingstodo/ waterpark

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MEMORIES SPLASH PUNTA CANA ✶ CARIBBEAN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC This all-inclusive resort is home to the largest on-site water parks in the Caribbean. Enjoy crystal-clear pools, a variety of tubes and slides, and a (guestfavourite) wave pool for a full day of fun.

The park features a children’s pool complete with water slides, a wave pool, a variety of slides, super-fun Space Bowl and Black Hole as well as a selection of water tubes to choose from. Access is included for all resort guests as part of their all-inclusive experience. www.memoriessplashpuntacana.com


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✶ EUROPE AQUALANDIA ITALY Designed to represent a Caribbean island in the heart of Jesolo, Aqualandia has been recognised as the best water theme park in Italy on 11 separate occasions.

Visitors can look forward to a Caribbean beach, eight theme areas, 26 aractions, including a virtual reality slide and the highest bungee jumping tower in Europe plus many shows and animation for adults and children... Even beer? All this fun can be found just a stone’s throw from Venice! www.aqualandia.it

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✶ EUROPE SIAM PARK SPAIN Tenerife, in Spain's Canary Islands, is home to Europe's largest water park. Step forward Siam Park, a Thai themed water park offering a whole host of fun for all ages.

Relax on the white sandy beach, dri past gushing waterfalls on the lazy river, or let off steam on the state-of-the-art rides, slides and aractions. www.siampark.net/index.php/en


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AQUAPARK AT MAXX ROYAL BELEK ✶ EUROPE GOLF & SPA TURKEY Cobra Kingdom invites you to an exciting journey with its special design and unique sliding tracks!

Push the limits of fun with slides of different sizes ranging from King Cobra, Black Hole (130m), Body Slide (94m), Turbolance (27m), Freefall (35m), Raing Slide (53m), Flying Boats (35m), Kamikaze (31m), two Twisters (32m), and Space Hole (31m). www.maxxroyal.com

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✶ EUROPE LAND OF LEGENDS TURKEY The Land of Legends isn’t just a luxury hotel – it’s also got a splash-worthy waterpark packed with thrilling rides, animal encounters, and spectacular shows performed by original and breathtaking characters specially designed for the park.

Don’t miss a wonderful experience in the 5D cinema, where guests enter with their swimsuits on, as well as surf and wave pools. www.thelandoflegendsthemepark.com


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✶ EUROPE TROPICAL ISLANDS RESORT GERMANY Located about 60km (37 miles) south of Berlin, this tropical themed holiday resort was built in a former airship hangar and opened for business in 2004.

Aractions include a rainforest housing 600 varieties of plants, palm tree-lined artificial beaches, a water park featuring a ‘Whitewater River,’ a spa complex and a miniature golf course. www.tropical-islands.de

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✶ EUROPE AREA 47 AUSTRIA Spread across 20,000 square metres, Area 47 is an extreme sport adventure park at the entrance to the Ötztal Valley packed with adrenaline-pumping activities for those who love to push themselves to the limit.

Austria’s ultimate outdoor adventure centre features a huge variety of thrilling aractions and activities, including highspeed water slides, a 10m high diving tower, blobbing, wake-boarding and much, much more. www.area47.at/en


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✶ EUROPE WATERWORLD WATERPARK CYPRUS Over 4.5 million guests have visited WaterWorld, which is the largest themed waterpark in Europe and one of Cyprus's biggest aractions. With over 21 thrilling rides for all ages, the park is themed on ancient Greek mythology.

Top aractions include Chariots chase, Aeolos Whirlpool, the River Odyssey and Poseidon wave pool. waterworldwaterpark.com

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✶ EUROPE AQUALANDIA SPAIN With over 20 rides and areas, Aqualandia has something for everyone from the adrenalin pumping ‘Splash’ to the relaxing ‘Amazonas.’

It’s splash-tastic excitement all the way – wet‘n wild, with water thrills and fun for everyone. From the spectacular Big Bang or Kamikaze, to gentle bathing in a Lagoon, come and join the wet-set! www.aqualandia.net


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✶ EUROPE THE WATERPARK GREECE Located next door to the Esperos Palace, lies the Faliraki Waterpark which is the largest in Greece with its water slides, artificial waves, and pools with original games for all ages.

Alternatively for some relaxing time, select your deckchair in the Water Park’s garden and enjoy some refreshments. www.water-park.gr

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✶ MIDDLE EAST HAWANA AQUA PARK OMAN Spread across 65,000 sqm, the Hawana Aqua Park opened at the end of 2017 and features a wave pool, childrens’ pools and a variety of different slides. Sensitively designed environments include day-use cabanas, playgrounds, big tube-rides for three-four people per ride and a fabulous food court.

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✶ MIDDLE EAST LOST PARADISE OF DILMUN BAHRAIN Bahrain's Biggest Waterpark, each area of The Lost Paradise Of Dilmun is based on the history of the Dilmun period, reflected by unique stone sculptures and architecture that encompasses the theme.

Over 18 slides and aractions are blended seamlessly to create a desert oasis and garden of paradise for guests to enjoy. www.lpodwaterpark.com

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✶ MIDDLE EAST YAS WATERWORLD UAE Yas Waterworld spans an area of around 15 football pitches, with 43 rides, slides & aractions – five of which are one-of-a-kind. Visitors to this this futuristic waterpark will be able to try the 238-metre long, world’s first, and largest hydromagnetic-powered, six-person tornado waterslide. For adrenaline seekers there are three-metre high waves on Bubble’s Barrel, which has the world’s largest surfable sheet wave for flowboards and bodyboards.

The Bandit Bomber, a 550–metre coaster, is the first with onboard water and laser effects. Riders can shoot jets of water at targets, drop water bombs and trigger special effects, while people below can spray them with water as they pass. A true full day experience, the park draws on Abu Dhabi’s heritage and has ‘The Lost Pearl’ as its theme. It also features a souk, pearldiving exhibits and restaurants. yaswaterworld.com


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✶ MIDDLE EAST AQUAVENTURE AT ATLANTIS UAE Set in the sprawling Atlantis The Palm resort, Aquaventure is the biggest waterpark in Dubai and can boast some of the most adrenaline-pumping rides of any waterpark anywhere in the world. The park itself comprises two main towers (Poseidon and Neptune), which are connected by a giant lazy river that transports riders between slides.

and the Leap of Faith. The former closes riders into a see-through vertical tube, before a trap door opens, leaving them to plummet towards the ground, whereas the laer is simply a wide-open, near-vertical drop that only those with particularly strong stomachs dare undertake. atlantisthepalm.com/marine-waterpark/aquaventure-waterpark

For those who thrive on adrenaline, the park has a number of options; however, the most hardcore have to be Poseidon’s Revenge

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✶ MIDDLE EAST AL MONTAZAH UAE Say hello to Sharjah’s newest family entertainment destination: Al Montazah Amusement and Waterpark.

The 126,000 sqm amusement park offers thrilling water rides, a leisure park and has a green park in the heart of the city. Al Montazah’s offering is rounded out by aractions such as a souk, cafes, restaurants, sports facilities and live performance venues. almontazah.ae


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✶ MIDDLE EAST DREAMLAND AQUA PARK UAE The vision of Sheikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Mualla, deputy ruler of Umm Al Quwain, member of the UAE Supreme Council and ruler of the Umm Al Quwain emirate, Dreamland Aqua Park was inaugurated on 12 June 1997. It was created with one main purpose: to be a place where “fun is a right for everyone!”

Fast forward to 2018 and Dreamland Aqua Park, which is located on the coastline of Umm Al Quwain, remains one of the largest parks in the region, whose 30 rides and crazy slides keep people coming back. dreamlanduae.com

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✶ MIDDLE EAST ICELAND WATERPARK UAE This Ras Al Khaimah waterpark is themed as the home land of penguins. Some of the water aractions in the water park are Penguin Falls (an unbelievably tall man made water fall), Rocky Polar Mountains that consist of nearly 25 different water slides, Penguin Bay, Aqua Soccer, Rain Dance Pool, Tundra Baths, Arctic Wave Pool (the largest of its kind in the region), Eddy Pond, Kids’ Cove and Coral Reef, which provides an incredible experience in a close to natural seing.

Spread over a huge area of 110,000sqm, the park is all set to give you the rides of your life. icelandwaterpark.com


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✶ MIDDLE EAST WADI ADVENTURE UAE The region’s first man-made white water raing, kayaking and surf facility built in the foothills of the majestic Jebel Hafeet. The park’s 3.3 metre man-made surf wave is the world’s largest and its 1.7km kayaking channel network is the world’s longest.

Bringing together water and adrenalinefilled adventure, Wadi Adventure makes a great day out for water sports enthusiasts and families. Lessons are provided by certified trainers for all levels of competency: guests can bring their own equipment, rent or buy gear from the resort’s shop. www.wadiadventure.ae

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✶ MIDDLE EAST WILD WADI UAE Dubai’s original waterpark, Wild Wadi Waterpark has been thrilling Dubai tourists and residents young and old since 1999. It is hard to believe that the park has stood for more than 15 years, though, as the rides are continually updated and the park always looks flawless.

The jewel in the crown of Wild Wadi has long since been the Jumeirah Sceirah – a 120m slide that sees riders hit speeds of 80km/h aer being dropped through a trap door. There are also a number of ra-based slides at the park, with the heart-thumping Tantrum Alley, which sees ras with as many as four people at a time hurtle down steep waterslides, appearing to come perilously close to the open edges, before cascading into the water pool below. jumeirah.com/en/hotelsresorts/dubai/wild-wadi


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✶ N.AMERICA DISNEY’S BLIZZARD BEACH USA Discover frosty fun for the whole family at Disney’s Blizzard Beach water park, a onetime ski resort that has melted into a watery wonderland. Zip down the slushy slopes of Mount Gushmore on one of the world’s tallest and fastest waterslides. Float down the tranquil river and sunbathe on the white-sand beach.

Children under 48 inches tall can even splash around in their own water play area with a snow-castle fountain and kid-sized waterslides. disneyworld.disney.go.com/eneu/destinations/blizzard-beach

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✶ N.AMERICA DISNEY’S TYPHOON LAGOON USA Soak up a storm of fun under the Florida sun—plunge down rushing rapids, sunbathe on a sandy beach, glide down a lazy river, and enjoy the thrills and spills of the whitewater journey called Miss Adventure Falls!

