Abu Dhabi is no doubt a city with many wonders. With towering skyscrapers, ancient palaces and monuments, theme parks and of course massive shopping malls, this city is a utopia for holiday goers. The Yas Waterworld, a fantasy-like water wonderland, is one such wonder of mesmerizing Abu Dhabi.

Sprawled over 15 hectares of Yas Island, the Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi features a total of 45 sensational rides, slides and attractions that are all based on the legend of a young Emirati girl called Dana who, by going on a brave search for a mystical pearl, brought much prosperity to her village. The opulent Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, a premier among luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi, is one you should consider staying at, as it is located just approximately 20 minutes away from the theme park.

The Yas Waterworld in Abu Dhabi has become such a popular attraction not only because of its many thrilling rides, but also because it holds a one of a kind adventure for the whole family from the adventure fanatic to your tiny tot!

Depending on what sort of water adventure you want, you can choose from a wide array of rides ranging from the levels of Extreme to Low. The ‘Adrenaline Rush’ area with rides such as the Rush Rider and Dawwama, are for the extreme adventure junkies, as you will be flowboarding and surfing powerful waves or spiraling down a 20-metre high funnel! If you’re a little daring, but not all the way through, go to the ‘Exciting Adventure’ area where you and your friends can take a wild ride on the Falcon’s Falaj and many more other rides!

If all you need is a refreshing and exhilarating water adventure, chill out at the in the Lazy River at the ‘Moving & Grooving’ area, where you can grab a tube and float though winding streams and caverns of the Al Raha River. Parents can sit back and enjoy the day while the kids have a wonderful time at the ‘Young Fun’ area that includes the Marah Fortress playground and many other rides.

Uditha Dharmawardhane is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Roland Lefevre. He specializes in creating features on leisure as well as business travel destinations across the globe. Google+