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UAE waterpark 'offers pearl diving experience'

Abu Dhabi, February 2, 2014

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, the UAE’s first mega waterpark, is inviting adventure seekers to take part in a completely unique experience that will see them dive deep into the Emirati heritage.

The one-of-a-kind Yas Pearl Diving Experience will give guests the chance to plunge into the depths of an underwater tank in a quest to collect three oysters, which contain precious pearls, in an adventure reminiscent of Emirati pearl diving.

Taking place four times daily and available to waterpark guests eight years and older, the one-hour 'Pearl Diving Experience' includes a safety briefing in a purpose-built cabana ahead of the five metre dive.

Yas Pearl Diving Experience, open to all guests aged eight years and older, has been priced at Dh149 ($40.5) per guest.

Accompanied by two fully-trained dive instructors and in line with the ancient tradition, guests will wear only goggles for visibility, and hold their breath on their underwater adventure.

“Yas Waterworld is themed around “The Lost Pearl”, an original story about Dana, a young Emirati girl on a quest for the legendary pearl that had once brought prosperity to her village,” explained Mike Oswald, the park general manager at Yas Waterworld.

“The unique Yas Pearl Diving Experience, which isn’t available at any other waterpark, allows us to take this authenticity to the next step by bringing our guests closer to the ancient pearl diving tradition of the UAE by literally immersing them in it!”

"Once guests are safely back on dry ground, they will be invited to the ‘Oyster Opening Ceremony’ in the park’s Tawasha Pearl Shop, where they will discover how to correctly open their oysters and learn more about the colour and quantity of the treasure, which is theirs to take home as a momento of their experience."

"Customers can also choose to have their pearls set into jewellery as a personal and memorable souvenir of their experience and time spent at Yas Waterworld," he added.-TradeArabia News Service

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