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✶ N.AMERICA AQUATICA USA Orlando's year-round water park where to can ride some of Florida's most extreme water slides or relax along the shores of our wave pools. Cabanas and kid-friendly areas make this water park a great family-friendly araction.

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✶ N.AMERICA SCHLITTERBAHN WATERPARK USA Schlierbahn Waterpark is Kansas City’s only river tubing adventure. The Transportainment River System™ allows guest to float in tubes throughout the park without leaving the water.

Guests can also take advantage of the park’s fantastic family amenities such as free parking and complimentary use of tubes and lifejackets. www.schlierbahn.com


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✶ N.AMERICA MAGIC MOUNTAIN WATER CANADA Get Wet! Go Wild! There’s something here for every member of the family at Magic Mountain Water Park. Visit SplashZone Atlantic Canada's largest water park and cool off in the Wave Pool or cruise the Lazy River. Experience the Kamikaze speed slide, the Tornado tube slide and the park’s three giant twister slides.

Meanwhile Magic Mountain's FunZone features classic amusement rides like the Red Baron, SkyFlyer, WaveSwinger, Tilt-AWhirl, Scrambler and more. www.magicmountain.ca

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✶ N.AMERICA WORLD WATERPARK CANADA In snowy Alberta the mall’s indoor waterpark, World Waterpark, is a tropical paradise for local residents and an incredible destination for tourists.

Home to the world’s largest indoor wave pool, World Waterpark has aquatics for families of all ages and continues to develop their araction offering to meet the needs of expanding demographics and compete with industry trends. www.wem.ca/play/aractions/worldwaterpark


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✶ N.AMERICA NOAH’S ARK WATER PARK USA Located on 70 sprawling acres in the heart of Wisconsin Dells, the Waterpark capital of the world, Noah's Ark is recognised as both the largest waterpark in America and one of the best things to do with kids in Wisconsin Dells.

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✶ N.AMERICA WATER COUNTRY USA The Mid Atlantic area’s largest waterpark has 11 rides and slides, including the Vanish Point – a 300-foot speed slide that drops guests completely straight down – and the Colossal Curl, a multi-person tube ride that shoots guests high above the rest of the park.

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✶ S.AMERICA BEACH PARK BRAZIL There’s something for people of all ages at Brazil’s largest water park, including pools, saunas, ecological walks, artificial rapids and – not for the fainthearted – a water slide the height of 14 floors.

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✶ S.AMERICA HOT PARK BRAZIL As Brazil’s biggest water park and the world’s only hydrothermal water park, the aptly named Hot Park is the star araction of the Rio Quente Resorts. The family friendly park features a colossal swimming pool and beach, wave pools and water slides reaching up to 110-meters long, alongside a lazy river, swings and mini slides for younger kids.

For thrill-seekers, standouts include the 35m-high Xpirado water slide, Brazil’s firstever water half pipe and the water zip-line. That’s not all: there’s also a tree-top walkway, mini-golf, a fishing lake and a surf school, plus opportunities to try rappelling, scuba diving and kayaking. hotpark.com


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✶ S.AMERICA THERMAS DOS LARANJAIS BRAZIL Opened in 1987 by entrepreneur Benito Benai, Thermas dos Laranjais is one of the most visited water parks in Latin America.

The park offers more than 50 different aractions, many of which are both exclusive and patented, from Water Slides to the Water roller-coaster, which passes 180º through the surf pool and along beaches and the slow flowing river. www.termas.com.br

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AqUAFUN DubaI Make the most of the sunshine and paddle out to AquaFun, the region’s biggest inflatable waterpark, located just off the coast of The Beach at JBR. Covering an area of 2,700sqm, there are 74 games to try along its fun obstacle course that floats at sea.

A popular araction for visitors to Dubai, one of the most distinctive features of the floating park is that it spells out ‘Dubai’ in pink and blue when viewed from above. Open all year round, AquaFun also boasts some of the world’s longest and highest water slides, alongside plenty of ramps, steps and jumps – just watch out for those challenging monkey bars. aquafun.ae


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Arguably the best place to beat the heat (and thus avoid turning into beef jerky) is out on the water, and fortunately when it comes to water parks the UAE pulls out all the stops. Here we round up the UAE’s best waterparks AqUAveNTURe AT THe ATLANTIS DubaI

Set in the sprawling Atlantis The Palm resort, Aquaventure is the biggest waterpark in Dubai and can boast some of the most adrenaline-pumping rides of any waterpark anywhere in the world. The park itself comprises two main towers (Poseidon and Neptune), which are connected by a giant lazy river that transports riders between slides.

before a trap door opens, leaving them to plummet towards the ground, whereas the laer is simply a wideopen, near-vertical drop that only those with particularly strong stomachs dare undertake. atlantisthepalm.com/marine-waterpark/aquaventure-waterpark

For those who thrive on adrenaline, the park has a number of options; however, the most hardcore have to be Poseidon’s Revenge and the Leap of Faith. The former closes riders into a see-through vertical tube,

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DReAmLAND AqUA PARk umm al QuwaIn The vision of Sheikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Mualla, deputy ruler of Umm Al Quwain, member of the UAE Supreme Council and ruler of the Umm Al Quwain emirate, Dreamland Aqua Park was inaugurated on 12 June 1997. It was created with one main purpose: to be a place where “fun is a right for everyone!”

Fast forward to 2018 and Dreamland Aqua Park, which is located on the coastline of Umm Al Quwain, remains one of the largest parks in the region, whose 30 rides and crazy slides keep people coming back. dreamlanduae.com


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LAGUNA WATeRPARk AT LA meR DubaI

With its seafresh theme, exceptional aractions and beachside charm, La Mer is on every visitor’s itinerary. There’s so much to explore, but the brand new waterpark should be at the top of your list.

Billed as ‘Dubai’s coolest beachfront destination’, the Laguna Waterpark houses a grand water slide complex with iconic rides to thrill. Fun-seekers of all ages will find something new to love here, from the daredevil rides and dedicated children’s zone to the infinity pool and lazy river. lamerdubai.ae/play/laguna-waterpark

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LeGOLAND WATeR PARk DubaI There’s fun galore in store at Legoland Water park at Dubai Parks and Resorts. Most of the rides and slides allow lile ones to race each other or ride together in groups. The Duplo Splash Safari caters to toddlers while a few single slides provide thrills for the braver big kids. Children can also exercise their brains with ‘Build-ABoat’, where they can construct any kind of boat imaginable and test it against the current to see how well it fares.

Those looking to float down the lazy river can customise their ras with big, so Legos at the Build-A-Ra-River before sailing off. Legoland Water park is ideal for families with children aged 2 to 12 and provides fun, interactive experiences. dubaiparksandresorts.com/en/discover/legolandwaterpark/zones


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SPLASH PAD AT THe BeACH DubaI

This family friendly entertainment hub on the Dubai Marina end of town is home to The Beach Waterpark, an inflatable obstacle course floating on the water comprising slides, climbing walls and trampolines. If you’re holidaying with lile ones in tow, take them to the Splash Pad, with fountains, a tipper bucket and climbing frames to keep them happy.

Aerwards, there’s plenty of entertainment around to keep you busy well into the evening. Dry off and head to one of the many restaurants along the promenade, browse the beachside shops and even watch a movie. splashpaddubai.com

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WILD WADI DubaI Dubai’s original waterpark, Wild Wadi Waterpark has been thrilling Dubai tourists and residents young and old since 1999. It is hard to believe that the park has stood for more than 15 years, though, as the rides are continually updated and the park always looks flawless.

The jewel in the crown of Wild Wadi has long since been the Jumeirah Sceirah – a 120m slide that sees riders hit speeds of 80km/h aer being dropped through a trap door. There are also a number of ra-based slides at the park, with the heart-thumping Tantrum Alley, which sees ras with as many as four people at a time hurtle down steep waterslides, appearing to come perilously close to the open edges, before cascading into the water pool below. jumeirah.com/en/hotels-resorts/dubai/wild-wadi


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Yas Waterworld spans an area of around 15 football pitches, with 43 rides, slides & aractions – five of which are one-of-a-kind. Visitors to this this futuristic waterpark will be able to try the 238-metre long, world’s first, and largest hydromagnetic-powered, six-person tornado waterslide. For adrenaline seekers there are three-metre high waves on Bubble’s Barrel, which has the world’s largest surfable sheet wave for flowboards and bodyboard

s. The Bandit Bomber, a 550–metre coaster, is the first with onboard water and laser effects. Riders can shoot jets of water at targets, drop water bombs and trigger special effects, while people below can spray them with water as they pass. A true full day experience, the park draws on Abu Dhabi’s heritage and has ‘The Lost Pearl’ as its theme. It also features a souk, pearl-diving exhibits and restaurants. yaswaterworld.com

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ferrarI world abu dhabI The world’s first Ferrari-branded theme park is home to a winning mix of Ferrari inspired rides and aractions, the biggest Ferrari Store and a range of authentic Italian dining options.

Beneath its gigantic, iconic red roof it houses numerous high-adrenaline rides including the spectacular new Flying Aces ride, featuring the highest rollercoaster loop in the world, the world’s fastest rollercoaster, Formula Rossa, with a top speed of 250kmph in 4.9 seconds, family-friendly aractions, state-of-the-art simulators, electricpowered go-karts, live shows and an inspiring treasure of racing memorabilia! www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com


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Yas lInks Set among rolling hills and delicate mangrove plantations on the western shores of Yas Island – Abu Dhabi’s landmark entertainment destination – every hole on the Middle East’s first and only Links course boasts arresting visas of the Arabian Gulf. A demanding course owing to its pot bunkers, uneven fairways and unpredictable wind conditions, the Kyle Phillips designed par 72 championship course stretches to some 7,450 yards.

Yas Links Abu Dhabi is also home to a fully floodlit 9 hole, par 3 Academy course.With holes ranging between 83 and 185 yards, the Academy course at Yas Links offers something for all regardless of whether you’re complete beginner or experienced golfer looking to shave a couple of shots off the handicap. www.yaslinks.com

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YAS VICEROY A true architectural triumph, this five-star iconic hotel is the only one in the world to straddle a Formula 1™ racetrack, built half on land and half over water. The hotel’s main feature is its unique ‘grid shell’ – a 219-metre expanse of sweeping curvilinear glass and steel covering that drapes over the two hotel towers, linked by a bridge that crosses the Formula 1™ circuit. Guests get to experience pure comfort, plush amenities and latest in technology that is featured in all of the generous guestrooms, with a minimum of 581 square feet or 54 square meters of space to relax and enjoy.

