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Yas Island Abu Dhabi The Ultimate Holiday Destination

September 14, 2021
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Stay, play and mix-it-up on Yas Island with access to world-class hotels and beaches, award-winning theme parks and attractions as well as dining and shopping to suit all tastes.

Yas Island Abu Dhabi

Yas Island invites visitors to indulge in never-ending fun in the heart of Abu Dhabi. Travelers can enjoy everything from record-breaking theme parks and attractions to Formula 1 racing and indoor climbing and flying. The 25 sq km island is also home to world-class shopping, dining and golfing. Holidaymakers of all ages and interests can tailor the perfect trip to suit their tastes.

Yas Island delivers must-try experiences for those in search of a thrill:

1. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi:
Located at the heart of Yas Island, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is an award-winning theme park, which celebrates the spirit of the legendary marque through unique Ferrari-inspired experiences designed to delight the entire family. The theme park is home to exciting rides and attractions, family-friendly experiences, delectable Italian dining, unique shopping in addition to popular seasonal celebrations.

Travelers in search of speed need not miss Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest rollercoaster with a top speed of 240km/h. The Park is also home to Yas Island’s first Roof Walk and Zip Line experiences inviting guests to explore Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s signature red roof and zip through the Flying Aces loop. Fun for little champions is in full supply at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s Family Zone, which includes miniature versions of the Park’s most iconic rides; Formula Rossa Junior, Speedway Race, Flying Wings and Turbo Tower.

2. Yas Waterworld:
Considered the pearl of Yas Island, Yas Waterworld is a one-of-a-kind waterpark that draws inspiration from the UAE’s pearl diving heritage offering families fun-packed adventures, the warmest welcome, and the most engaging themed experience.

The iconic waterpark welcomes guests into a world of exhilarating water experiences with world-class slides, zero-gravity falls and even the chance to cool off with an afternoon surfing session. With 45 state-of-the-art rides, slides and attractions - six of which can be found nowhere else in the world - Yas Waterworld is home to heart-pumping thrills like ‘Dawwama’, a hydro-magnetic tornado waterslide and ‘Bubbles Barrel’, the largest-ever ‘sheet wave surf ride’, in addition to the Pearl Diving Experience, where guests can dive deep and collect oysters containing pearls they can cherish forever.

3. Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi
Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi is an incredibly immersive indoor theme park, which instantly transports guests to the lands of their favorite characters, delivering endless family fun and adventures. Complete with 29 state-of-the-art rides, attractions and live entertainment shows, the Park is also home to authentically themed dining and shopping – bringing to life some of the world’s most iconic DC and Animation stories under one roof.

The adventure begins at Warner Bros. Plaza – the epicenter of the park. From there, guests can team up with the Justice League in Metropolis, fight crime with Batman in Gotham City and pal around with Bugs Bunny and the Looney Tunes in Cartoon Junction. A visit to the park isn’t complete without a stop in Dynamite Gulch to witness Wile E. Coyote’s latest prank on the Road Runner, or a Bronto burger with The Flintstones in Bedrock.

4. CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi
Travelers looking for an active break are bound to enjoy a visit to CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi. The region’s ultimate adventure hub is home to not one but two record-breaking attractions. Reach new heights when you scale THE SUMMYT, the region’s tallest climbing wall and dare to soar in the world’s biggest indoor skydiving flight chamber. With experiences, courses and climbing routes to suit guests of all ages, CLYMB Abu Dhabi is the perfect spot for a fun-filled family day.

5. Shop till you drop at Yas Mall
Yas Mall is Abu Dhabi's biggest, and the UAE's second-largest, shopping centre. The light-drenched three-level mall offers an impressive array of stores, including international retailers and eateries, and a 20-screen cinema operated by VOX Cinemas.

There are plenty of high-end choices to shop from in Yas Mall with outlets of some of the world’s finest brands at your disposal. With infinite choices available, the most prominent ones are Tryano, Debenhams, Mango, Khaadi, Coast, Steve Madden, Charles and Keith, MontBlanc, Lush, Mac, Sephora, and Pottery Barn.

6. World-class concerts, sporting events, musicals and so much more
Located on the waterfront of Yas Bay, Etihad Arena is all set to host ‘An Evening with Russell Peters’ on September 17, 2021, and Disney On Ice: Find Your Hero takes to the stage at Etihad Arena from 2-11 September 2021.

7. Yas Beach
With its white sands, crystal clear waters and natural mangrove surroundings, Yas Beach is an idyllic getaway perfect for watersport enthusiasts and families. Set up on a sun lounger to soak up some rays or experience a fresh fusion of culinary flavors whether at the beach bar or at the restaurant and enjoy a wide selection of International and Arabic gastronomic delights.

In the wake of the pandemic, Yas Island has been reassuring tourists of their safety and well-being during their time at the destination. 95% of eligible team members across the destination have been vaccinated, including attractions, experiences, hotels, restaurants and retailers in support of Abu Dhabi’s vaccination program.

In addition, Yas Island’s theme parks and attractions were awarded the ‘Go Safe’ certification by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, including Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi, CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi earlier in the year, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Mall, as well as W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island - the first hotel in the UAE to receive the accreditation - and all Yas Plaza hotels. The certification is one of 25 health and safety accreditations received by the destination, including the coveted WTTC ‘Safe Travels’ stamp by the World Travel & Tourism Council in August 2020 - the first destination in Abu Dhabi to receive the international honor.

Yas Island Abu Dhabi