Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 7 August 2020

Abu Dhabi's Yas WaterWorld to reopen this week

Water park on Yas Island to reopen after more than four months of being closed

Yas WaterWorld will reopen with safety measures in place to protect visitors. Courtesy Yas WaterWorld 
Yas WaterWorld will reopen with safety measures in place to protect visitors. Courtesy Yas WaterWorld 

Yas WaterWorld will reopen to the public on Tuesday, August 4, after more than four months of closure due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The water park on Yas Island, among most public attractions across the country, closed in mid-March to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

The venue will open but with safety measures in place to protect visitors, including a 30 per cent capacity limit, thermal screening cameras at entrances, and mandatory physical distancing on rides and at all outlets.

On Saturday, authorities said visitors would have to wear face masks at all times and that quick-dry masks would be provided without charge on entry.

Only contactless payment will be accepted and visitors must pre-book their tickets so operators can avoid crowding.

All retain and dining outlets will be extensively cleaned and sanitised at regular intervals throughout the say and rides will have modified capacity to ensure physical distancing is maintained.

Stickers will be placed at least two-metres apart to remind visitors not to gather and hand sanitisers will be installed across the park.

Opening hours will be from 1pm to 10pm daily with Mondays and Thursday reserved for women.

Warner Bros World, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Clymb, also on Yas Island, welcomed visitors back on Wednesday, July 29.

The venues each implemented stringent precautionary safety measures to ensure the safety of guests and employees.

Capacity was capped at 30 per cent with mandatory pre-booking, temperature checks on entry, mandatory face mask use and adhering to physical distancing using floor stickers. Meet and greets with characters are currently suspended.

Annual pass-holders were told they would receive an extension on their membership for the duration that the theme parks were temporarily closed.

Updated: August 1, 2020 07:41 PM

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