Yas Viceroy offers 11 dining and lounge venues which showcase cuisine from all corners of the globe, including lavish Mediterranean choices, house-made Italian pasta, Southeast Asian specialities, poolside bites and Japanese Teppan. ESPA at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi transcends expectations, with nine treatment rooms, separate private areas for male and female guests, a relaxation lounge overlooking the Yas Marina racetrack, plus the Viceroy Presidential Treatment Suite featuring its own hammam, steam room, and Kinesis fitness equipment. www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/abudhabi

*The hotel will be operated by Marrio International as Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi from 01 July, then aer a period of refurbishment will be a W Hotel, marking the highly anticipated debut of the brand in the dynamic city of Abu Dhabi.


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Yas beach Set on Yas Island’s tranquil southern shores, Yas Beach is the island’s only stretch of beach. Open daily from 10am – 7pm, it is a great spot to relax and enjoy sun, sea, sand, food and drinks, and there’s plenty of car parking available.

Children under 8 enter free. Saturday is half-price for ladies. Guests staying at Yas Plaza hotels have complimentary beach access on presentation of their room card or hotel voucher. www.yasbeach.ae

Admission, which includes a beach towel and sun lounger, is AED50 for adults and AED 25 for children aged 8-16 during the week, and AED100 for adults and AED50 for children during weekend.

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Yas waterworld Yas Waterworld spans an area of around 15 football pitches, with 43 rides, slides & aractions – five of which are one-of-a-kind. Visitors to this this futuristic waterpark will be able to try the 238-metre long, world’s first, and largest hydromagnetic-powered, six-person tornado waterslide. For adrenaline seekers there are three-metre high waves on Bubble’s Barrel, which has the world’s largest surfable sheet wave for flowboards and bodyboards.

The Bandit Bomber, a 550–metre coaster, is the first with onboard water and laser effects. Riders can shoot jets of water at targets, drop water bombs and trigger special effects, while people below can spray them with water as they pass. A true full day experience, the park draws on Abu Dhabi’s heritage and has ‘The Lost Pearl’ as its theme. It also features a souk, pearl-diving exhibits and restaurants. www.yaswaterworld.com/en


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Yas marIna Yas Marina is not only one of Abu Dhabi’s finest marinas but also a vibrant venue offering dining, fitness and leisure facilities. The 227 berth marina features seven licensed restaurants and lounges which cater to all taste buds and budgets. Each outlet along the waterside promenade boasts iconic views of the Yas Viceroy hotel and race track. As the sun sets, the family friendly destination transforms into a buzzing scene of dining and nightlife entertainment.

From premier fitness facilities and physiotherapy to watersports, boat charters, a children’s playground and a musical water fountain, there is something for all ages throughout the day. www.yasmarinacircuit.com/en

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du arena and du forum The region’s biggest open-air event facility and home to the annual Yasalam Aer- Race Concerts, du Arena has hosted some of the world’s biggest entertainment names: step forward The Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake, Robbie Williams, Metallica and Bon Jovi.

A fully air conditioned mixed-use venue, du Forum is home to everything from some of the world’s top performances to football celebrations and Ramadan festivities. www.duforum.ae


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Yas marIna cIrcuIt The UAE’s most exciting sporting and entertainment multi-purpose venue i is home to the annual Formula 1 Ethiad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and much more. In addition to the extensive year-round programme of professional and grassroots motorsport events and experiences including Drag and Yas Track Nights, the Circuit has emerged as a thriving hub for entertainment and community events in the UAE. As the region’s most technologically advanced facility, the circuit is also a leading MICE venue, regularly hosting a diverse range of corporate meetings, conferences and events.

Whether you want to experience the thrill of karting at our Kartzone, driving an Aston Martin GT4 at over 200km/hour on an F1® circuit, work towards your racing license at the Yas Racing School, get fit at StartYAS, TrainYas or GoYas, participate in one of the many sporting events, or simply catch up with friends at Yas Central, Yas Marina Circuit truly is The Meeting Place of Champions. www.yasmarinacircuit.com/en

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WARNER BROS. WORLD One of the world’s largest indoor theme parks to date, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi brings together fan-favorite Warner Bros. characters under one roof, from iconic super heroes Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman to beloved animated stars Bugs Bunny, Scooby-Doo and Fred Flintstone.

The excitement begins as soon as guests step through iconic Warner Bros. shield to experience the park’s six immersive lands. From the scenic backdrops to the immersive sounds and smells – visitors will be truly transported to the lands of their favorite characters like they have never known before.

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Yas mall Yas Mall is much more than a place to shop. With 400 of the world’s top fashion and food brands, a 20-screen cinema and the region’s largest family entertainment zone, it’s a marvellous indoor day out for the whole family.

Located at the heart of Yas Island and sat along the Yas Express route, it’s the perfect point of connection for all the aractions on the island. www.yasmall.ae

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The speed in kilometres per hour of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s Formula Rossa rollercoaster. With the acceleration of a Formula 1 car, it’s the fastest rollercoaster on the planet.

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The height in metres of the vertical loop at Flying Aces, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – the world’s highest rollercoaster loop.

The square footage of Yas Mall – the largest shopping mall in Abu Dhabi. The number of seconds Formula Rossa takes to reach its top speed.

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WArner Bros. WorlD™ ABU DHABI OPENS ON YAS ISLAND Aer months of anticipation, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will open its doors to the public on 25 July 2018. When the world’s first-ever Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park opens next month, it will feature six immersive lands including DC’s Metropolis and Gotham City, as well as Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch and Warner Bros. Plaza.. “The launch of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is yet another milestone in the Emirate’s journey to further enrich its tourism offering, and help establish it as one of the world’s leading tourist destinations. The park is another great addition to Yas Island’s immersive experiences and awardwinning aractions,” said His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Miral. He continued: “It gives us great pride to have partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products to launch the world’s largest Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park right here in Abu Dhabi. As part of our fulfilment to Abu Dhabi’s ambition to drive increased visitors and enhance the UAE’s appeal as an international destination, we are thrilled that fans will be able to enjoy the outcome of this partnership and the massive, fun and engaging park offerings in a few months.”

The 1.65 million sq  park promises to deliver guests with captivating experiences this July, bringing together some of the world’s most iconic characters and stories under one roof for the first time in the region. Featuring a total of 29 state-ofthe-art rides, interactive family-friendly aractions and unique live entertainment, as well as a variety of authentically themed dining and shopping outlets, the park’s incredibly immersive environments, unique thrill rides and fan-favorite characters will create a truly unparalleled experience for all who visit. “We have worked tirelessly with our partners at Miral to faithfully bring iconic franchises such as DC Entertainment, Looney Tunes and HannaBarbera to life in a truly immersive and authentic environment,” said Pam Lifford, President, Warner Bros. Consumer Products.


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“Delivering experiences and products that continue our brands’ storytelling and excite and engage fans is our primary goal, and we look forward to sharing this world-renowned araction with them this summer.”

When guests step through the iconic Warner Bros. shield, they will enter a world where super heroes such as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman fight for justice and animated stars including Bugs Bunny, Wile E. Coyote and Scooby-Doo come to life in the most brilliant and awe-inspiring ways.

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The excitement begins at Warner Bros. Plaza, an Art-Deco inspired land that celebrates the Golden Age of Hollywood and all things Warner Bros. A portal to the rest of the park, this land is famed for its All-Star Spectacular, a majestic show that brings the Warner Bros. film library to life. As guests step through to Metropolis, they will discover a gleaming urban landscape protected from evil by DC super heroes like Superman and other members of the Justice League including Wonder Woman, The Flash, Green Lantern, Cyborg and Aquaman.

on the dark streets of Gotham City, guests will have the chance to walk alongside notorious DC super-villains such as The Joker, Harley Quinn, and The riddler. Watch these criminals disappear into the shadows when Batman arrives to bring them to justice. In Cartoon Junction, childhood memories come to life under year-round sunny skies alongside beloved characters including Bugs Bunny, Tom and Jerry, and Scooby-Doo. The YabbaDabba-Doo begins in pre-historic Bedrock, were guests will meet everyone’s favorite modern stone-age family, The Flintstones. Venturing into the animated story-land Dynamite Gulch, guests can experience Wile E. Coyote and the road runner’s dizzying dash firsthand, and keep an eye out for Marvin The Martian and The Jetsons.


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Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will complement Yas Island’s destination offering of entertainment and leisure, which today, includes iconic aractions such as Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit – home of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Mall, as well as a wide variety of worldclass entertainment venues, restaurants and hotels.

Tickets and annual passes for Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi are available to purchase now at www.wbworld.com.

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28 July | du Forum, Abu Dhabi, UAE Tomorrowland, the biggest EDM festival from Belgium, is coming to Abu Dhabi! Well, sort of – it will be live streamed at an event. The Abu Dhabi event will allow concert-goers to simultaneously rave along with live broadcasts synced with other countries. Along with the UAE’s capital, this year's Unite with Tomorrowland will also include Italy, Malta, Spain, Taiwan, Mexico and Lebanon.

22 - 25 November | Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, UAE The Formula 1 2018 World Championship will be hosting the final race of the season in Abu Dhabi at Yas Marina Circuit. The Formula 1 2018 Ethics Airways Abu Dhabi Grand is the Middle East’s biggest international sporting event and the only twilight race on the F1® calendar, which will also host F2 and GP3.


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Yasalam Aer-Race Concerts: The Weeknd 23 November | du Arena, Abu Dhabi, UAE The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling 28-year-old is best known for his hit singles I Feel It Coming, Can’t Feel My Face, Starboy and most recently Call Out My Name. This event is exclusive to #AbuDhabiGP ticket holders.

Guns N’ Roses, who have sold more than 100 million records worldwide, have been performing to sold out stadiums around the globe in recent years, which means fans who travel to the du Arena can look forward to an amazing performance by the legendary rock act. This event is exclusive to #AbuDhabiGP ticket holders.

Yasalam Aer-Race Concerts: Guns N’ Roses 25 November | du Arena, Abu Dhabi, UAE Rock music lovers in Abu Dhabi can expect to see original members Axl, Slash, and Duff perform the full Guns N’ Roses back catalogue of hits including Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child o’ Mine and Paradise City.

