Apr 29 2012
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Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi launched at Arabian Travel Market
Abu Dhabi, April 29th, 2012 (WAM) -- Aldar is set to bring Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s major destination for business and leisure travellers to Arabian Travel Market, the leading travel exhibition for the Middle East region starting tomorrow in Dubai.Being showcased at ATM for the first time, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi will significantly add to the attractions of Yas Island when in opens in Q4 2012. Visitors to the water park will enjoy 43 rides, slides and attractions that follow the adventures of the waterpark's main character Dana - a young Emirati girl in search of a legendary pearl which brought prosperity to the people of her village. Also new for ATM 2012 is the agreement between Aldar and Viceroy Hotel Group for the management of what is now Yas Viceroy Hotel, combining Viceroy’s passion for design and personalised service with one of the iconic five star hotels of Abu Dhabi. Six other hotels on Yas Island offering 1,800 rooms and conferencing facilities have been developed around a plaza close to the Yas Marina Circuit. The hotels are managed by Aldar and operated by global brands IHG (Crowne Plaza and Staybridge Suites), Rezidor (Radisson Blu and Park Inn) and leading regional operator Rotana (Rotana and Centro). Mohamed Al Mubarak, Deputy CEO, Aldar Properties, commented "We return to Arabian Travel Market this year with yet more exciting developments at Yas Island to showcase. The introduction of the luxury hotel brand Viceroy to the Middle East, the recognition that continues to be given to Yas Links from the global golfing community, the growing list of superstars to perform here, it all adds up to another exciting and successful year in the life of Yas Island." We are particularly excited about the newest member of the Yas Island family – Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi will provide an important addition to the attractions of on offer. The water park pays tribute to the Emirati culture and heritage of pearl diving, and offers rides and attractions for every member of the family."
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