Are you looking for a quiet, remote haven for a holiday, weekend getaway or staycation?
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates then is your top destination for entertainment and leisure.
Abu Dhabi city is surrounded by islands, and one of the most famous islands is Yas Island, located 20km off the coast of Abu Dhabi.
You can get to the island by hopping on Yas Express, a complimentary shuttle bus service that runs two daily routes from Abu Dhabi central bus station, by car, plane or by boat.
Yas Island is not just a remote haven for a weekend getaway; it is also an event hub in Abu Dhabi. There are numerous events taking place on the island throughout the year.
Here are some of Yas Island top entertainment and leisure attractions to make your stay memorable:
Yas Marina Circuit is the host venue of the annual Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The Yas Marina Circuit is the second-known Grand Prix track in the Middle East.
The Yas Marina Circuit was designed to have 21 twisting turns that pass by the marina and encircles the Yas Viceroy Hotel before heading back to the finish line. Fans have access to the pit area, as the cars exit the track underneath the grandstands.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the world’s largest indoor theme park. The park is not just one of the hottest attractions on Yas Island but in the UAE.
Some of the top features in the park includes world’s fastest rollercoaster, the largest Ferrari merchandise store, a once-in-a-lifetime driving experience around Yas Park and a full-service movie theater.
You cannot miss the park, as the famous red car roof of a Ferrari hangs high above the compound and can be seen several kilometers away from the highway.
Yas Links Golf Club was built on the rolling hills and nestled on the shores of Yas Island, and it is the Middle East’s triumph of innovation.
The key point of the Golf course is the 18th hole, which finishes along the shoreline. It provides each golfer with difficult shots all the way from the tee box to the green.
Yas Waterworld has become an integral part of the island entertainment scene, and with 43 rides, slides and attractions, the park has the distinction of being the largest water park in Abu Dhabi and one of the most important in the Middle East
At Yas Waterworld, you can enjoy five of the most massive water slides that have ever been constructed. Other family fun activities include a unique pearl diving performance and an interactive treasure hunt game that will provide an adventure for all.
You never have to feel stranded on Yas Island, as you have a handful of hotels ranging from 3 Stars to 5 Stars with quality food restaurants to choose from.
One of the top hotels on the island is the Yas Viceroy Hotel, the first hotel in the world to be built over an F1 race circuit. The hotel offer guests a taste of the Middle Eastern extravagant lifestyle. Say goodbye to all of your worries with a relaxing day by the hotel’s pool.
The beauty of the Yas Island beach is its cleanliness, as the goal is to enjoy the gorgeous water and leave with a nice tan. You have a great number of food options along the boardwalk, traditional sample barbecue, delectable Italian cuisine or grilled seafood cooked to perfection. The ideal setting is an outdoor café overlooking the beach to enjoy the sea breeze with the sunset as the perfect backdrop, then end the evening with a stroll along the white sandy beach.
There are plenty of other outdoor activities to keep you fit while on the island; you can partake in an early morning mountain bike ride along the boardwalk, take a kayak ride in one of the lagoons or go Karting at Yas Kartzone. You can also test your driving skills at Yas Marina Circuit.
Yas Island is a beautiful place where you can find an event or activity to enjoy. If you intend to spend your holiday in the UAE, or you are planning a local staycation or weekend getaway, then Yas Island should be on your to-do list.
This is a magical location where you will find the best entertainment choices compared to anywhere in the world. Choose your preferred activity or event with my help and spend some time in this beautiful location. At Yas Island, you can take a well-deserved rest away from your hectic schedule.
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