Adventure awaits at Yas Island – Abu Dhabi’s exhilarating playground. From rip-roaring rides and rollercoasters to the famous F1™ racetrack, Yas Island provides the perfect day out for families, friends and couples.
Get your heart thumping at one of the island’s many theme parks and water rides. Sit back and relax on Yas Beach, surrounded by the serene views of the local mangroves. Shop till you drop at lively Yas Mall and wander the glistening marina to gaze at the superyachts.
From cycling to climbing, racing to rollercoasters, whatever you’re looking for, Yas Island delivers.
Dig your heels into the powder-white stretch of sand, swim in the infinity pool and explore the luscious mangroves in a kayak at Yas Beach.
Spectacular superyachts meet melodic fountains at Yas Marina. Visit after dark to find electrifying restaurants and bars catering to all tastes.
From the world’s fastest rollercoaster to the largest sheet wave, adrenaline is in high supply on Yas Island, with several theme parks to choose from.
Catch the latest blockbusters, challenge your friends on the green and try your hand at skydiving – Yas Island has activities to suit all interests.
From world-class rollercoasters to high-speed racing, there’s plenty to see and do on Yas Island.
Head to CLYMB™ Yas Island Abu Dhabi to scale the region’s tallest climbing wall and experience weightlessness inside the skydiving flight chamber. Experience life in the fast lane at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, home to the fastest rollercoaster in the world – Formula Rossa.
The adventure doesn’t stop at sunset. Book your tickets after dark at the innovative Etihad Arena to find a whole roster of shows, concerts and comedy nights. Looking for a place to dance? MAD Yas Island is one of the biggest and brightest nightclubs in the country.
Yas Island is a family-orientated entertainment destination, with activities and attractions to delight all ages.
Children will adore meeting all their favourite characters at Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi. Travel back in time to the Stone Age and meet the Flintstones aboard an immersive boat tour, or catch The Joker up to his old tricks in his spooky Funhouse inside Gotham City.
All that excitement is sure to work up a sweat. Cool off and still have some fun at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi. Home to more than 40 rides and slides, this thrilling waterpark will have the whole family racing, bodyboarding and splashing to victory.
Abu Dhabi’s year-round sunshine means Yas Island is open for business every season.
Head to Yas Beach to cool off in the tranquil, azure waters. Recline on the cushioned loungers along the powder-white sand or rent a cabana by the infinity pool. Those still seeking adventure can rent a kayak or jet ski and get among the towering mangroves that surround this tranquil spot.
Swap the sand for the green at Yas Links Abu Dhabi golf course and practise your swing on the 18-hole course. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Arabian Gulf, this course promises picturesque views at every hole.
Head to Yas Mall to get your fill of high-end shopping, hip restaurants and thrilling entertainment.
There are more than 370 international brands to explore at this mega-mall, ranging from health and beauty to sportswear.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to one of the many food outlets dotted across the mall. They’ve got cuisines to suit all tastes, from exotic Indian flavours to Brazilian spices.
Yas Mall also features a 20-screen cinema and an interactive kids play zone.
Where to stay
Yas Island is an adventure resort with fun for the whole family. And you can stay in the heart of the action at one of island’s premier hotels.
Whether you’re here for a long weekend or an extended stay, Yas hotels in Abu Dhabi ensure you don’t miss a thing. With stunning island views and easy access to Yas Island’s top attractions, these hotels are perfect for thrill seekers, sports buffs and shopping fanatics alike.
Set on Abu Dhabi’s dynamic east, Yas Island is a short 10 minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport.
Book an Etihad airport transfer and arrive in style and ready for adventure. You can also grab a taxi from the airport or take a bus.
Renting your own car? The journey could not be simpler. Just head east from the airport along Al Diyafah Street. Then take the slip road right to join Al Mireef Street. Follow this around as it becomes Yas Drive Street, then cross the water into Yas Island.
The cultural delights of Saadiyat Island are just 20 minutes from your Yas Island base. Head on the E12 highway west via Al Athari Street. Then pass Jubail Mangrove Park and over the water to reach the heart of the island, where you’ll find the stunning Louvre Abu Dhabi.
