Yas Island in Abu Dhabi is home to three of the biggest, most popular theme parks in the United Arab Emirates: Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi.
These amusement parks are packed with rides, attractions, and activities all aimed at entertaining people of all ages.
Their layout and attractions are designed to give guests endless hours of fun and memorable experiences to make them want to come back.
And to entice guests to visit and return, these theme parks offer unique, record-breaking experiences.
From the world’s fastest roller coaster and tallest roller coaster loop to the longest six-seater water coaster and the largest indoor theme park to the region’s highest waterslide, you’ll go on rides, slides, and other attractions that hold records and give you an incredible, unforgettable time.
If you’re curious about the record-holding rides, slides, and other attractions you have to try on Yas Island, below is a complete list:
Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi has several record-breaking slides and rides on its roster. The first one is Dawwama.
Dawwama holds the world record for the largest six-person tornado water coaster.
On this water ride, you and five other guests sit on a raft and will be launched through a tornado slide like a top.
As your raft gets close to the center, it accelerates until you get into the tunnel for a 20-meter-long slide.
The Dawwama is one of the top water rides in the world all thrill-seekers need to try at least once in their lifetime.
You can also find the world’s longest six-seater water coaster on Yas Island: Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi’s Falcons Falaj.
At this attraction, you and five other guests ride a hydromagnetic-powered raft as you navigate a thrilling watercourse.
Expect plenty of wild drops, turns, and splashes on this high-speed ride.
All these make Falcons Falaj a unique, exciting water ride worthy of being a world record holder attraction.
The largest surfing sheet wave on the planet is one of the most popular, fun, and exciting attractions on Yas Island.
Bubbles Barrel is an inclined and arched surface of soft rubber matting that gets battered with about 7,000 liters of water a second from 1,200hp pumps. The result is a roaring torrent similar to the waves you’ll see in oceans.
Here, you can try bodyboarding or riding the waves like a surfer.
Whether you’re an experienced or first-time bodyboarder or surfer, you’ll love the thrill of riding the waves on Bubbles Barrel.
Liwa Loop holds the record for the first freefall drop waterslide in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
On this waterslide, you’ll step inside a capsule and wait for the floor to disappear. You’ll go straight down the slide at high speed when it opens.
The waterslide also has several loops and turns, all of which can make you shout your lungs out and get your adrenaline pumping.
If you want to go on an aerial tour of Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, head to Bandit Bomber, the MENA region’s longest suspended roller coaster.
This suspended roller coaster takes you on an aerial ride over the waterpark. Aside from getting amazing views of the aquapark, you can enjoy incredible panoramas of Yas Island and the other parks and attractions while on the ride.
While on the roller coaster, you and the other riders can shoot targets that activate water jets and cannons. You can then engage in interactive water fights with the park guests on the ground.
Bandit Bomber is another fun and exciting ride you shouldn’t miss out on Yas Island.
With a top speed of 250 km per hour, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s Formula Rossa holds the record for the world’s fastest roller coaster.
Formula Rossa’s track was inspired by Italy’s world-famous Monza F1 Circuit. It is 2.2 km long, making it the world’s sixth longest roller coaster track.
Aside from the extreme speeds, the sudden drops and tricky corners can make your heart skip several times and get your adrenaline rushing as you enjoy the ride.
Flying Aces currently holds the distinction of having the highest roller coaster loop, which stands at 63 meters.
This wing coaster takes its name from the legendary Italian aviator Count Francesco Baracca, the “ace of aces.”
The 1,500-meter-long track of Flying Aces has plenty of unexpected curls, loops, turns, and rolls, guaranteed to give you an exhilarating ride.
This roller coaster is one of the fastest rides in Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Island. It can reach a speed of 120 km per hour.
Yas Island is known for another famous theme park: Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the largest indoor theme park in the world.
Also known as the Batman theme park, the fully air-conditioned indoor park covers 1.65-million-square-foot of land.
The theme park is home to 29 different rides and attractions spread across six zones. All these are inspired by Warner Bros.’ most popular movie and TV series franchises, such as The Flintstones, The Jetsons, Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Looney Tunes, Superman, Batman, and The Justice League.
Since the park is indoors and air-conditioned, you can enjoy all these rides and attractions without worrying about feeling too hot and sweaty even in the middle of the day.
Yas Island’s premier indoor adventure hub is home to two record-holding attractions.
CLYMB Abu Dhabi houses the world’s tallest and widest indoor skydiving flight chamber. The chamber stands at 104 feet with a width of 35 feet.
The chamber has 16 fans, releasing powerful winds that make skydiving here a safe yet fantastic and exhilarating experience.
Also, CLYMB Abu Dhabi is home to the SUMMYT, the first and only indoor multi-pitch climbing wall in the world. It features 13 climbing routes with several stops and belay stations.
Additionally, the SUMMYT is the MENA region’s tallest indoor climbing wall, with a height of 138 feet.
These two attractions make CLYMB Abu Dhabi a go-to destination for thrill-seekers and adrenaline junkies.
If you’re curious about what record-holding theme park rides, slides, and attractions have to offer, head to Yas Island and experience them for yourself.
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