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park Inn bY radIsson, abu dhabI Yas Island Within walking distance of Yas Beach and with stunning sea views, the Park Inn is perfectly located for a chilled out break. A health club, gym and spa make it fully equipped for some serious relaxation, while state-ofthe-art meeting rooms mean it’s equally suitable for business visitors.

Tuck into mouth-watering Mexican fajitas and juicy, man-sized steaks at Amerigos, savour the sunset poolside ambience of Sands Pool Bar, and enjoy the scrumptious international breakfast buet at Mint. www.parkinn.com/hotel-abudhabi


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centro Yas Island This 259 room hotel meets the demands of a new generation of traveller, seeking finesse and functionality at reasonable rates. The vast foyer of the Centro, with its high ceiling and clean, minimal lines, exemplifies the style of this thoroughly modern hotel. With a large outdoor pool, well-equipped gym and flood-lit tennis courts, it’s the perfect place to retire to aer a fun-packed day on the island.

With two restaurants and a bar serving fresh, international favourites as well as regional delicacies, Centro ticks all the culinary boxes. If it’s a sumptuous Friday brunch you’re aer, look no further than the hotel’s flagship dining spot, c.taste. www.rotana.com/centrohotels/unitedarabemirates/a budhabi/centroyasisland

crowne plaza abu dhabI - Yas Island The Crowne Plaza sits in a commanding position. Gorgeous views of Yas Links with the endless blue of the Arabian Gulf stretching beyond make this a breathtaking spot. And with sumptuous interiors, a 25-metre outdoor pool, and numerous restaurants, bars and brasseries, the Plaza combines modern luxury with all the practical facilities you could need. Find all the island’s aractions at your feet, from the thrills and spills of Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld to the shoppers’ paradise of Yas Mall.

There are five restaurants and two bars on offer at this elegant hotel, offering buffets, brunches, live music and www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/gb/en/abudhabi/auhua/hoteldetail

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radIsson blu, abu dhabI Yas Island Within walking distance of Yas Beach and with stunning sea views, the Park Inn is perfectly located for a chilled out break. A health club, gym and spa make it fully equipped for some serious relaxation, while state-ofthe-art meeting rooms mean it’s equally suitable for business visitors.

Tuck into mouth-watering Mexican fajitas and juicy, man-sized steaks at Amerigos, savour the sunset poolside ambience of Sands Pool Bar, and enjoy the scrumptious international breakfast buffet at Mint. www.radissonblu.com/en/hotel-abudhabi

staYbrIdge suItes abu dhabI Yas Island Spacious, studio apartments with fully equipped kitchens and living areas provide a home away from home – and there’s even a complimentary breakfast buffet. With all of its 164 suites overlooking the sparkling waters of the Arabian Gulf, Staybridge provides a picturesque and peaceful retreat from the excitement of the island’s aractions. Each beautifully designed studio apartment has its own fully-equipment kitchen, and there’s a communal pool, laundry room and fullystocked pantry too.

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Yas Island rotana Just a few minutes from all the island’s major aractions, and with a fully staffed business centre, the Rotana is set up for both holidaymakers and those here for business. And with 308 spacious rooms and suites that are designed with ultimate comfort and convenience in mind, it’s the perfect place to relax aer a day out at Yas.

The Rotana has six exquisite food and drinks venues. With the sumptuous, melt in your mouth beef of the Blue Grill steak house; the delectable Indian cuisine of Rangoli; and the beautifully presented international favourites of Choices, there’s a range of dining options that’s second to none. www.rotana.com/rotanahotelandresorts/unitedarabe mirates/abudhabi/yasislandrotana/

Yas vIceroY Set amidst the Grand Prix circuit, with a section of the track winding through its arch, the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi is a piece of design innovation. And if you’re lucky enough to stay on race day, you couldn’t get any closer to the action. If it’s relaxation you’re aer, the Viceroy has that too. With access to Yas Beach, gorgeous sea views over the marina and a deluxe spa, this is classic five-star luxury with a beautiful contemporary twist.

If it’s eating and drinking that floats your boat, then the Viceroy is the place for you. With seven international restaurants, two lounges and four bars, there’s something from every corner of the globe www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/abudhabi

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YAS VICERO The flagship project of the $36 billion Yas Island development, the Yas Viceroy Hotel is a breathtaking fusion of architecture, design and technology, set half on land and half on water. It is also the first hotel in the world built directly over a Formula One race track.

The sumptuous Marina Executive Suites offer integrated living, spread across 145 square meters of living space and floor-to-ceiling glass windows to maximise the natural light and sweeping views. Alternatively, the two-story 400-square-metre Presidential Suite includes a private bar, full chef’s kitchen and in-suite elevators.

The interiors of this Abu Dhabi resort embody a contemporary fusion of elegance and momentum, created with sensuous curves and sleek lines.

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The incredible LED canopy not only emits a concert of colour but also serves as a defining symbol of Abu Dhabi as one of the world’s most extraordinary destinations.

*The hotel will be operated by Marrio International as Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi from 01 July, then aer a period of refurbishment will be a W Hotel, marking the highly anticipated debut of the brand in the dynamic city of Abu Dhabi.


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As Yas Island Abu Dhabi's premier hotel, Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi sets the standard for exceptional service throughout its 499 impeccable rooms and suites, 11 innovative dining and lounge venues, and the luxurious ESPA at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi. The interiors of this Abu Dhabi resort embody a contemporary fusion of elegance and momentum, created with sensuous curves and sleek lines. Guests marvel at the incredible LED canopy that not only emits a concert of color and shade but also embraces the exhilarating Yas Marina Formula 1™ Circuit, defining the Abu Dhabi hotel as a landmark across Yas Island and one of the world’s most extraordinary destinations. Watch high-speed races and practices from the hotel daily or layout on the beach for a relaxing sunny day.

Delight in the art of cuisine at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi. When you are dining in the most exciting hotel in the world you expect the food to be nothing short of spectacular, and our tantalizing Abu Dhabi restaurants showcase the finest specialties from around the world. Choose from a colorful host of eateries, from the freshest seafood and sushi to modern Italian, regional Indian cuisine, and a stylish array of bars and lounges. For fantastic cuisine throughout the day, we have the perfect Abu Dhabi dining spot for every taste.


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Luxury Amenities & Services at Yas Viceroy • 499 rooms and suites, equipped with the latest modern conveniences • One grand ballroom and ten meeting and boardrooms, for exceptional functions • State-of-the-art gym • Luxury spa, with nine treatment rooms as well steam room • Two rooop pools with sunset views • Six international restaurants • Lobby patisserie • Business centre • Valet parking • Limousine service • Concierge

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Luxury Hotel Accommodation on Yas Island Experience the pure comfort, plush amenities and latest in technology that features in all of the generous guestrooms, with a minimum of 581 square feet or 54 square meters of space to relax and enjoy.

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Dining & Nightlife Eleven dining and lounge venues at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi showcase cuisine from all corners of the globe. From lavish Mediterranean choices and house-made Italian pasta to Southeast Asian specialties and Japanese Teppan, from regional Indian delights to light snacks at our rooop infinity pool, this Abu Dhabi resort offers a spectacular array of choices to satisfy the cravings of every guest. All dishes are created from the freshest ingredients daily. Our lounges and bars are a destination hot-spot for both sophisticated visitors and the fashionable denizens of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, featuring breathtaking vistas, international DJs and innovative refreshments. Origins International Cuisine Origins offers an outstanding international buffet as well as a delicious selection of local and regional specialty dishes. Dine indoors and soak up the vibrant surroundings at the heart of Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi or outdoors on the spacious terrace overlooking Yas Marina Circuit.

Noodle Box Restaurant Noodle Box offers contemporary South East Asian cuisine in casual yet vibrant surroundings. Specialities include Laksa, Nasi Goreng, Thai curries, dim sum and other Chinese classics infused with the irresistible tastes and aromas of the East. Amici - Italian Cuisine Amici, the Italian restaurant located at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, offers a casual ambiance to dine with family and friends with rustic and unpretentious classic Italian cuisine served Cicchei style. Cicchei focuses on Venetianinspired cuisine served as small pates, 'tapas Style' - perfect for sharing. This sharing menu is complimented by a delectable bevera ge menu to complete a fantastic dining experience. Dine indoors or outside in tranquil surroundings on the terrace. 


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Kazu – Japanese Cuisine Kazu is a true taste of Japan. Discover the tasty delights created by our Teppan chefs, savour culinary masterpieces from our sushi chefs and enjoy a mouth-watering selection from the robatayaki grill. With a dedicated sushi and sashimi bar, a tempura station as well as sake experts to recommend the perfect accompaniment to your meal, Kazu provides the perfect authentic Japanese dining experience. Atayeb Arabic-Mediterranean Restaurant A delectable fusion of flavours from regions bordering the Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf, Atayeb takes Moroccan, Tunisian, Lebanese and Syrian old world tastes and gives them a modern flair producing delicious hot and cold mezzeh, stews, tajines and couscous dishes.

Angar – Indian Cuisine Angar brings a taste of authentic India to Abu Dhabi, taking traditional Indian flavours and spices and giving them a deliciously modern twist. Specialities include marinated meats and seafood rich in flavour, served directly from the tandoor with the freshest naan and roti. Latitude And Longitude Pool Bar Latitude and Longitude are located on the rooop of the hotel adjacent to our stunning infinity pool. As the sun sets, this alluring roof deck transforms into a stylish lounge bar, with outdoor seating, chilled beats, premium specialty cocktails, and delicious snacks – all with stunning views of the Yas Marina. 

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ESPA at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Enter a sanctuary of award-winning rejuvenation at ESPA at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, where classic healing traditions blend with modern techniques to provide an inspirational experience. ESPA at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi transcends the expected, with nine treatment rooms, separate private areas for male and female guests, a relaxation lounge overlooking the Yas Marina race

track, plus the Viceroy Presidential Treatment Suite featuring its own hammam, steam room with a rain shower and color therapy, and Kinesis fitness equipment. Through a detailed offering of spa treatments, each guest will find a tranquil retreat for pampering and relaxation, emerging with a renewed energy and spirit.

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Things To Do in Abu Dhabi at Yas Viceroy Exhilaration. Sophistication. Relaxation. Located right on the Yas Marina Formula 1™ Circuit, makes Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi a landmark across Yas Island and one of the world's most extraordinary destinations. Delight in the art of cuisine at the Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel. When you are dining in the most exciting hotel in the world you expect the food to be nothing short of spectacular, and our tantalizing Abu Dhabi restaurants showcase the ďŹ nest specialties from around the world.


