Thursday, June 17, 2010

Aldar to launch of Dh 40bn entertainment project at Yas Island

Aldar Properties has announced the launch of a Dh.40bn water park on the Yas Island, its major leisure and entertainment destination project.

The park, spreading 16.4hectares will feature 40 rides and attractions, with four rides that have never been seen before in a water park.

Conceptual planning approval for the project has been granted by Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, which has appointed UK-based Atkins as lead designer of the project.

The company has initiated the pre-qualification process for the main contractors of the project, and construction will begin next month. This is scheduled for delivery in 2012, the release said.

The water park is a part of world-class recreational attractions at Yas Island, and in the likes of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the first theme park in the world, and the largest attraction of its kind, due to be opened on 8th October.

Yas Island houses Yas Marina Circuit, the venue of Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and Yas Links, the region’s first true links golf course. It also includes seven hotels, including the Yas Hotel.

Aldar aims to make this facility, one of the most environment-friendly and sustainable water parks in the world. Atkins is designing the buildings, so as to make it on par with Estidama guidelines, and is chalking out ways to reduce energy and water consumption considerably.

The facility will offer a unique entertainment opportunity for people of all ages, enabling families and individuals alike to indulge in a thrilling experience that reflects our rich maritime culture.

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