In pictures: Best rides at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
The theme park centres on “The Lost Pearl”, a story about an Emirati girl Dana, who hunts for a legendary pearl. It pays tribute to the rich culture of the UAE and celebrates the Emirati heritage of pearl diving. Courtesy Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
Dawwama: Topping the list is the world’s first and largest hydromagnetic-powered 6-person Tornado waterslide featuring a long funnel run-in at 238 metres. The 20-metre high funnel uses hydromagnetic power to propel riders uphill. Courtesy Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
Slithers Slides: A maze of slides and tunnels with lots of twists and turns as well as video, light and sound effects. Riders can select from a range of special-effect themes on each slide. Courtesy Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
Bandit Bomber: This ride features on-board water and laser effects. Riders can shoot jets of water at targets, drop water bombs and trigger special effects. People below can spray them. Courtesy Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
Liwa Loop: A looping waterslide with a retractable launch platform which drops out from beneath the riders’ feet. Courtesy Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
Hamlool’s Humps and Jebel Drop: Two extreme body slides that plunge through rock crags.
Hamlool’s Humps gives riders the feeling they are airborne, while riders of Jebel Drop can catch an aerial view of the park at the top of the attraction. Courtesy Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
PearlMasters: An interactive adventure game in the style of a treasure hunt which sends people on quests around the park. These include solving ancient puzzles and firing water cannons. Courtesy Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
The National's reporter Emily Cleland takes you on a tour of the highlights at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, due to open to public on 24 January 2013.