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Things To Do Located on Yas Island and only 25 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi, Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi offers guests a fantastic and diverse range of activities, aractions and cultural adventures to experience and enjoy. Yas Island itself is home to some of the UAE’s most exciting aractions, racing events, concerts and much more. Downtown Abu Dhabi is only a short drive from the hotel and is the perfect destination to relax, shop or explore the cultural side of Abu Dhabi. The choice is all yours. www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com


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Fancy yourself as the new Lewis Hamilton? Or maybe you feel brave enough to take the passenger seat in some of the most powerful automobiles on earth? or maybe perhaps you just want to be a spectator to some amazing motorsport or would just like to explore this amazing location?

The Yas Marina Circuit Experiences put you ďŹ rmly in the driving seat with an impressive selection of driving experiences. As just a small taster here is a selection.


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MERCEDES-AMG GTS DRIVING EXPERIENCE Race around the track with this compact beast and feel the power of this vehicle from the moment you start the engine. Mercedes-AMG GTS has an astonishing 510-horse power, 4.0-liter twin-turbo engine guaranteed make your drive a memorable one.

JAGUAR F-TYPE S COUPÉ DRIVE A HEART-POUNDING EXPERIENCE WITH A SOUNDTRACK TO MATCH A true Jaguar sports car, the Jaguar F-TYPE S delivers responsive performance that sets your pulse racing . The dramatic design makes you stop and stare. Get behind the wheel and experience the thrill of the latest in a distinguished sporting bloodline. Life. It’s not about figures. It’s about feelings. The Jaguar F-TYPE S is a potent mix of power, performance and handling. At the beating heart of every Jaguar F-TYPE S is a supercharged engine, which provides even greater power and a

3.0 litre v6 supercharged 380ps engine with a soundtrack to match. The Jaguar F-TYPE S dials up the excitement with sport suspension, adaptive dynamics and a limited slip differential. In the Jaguar F-TYPE S you and the car become one. Every aspect of its 1+1 configuration is designed to create a bond. It wraps around you, taking your driving experience to greater heights. The cockpit provides close-to-the-centre-ofgravity seating for a complete connection with the car. Let true sporting exhilaration awaken your senses. WHAT TO EXPECT Before you climb into the Jaguar F-TYPE S, you’ll receive a technical briefing from the Jaguar experience instructor. You can either choose to go out on to the track as a passenger or as the pilot/ driver. The Jaguar F-TYPE S drive experience is suitable for all driving levels and takes place in a controlled and safe environment, under the supervision of track professionals.


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FORMULA YAS 3000 Put yourself in the shoes of a professional racing driver revving a 3000cc V6 engine. This raceworthy engine was developed specifically for the circuit by high performance Formula 1® engineer Cosworth. Get a grasp of the inner workings of this racing car and experience truly sensational performance firsthand. You’ll be in charge of the paddle shiers which help shi the gear box up and down. Two onboard video cameras will capture your drive and allow you to re-live the action later on. Don’t just take our word for it. Watch Formula Yas 3000 in action. WHAT TO EXPECT Before geing into the driver’s seat of this vehicle, you’ll be suited up in full race gear and helmet, followed by a technical briefing from your racing coach. Next, you will take familiarization laps around the circuit in a Renault vehicle. During these slow laps, your coach will explain the racing line and how to approach each corner.

At this point you should be ready for the real action. You will be taken back to the pits, where you’ll be further briefed on your car before being tightly strapped in. Prepare to feel every bump, ripple and sensation of your drive – you've never been this connected to a driving machine! For this experience, five cars are scheduled per session. Your instructor will lead the way on pace laps along the circuit. With wings and slick tyres, this car gives razor-sharp responses. Remember to relax behind the wheel, as even the slightest driver input delivers a noticeable direction change. Over the course of your driving session, the challenge is to improve your racing technique. At the end of your session your instructor will provide you with some detailed feedback and discuss how you might improve your technique. Spectators and friends are welcome to relax and watch your experience.

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SUPERSPORT SST PASSENGER

ASTON MARTIN GT4 PASSENGER

You don’t have to be behind the wheel to get a taste of the track. Let a professional racing driver take you for an incredible ride in the Yas Radical SST. Like its name suggests, this vehicle provides an extreme experience.

Imagine the drive of your life in the customized racing passenger seat of the distinguished Aston Martin GT4 and flying around the Yas Marina Circuit at pace. This passenger experience is not only about the illustrious vehicle and the purr of one of the best sounding engines ever made, but also the skills of the professional racing driver at the wheel.

Coasting in the Yas Radical SST around our Formula 1® circuit stimulates the senses. Each shi of the gears will make you feel like a champion. Listen to the sound generated by this highly tuned four-cylinder racing engine as the Yas Radical SST accelerates down the pit straight – it’s mind-blowing! WHAT TO EXPECT Watch as your driver expertly builds momentum, braking and accelerating along the circuit’s curves. Depending on the track configuration on the day of your experience, you may sail beneath the exquisite Yas Hotel and pass Yas Marina, or experience one of the most difficult hairpins on an F1® track and the longest straight on a current F1® circuit. Yhe sheer exhilaration of being propelled around a race track touched by legends will make your heart race!

The Aston Martin GT4 has all the refinement and grace of its road friendly counterpart, the Vantage, but is modified to suit professional racing needs. Once in the car, you’ll notice the impressive interior fied with additional instrument panels, protection bars and customized windows. Light on its wheels, the Aston Martin GT4 navigates sharp corners with ease and crosses a straight with the swiness of a cougar. Built in an entirely separate factory by racing specialists, the GT4 combines a powerful 4.7-litre V8 engine with sleek curves, high-acceleration and sophisticated performance.


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WHAT TO EXPECT You will be briefed by your Yas Racing School expert driver before relaxing into the Aston Martin GT4 for three flying laps around the Yas Marina Circuit.

YAS MARINA CIRCUIT VENUE TOUR Explore of one of the world’s most advanced Formula 1® circuits from the inside out. On a guided Venue Tour of Yas Marina Circuit, you’ll get to immerse yourself in a world usually seen only by race drivers and their teams.

WHAT TO EXPECT You’ll be shown around the circuit in the comfort of a luxury air-conditioned vehicle, stopping at key locations including the North Grandstand, the Yas Marina, Shams Tower and the Yas Drag Racing strip. This thorough tour allows you to explore the circuit’s high-tech facilities, including Race Control, the unique air-conditioned Support Pit Garages, the state-of-the-art 500-seat media centre and the exclusive Paddock area. hps://ticketsyasmarinacircuit.com/3086-abudhabi-ymc/en/experiences/home/

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CIPRIANI YAS ISLAND TO SERVE IS FIRST TO LOVE

It all started in 1931 when a long-sought dream became reality and Giuseppe Cipriani Sr. opened the doors of Harry’s Bar. In a discreet stone building perched along a canal just off Piazza San Marco in Venice, he created a timeless and impeccably appointed establishment. His concept was to serve others as you would want to be served yourself. His vision of simple luxury came to touch the souls of people all over the world. At Harry’s Bar in Venice, all clients are treated like royalty. Simple elements such as true service and devotion have elevated Harry’s to legendary status. Nonetheless, it became a popular destination for royalty, dignitaries and celebrities. It was featured in international media and very quickly word of its impeccable quality and service spread around the world. Many years later, the son of Giuseppe Sr., Arrigo Cipriani, opened his first restaurant across the ocean, in New York. The location was perfect, with two big windows that opened towards Central Park, dividing Manhaan in two.According to Arrigo, he was excited to show people around the world who had copied the Cipriani name, that names are not what counts. What you have to copy is what is inside. And with the same spirit and passion of his father, in 1985 Arrigo opened Harry Cipriani on 5th Avenue and started the legacy of what has become one of the most recognizable hospitality groups in the world.

The secret of Cipriani isn’t about what can be seen or touched, but what can be felt and sensed. It is intangible but palpable. It can’t be patented, but even aer eighty-four years it hasn’t been duplicated by others. Four generations of Cipriani have grown a single restaurant into a world renowned hospitality brand still recognized for its distinguished venues and service all over the world. The same quality and passion is embodied at Cipriani Yas Island.


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THE FOOD The concept of the food at Cipriani is easy. Simple Italian food done to perfection. Our chefs come from all over Italy and no maer where they are from, they all use a combination of local ingredients and products imported directly from Italy; everything is made fresh in the kitchen every day including our pastas and famous desserts. The restaurant menu consists of some of our traditional, signature dishes from Harry’s Bar in Venice, like the famous baked tagliolini, risoo Primavera, carpaccio alla Cipriani, invented by Giuseppe Cipriani Sr. in Venice in 1950, calves liver alla Veneziana, vanilla crème meringue and many others with an addition of items that change daily. For groups, special events, and parties, we have several set menus available to choose from. They range in price to suit the budget of the event and we also have a drink package including both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.

CIPRIANI YAS ISLAND Cipriani Yas Island is the first location in the Middle East and North Africa region and brings with it all the tradition and style of the rich history of Cipriani. It is a 360 person capacity restaurant with a wrap around terrace, three private dining areas, Bellini Lounge, main kitchen, private kitchen, private bar, state of the art sound system and stunning views of Yas Marina and Yas Marina Circuit race track. RESTAURANT From its style and location to the food, Cipriani Yas Island embodies simple timeless luxury. With couches, comfortable seats and a library, guests feel welcome and at home. Adding to this is our high standard of service. The interior design evokes the essence of boats passing through the canals of Venice with wood interiors, white leather seats and linen tablecloths. No maer what type of event you are planning, Cipriani Yas Island can cater to all your needs from its private dining areas to booking the whole restaurant.

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THE BELLINI LOUNGE Just as the original Harry’s Bar in Venice, the bar at Cipriani Yas Island, called the Bellini lounge, greets you as you enter the restaurant. Guests typically enjoy their first drink with the signature Bellini, a perfect combination of fresh white peach puree and Prosecco, invented by Giuseppe Cipriani Sr. at Harry’s Bar in 1948. For events and special occasions there is a place for a DJ and curtains that can close off the area for private functions. Additionally, this is the location of the Yoo Sushi bar, serving the best sections of the fish for sushi, sashimi and tempura. The Bellini Lounge is a great place for cocktail receptions, and small events.

