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Best of Yas Island Theme Parks: Say YAS to the Ultimate Break

October 10, 2023
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Welcome to Yas Island Abu Dhabi, a leisure and entertainment destination like nowhere else. Surrounded by crystal-clear waters and stunning mangroves, Yas Island gives you the freedom to enjoy a variety of exceptional experiences, catered for everyone. Yas Island theme parks offer a collection of world-leading, award-winning and record-breaking attractions. From action-packed theme parks and a thrilling Formula 1 race track, to the regions largest Marine Life Theme Park and the region’s largest indoor theme park – you will be spoilt for choice

Best of Yas Island Theme Parks: Say YAS to the Ultimate Break

Here are a few things you should know about Yas Island before making travel arrangements.

“Big 4” theme parks in Yas Island:

  • Ferrari World Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
  • Yas Waterworld Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
  • SeaWorld® Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
  • Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi

We'll go over what to expect at each of these enormous theme parks, including how to get there from Abu Dhabi and Dubai, how to acquire affordable tickets, and what else you can do on Yas Island, including where to eat, stay, and locate additional entertainment options.

How to get to Yas Island?

There are multiple options to commute to Yas Island: bus, taxi, or rented car. The bus route is an affordable option, it takes 1hr 27min from Abu Dhabi and 3hr from Dubai.

Yas Island Theme Parks

1. Ferrari World Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Ferrari World Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

The World's Fastest Roller Coaster, Formula Rossa, as well as other rapid rides, can be found here, so bring your little adrenaline seekers here. With several Yas Island theme park rides now open to children upto 1.2 meters, the substantially expanded Family Zone makes it accessible to a much larger age range.

It's a terrific location to experience live entertainment, play simulator games, and ride rollercoasters for hours. This unique action theme park is totally indoors, with the exception of a few of the taller rides that are placed outside the building, and everything is, of course, Ferrari-themed.

  • Ferrari World Yas Island location: Yas Leisure Drive, Abu Dhabi 00000 United Arab Emirates
  • Ferrari World Working hours: 12 AM – 8 PM

2. Yas Waterworld Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Yas Waterworld Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Yas Waterworld is one of the most prominent waterparks in Abu Dhabi. With more than 40 rides, slides, and attractions, it provides you with wave after wave of experiences where every memory matters.

The Marah Fortress is a fantastic spot to bring older children after the junior slides, as some of the splash sections were created with toddlers in mind. Naturally, the Crazy River and the Amwaj Wave Pool are popular attractions at waterparks where the whole family can have fun.

  • Yas WaterWorld location: Yas Leisure Drive, Abu Dhabi 00000 United Arab Emirates
  • Yas Waterworld Working hours: 10 AM – 7 PM

3. SeaWorld® Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

SeaWorld® Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

SeaWorld® Yas Island, Abu Dhabi is the next generation of Marine Life Theme Park which tells a captivating 'One Ocean' story that uncovers the interconnectivity between life on earth and our oceans, inspiring a deep commitment to conserving our planet. It is the first SeaWorld® Park to be built outside the United States and features a variety of marine animal exhibits, rides, and shows. You can explore the fascinating world of marine life and enjoy thrilling rides and educational shows.

  • SeaWorld® Yas Island location: Yas Leisure Drive, Abu Dhabi 00000 United Arab Emirates
  • SeaWorld® Yas Island Working hours: 10 AM – 6 AM

4. Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi

Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi

This region’s largest indoor theme park is sure to please the whole family with its impressive 29 rides, attractions, and engaging performances. Your personal childhood favorites from the Jetsons and Flintstones, as well as DC Comics heroes, can be seen sauntering around the streets of Metropolis and Gotham City.

Although some rides and attractions in Warner Bros World™ Abu Dhabi are open to all ages or acceptable for children under 1.1 meters, they are mostly suited for your children aged 4 and up.

  • Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi location: Yas Leisure Drive, Abu Dhabi 00000 United Arab Emirates
  • Warner Bros. World™ Working hours: 11 AM – 7 PM

Yas Island Theme Park Tickets Prices

  • 1 Day SeaWorld ® Yas Island Abu Dhabi Tickets: Starting from AED 357.14
  • 1 Day Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi Tickets: Starting from AED 382.57
  • 1 Day Ferrari World Yas Island Abu Dhabi Tickets: Starting from AED 328.57
  • 1 Day Yas Waterworld Yas Island Abu Dhabi Tickets: Starting from AED 280.95

Note: The above-mentioned prices are subject to change without prior notice. To explore complete packages, please follow this link: https://www.yasisland.com/en/booking/listing

Yas Island Hotels

WB™ Abu Dhabi Hotel

This unique luxury hotel is next to Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi, where you can interact with legendary Warner Brother brands, franchises, and characters.

Hilton Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

The 5-star Hilton Abu Dhabi - Yas Island is only 10 minutes from some of the best amusement parks in the world and boasts a beautiful beachfront position.

W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

Experience the pinnacle of 5-star luxury with breathtaking views of the Yas Marina Circuit as you visit the fantastic world of W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island.

Park Inn by Radisson Abu Dhabi - Yas Island

The popular spots on the island are close by to the Park Inn by Radisson Abu Dhabi, Yas Island. A restaurant, pool, and gym are available at the 3-star hotel.

Crown Plaza Abu Dhabi

The Crowne Plaza Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, which is close to Yas Beach, offers roomy accommodations, acclaimed dining options, and a view of the golf course.

Doubletree by Hilton

The contemporary serviced apartments at the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island Residences are self-catering. The other choices on Yas Island you can explore are:

  • Yas Island Rotana
  • Centro Yas Island – by Rotana
  • Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island
  • Staybridge Suites Yas Island Abu Dhabi

Book any of the above-mentioned hotels or explore more with TBO Holidays (only for verified travel agents).

If visiting the Yas Island theme parks is the main purpose of your trip and you want to have easy access to either the Abu Dhabi Airport or driving back to Dubai without having to go through the city core of Abu Dhabi, you really can't go wrong staying at one of the nearby hotels.

If you did decide to add some more attractions during your trip around Yas Island, then these attractions should be on top of your list. The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the upscale beach resorts on Saadiyat Island, which include the Louvre Abu Dhabi, are both within 20 minutes of each other.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How many theme parks are there on Yas Island?

A1. There are four major theme parks on Yas Island: Ferrari World Yas Island, Yas Waterworld, SeaWorld® Yas Island, and Warner Bros. World™ Yas Island.

Q2. What are the top attractions at Ferrari World Yas Island?

A2. Ferrari World Yas Island is famous for attractions like Formula Rossa, the world's fastest roller coaster, and a wide range of Ferrari-themed rides and experiences suitable for visitors of all ages.

Q3. What is the biggest theme park in Abu Dhabi?

A3. Warner Bros. World™ Yas Island is world's largest indoor theme park, with a total area of 1.65 million square feet. It is located on Yas Island, along with Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi.

Q4. Are there other attractions near Yas Island?

A4. Yes, if you want to explore beyond the theme parks, you can visit the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and the upscale beach resorts on Saadiyat Island, including the Louvre Abu Dhabi, all within 20 minutes of Yas Island.

Q5. What does SeaWorld® Yas Island offer?

A5. SeaWorld® Yas Island is a marine life theme park with marine animal exhibits, thrilling rides, and educational shows, making it a great place to explore the world of marine life.

Author
Anamika Chauhan
Anamika Chauhan is a Senior Content Writer at TBO Academy. Specializing in B2B content, she works closely with the marketing team to bring out the outlook about the industry in her write-ups. Connect with her on LinkedIn or write to her at anamika.chauhan@tbo.com