Miral, the leading creator of immersive destinations and experiences in Abu Dhabi, has announced a 16,900 sq m expansion into Yas Waterworld, a part of the wider offering of Yas Island. 
Set for construction completion in 2025, the expansion will see the addition of 3.3 km of slide sections as well as 18 new rides and experiences. This will take the park's total number of rides to more than 60 rides and experiences.
On the key expansion, Group CEO Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi said: "This marks another addition to our world-class attractions and experiences on Yas Island, and a testament to achieving our vision of positioning it as a top global destination for entertainment and leisure."
"We are proud to be contributing to the development of Abu Dhabi’s ecosystem and economic diversification, while further enhancing its global appeal as a tourism hub," he stated.
"Once open, the park will include the UAE’s highest slide, as well as the GCC’s first amusement ride in a water park, that is integrated within a waterslide complex. This exhilarating ride promises an unparalleled adventure, with a 15-meter-high drop for up to 20 guests and water park enthusiasts, who can experience this adrenaline rush together," he added.
According to Miral, the new expansion includes a swim up bar, a high-thrill boat ride, racing and tube slides, family raft rides, and a duelling master blaster. 
It caters to mini thrill seekers by providing smaller scaled versions of Yas Waterworld’s most iconic rides. 
These include a mini-Dawwama, which will be the region’s only kids’ mini blaster fusion ride with two blaster sections and a thrilling rattler end section, as well as a mini-Boomerango to give little guests that big ride sensation minus the fear, with a fantastic hero-shot photo opportunity, it added.-TradeArabia News Service