THE HARRY CIPRIANI ROOM The Harry Cipriani Room is a private dining area with its own kitchen and bar. It has approximately a 60 person seating capacity and tables can be arranged in any configuration including a single banquet table or groups of tables. It also has panoramic views of the Yas Marina and Yas Marina Circuit race track. THE CROWN PRINCE ROOM The Crown Prince Room is a fun place for the boys. It is a great private space for enjoying a cigar or reading one of the many books from the library.

It can also be used for intimate private events, comfortably seating around 20 people. It is said to be one of the personal favorites of one of the many royal dignitaries who visit Cipriani Yas Island, thus earning its royal name in homage to our honored guests. THE VENETIAN ROOM The Venetian Room is a special sectioned area of the restaurant. Sliding wood and glass doors partition the room from the main part of the restaurant. It seats around 60 people and can be made into any dining configuration. It is a great space for parties, and corporate events or presentations. The exterior glass doors can also be opened to give full exposure and private access to the Terrace. THE TERRACE The Terrace at Cipriani Yas Island is romantic and majestic. It overlooks the entire Yas Marina with its magnificent yachts and the Yas Marina Circuit. Being perched over the marina water amid the night sky combined with the Cipriani atmosphere, guests oen find themselves swept away by this section of the restaurant. The Terrace seats around 130 people and can also be booked for private events. hp://ciprianiyasisland.com


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HOTELS ON YAS ISLAND

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The Crowne Plaza’s elegant lobby, with its high ceilings, vibrant deep blues and lavish gilding, is just a hint of things to come in this stylish, beautiful and luxuriant hotel. The Crowne Plaza sits in a commanding position. Gorgeous views of Yas Links with the endless blue of the Arabian Gulf stretching beyond make this a breath-taking spot. And with sumptuous interiors, a 25-metre outdoor pool, and numerous restaurants, bars and brasseries, the Plaza combines modern luxury with all the practical facilities you could need. Find all the island’s aractions at your feet, from the thrills and spills of Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld to the shoppers’ paradise of Yas Mall.

There are five restaurants and two bars on offer at this elegant hotel, offering buffets, brunches, live music and cuisine to suit every taste. If it’s Arabic and Lebanese food you’re aer though, look no further than Barouk. With its glorious shisha garden overlooking the Arabian Gulf, it’s the perfect place for a night out with friends. Dining We’re ready to refuel when and where you are. Enjoy a variety of food and drink options throughout the day, from fine dining to lighter meals at our full-service, on-site restaurant and lounge. Work or relax at your leisure with convenient in-room dining.


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Fitness & Wellness Maintaining your routine while traveling is important, especially when you’re short on time and on the go. We get it. The right workout—right when you want it—helps you stay focused, energized and on top of your game. So, recharge and feel ready for anything with our fully equipped fitness center and wellness options.

Business Services You may be far from home and the office, but our on-site Business Center and Services ensure you’re never far from what keeps you well connected and productive. Whatever your business need, our team is here to assist you—no request is too big or too small. www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/abudhabi/auhyi/hoteldetail

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ANANTArA SIr bANI YAS ISLAND reSorTS

Encounter the free roaming wildlife and beautiful rugged landscapes of Abu Dhabi’s stunning Sir Bani Yas Island from inspirational seings, culminating in the ultimate Arabian island experience. Revel in the rare and ideal opportunity to combine three unique journeys of discovery in one unforgeable holiday at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts. Designed to resemble a coastal fortress, palatial splendour and gliering Arabian Gulf views await you at Desert Islands Resort & Spa. Live out your wildlife adventure dreams from rustic lodge luxury in the heart of the island’s vast Arabian nature park at Al Sahel Villa Resort. Admire flocks of flamingos gracing the mangrove

lagoon and waves washing over pristine white sands from the shoreline barasti villas of Al Yamm Villa Resort. Whichever seings you choose to experience, these Abu Ahabi resorts from Anantara enrich your island stay with complimentary transfers between our three retreats, giving you the freedom to enjoy all the facilities and pleasures of Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts, including pampering Anantara Spa rituals, timeless Arabian activities like archery and falconry, a wide range of water sports and of course a mouthwatering choice of restaurants.


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Rooms Our hotel channels the Middle East’s Arabian culture into premium Abu Dhabi accommodation fit for both luxurious and adventurous vacations. Gaze out upon vistas of Arab Gulf waters and desert wildlife for a memorable desert holiday, while residing at one of the finest luxury resorts in Abu Dhabi. Dining . Restaurants in Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts bring you the finest in world cuisine and present it with culinary panache in the most fabulous Abu Dhabi location.

Spa Drawing on the spirit of Anantara’s timeless philosophy, ‘without end’, which stems from ancient Thai origins, Anantara Spa Desert Islands is a paradise of healing sensuality. Embark on a pathway towards beautiful wellbeing, indulging in a range of exotic treatments, from Arabia’s time honoured rituals to age-old eastern health and beauty ideals from this idyllic Abu Dhabi spa resort. hp://sir-bani-yas-island.anantara.com

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An hour down the coast from Dubai, this Yas Island hotel lies within walking distance of the beautiful white sands of Yas Beach. Its location is also convenient to the central business district, just 20 minutes away. Aer your visit to the beach or business meeting, take in the upscale shopping, marina, Formula 1 race circuit, or thrilling rides at Yas Waterworld or Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest indoor theme park—all on Yas Island. The hotel offers a variety of comfortable, contemporary rooms with beautiful views. On-site restaurants offer refreshing dishes from around the world, and our naturally lit meeting space provides up-to-date AV equipment and room for 30 conference aendees in an energising atmosphere.

Rooms Rooms provide relaxing views of the Yas Links greens and the waters of the Yas Marina and Arabian Gulf. We offer a variety of rooms: Standard, Superior, Business Friendly and Suites. Non-smoking and accessible rooms are also available by request. Standard amenities for all our Yas Island hotel rooms include Free Wireless High-speed Internet and satellite television. Superior Room Equipped with all the standard amenities, Superior Rooms also feature a balcony that provides stunning views of the Yas Links greens or the azure waters of the Arabian Gulf.


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Cosmopolitan cuisine Experience a world tour of taste without ever leaving the hotel. Enjoy a wide variety of international dishes and terrace dining at Mint Restaurant or the sizzle of Latin-flavored dishes at Amerigos Mexican Bar and Restaurant. Visit Sands, the poolside bar, for a snack or evening cocktail in outdoor elegance.

flavourful Mexican favourites like sizzling fajitas, quesadillas and enchiladas that will surely transport your taste buds to the heart of Mexico. www.parkinn.com/hotel-abudhabi

Amerigos Mexican Bar & Restaurant Chef Jorge Rodriguez gives you a taste of delicious dishes from his home country of Mexico at Amerigos! Indulge in succulent steaks and

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Yas Island Rotana is conveniently located on spectacular Yas Island, a breathtaking, destination that is sure to exceed your expectations. Our 308 spacious rooms and suites abound with cosmopolitan flair are each meticulously designed to suit guests seeking privacy, individual service and unparalleled quality. Club Rotana as a hotel within a hotel offers personalised hospitality, comfort and all the extras that make a stay memorable. Serving enticing cuisines our award-winning restaurant Choices, fine-dining steakhouse Blue Grill and Indian restaurant Rangoli, along with

Aquarius pool bar, Island Café and Y bar, invite our guests for unforgeable dining experiences. Our nine fully equipped, flexible meeting rooms and a spacious ballroom with sophisticated décor, are certain to leave a lasting impression on every delegate and guest. Tranquillity, invigoration and relaxation are only a visit away with Bodylines Fitness & Wellness Club. Enjoy massage treatments, gym and spa facilities and our outdoor and kids pool. For the pinnacle of luxury and comfort, look no further than Rotana. Yas Island Rotana offers 281 rooms and 27 suites abounding with cosmopolitan flair and meticulously designed to suit guests


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seeking a high-quality and personalised service. Our accommodation boasts a wide array of modern amenities. Dining Yas Island Rotana, Abu Dhabi, offers a wide array of unforgeable dining experiences, designed to meet the needs of the modern traveller. Whatever the occasion, and whatever style of cuisine you prefer, we have the perfect range to suit every taste. CHOICES Choices restaurant offers an unforgeable dining experience featuring a wide variety of both Asian and international cuisines.

BLUE GRILL Blue Grill steakhouse offers contemporary, refined cuisine in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. Hearty steaks of US and Australian Prime Angus Beef are the stars of the show in this restaurant, with choice cuts and more all chargrilled to order. www.rotana.com/rotanahotelandresorts/united arabemirates/abudhabi/yasislandrotana/

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YAS VICeroY Abu DHAbI

As Yas Island Abu Dhabi's premier hotel, Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi sets the standard for exceptional service throughout its 499 impeccable rooms and suites, 11 innovative dining and lounge venues, and the luxurious ESPA at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi. The interiors of this Abu Dhabi resort embody a contemporary fusion of elegance and momentum, created with sensuous curves and sleek lines. Luxury Hotel Accommodation on Yas Island Experience the pure comfort, plush amenities and latest in technology that features in all of the generous guestrooms, with a minimum of 581 square feet or 54 square meters of space to relax and enjoy. To ensure that our guests stay in rooms tailored to their needs, Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi has

a variety of guestrooms to choose from, including interconnecting rooms and suites. Custom furnishings and modern conveniences highlight the guestrooms’ innovative design, matching the hotel’s striking architecture. Dining & Nightlife Eleven dining and lounge venues at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi showcase cuisine from all corners of the globe. From lavish Mediterranean choices and house-made Italian pasta to Southeast Asian specialties and Japanese Teppan, from regional Indian delights to light snacks at our rooop infinity pool, this Abu Dhabi resort offers a spectacular array of choices to satisfy the cravings of every guest. Luxury Spa Resort on Yas Island


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ESPA at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Enter a sanctuary of award-winning rejuvenation at ESPA at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, where classic healing traditions blend with modern techniques to provide an inspirational experience. ESPA at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi transcends the expected, with nine treatment rooms, separate private areas for male and female guests, a relaxation lounge overlooking the Yas Marina race track, plus the Viceroy Presidential Treatment Suite featuring its own hammam, steam room with a rain shower and color therapy, and Kinesis fitness equipment. Through a detailed offering of spa treatments, each guest will find a tranquil retreat for pampering and relaxation, emerging with a renewed energy and spirit.

