Yas Island’s three world-class theme parks were all named winners at this year’s World Travel Awards (WTA) Middle East gala ceremony, which took place on the 25th of April. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, home to the world’s fastest rollercoaster, was named the ‘Middle East’s Leading Theme Park’ for the third year running, while fan-favorite Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi was recognized as the ‘Middle East’s Leading Water Park’. Making its inaugural debut at the World Travel Awards after opening its doors to the public in July 2018, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi earned the title of the ‘Middle East’s Leading Tourist Attraction’, racking up more votes than its fellow nominees.
Commenting on the triple bill of accolades, Mark Gsellman, vice president of theme parks at Farah Experiences, said: “We could not be more thrilled to see our beloved parks win big at this year’s World Travel Awards. Voted for by members of the public, these awards are a testament to the world-class guest experience that we work tirelessly to deliver, day in and day out. Our commitment to guests is our highest priority, and it is imperative that we hold ourselves to world class industry standards to ensure that we can deliver some of the most unique, truly immersive, and fun-filled family entertainment the region has to offer”.
“Our three iconic theme parks make Yas Island an ideal destination for guests and travelers from across the globe – there’s something to satisfy all ages, tastes and interests. Every year, we proudly add to our list of achievements, channeling our success into further developments to create unforgettable memories for our guests from across the globe,” Gsellman continued.
This year’s Middle East’s Leading Theme Park award was accepted by Bianca Sammut, general manager of Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi’s award was accepted by Leander Werner De Wit, general manager of the award-winning waterpark, while Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi’s General Manager Don Strickler, collected the award on behalf of the park.
The World Travel Awards were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today, the WTA brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.