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Aldar launches a water park on Yas Island


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Over 15 hectares of rides and attractions set to open in 2012 Committed to creating "one of the most environmentally friendly water parks"

Aldar Properties PJSC, Abu Dhabi’s leading property development, investment and management company, announced the launch of a water park on Yas Island, its major leisure and entertainment destination.

The 16.4 hectares water park will feature over 40 rides and attractions including four one-of-a-kind rides that have never been seen before in a water park.

The park’s theme will focus on intensifying guests’ experience and provide an enjoyable family atmosphere for all ages.

The Water Park joins a range of world-class recreational attractions at Yas Island such as Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world’s first Ferrari theme park and largest attraction of its kind, which opens on 28th October. Yas Island is also home to Yas Marina Circuit, host venue for the Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Links, the region’s first true links golf course, and seven hotels including The Yas Hotel, the first hotel in the world to span a Grand Prix circuit.

Aldar has already received the conceptual planning approval from the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council and has appointed the UK-based Atkins, as lead designer for the project.

Aldar has also initiated the prequalification process for main contractors for the project and construction work will begin in July 2010. The project is scheduled for delivery in 2012.

Aldar has committed to making this facility one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable water parks in the world. In order to accomplish this goal, Atkins is designing the buildings to meet Estidama guidelines and is engineering ways to dramatically reduce energy and water consumption.

Commenting on the announcement, Mohammed Al Mubarak, Chief Commercial Officer of Aldar Properties, said: "This facility will provide a unique entertainment opportunity for people of all ages, enabling families and individuals alike to indulge in a thrilling entertainment experience that reflects our rich maritime culture."

Sami Asad, Chief Operating Officer of Aldar Properties, added: "The water park will bring in another distinct feature to Yas Island, further diversifying its already impressive offering. It will be a valuable addition to the other attractions that will set Yas Island apart as a major leisure destination and will reinforce Abu Dhabi’s position as a great place to live, work and visit."

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