Things To Do in Abu Dhabi at Yas Viceroy Exhilaration. Sophistication. Relaxation. Located right on the Yas Marina Formula 1™ Circuit, makes Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi a landmark across Yas Island and one of the world's most extraordinary destinations. www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/abudhabi *The hotel will be operated by Marrio International as Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi from 01 July, then aer a period of refurbishment will be a W Hotel, marking the highly anticipated debut of the brand in the dynamic city of Abu Dhabi.

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LUXURY GOLF

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GOLF CLUB Originally built as a convent in 1621, the Sofitel Santa Clara hotel is a landmark nestled in the heart of Cartagena de Indias.

A perfect blend of vintage and contemporary, striking a balance between art and beauty to accommodate modernity and technology in unique surroundings.

Its walls, which acted as a defensive shield in the past, blend in with colonial balconies and republican buildings that evoke the splendor of bygone eras.In recognition of its cultural and architectural riches, the fortified city, with its castles and bastions, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1984.

THE FIRST LINKS GOLF COURSE IN THE MIDDLE EAST Each detail tells a story.122 rooms, including 19 REGION. THE FIRST DESIGNED BY KYLE PHILLIPS, ONEfor up to suites, 6 meeting rooms with capacity 300COURSE people in the auditorium and equipped with OF THE WORLD’S LEADING GOLF DESIGNERS. the latest technology for events and THE FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE THE conventions.The Sofitel Santa Clara hotel offers UNIQUE TRADITIONS OF THE GAME. the perfect combination of age-old tradition, local

In 1995, aer significant efforts, the Sofitel Cartagena Santa Clara opened its doors as a luxurious hotel bursting with history, magic and impressive anecdotes.

hospitality and French luxury.With its blend of colonial architecture and modern comforts, the hotel offers comfortable rooms, personalized service, gourmet cuisine, a first-class spa, meeting rooms and cuing-edge technology for events, conventions and weddings 123 rooms including 17 suites


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An eighteen-hole course, a nine-hole academy course, clubhouse, golf academy and floodlit practice facilities, set against dramatic views of the Arabian Gulf—the course combines unparalleled visual glory with the thrill of golf’s ultimate test.

The Club "A course that will enhance both your game & your senses" Yas Links Abu Dhabi, the first Links golf course in the Middle East's, where noble heritage combines with stunning surroundings to enrich both your game and your senses in a truly unique environment. An eighteen-hole course, a nine-hole academy course, clubhouse. Golf Academy and floodlit practice facilities, set against dramatic views of the Arabian Gulf - the course combines unparalleled visual glory with the thrill of golf's ultimate test. Yas Links presents the kind of challenges golfers the world over dream about.

"Yas Links Abu Dhabi. A true course. A real club." A competitive spirit and honourable history are the hallmarks of all great golf clubs. At Yas Links Abu Dhabi we have combined these two qualities with some of the finest facilities in the region to produce a truly remarkable club. And that's what we are, a club, the latest in the long and distinguished history of Links golf, but the first true Links course in the region. From the moment we conceptualized this course respect has been paid to the game in this form, the land that we have enriched, and the vision that it is part of. Through the traditions of this great game, the passion of what we have created and the enthusiasm in everything we do, we have created a course and a club that will enrich your lives at every turn. We are proud to bring the noble heritage of the traditional Links experience to Yas Island, a course that combines unparalleled visual glory with the thrill of golf's ultimate test.

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Kyle Phillips is a name that has become synonymous with great Links Golf Course architecture around the globe and his designs for Yas Links Abu Dhabi will only serve to enhance that reputation. With more than twenty five (25) years design experience across the world, he has earned a reputation for developing creative design solutions in response to a variety of environmental and planning issues. Nowhere has this dedication to tradition been beer exemplified than the first true Links course in the UAE.

While the Yas Links course has been designed to improve your enjoyment of the game, the Clubhouse boasts facilities that will improve your lifestyle.

Other examples of Kyle Phillips design philosophy include The Gove, London, UK, Dundonald – Loch Lomond Golf Club, Troon, and Kingsbarns Golf Links, St. Andrews. "History may well come to regard Phillips as the inspiration for the 'natural' school of golf course architecture in that his creations give the impression that they have been laying dormant for centuries just waiting to be discovered." - Golf Management Europe

Take a dip in our signature infinity pool. With views of the vibrant Yas coastline and the redemptive qualities of the cool sea breezes, it is an experience that will help you unwind at any time of the day. Relax in our huge state of the art steam rooms, in either of the changing rooms, that combine the latest in spacious seating and stretching areas with lights and aromas that will help you reach the deepest knot in your body. Or soak in the individual experience showers located in your changing room. Water therapy at its most beneficial, these showers produce a holistic experience through power, heat and lighting that will allow you to ease any strains that you might have picked up on, or off, the course.


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The Pro Shop A course such as this deserves to be played with the finest equipment. We provide a wide variety of merchandise that fits the tastes of our members, guests and visitors. We aim to provide unparalleled customer service of the highest level. We strive to give members, guests and visitors alike a friendly and informative welcome to one of the finest Links courses in the world. All of the latest brands and collections can be found in the shop. Whether it be a smart new look or some extra distance on your drive Yas Links Pro Shop guarantees to enrich your golf game. The Links Course "Yas Links presents the kind of challenges golfers the world over dream about." A course that will test professionals, enthrall amateurs and excite beginners. A course that honours the traditions of the game, demands respect, yet offers so much. A course that celebrates the best in Links design, utilizes the unique weather conditions and complements its natural surroundings. A course that blends the latest in techniques and technology with the

timeless traditions of the game. A course that is ready to be played, enjoyed and discovered by you. Unique in style, in design, in character, with a personality derived from nature, location and history…this is a golfing challenge for the purist, a truly authentic adventure of the senses. Yas Links is memorable in every way. Hickory's Restaurant If informality is what you crave, Hickory's sports bar serves up the answers. A place where members can unwind and indulge at their leisure in a relaxing environment. Hearty fare, live sports on demand, regular events and entertainment - an essential ingredient for any members clubhouse and one of the focal points of ours. Succulent steaks... wonderful wood-fired pizzas... warming pies... it's comfort food with class. Views over the golf course and a totally original design to help you meet and eat morning, noon or night. The ideal place to swap stories aer a round of golf, to start your day with breakfast, or take stock of the day. www.yaslinks.com

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YAS MA Yas Mall is Abu Dhabi’s must visit, vibrant getaway shopping experience for every day, where everyone belongs. The experiential shopping destination, offers three floors of exciting, leading international and regional retail and restaurant brands, a 20 screen state-of-the-art cinema operated by VOX Cinemas and a family entertainment zone by Funworks. With engaging activities for family and friends, it is a great fun day out for everyone.


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Located at the heart of the dynamic Yas Island, 20 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and just 10 minutes from the Abu Dhabi International airport, Yas Mall serves as a gateway destination offering an unparalleled retail experience to local residents, tourists and international guests. The well-connected mall is accessible, easy to navigate and boasts proactive customer service. Offering fashion, entertainment and dining, all under one roof, Yas Mall serves as a contemporary destination of wide avenues, all leading to a spacious and light social hub, an urban oasis known as Town Square.

SHOP Yas Mall provides a one-of-a-kind retail experience. From volume retail to high-end designer labels to flagship department stores. DINE With a wide array of European street style cafés at almost every corner and a spacious, multicuisine food court themed as a park, Yas Mall provides a dining experience for all tastes. ENTERTAINMENT There are several venues at Yas Mall providing endless entertainment for the entire family including a 14-screen, state-of-the-art Grand Cinema covering two levels.


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YAS MALL FASHION WEEK 12 OCTOBER-15 OCTOBER 2016 Following the success of the 2015 Yas Mall Fashion Week, Yas Mall has further expanded this glamourous event into a mall-wide celebration of fashion, fame and beauty; in which visitors will embark on a four-day journey within the mall and around Yas Island, featuring regional and international brands, designers and celebrities.The event will feature multiple catwalk shows showcasing the latest collections for autumn/winter 2016/2017, in addition to live demonstrations from expert stylists, hair and beauty studios; as well as special promotions across a variety of leading international brands

within the mall. Among the brands participating are TRYANO, House of Fraser, Debenhams, BCBG, Ted Baker, Esposa, Maje, DKNY, Hoss Intropia, Laurel, Weill, and Makeup Forever.Ahead of this glamourous event, Yas Mall will also launch a unique competition for aspiring designers in the region, with the details to be revealed soon. www.yasmall.ae

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ALDAr Aldar Properties PJSC, is the leading real estate developer in Abu Dhabi, and through its iconic developments, it is one of the most well known in the United Arab Emirates, and wider Middle East region.

Aldar develops exciting and innovative projects, such as the internationally recognized HQ building situated in the Al Raha Beach development, the Gate Towers in Shams Abu Dhabi on Al Reem Island, in addition to Yas Island’s F1 circuit.

From its beginnings in 2005 through to today, Aldar continues to shape and enhance the urban fabric of the UAE’s Capital City in addition to other key areas of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Aldar’s shares are traded on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and it is a profitable, cash generative business that provides recurring revenues, and benefits from a diverse and supportive shareholder base. Aldar operates according to high standards of corporate governance and is commied to operating a long term and sustainable business in order to provide ongoing value for its shareholders.


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LuXurY reAL eSTATe Aldar seeks to create quality, comfortable, desirable destinations that enrich the lives of Abu Dhabi residents as well as tourists within the Emirate. Aldar is playing a leading role in the development and provision of world class retail at Yas Mall and The Mall at the World Trade Centre, international standard education through Aldar Academies, iconic entertainment venues such as the Yas Marina Circuit, and community amenities across its entire portfolio.

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This golf and waterfront development which will add 1315 villas to Yas Island, that is available for purchase by all nationalities , is one of the most significant new residential developments to be launched in Abu Dhabi by Aldar with a development value of over AED6 billion. Inspired by the concept of Yas Island Living, Yas Acres is located on the northern shores of the island. Residents will enjoy the golf course and club house, parks, schools and vibrant waterfront right on their doorstep.

West Yas benefits from its exceptional position with a waterfront location over looking the natural mangroves that surround Yas Island. West Yas is available exclusively for UAE Nationals which will allow its residents to enjoy the proximity to Yas Mall and the multiple leisure facilities on Yas Island including, Yas Waterworld, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Marina, Yas Links, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, du Arena and the F&B of the numerous hotels on the island.

