The tourism season revs up in Abu Dhabi as their family friendly attractions on Yas Island — Ferrari World, Warner Bros. World, and CLYMB — reopen to the general public on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. Both Ferrari World and Warner Bros. World will also open to annual passholders a day earlier on July 28.
Guests are required to make a reservation ahead of time in order to ensure a limited capacity of 30 percent for Ferrari World, Warner Bros. World, and CLYMB. The parks encourage visitors to wear face masks at all times, sanitize and wash hands regularly. Other enhanced health and safety measures will include temperature screens, physical distancing markers, reduced ride capacity, modified dining and shopping experiences, cash-free transactions and contactless experiences via a smartphone app.
Similar to other theme park openings, parades, shows, and nighttime spectaculars will not be available in order to decrease crowding. Once these experiences return, staged shows will enforce audience physical distancing. Character meet & greet experiences will also be altered to limit physical contact. Characters will appear across the parks in “new and exciting ways to delight and entertain.”
Yas Waterworld remains closed at this time to protect the health and well-being of staff and guests. The water park will work with local authorities to prepare for its reopening at a later time. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will be open daily from 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., and CLYMB will operate between 11:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Abu Dhabi rolled out a “Go Safe” system where hotels, retail, and tourism establishments are inspected for cleanliness and hygiene by the Department of Culture and Tourism. The measures include the adoption of social distancing courses, checkpoints for temperature screenings, regular disinfection of all operational areas and COVID-19 testing for employees. The program launched in June with the Louvre Abu Dhabi certified “Go Safe,” and since then, 146 venues and hotels have met the standard.
Yas Island also constructed a 10-square -mile safety zone in order to host UFC’s Fight Island events earlier in July.