Leave the city and head for the dunes of Sir Bani Yas Island – a two-and-a-half hours’ drive from Yas Island. Head on the E12 highway east, the merge onto the E11 south. Follow this road for around 143 miles (230 kilometres) before exiting onto Al Yash Street. Then board the ferry across to the island.
Downtown Abu Dhabi is a short 30-minute drive from Yas Island, and is overflowing with hotels, shops and restaurants. Again, you’ll need to join the E12 west, but this time, pass through Saadiyat Island and across Sheikh Khalifa Bridge, then turn left onto Al Zahiyah Street.
Reach new heights at CLYMB Abu Dhabi. Take flight in the world’s largest indoor wind tunnel and reach the summit of their staggering 138-feet climbing wall.
Just like their iconic vehicles, speed meets style at this thrilling theme park. Challenge your friends to a race, explore mini-Italy and ride the world’s fastest rollercoaster.
Experience the art of traditional, homestyle cooking at this authentic Italian eatery. Dine on homemade pasta, fresh fish, tender Wagyu beef and veal Milanese.
Yas Express is a free daily shuttle bus service open to everyone. Different routes take you between Yas Island’s top attractions, restaurants and hotels.
Head to one of the many terrace restaurants and bars on Yas Marina for the best views of the sun as it dips below the Arabian Gulf.
Yas Island is busiest during the winter months (December to February) and school holidays. Book your attraction tickets in advance to avoid missing out.
From complimentary tickets to Louvre Abu Dhabi to discounts on group bookings, there are several ways to save money on your Yas Island experience.
Single admission to Yas Waterworld costs AED 270 for adults, and AED 220 for children under 3.6 feet tall. If you’re visiting as a group, you may be able to save money with their Family and Friends offer. This allows you to buy four tickets for the price of three, with free admission for children under three. Visit their website for costs and offers.
Your ticket to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will allow you to access most of the rides at no extra cost. But this does not include additional attractions, such as the go-karts and simulators. Similarly, any shows you want to see, as well as the restaurants and shops inside the theme park, will cost extra. Find out more about prices on their website.
Most of Yas Island’s attractions are outdoors, so there’s plenty to keep you busy. Some family favourites include:
· Kayaking through the mangrove forests at Yas Beach.
· Testing your swing on the Yas Links golf course.
· Making a splash at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi.
· Racing to the finish line on the iconic Yas Marina West Circuit.
Yes. Yas Island once stood as part of the mainland, but the arrival of the F1™ circuit called for something more dramatic. So, a canal was created to separate Downtown Abu Dhabi from the island, and it took off from there to become the entertainment hub it is today.
Yas Island is located on Abu Dhabi’s east, close to Abu Dhabi International Airport. The island is well connected by three bridges and the E12 highway, so it can be easily accessed from any part of the city.
There are currently two theme parks and one waterpark on Yas Island. These are:
· Warner Bros World™ Abu Dhabi – an immersive amusement park filled with famous characters.
· Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – home to the fastest rollercoaster in the world.
· Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi – featuring more than 40 rides and slides.
Wake up bright and early and head to one of Yas Island’s busiest attractions – Yas Waterworld. With more than 40 rides and slides, it’s the perfect spot to cool off and create some unforgettable memories. Feel your troubles floating away on the 300-metre lazy river, grab the whole family on the longest six-seater water coaster and plummet into the depths on the first freefall drop waterslide.
Lunchtime is here, and with it an amazing choice of cuisines. Leave the waterpark and head to Yas Mall Food Court for a shaded lunch. This sprawling mega-mall has 19 cafes and 23 restaurants, ranging from gourmet dishes to fresh Italian coffee. Save room for dessert – freshly baked cookies, decadent chocolate and gelato ice cream are all on offer.
Head to Yas Marina before the sun goes down to experience the brilliant contrast of colours against the Arabian Gulf. Then, jump on a cruise and get up close and personal with the superyachts and glistening coastline.
Once the sun goes down, enjoy an evening meal at one of the marina restaurants. Cipriani is an authentic Italian restaurant serving up fresh, homestyle cooking against the beautiful backdrop of the Yas Marina Circuit. Looking for character and colour? Mr Miyagi's is a quirky and atmospheric bar that serves up Asian street food.
End the night at Etihad Arena. This premium indoor venue hosts a vast array of events, from music concerts and comedy nights, to sporting events and Disney shows.
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