x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 20 January 2018

Top 5 rides at Abu Dhabi's Yas Waterworld

The National takes a look at the top five rides at the water park.

Bubbles' Barrel: The world's largest surfable sheet wave, the Bubbles' Barrel features a 3-metre high wave and 1,250 pumps pushing 7,000 litres per second. The smaller Rush Rider is designed for those new to flowboarding and surfing.

Bandit Bomber: The 550-metre Bandit Bomber roller coaster boasts 80-litre barrels above the riders, which they can then release along selected sections of the ride on park visitors below. An on-board laser special effects system will also put passengers in control of geysers and jets from their seats.

Dawwama: The 20-metre high funnel ride uses hydromagnetic power to propel six riders uphill. Cameras installed inside the ride are meant to capture the looks of pure terror on riders' faces.

Amwaj: The Middle East's largest wave pool alternates between calm waters and thrilling waves. Located just below the park's iconic Mother Pearl, the pool is a great place to cool down.

Marah Fortress: Yas Waterworld is not just for the adrenaline junkies. The Marah Fortress is a children's playground featuring six slides, two dumping buckets, a water-shooting geyser and water cannons.

* Jen Thomas