Shop, Stay, Play: A Quick Guide to Navigating Yas Island Abu Dhabi
Welcome to Yas Island Abu Dhabi. Here, there are dozens of unique experiences waiting for you, from high-speed thrills to low-key beach days. Yas Island Abu Dhabi is a small, exclusive island and a premier tourist destination in the UAE. It’s home to Yas Marina Circuit and the Formula 1 Grand Prix, three world-class theme parks, one of the region’s best-loved malls, and outstanding hotels, restaurants and bars, all set amongst a beautiful coastal and marina backdrop. Let’s discover more of what Yas Island Abu Dhabi is all about.
Yas Mall, at the centre of the island, is one of the region’s leading shopping destinations and Abu Dhabi’s largest. This is a luxury mall offering over 400 internationally and locally renowned brands, including five department stores. Its three floors provide the ultimate shopping spree experience, whether you are looking for the latest electronics, fashions or toys.
When you are ready to recharge, grab a bite at one of 90 indoor and outdoor cafes and restaurants around the mall. If you’ve shopped until you’ve dropped, you can kick back at Yas Mall’s Vox Cinemas complex, with 20 IMAX screens and luxury leather seats. Or if you still have energy to spare, why not attempt to scale the region’s world’s tallest indoor climbing wall or get your adrenaline kicks at the world’s widest indoor skydiving flight chamber, both in the mall at CLYMB Abu Dhabi?
Yas Island Abu Dhabi’s many hotels are perfectly located for exploring all that the city has to offer, as well as for making the most of every moment on the island itself. There’s the right accommodation for everyone, from modern, vibrant 3-star comfort to 5-star indulgence, all waiting to welcome you with Abu Dhabi’s world-renowned hospitality.
The city of Abu Dhabi and its waterways are the inspiration for W Abu Dhabi’s iconic architecture and jewel-toned interior. This exquisite 499-room hotel is best known for its views of the racetrack and marina. Seven unique restaurants and bars make it a vibrant destination for the young and young at heart.
For beach lovers, there are several options that will allow you to wake up to the sound of gently lapping waves. Enjoy pristine sea views at both Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island and Park Inn by Radisson, Abu Dhabi, for example. Yas Island Rotana prides itself on being the ultimate work-play venue for business travellers looking to explore Yas Island Abu Dhabi in their downtime.
Unparalleled fun and adventures set Yas Island Abu Dhabi apart. There are unforgettable memories to be made here. Here are a few of the highlights:
Yas Island Abu Dhabi is home to no less than three world-record-beating theme parks. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, home to the world’s fastest roller coaster, is the ultimate destination for thrillseekers, with an adrenaline rush in every corner.
At upbeat Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, you can meet all your favourite characters, enjoy exciting rides for all the family, and immerse yourself in a place where fiction becomes reality.
The third of the trio, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, brings you all the exhilaration you might expect from the world’s leading waterpark.
Thrilling sporting experiences
Sports enthusiasts can have it all here, whether you want to watch or have a go yourself.
Yas Island Abu Dhabi is host to some of the world’s best-known sporting events, including the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix held in December at Yas Marina Circuit. As the final event of the Formula 1 season, it is guaranteed to provide an electric atmosphere.
Yas Marina Sailing and Rowing Centre welcomes guests with all levels of experience to make the most of its facilities and dedicated instructors. Yas Beach also offers a wide range of water sports, including jet skiing and kayaking.
Yas Links Abu Dhabi sits in the top 50 of Golf Digest’s Top 100 courses in the world. This Championship Links course enjoys an incredible seashore location and panoramic views for a golfing experience like no other.
Show off your racing skills and get familiar with the world-famous track at Yas Marina Circuit Kartzone. Or enjoy the track as well as a workout with a difference; the circuit regularly welcomes runners, cyclists and walkers to make the most of its unique setting.
Idyllic coastal views
Looking for something more peaceful? Then Yas Island Abu Dhabi can provide you with some heavenly seaside downtime, too. Enjoy pristine white sands and clear waters amongst the natural beauty of the mangroves on Yas Beach. Alternatively, you can revel in sunset views and delicious seafood at Yas Marina.
Party all night long
The thrills don’t stop at sunset; there are so many options for night owls. Enjoy world-class dining options at beautifully lit The Fountains, a breathtaking backdrop for dinner. Then dance all night at MAD on Yas Island, a club that features the very latest sound and lighting technology. This is a venue that regularly draws in the world’s best-known names in dance music. Look out for big-name acts at the island’s popular concert venues, open-air Etihad Park and indoor Etihad Arena, too.
Live the Yas Island Abu Dhabi experience
This concise guide will have given you a taste of what you can look forward to at Yas Island Abu Dhabi. You can explore its attractions in more depth on this site. But the best way to discover it, however, is to come and see for yourself. We look forward to welcoming you soon! Book your visit today.