Yas Acres, which upon completion will be home to 15,000 residents, is the embodiment of Yas Island Living, which emphasises community and puts leisure at the heart of everyday life. To achieve this, the full length nine hole golf course and member's country club sits at the heart of the development. This is accompanied by schools, mosques, community retail, a yacht club and marina.

West Yas will be home to over 1,000 villas, two retail centres, a community centre, a Friday Mosque and will benefit from extensive landscaping and greenery in the open public spaces. Aldar Academies will also have a school serving the community providing a comprehensive community facility line up.


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Mayan MAYAN comprises of seven contemporary buildings overlooking clear blue waters, stunning natural mangroves and lush green fairways of the Yas Links golf course.

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Comprising of Studio, 1, 2, 3 & 4 Bedroom Apartments as well as Golf Course Homes and Beach Front Villas, Life at Mayan is truly unequalled. Mayan will benefit from amenities including multiple swimming pools, children's play areas, gymnasiums, retail outlets and of course is ideally located to enjoy Yas Islands' world renowned facilities including Yas Waterworld, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Marina, Yas Links and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Residents also benefit from its close proximity to the Yas Plaza Hotels offering Restaurants, Bars and Spa's - right on the doorstep of Mayan.

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SIR BANI YAS I FANCY EMBARKING ON AN EXHILARATING ADVENTURE? WE HAVE YOU COVERED AT SIR BANI YAS ISLAND! Explore the beauty of the land and get in touch with Mother nature by walking through a diverse range of fauna, and lock eyes with fierce predators such as the Cheetah or Hyenas on our fun and factual Nature & Wildlife Drive or perhaps you're looking for a relaxing escape? Let your cares slip away in our luxurious surroundings, combined with the natural beauty of our Island! LAND ACTIVITIES • NATURE & WILDLIFE DRIVE • LAND SAILING • HORSE RIDING • CULTURE & HISTORY TOUR • NATURE WALKS • FALCONRY • ARCHERY • MOUNTAIN BIKING


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Admire the incredible wildlife – both indigenous and endangered - that inhabit and roam free on Sir Bani Yas Island. Lock eyes with a fierce cheetah, prepare to be in awe at the grandeur of a Giraffe and get close to our magnificent endangered Arabian Oryx herd, which is one of the largest in the world!

Let your cares slip away in our luxurious surroundings, combined with the natural beauty of Sir Bani Yas Island! Unwind with us whilst overlooking the crystal clear waters that surround the Arabian Gulf. DINE

Explore the unique Arabian Wildlife Park that is home to many of our animals and is the result of years of conservation and re-vegetation work, which continues to this day. Our vast Arabian Wildlife Park, which takes up approximately half the size of Sir Bani Yas Island, not only provides an authentic environment for wild animals and birds to freely roam, but an extraordinary experience for island guests as well. Learn more about this great reserve and the people behind the scenes. Learn about our breeding programmes and conservation initiatives, for the marine life as well as the animals on land that play a vital role in the future of these spectacular species.

A wealth of culinary adventures awaits you on Sir Bani Yas Island. Whether it’s a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach with your loved one, or a delightful family feast at one of the Island restaurants; our diverse, freshly-prepared dishes are sure to tantalise your taste-buds. STAY Not your typical island stay, escape to a place where you can enjoy luxurious accommodation, spectacular views and close encounters with a range of freeroaming wildlife. Stay on Sir Bani Yas Island, where a world of unique experiences awaits on this hidden gem that is just a short journey away from the bustling mainland. www.sirbaniyasisland.com


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ANANTARA SIR BANI YAS ISLAND RESORTS One resort destination. Three distinct experiences. Countless ways to explore, relax and indulge in exotic Arabian island life….

Arabian activities like archery and falconry, a wide range of water sports and of course a mouthwatering choice of restaurants.

Encounter the free roaming wildlife and beautiful rugged landscapes of Abu Dhabi’s stunning Sir Bani Yas Island from inspirational seings, culminating in the ultimate Arabian island experience.

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Revel in the rare and ideal opportunity to combine three unique journeys of discovery in one unforgeable holiday at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts. Designed to resemble a coastal fortress, palatial splendour and gliering Arabian Gulf views await you at Desert Islands Resort & Spa. Live out your wildlife adventure dreams from rustic lodge luxury in the heart of the island’s vast Arabian nature park at Al Sahel Villa Resort. Admire flocks of flamingos gracing the mangrove lagoon and waves washing over pristine white sands from the shoreline barasti villas of Al Yamm Villa Resort. Whichever seings you choose to experience, Anantara enriches your island stay with complimentary transfers between our three retreats, giving you the freedom to enjoy all the facilities and pleasures of Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts, including pampering Anantara Spa rituals, timeless

The stylish rooms at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara provide complete luxury accommodation in Abu Dhabi for honeymooners, desert explorers and family holiday makers alike. Feel the spirit of the United Arab Emirates through striking indigenous fabrics and original artwork in all our hotel rooms. Our hotel channels the Middle East’s Arabian culture into premium Abu Dhabi accommodation fit for both luxurious and adventurous vacations. Gaze out upon vistas of Arab Gulf waters and desert wildlife for a memorable desert holiday, while residing at one of the finest luxury Abu Dhabi hotels in the region. AL YAMM – ECO-CHIC AMIDST THE WILD Enter a haven of rustic charm at our Sir Bani Yas Island resort, with wood beams and touches of local flair inspired by the barasti of the early fishermen who inhabited the island. Modern resort comforts abound in each of these private Abu Dhabi luxury villas. Step off your deck directly onto the sand, enjoying the starry night and cool evening breeze. Spend an aernoon admiring wildlife from the comfort of your villa overlooking the mystical hues of the mangrove lagoon and wild flamingos. The unique location of this island resort makes Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort a highly desirable choice for memorable holidays.

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Nature and wildlife at Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts

Luxury sanctuaries amidst natural splendour Villas at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Sahel Villa Resort offer modern spaces and panoramic views, one of the few destinations in the region where the wonders of the Arabian Wildlife Park can be admired from within private villas. An exciting addition to the choice luxury villas in Abu Dhabi, each villa is designed to blend seamlessly with nature, combining local tones and materials to create understated luxury havens set in the wildlife park itself.

Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts offer guests thrilling adventures. Discover kayaking, mountain biking, nature, Abu Dhabi wildlife and more with ample opportunities to explore the natural rugged beauty of this haven for adventure seekers. Whether you’re looking for an adrenalin-fueled vacation or a place to sit back, relax and soak up the sun, our resort delivers the ultimate UAE experience.

Dining at Sir Bani Yas Island Experience culinary delights from all parts of the world when dining at Sir Bani Yas Island. Fulfill all your cravings and satiate your appetite with Middle Eastern Cuisine, seafood and the juiciest steaks. Restaurants in Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts bring you the finest in world cuisine and present it with culinary panache in the most fabulous Abu Dhabi location.

The Abu Dhabi spa experience at Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara Drawing on the spirit of Anantara’s timeless philosophy, ‘without end’, which stems from ancient Thai origins, Anantara Spa Desert Islands is a paradise of healing sensuality. Embark on a pathway towards beautiful wellbeing, indulging in a range of exotic treatments, from Arabia’s time honoured rituals to age-old eastern health and beauty ideals.


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Let your cares slip away in luxurious surrounds, embraced by the unique natural beauty of Sir Bani Yas Island, overlooking the crystal clear waters of the Arabian Gulf. Feel invigorated by scrubs and wraps that drench skin in the life giving qualities of exotic island balms and oils. Wind back the years and revive radiant beauty with luxurious, personally prescribed facials.  Reenergise body and soul with deeply relaxing massages that combine the mysterious charms of Arabia with luscious aromas and stress relieving techniques from Thailand. Geing There Nestled amid the waters of the Arabian Gulf, Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts offer lavish comforts, splendorous views and adventurous getaways. Our Abu Dhabi beach hotel may be off the beaten path, but geing here from anywhere in the world is easy either by ferry or seaplane. 

This quintessential Arabian five-star hotel offers a true glimpse of Middle East travel thanks to its glorious location on Sir Bani Yas Island, a nature reserve off the coast of Abu Dhabi. The resorts sit on a pristine beach surrounded by warm waters safe for swimming and snorkeling. The combination of Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts’s verdant natural surroundings and impeccable services makes for a complete luxury vacation experience. Royal Bay Moorings Cruising the largely undiscovered glistening waters of the Arabian Gulf by luxury maxi yacht to visit Sir Bani Yas Island, just 8km off the coast of Jebel Dhanna, is made possible with Anantara Royal Bay Mooring packages. Home to a unique nature reserve, the island is a paradise of free roaming wildlife and rugged natural beauty. hp://sir-bani-yas-island.anantara.com

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The ground breaking Marina Circuit at Yas Island is this year, once again, host to the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix which takes place from 25th to 27th November 2016. Now in its eigth year, the event, as always, promises a heady combination of fast paced action on the track, with top name concerts, and exclusive yacht parties. A yacht at Formula 1 is a unique opportunity for corporate entertaining and superyachts are booked up to a year in advance offering an F1 experience where guests can feel part of the racing drama whilst enjoying the sophistication of superyacht entertainment. So don’t wait until is too late to book your yacht for F1.

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All our vessels are company owned and selected to provide our customers with the luxury and space they desire. Each is registered Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) and hold all required public and private liability insurances. With the 2016 F1 in Abu Dhabi knocking on the doors already, it is time you got your plans in place. We have a selection of yachts available for charter at the next formula 1. You will be encouraged to book early to avoid disappointment. This is the perfect corporate hospitality entertainment.


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The Formula 1 Grand Prix is considered to be UAE’s most spectacular motorsports event. Since its first race in 2009, it continues to be the standout sporting event of the UAE. The tickets are booked and sold way before the event and the spectators actually long to witness it. It is all up to your discretion how you choose to experience this grandiose event.

Unlike other spectators, you not only stand out but also register memories that are exclusive in their category. MBC YACHTS has some best of the class yachts especially dedicated for the purpose of charter by the Formula 1 Grand Prix lovers.


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Yacht charters are about the magic that happens when you're on the water with your family, friends, colleagues or guests. We believe that boats provide this experience beer than anything else, which is why we have such a passion for our work. When you book a charter through us we will ask you about the experience you are trying to achieve, and then provide recommendations about the boat, crew, itinerary and process to assure that we meet and exceed your expectations. It's not just about the boat! A worldwide network of Charter Experts located near the boats. In order to deliver the best charter experience, you need someone who knows the


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