The environmentally-friendly waterpark released hundreds of floating candles to celebrate the global movement.
It was lights out at Yas Waterworld on Saturday, 19th March 2016, as the park reaffirmed its commitment to sustainability with hundreds of floating candles to mark Earth Hour. The world’s only Emirati-themed waterpark joined some of the world’s most iconic landmarks in marking the WWF’s annual lights-off event for wider worldwide climate change.
All of the park’s non-essential lights were turned off for an hour as the clock struck 8:30pm, while Yas Waterworld management joined the on-ground team at the Amwaj Wave pool to release the floating candles and show their support for the global movement.
Continuing to support the Earth Hour is another in a series of environmental-friendly initiatives taken by the park; it also conserves 30% more water than other waterparks of a similar size. Sustainability is also a key aspect of the park’s ‘Cool Schools’ initiative to enlighten children about water conservation, a topic also recently demonstrated for little minds at the Abu Dhabi Science Festival in November 2015.
As the first waterpark in the Middle East to be certified with an Estidama One Pearl “green” sustainability rating, Yas Waterworld has implemented a range of energy-intelligent mechanical systems, as well as LED lighting and shading at the park to significantly reduce evaporation rates.